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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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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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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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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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Advice on strap height and playing comfortably

The world’s #1 guitar instructor, Steve Stine gets questions from guitarists all the time about playing, gear, and how to think about soloing, among other things. So he’s been working on a new video series that’s going to answer these questions and give you practical skills to massively improve your guitar playing. In this episode, Steve…

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Sore Fingers? Here’s How To Fix Them

Ask any beginner guitar player and they will tell you that one of the biggest challenges they face is sore fingers. If you are just beginning your guitar playing journey, think about this for a minute- for your entire life your fingertips have been subject to nothing more brutal than having cheeto dust licked off…

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No You’re Doing It Wrong

Ever hear yourself in the back of your mind say that… “you’re doing it all wrong…” Or maybe it’s, “no, that’s not right, that’s not how it’s supposed to go…” Well you know what? Some of the coolest things I’ve ever played started life as a complete accident. You know that lick you like to…

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Why Practice Slow?

I think one of the most common myths surrounding guitar practice and playing is that playing slowly, over and over, will eventually get you to where you can play at full speed. Nothing could be further from the truth. If you constantly play a piece of music slowly, you’ll get really good at playing it…

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Learn the Parts of the Guitar

Here is a great beginner guitar lesson from Guitar Zoom resident guitar instructor Chris Argenziano where he teaches you the parts of the guitar. If you are a beginner guitar player and just starting out on your guitar playing journey, then this is the perfect lesson for you. Knowing the parts of the guitar and…

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