Category Archives: Instructional Material

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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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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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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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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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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How To Strum a Gazillion Songs

So if you watched the first video in Griff Hamlin’s Strumming Mastery Series, hopefully your strumming arm is a little more comfortable in its role as timekeeper and clock… And while that’s great… it’s just the beginning (somehow you knew that was coming…) What keeps your music going along is your strumming arm, but what…

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5 Most Common Obstacles Beginners Face

If you are a beginner guitar player, you’ll want to pay attention to this. There are 5 main obstacles that ALL beginners face. Changing Chords– Look, first of all, the chord shapes themselves are hardly intuitive. If you’ve never played guitar before, they’re unlike anything you’ve done before. And of course changing chords means abandoning…

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THIS is the single most important skill on guitar

I hope you’ll forgive me for being a little blunt here… but I need to make a point. The reality is that 90% of your time is going to be spent in rhythm mode. So if you can’t strum comfortably and keep good time with your guitar… things just aren’t going to work out. It…

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Free 3-DVD Guitar Lesson Course

For the next 72 hours, David Taub and the team at Next Level Guitar are GIVING AWAY their 3-DVD “Strumming & Rhythm Techniques Made Simple” course for FREE. YES. FOR FREE. All you have to do is pick up the shipping and handling cost of $6.95. This course sells every day on their website for…

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Some more acoustic blues licks for you… [VIDEO]

Based on the comments from the last “Blues In E” video, that little pinky trick was something you might have been struggling with so I’m glad I could help with that. That lesson was really the foundation – the underlying groove – of a blues song. More importantly, it lays that all important Rhythm element…

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