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free guide: 12 Easy Rock Songs

Here is an awesome guide that the good folks at Guitar Zoom put together called 12 Easy Rock Songs. Inside you’ll discover how to play 12 legendary rock songs using 4 simple chords, so you can triple the number of songs you can play overnight. This guide is a lot of fun and no matter what level of…

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Get the Most out of Your Guitar Lessons

Owning a library of instructional books and videos or working with an instructor won’t help you much if you aren’t making the most of your investment.  Here are some ideas on how to use your lessons for maximum benefits. Routine:  If you have a regular schedule, create a routine that begins and ends at the…

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No Time to Play Guitar? Do This

You’re busy, I’m busy… everyone’s busy these days. So who the heck’s got ANY time to play guitar? I know there’s part of you that feels guilty when you DON’T play….and I know that because I feel the same way. I can totally relate… For me, I feel like I *should* be playing — it’s…

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Be Extreme in Your Guitar Playing

As guitar players, we spend so much time learning licks and ideas from other guitar players, that we fear we may end up sounding too much like someone else and not ourselves. I think an important expression that guitar players should live by is “be the most extreme version of you that you can be.”…

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Part 2 of 4 Learn to Create and Play a Melodic Rock Guitar Solo

Check out part 2 of 4 in this awesome series  where Chris Liepe, lead instructor at JamPlay.com will teach you how to create, improvise and play an incredible sounding melodic guitar solo. Many guitar players learn how to play other people’s solos but never crack the code on how to create, write and just improvise their…

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Part 1 of 4 Learn to Create and Play a Melodic Rock Guitar Solo

In this exciting 4 part guitar lesson series, Chris Liepe, lead instructor at JamPlay.com will teach you how to create, improvise and play an incredible sounding melodic guitar solo. Many guitar players learn how to play other people’s solos but never crack the code on how to create, write and just improvise their own. By…

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The Electric Guitar is DEAD

I’m fired up! Why? Well, did you hear about the controversial essay published a few days ago in a major newspaper about the supposed “Death of the Electric Guitar”? Sure got MY attention, I can tell you that 🙂 Headlined “Why My Guitar Gently Weeps” — clever headline, I’ll give it that — it makes…

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The Four Stages for Learning Any New Skill on Guitar

Are you frustrated with your progress lately on guitar? Then what I’m about to show you in this simple article that Aaron Miller of JamPlay.com wrote and will blow your mind! Ok like the subject says… There are 4 stages to learning anything. And these stages apply PERFECTLY to you and your guitar. Here they…

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Learn to Play Guitar in the Style of Slash

Slash is easily one of the most influential guitar players in the last 30 years. From the epic riffs in Welcome to the Jungle, the singing melodic lines in Sweet Child O Mine, the acoustic grooves in One in a Million and the epic solos in November Rain, Slash has written some of the most…

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3 Easy Songwriting Ideas

There’s no one way to write a song. Talk to ten successful songwriters and they might describe ten different approaches. And then there’s genre to consider; most songs in any style have a melody, a lyric, chords, and a groove, but the type of music you write is going to have an impact on your…

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