Category Archives: Rhythm

Why the CAGED system makes playing guitar 10x easier

Knowing how chords and scales fit together in songs doesn’t have to be complicated.  In fact, there’s a brain-dead easy system that tells you instantly where chord changes are happening and what notes to play.  It’s called the CAGED system and that’s what master guitar instructor, Steve Stine is going to show you in this guitar…

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Learn Drop D Tuning

Alternate tunings are one of the quickest ways to open new worlds on your guitar. Drop D is one of the most widely used alternate tunings, and as a bonus it’s also quite easy to understand. Get started with Drop D Alternate tunings can open up all kinds of cool new possibilities on guitar, but…

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HOT LICKS for Slide Guitar

In this guitar lesson video we have red-hot new slide-guitar lick from my buddy Rob Ashe’s  Slide Guitar Secrets course. This course will teach all the ins-and-outs of slide guitar for blues and rock… plus the secrets that most guys will never know. So, watch this video now… Watch video 2 now ⇐ See for…

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Spice Up Your Boring Chord Progressions

Here is a great lesson from Guitar Tricks where you will learn how to spice up your boring chord progressions with some new techniques that will add new life to your standard chords.  You’ll learn some cool riffs in the style of Dave Matthews Band, Neil Young and others. Check it out!      …

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How To Get Hooked On The Guitar

I know we’re all hooked on guitar to some degree or another, but there’s a really good reason for that… it’s a little challenging at times…   And what gets us through those challenging times is our love for playing music and how it makes us feel… the more “hooked” you are, the more you…

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Killer Slide Blues Guitar

You know, a lot of players go to their pedal board when they want “authentic” blues tone.  But let me tell you, no stompbox can bring mojo to a solo like a well-played slide lick. And that’s what my buddy Rob Ashe is going to show you in today’s video… Not familiar with playing slide…

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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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the trick for changing chords on time

I think every single beginning guitarist has trouble switching chords… and some of the more intermediate ones do to! It’s pretty much the entire focus of your practice time for the first several months. And as much as I hate to admit it, there’s a little trick that’s probably been kept from you all this time. Check out…

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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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