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Faux Slide Blues Guitar Lick

In this lick, the constant bending and the moving around of just one phrase to create a chromatic yet bluesy feel is nicely placed with other, more controlled licks. If you enjoyed this lesson you’re going to love Chris Liepe’s live blues guitar course! Click here to learn more about it. Register by February 4th

 
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9 Undeniable Reasons You Need To Get Back Into Guitar (#4 Will Surprise You)

So you’ve set your guitar down. You gave it your all, and at some point decided to leave it behind while you went on with life and tried new things. However, for those of us, much like you, who have music pumping through our blood, you probably miss playing. There’s something about having and holding

 
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5 Reasons Playing Guitar Over 50 Can Benefit Your Health

We’ve all heard the excuses for why you’re not picking up the guitar. One excuse that we’ve often heard is that it’s too late to start playing. Whether it be due to age, health, etc. you’re convinced that you’ve missed your shot to learn how to play guitar. Luckily there’s people like us, who are

 
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How to Deal with Frustration when Learning Guitar

Learning how to play the guitar is a blast! Everything is a mystery and every day is a new revelation! But learning and practicing guitar can also be frustrating. We need to understand that frustration is not something external, we create it ourselves. If we can create it, then we can surely beat it too.

 
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Are You Making These Guitar Practice Mistakes?

There’s a big lie that guitar players tell themselves. Have you ever gone to play something on guitar that you could play a few days ago but it sounds like complete crap now? …like you can’t even play guitar. It’s depressing. And nothing will de-motivate you more than feeling like you aren’t making progress. Newbies

 
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The Big Mistake That’s Slowing Down Your Chord Transitions

In order to effortlessly transition chords so you can play your favorite songs you need to do 3 things: 1) Change your mindset on guitar chord fingerings. There usually is more than one way to finger a chord and you’ll need to memorize the common ones. These alternate fingerings help you with the next part

 
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5 Things You Probably Don’t Do (But Should) When You Practice Guitar

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U6ZrPxStPAw 1: You need to have a goal when you practice guitar. Get a song, a guitar hero, even a riff… and work towards mastering it. It helps with the repetition aspect of practicing. It also trains your ear. You compare what you’re playing to what you’re trying to replicate. But don’t expect to sound

 
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Easily Vary Your Sound with Different Strumming Patterns

In this episode of Strummin’ with Steve we explore using alternate strumming with the same chord progression. Steve will show how easy it is to get vastly different results by simply switching up the strumming pattern. Acoustic rhythm guitarists and songwriters can add this to their toolbox for a little depth.

 
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How To Read Guitar Tab

What Is Tablature? Tablature (tab) is a system of writing music for the guitar. It makes reading music easier and more convenient for guitarists than standard notation. On the guitar there are many different frets that will produce the same pitch, so when reading standard notation there can be some ambiguity on how to play

 
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Judas Priest: You’ve Got Another Thing Comin Guitar Lesson

Chris Liepe breaks down this classic Judas Priest song. You’ve Got Another Thing Coming Backing Track As a JamPlay member, you’ll have access to over thousands of backing tracks to jam over. For example, this guitar lesson has 7 backing tracks with various instruments muted so you can play specific parts. Here’s one with just

 
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