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How Would You Help a Beginning Guitarist Get Started? - 011

podast Mar 13, 2018

Today, I ask the question: How would you help a beginning guitarist get started?

 

Introduction

 

On today's episode we are going to help new guitar players get started in the right direction.

You would think learning guitar should be so simple with all we have available to...

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How To Avoid Frustration When Learning Guitar - 010

podcast Mar 07, 2018

Today, I talk about the steps to take to avoid frustration when learning the guitar.

 

Introduction

 

On todays episode titled “How To Avoid Frustration When Learning Guitar”, I go over the most common problems that you will deal with when learning the...

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Sliding Guitar Scale Patterns Into New Keys - 009

podcast Feb 28, 2018

Today, I start sliding scales patterns around into different keys. You can get a lot of mileage out of just one scale pattern!


 
 On todays episode I’m on the last step of my Six Essential Steps to Really Understand Guitar Scales. It has really been fun working...
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Playing Guitar Scales in Different Keys

blog Feb 26, 2018

Playing scales in different keys on the guitar is challenging!

 

One of the first things you learn, when you have an interest in playing lead guitar, is scale patterns. Ask any guitar player, when it’s time to start shredding you need to know your patterns.

Over my last four blog...

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Soloing Over Chords

blog Feb 20, 2018

One of the great joys of playing guitar, to me, is improvisation.

 

Creating new and unique melodies on the guitar can be addictive. Once you get to the point in your guitar journey where playing lead guitar becomes a priority, you are faced with a whole new set of obstacles.

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Improvising Over Chords - 008

podcast Feb 20, 2018

Today, I talk about soloing over chords, and the four sticky situations you need to plan for!


 

On todays episode titled: Improvising over chords, I’m going to take a beginning approach to playing melodies over chord progressions.

I’ve found that there...

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Guitar Scales: The Five Pattern System

blog Feb 13, 2018

Learning scale patterns on the guitar can be tough!

 

Most guitar players who come to me for help already know one or two pentatonic scale patterns. Usually it’s the Minor pentatonic pattern one scale, you know the “blues box” pattern.

What started as pure joy...

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Getting Into Lead Guitar - 007

podcast Feb 13, 2018

In episode seven, we start getting into lead guitar. What it’s all about and the tools you need to get started! Also we have Guitar News and Creating the Band

 

 

On todays episode titled “Getting Into Lead Guitar” I’m going to do an overview on what...

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Best Guitar Scales to Learn for Popular Music

blog Feb 06, 2018

Welcome to Part 2 of “my six step plan to learning guitar scales”.

In Part 1 we went over all of the steps in my plan to get started with guitar scales. They are:

  1. Understand how the fretboard is set up
  2. Understand what scales are and how they are built
  3. Know the best scales...
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Really Understanding Guitar Scales - 006

podcast Feb 06, 2018

In episode six, I unpack guitar scales! It’s not just about memorizing a bunch of patterns. Once you know what they really are and how to use them, you will be unstoppable!

 

 On todays episode I’m going to start tackling guitar scales. I’ve recently...

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