Improve Your Picking Technique Today!

One of my students is having some trouble with his picking technique.Not only is he having trouble synching both his left and right hand together but his picking is choppy and uneven.  I gave him a couple of exercise to work on and in the last couple of weeks, he has really improved. If you…

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I’ve been licked and don’t know what to do!

I love playing the blues and am always trying to improve my blues improvisation so recently I purchased 200 Blues Licks: Guitar Licks Goldmineto learn some new licks. 

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Labor Day Guitar Sale

Both Musicians Friend and Guitar Center are having big Labor Day sales.  Dont miss out!             Save $10 off $150-249.99 $25 off $250 – 599.99 $100 off $600+! Exp. 9/6/11. Use Coupon code: NOWPLAY                 Get 15% off a single item $299 or…

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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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