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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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Learn an Entire Guitar Solo Part 1

In this weeks edition of Liepe’s Licks Chris will teach the first lick of an entirely new guitar solo. This solo has a rock feel and is played over an 8 barre chord progression. He not only teaches how to play the first portion of the lick in this lesson, but also discusses his thoughts

 
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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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Guitar Lick Lesson : Learn a Fast Ascending Run

It’s time for another episode of Liepe’s Licks. This time around Chris teaches a fast ascending run that is as much Jazz as it is Rock. The lick emphasizes accented picking and legato. Be sure to download the backing track below. JamPlay.com is the best way to become a better guitar player. Download the Backing

 
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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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Learn a Electric Guitar Lick with Volume Swells and Sweep Picking

It’s time for another edition of Liepe’s Licks by JamPlay. This lick makes use of volume swells and sweep picking to create an eerie, almost surreal sound. Master these techniques and jam along to the backing track below. Click here to download the backing track. And don’t forget, the best way to learn the guitar

 
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Barre Chords and a Fast Chord Progression

Strummin’ with Steve (by JamPlay) is back! In this episode Steve Eulberg takes a look at the E shape and A shape barre chords and talks about playing them in a fast chord progression. Muting the chords can be particularly effective; Steve will demonstrate how. This video is perfect for those looking to learn barre

 
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Learn a More Advanced Lick with the Delay Effect

In this episode of Liepe’s Licks Chris returns to the delay effect with a more advanced lick. He will teach a delay based scale run with a closing lick. Get out your delay pedal or software and paly along! Download the backing track, click here.

 
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Play Different Strumming Patterns with the Same Chords for Added Variety

Welcome back to another episode of JamPlay’s Strummin’ with Steve. In this edition Steve takes a chord progression and demonstrates how using a different rhythmic pattern can alter its feel. Often times taking the same three or four chords you are using and applying a different strumming pattern can yield amazing results. Acoustic guitar players

 
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