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A Beginner’s Guide to Guitar Strings and Picks

Sometimes it’s all about the little things. When it comes to playing the guitar, there are a multitude of details that, when added up, can make a huge difference in how you play and the sound you produce. Choosing the correct strings and picks are a perfect example of this. As a beginner, you are

 
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How to Combat Hand and Finger Pain When Learning Guitar

There’s no doubt about it… playing guitar is a blast. There is nothing better then seeing — and hearing — yourself progress as you work through notes, and then chords, and then, finally, songs. There is, however, one unpleasant reality that comes with the territory for beginners, and that reality is hand and, more specifically,

 
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How To Make Your Guitar Practice Sessions Fun

There’s one ugly truth about practicing guitar… it’s not always fun. In fact, sometimes it can be downright tedious. Obviously you need to do it to get better, but sometimes the idea of sitting down and playing scales or working through a difficult song can be nothing short of torture. We’ve all been there and,

 
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Guitar Amps for Beginners

So, you found your perfect electric guitar and you’re ready to rock it out, but first you need something to plug it in to. Just like buying a guitar, finding the right amp can be confusing for a beginner. Never fear… we’ve got your back. Here’s the lowdown on all the things you need to know to

 
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Training Your Ear: Three Easy Tips for Beginner Guitarists

Every guitarist needs a handful of things to be successful that have nothing to do with their instrument or equipment. Drive and focus are no-brainers, but there is one thing that sometimes gets overlooked: the ability to really listen to music — to the intervals, chords, scales, and rhythms. Listening in this way trains your ears, making

 
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Top Five Questions Asked By Beginner Guitarists

So you’ve decided to take up the guitar – great choice! As with any new adventure, there are going to be a lot of questions that arise as you get started, and in your first few months of playing and learning. That’s what we’re here for! Let’s take a look at the questions that are

 
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Best Electric Guitars for Beginners

(NOTE: Want unbiased comparisons of the top guitar brands and models? Get JamPlay’s 2017 Guitar Buyer’s Guide here for free!) So, you want to play guitar and you want it to be loud. We like that about you. While a lot of beginning guitar players choose an acoustic guitar as their first instrument, there’s something

 
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Best Acoustic Guitar for Beginners

(NOTE: Want unbiased comparisons of the top guitar brands and models? Get JamPlay’s 2017 Guitar Buyer’s Guide here for free!) When you find yourself in the market for a guitar the options can be mind-bending. There are a lot of great guitars out there and it’s really easy to get distracted. The simple fact is

 
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Chord Finder / Chord Namer

Our developers have just created and released an amazing chord finder to help you figure out the names of chords you’re playing. Many of us can create beautiful music but often times don’t know what exactly we’re playing. With this chord namer tool, the guess work is over. Simply click on the notes that you’re

 
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Learning and Playing the A Shape Barre Chord

Playing the A Shape Barre Chord From JamPlay.com – The Number One Source for Guitar Lessons. Note – If you are not yet familiar with barre chords, please visit our previous article titled Learning Barre Chords.  This article will help you understand what exactly a barre chord is as well as offer up advice on

 
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