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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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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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