Can’t Strum?

One of my private lesson students, Jim is having trouble keeping an even strum with the pattern in a song we are working on.  To help him I put together the below article on the mechanics of strumming the guitar and how to count to keep an even rhythm.  It really helped him out to…

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Top 10 Guitarists of All Time

There are a lot of fantastic guitar players out there but I thought it would be fun to compile what I think are the 10 best guitar gods to ever grace the instrument.

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What Exactly is a Chord?

As guitar players, we are constantly talking about guitar chords.  Have you ever stopped yourself and thought about what a chord really is and how it is constructed? Understanding chord construction will help your playing in so many ways as well as help give you the tools to talk and understand the language of music. This is…

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How to Perfect Your Bends

When learning lead guitar techniques, bending is one of those things that can take a lot of time to perfect.  I’ll never forget when I first started playing guitar, I would randomly bend a string and think, “Wow!  I can do string bends.”  It’s not quite that easy.  Not only do you have to physically…

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Huge Sale at GuitarJamz.com

  I just got an email from Marty Schwartz of GuitarJamz and he is having a big sale on his new Blues Master Class program. Basically, he combined his two best blues programs into one “all-in-one home study DVD course and then slashed the price to HALF OFF until Friday 8/19. Marty combined his popular Acoustic Blues program and the…

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1 Day Sale at Guitar Center

Just got an email from Guitar Center with a new coupon code good for today only 8/16.  $25 off a purchase of $99 or more.  Use code 24HOUR Click the Guitar Center logo below and save some $$

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Learn the Intro Riff to Guns N’ Roses Nightrain

  I have been the biggest Guns n Roses fan since Appetite for Destruction was released in 1987.  They represented everything that was rock n roll.  They were raw, sleazy, loud and rude.  The collective effort of Axl Rose, Slash, Izzy Stradlin, Duff McKagen and Steven Adler made for an explosive mix of personalities creating…

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Learn to Play Guitar- JamPlay.com

This is a first in a series where I will be reviewing some of the different online courses, DVDs, books etc that I have used throughout my guitar journey.  All the reviews that you will see in this series were used by me and hopefully give you a good sense of what guitar instructional material…

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The Real Secret to Mastering the Guitar

 I stopped in to my local music store the other day to purchase an assortment of guitar picks for my private lessons students and was chatting with the clerk when a mother and her son approached the counter. She asked us, “What is the best way for my son to learn guitar without practicing?” We…

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New Guitar Center Coupon

New coupon code going on at Guitar Center.  Click below to go to the site and use code BDAY30 Birthday Party Weekend! $30 off purchases of $199 or $100 off purchases of $499 or more. Use coupon code BDAY30. Expires midnight 8/14.

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