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How to increase your “Blow Away” factor on guitar …

I get it.  You’re into the blues … Or classic rock … Or folk, country, fingerstyle, funk, grunge … … metal, jazz, reggae, soul, R&B … … ’60s, ’70s, ’80s, ’90s … Doesn’t matter, I could go on and on for HOURS, listing everything from art punk to zydeco, lol … … but you know…

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9 Things You Should Consider Before Buying a New 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 nine things to consider before buying your next guitar. 1. Why are you guitar shopping? This is a very…

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How To Get Hooked On The Guitar

I know we’re all hooked on guitar to some degree or another, but there’s a really good reason for that… it’s a little challenging at times…   And what gets us through those challenging times is our love for playing music and how it makes us feel… the more “hooked” you are, the more you…

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Killer Slide Blues Guitar

You know, a lot of players go to their pedal board when they want “authentic” blues tone.  But let me tell you, no stompbox can bring mojo to a solo like a well-played slide lick. And that’s what my buddy Rob Ashe is going to show you in today’s video… Not familiar with playing slide…

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Learn These Chuck Berry Style Licks

The whole world knows Chuck Berry. The duck walk, the pencil moustache, the 335, and of course the guitar riffs that changed popular music. Berry didn’t invent the style – his playing is deeply rooted in the blues – but he supercharged it by cranking up the tempos, putting the guitar front and center, and…

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Three Soulful Licks to Boost Your Guitar Playing

As part of their Weekend Warrior series, JamPlay put together a great lesson where they teach you 3 great Memphis style soul licks. These three licks, based on popular songs that will surprise you, will add a lot of soul to your playing. Whether or not you are into Soul or R&B music, these licks…

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the trick for changing chords on time

I think every single beginning guitarist has trouble switching chords… and some of the more intermediate ones do to! It’s pretty much the entire focus of your practice time for the first several months. And as much as I hate to admit it, there’s a little trick that’s probably been kept from you all this time. Check out…

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Guitar Gear Buying Tips

I love guitar gear – amps, guitars, pedals, slides, picks, strings, straps, cases, cables… you name it, I’m into it. But guitar gear can be a frightening thing if you’re new to the sport… A lot of money can be spent, and like most things there is a point of diminishing returns. Does a $400…

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Reset Your Guitar Playing #4- Your Clear Path For Success

In the fourth video of “RESET” Dave Wallimann reveals how to take the guesswork out of practicing and get a clear plan to help you achieve your guitar goals. There’s nothing more frustrating than knowing what you want but not knowing how to get it. And it’s like that for guitar. You can have your…

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Reset Your Guitar Playing #3- Effective vs. Broken Practice

In the 3rd video of “RESET”, we reveal how to practice so that you’ll always get better. It’s no secret that practicing is how you get good at guitar. That won’t change. So the variables are really: time, how you practice, and what you practice. Change any one of those (or all 3) and you’ll…

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