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Sometimes You Gotta Fake It

Have you ever had something you could almost play… but kept messing up in 1 spot? Or maybe out of a whole song, you can play 95% of it, but there are those few spots that trip you up that you just can’t quite play fast enough… Those times are when one of your most…

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10 Tips Every Beginner Guitar Player Should Follow

Slow and steady Rather than rushing through training, it’s better to slow down, take your time, learn the fundamentals, and only move on when you’re ready. Make a plan And stick to it. It really helps.  Your goals can be simple, like “learn 5 new major chords by the end of the month,” or “learn…

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The Devil is in the Details

Ever learn a new thing and have it not sound quite right? Or maybe you learn a new lick but it doesn’t seem to interact with your other licks the way you’d like… Well don’t get too hung up on things being “just right..” In fact whenever you learn something new, there’s definitely a fine…

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Next Level Guitar Just Got Better!

I have some GREAT news … David Taub and the team at Next Level Guitar have just implemented something that will make your guitar learning even easier and faster … Before I give you “The Big Reveal” about this new and “ninja” feature, let me first tell you WHY they did this … (And this…

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Memorial Day Sales on Guitar Courses

Memorial Day is soon upon us… and with it the semi-official start of summer! With cookouts, backyard parties, and festivities of all shapes and sizes… let us not forget to remember those that have paid the ultimate price for their country in wars far away from home… Summer is a great time to “recommit” to…

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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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