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This one thing “opens the floodgates” on guitar …

You might not realize it, but there is something available that makes playing guitar so much easier it almost seems unfair to use it. It almost seems like “cheating.” (But it’s not, I swear.) It works for any style or genre you can think of: rock, pop, blues, country, R&B, metal, alternative, grunge, shred, you…

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3 Keys to Killer Lead Guitar Phrasing

One thing that guitar teachers hear a lot is “I’ve been playing for years and I still don’t understand how to solo the way I want” or, “I know the scales but don’t understand how my favorite players make the same scale sound so much cooler.” If this sounds like you then find out what…

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How to Get Better at EVERYTHING on Guitar… FASTER

Here’s a great way to improve your fretboard skills for darn near anything. You see, when you’re playing guitar, you’ll never find yourself playing a song thinking, “what can I play here at the 4th fret of the 4th string…” However, you WILL almost certainly find yourself thinking, “I’m here at the 4th fret of the…

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Vintage Air Guitar For Sale

Vintage Air Guitar For Sale on Craigslist Someone in the Champaign-Urbana area of Illinois has put up an ad on Craigslist for a “Vintage Air Guitar” that his uncle gave him back in the day. Apparently, it was secured it at a Thin Lizzy concert in the 1970s, and the instrument is described as a…

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The Best Diet is the One You Stick With

We get asked this question by guitar students all the time-  “what’s the best DVD set or online course to buy?” And it reminded me so much of a saying I heard in relation to dieting, “the best diet is the one you stick with!” And it’s so true, if you have a diet that…

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The 4 Note Solo Just Got Better

Griff Hamlin, master blues guitar instructor and creator of Blues Guitar Unleashed and the hugely popular 4 Note Solo concept recently created a new and improved version of that lesson that has become the gateway for beginner blues guitar players all over the world. Here is the story on how the 4 Note Solo lesson…

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A Tribute to Prince

It’s always shocking and sad when we lose a great musician too early. It’s been happening too often in recent months, but the latest news about Prince deserves special mention … Prince obviously was such a consummate entertainer and excelled in so many different genres that it’s hard to adequately sum up his impact. The…

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Your worst enemy…

I’ve talked to quite a few beginner guitar players over the years and there are some things that always come up that really halt progress on the guitar. I call them “Self-Limiting Beliefs”.  Here are the big ones: Myth One: Hand or finger size prevent me from getting good on guitar. This just isn’t true. But so…

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A Great Blues Double Stop Lick

Here is a great lesson from master blues guitar instructor Griff Hamlin where he teaches you a quick little trick for you to liven up your shuffle blues solos. This is an idea that will take you seamlessly from the I to the IV chord (bars 5 and 6 of the 12 bar blues) using…

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Learn a Classic AC/DC Song

Check out this fun guitar lesson from Steve Stine where he shows you how to play the classic AC/DC song- You Shook Me All Night Long. You Shook Me All Night Long is a great song for beginners – playing this will help you improve your skills when it comes to chord changes and transitions,…

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