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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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I bet you can’t guess who this guitar player is…

JamPlay has a new instructor, and we want to see if you can guess who he is! Post a comment on the YouTube video below with your guess and enter to win a free month of JamPlay plus a Kyser capo.

 
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Learn a Driving Punk/Grunge Power Chord Strum

Another episode of Strummin’ with Steve just went live. In this episode Steve teaches a punk/grunge strum pattern that makes use of power chords and a “driving” pattern. It really has that delicious angst filled feel that we all crave from time to time. Head on over to JamPlay.com to learn more.

 
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Liepe’s Licks – Using Effects : Delay and Phaser

Ladies and gentle, it is a wonderful day. After taking a short break, Liepe’s Licks has returned. In this edition he returns to the world of guitar effects. If you will recall, in the last two videos Chris demonstrated the delay effect. This time around he will play chords and demonstrate how both the delay

 
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Learn a Banjo Style Roll – Guitar Licks

JamPlay instructor, Jim Deeming, is proud to present this fingerstyle guitar video. This time around he teaches a banjo style roll which can add speed and flair to your pickin’!

 
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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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The JamPlay Fourth of July Mega Sale

Published on July 3, 2013 by in Articles

In honor of our Independence Day, JamPlay.com is proud to offer special blowout pricing on our yearly membership. We will be offering an entire year of service for only $99.95. That is less than 27 cents a day, and the lowest price we have ever offered. Be sure to act fast, the sale ends at

 
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Guitar Lesson : Learn a Lick that Uses Delay

In this edition of Liepe’s Licks we learn a lick that makes use of the delay effect. Using delay has several benefits, from adding ambiance to making it seem like you are playing much quicker than you actually are. Be sure to play along with the backing track down below and become a better guitar

 
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Add Syncopation to Your Chord Progressions

In this week’s episode of Strummin’ with Steve we take a look at syncopation. Syncopation is an extremely easy, yet infinitely effective, way to add variety and tension to your strumming and chord progressions. He demonstrates the “Driving Downbeat Strum” from last week but adds syncopation. This is one of the most effective ways for

 
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Using Guitar Effects : Delay

The next few episodes of Liepe’s Licks are going to cover a topic that is near and dear to many players hearts: guitar effects. In this episode Chris will teach a lick that makes use of the delay effect. He will talk about how delay works, demonstrate the lick, and explain how and why delay

 
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