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Some thoughts on the challenges of learning guitar …

If you’re a beginning guitarist, then this 3-minute video might be the single most valuable thing you’ll see this year. Why do I say that? Because discouragement is a dream killer … David at Next Level Guitar put together a cool video for you … After filming a lesson recently with the ever-popular NLG instructor…

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how you can figure out strums and songs by ear [VIDEO]

Griff Hamlin put together a great lesson to show you how to increase your own experience in the right way… using a process that will not only bring you results (you’ll learn some songs,) but also improve your ability to learn more and more songs for yourself – whenever you want. You won’t have to…

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Things You Should Consider When Buying A Guitar

Whether it’s your very first guitar, your 10th, or your 100th, buying a guitar is always a super fun and exciting time. To make sure you’re making the best guitar-buying decisions, take a look at these things to consider before buying your next guitar. Why are you guitar shopping? This is a very important question…

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Tips For Playing Guitar Standing Up

Ever play standing up? If you don’t normally, and you all of a sudden give it a try, you’re probably in for a rude awakening! I can remember it like it was yesterday… the first time I “got up” to jam with some buddies – I felt like I was all thumbs. Since then I’ve…

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To Solo by Key or by Chord

Griff Hamlin of Blues Guitar Unleashed   wrote a great article about soloing over the key or chord.  Check it out There are 2 ways you can approach soloing – by key or by chord. In a blues, it’s going to be in a key – and the easiest way to solo is to play…

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Advice on strap height and playing comfortably

The world’s #1 guitar instructor, Steve Stine gets questions from guitarists all the time about playing, gear, and how to think about soloing, among other things. So he’s been working on a new video series that’s going to answer these questions and give you practical skills to massively improve your guitar playing. In this episode, Steve…

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Sore Fingers? Here’s How To Fix Them

Ask any beginner guitar player and they will tell you that one of the biggest challenges they face is sore fingers. If you are just beginning your guitar playing journey, think about this for a minute- for your entire life your fingertips have been subject to nothing more brutal than having cheeto dust licked off…

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No You’re Doing It Wrong

Ever hear yourself in the back of your mind say that… “you’re doing it all wrong…” Or maybe it’s, “no, that’s not right, that’s not how it’s supposed to go…” Well you know what? Some of the coolest things I’ve ever played started life as a complete accident. You know that lick you like to…

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How To Strum a Gazillion Songs

So if you watched the first video in Griff Hamlin’s Strumming Mastery Series, hopefully your strumming arm is a little more comfortable in its role as timekeeper and clock… And while that’s great… it’s just the beginning (somehow you knew that was coming…) What keeps your music going along is your strumming arm, but what…

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5 Most Common Obstacles Beginners Face

If you are a beginner guitar player, you’ll want to pay attention to this. There are 5 main obstacles that ALL beginners face. Changing Chords– Look, first of all, the chord shapes themselves are hardly intuitive. If you’ve never played guitar before, they’re unlike anything you’ve done before. And of course changing chords means abandoning…

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