Learn These Chuck Berry Style Licks

The whole world knows Chuck Berry. The duck walk, the pencil moustache, the 335, and of course the guitar riffs that changed popular music. Berry didn’t invent the style – his playing is deeply rooted in the blues – but he supercharged it by cranking up the tempos, putting the guitar front and center, and…

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Three Soulful Licks to Boost Your Guitar Playing

As part of their Weekend Warrior series, JamPlay put together a great lesson where they teach you 3 great Memphis style soul licks. These three licks, based on popular songs that will surprise you, will add a lot of soul to your playing. Whether or not you are into Soul or R&B music, these licks…

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the trick for changing chords on time

I think every single beginning guitarist has trouble switching chords… and some of the more intermediate ones do to! It’s pretty much the entire focus of your practice time for the first several months. And as much as I hate to admit it, there’s a little trick that’s probably been kept from you all this time. Check out…

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Guitar Gear Buying Tips

I love guitar gear – amps, guitars, pedals, slides, picks, strings, straps, cases, cables… you name it, I’m into it. But guitar gear can be a frightening thing if you’re new to the sport… A lot of money can be spent, and like most things there is a point of diminishing returns. Does a $400…

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Reset Your Guitar Playing #4- Your Clear Path For Success

In the fourth video of “RESET” Dave Wallimann reveals how to take the guesswork out of practicing and get a clear plan to help you achieve your guitar goals. There’s nothing more frustrating than knowing what you want but not knowing how to get it. And it’s like that for guitar. You can have your…

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Reset Your Guitar Playing #3- Effective vs. Broken Practice

In the 3rd video of “RESET”, we reveal how to practice so that you’ll always get better. It’s no secret that practicing is how you get good at guitar. That won’t change. So the variables are really: time, how you practice, and what you practice. Change any one of those (or all 3) and you’ll…

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Reset Your Guitar Playing #2- The Guitar Motivation Manifesto

Are you lost with practice without a direction? Constantly distracted with meaningless “noodling”. One word. Goals. Goals give you something to strive for. They give each practice session a purpose and meaning. In this video, we take an in-depth look at what can hold you back, and how to take steps to get yourself on…

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Reset Your Guitar Playing #1- Ending the Beginner Mindset

Every guitar player wants to be a GREAT guitar player. You know, that guy in GuitarCenter that turns heads when he plays. Or the guy that has the confidence to get up on stage and play for people. Maybe the great players were “born” with it. Maybe they started at a younger age. Fact is,…

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[VIDEO] Essential “Must-Know” Practice Tips for Guitar

Question: Are you trying to improve your lead guitar playing and feel you’ve hit a wall? Or maybe you’re not sure what to practice next? Well, I’ve got a GREAT video for you today … This is sooooo useful, check it out …   David Taub of Next Level Guitar created an exciting 22 minute…

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It’s All About Where You Stand

Q: You know the difference between the rhythm guitar and the lead guitar? A: Where they stand on the stage… (cue laugh track) I know, bad joke, but it makes a good point. A lot of people think that there is some difference between being the “lead guitar” and being the “rhythm guitar.” Now, granted,…

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