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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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Ben Zinn on “Gear Acquisition Syndrome” (What’s that??!!)

David Taub at Next Level Guitar has another cool “Instructor Interview” video for you … As you may know, David and the team occasionally like to take you “backstage” at Next Level Guitar to reveal their quirky pasts, various foibles, and secret passions … And today’s comes from the ever-popular Ben Zinn, one of the…

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