Tip of the Day- If You Can Say it, You Can Play it

One of my students came to me the other day and was having troubles working out the rhythm to a riff we had learned the week prior.  He had already taken the initiative to listen to the song in effort to remember how the riff went.  He was having a hard time hearing the riff…

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Blank Tab Paper

You will find yourself needing blank tab paper at some point to jot down a riff you just learned or maybe you are writing your own music.  Click below to download a nice pdf of some blank tab paper. blank tab paper

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Tip of the Day- Apply the Scale

Don’t just learn the scale, learn how to apply it What is the point of learning a scale if you don’t know what to do with it.  It’s like buying a saw and not having anything to cut. Too often players will learn dozens of scales, but they don’t learn how to use them and…

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How to Read Chord Diagrams

Not sure on how to read chord diagrams? Click here- How to Read Chord Diagrams        

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Basic Open Position Chords

Basic Open chords that you will need.  Combinations of 2 or 3 of these chords and a strum pattern yields hundreds of songs.  Burn these chords in to your memory. If you’re not sure how to read chord diagrams, click here for an example      

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Tip of the Day- Multiple Sources

If you are learning a piece of music and the tab that you have just isnt making sense, find another one.  There are several ways of playing the same notes, chords and songs.  One teacher’s or tab editor’s way of playing it may not be the best way for you.  Seek out other sources for…

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Buying Your First Guitar

So you want to learn to play the guitar but don’t know where to begin. Get yourself down to your local guitar shop.  Look around and see what style of guitar jumps out at you.  At this point in your journey, you may not know the difference in say a Strat style guitar vs a…

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