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These Might Just Be The Best 10 Tips For Guitar Players Ever

In my capacity as a guitar teacher I hear lots of excuses, including the time-worn “I don’t have the talent.” Talent, schmalent. While we can’t all be Hendrix, you can get pretty damn close if you follow these basic guidelines: 10. Learn the notes on the fretboard There’s a lot of them but you don’t

 
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Go Gently Into The World Of Barre Chords

Quick! Play a G sharp chord. I’ll wait … It’s easy to come up with a G chord but sharp chords can be more elusive unless you know barre chords. Before you run screaming from the room, stay with me. Barre chords are gifts from the gods and they can really benefit your playing. And

 
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Barre Chords Unlock 1000’s Of Songs On Guitar

(NOTE: Learn the 10 barre chord shapes that every beginner guitar player must know. These chord shapes unlock thousands of songs on guitar because you can play 120 chords with just 10 shapes. Grab it for free here.) Quick! Play a G sharp chord. I’ll wait … It’s easy to come up with a G

 
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Is This The Fastest Way To Learn New Strumming Patterns?

Strumming is important, whether you’re a country song slinger or a metal goddess. That one-size-fits-all strum was good enough to start with but dude, you’ll put your jam group to sleep and forget about that open mike. With the same strum pattern every song will sound alike, from Hank Williams to KISS. Start on a

 
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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 NOTE: Want to see how JamPlay helps you get way better at guitar? Try it free for 7 days! Click here to grab a no-hassle trial now. 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

 
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Easily Vary Your Sound with Different Strumming Patterns

Learn how easy it is to get vastly different sounds by simply switching up the strumming pattern. Knowing how to play consistent and interesting rhythm will make people want to listen to you. Other players will LOVE playing with you as well! Give it a shot: (NOTE: Want to learn the most popular strumming patterns

 
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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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A Quick Guide to Reading Guitar Chord Charts

When you’re first starting to learn how to play the guitar, it may seem a bit daunting. The good news is, it’s pretty easy to learn the basics and play quite a bit after your first few guitar lessons. Beyond that, learning how to read music – and guitar chord charts, specifically – can help

 
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Playing Power Chords and Palm Muting

In this edition with Strummin’ with Steve we take a look at how palm muting and power chords can be combined for an in-your-face sound. Steve covers the power chords, demonstrates palm muting and gives his tips on using the technique. This lesson is brought to you by JamPlay.com. Be sure to check out our

 
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