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The Driving Downbeat Strum

Steve Eulberg is back with another episode of Strummin’ with Steve! In this episode he teachers a sinister sounding chord progress filled with tension and anxiety that he dubs the “Driving Downbeat Strum.” Stay tuned for another acoustic chord progression next week! Learn beginner acoustic guitar at JamPlay.com today!

 
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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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Learn the Bo Diddley Rhythm with New Chords

In this week’s edition of Strummin’ with Steve we take a look at a more advanced version of “The Bo Diddley Beat.” This time Steve teaches how to play the rhythm with a barrage of barre chords. These chords are harder to finger, but barre chords make it incredibly easy to get a muted sound

 
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The Bo Diddley Beat Part 2

In last weeks episode Mr. Eulberg talked about the “Bo Diddley Beat.” This week, he returns to the subject and teaches an alternative rhythmic variation. This lick is brought to you by JamPlay.com, the leader in video guitar lessons.

 
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Learn the Bo Diddley Beat

In this edition of Strummin’ with Steve we take a look at the “Bo Diddley Beat.” Steve investigates this quintessential rhythm pattern and demonstrates how it can be used on the acoustic guitar. This rhythm pattern sounds amazing in and of itself, however be sure to try it out with other chords and progressions that

 
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When Your Bucket List Calls: Four Great Reasons to Start Taking Guitar Lessons NOW

Call it what you want: a “Lifetime To-Do List”, the “Things I’ll Get Around To Someday List” or, simply, your “Bucket List”. It doesn’t matter who you are, everyone has one, and odds are pretty good that learning to play an instrument is on it. How can we be so certain? Well, a Gallup Poll

 
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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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Learn a Reggae Inspired Acoustic Chord Progression

Strummin’ with Steve makes its triumphant return on this fine Tuesday. In this edition Steve teaches a Reggae inspired chord progression he calls “The Island Strum.” This version differs from the one taught in the previous lesson in that it uses different chords and makes heavy use of palm muting. Whip out your acoustic guitar,

 
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Rhythm Guitar Lesson: The Island Strum

Close your eyes and imagine a flawless blue sky overhead. The warm sea breeze tickles your skin while the sea gulls chatter in the distance. Errant grains of sand float on the breeze, rubbing gently across your face. This feeling of tropical paradise is the essence, the very soul, of “The Island Strum” chord progression

 
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