Streamline Your Progress on the Guitar - 046

podcast Nov 13, 2018

It’s all about Progress! Today I share my Guitar Practice Guide

 

 

 

Playing the guitar is something that so many people want to do, and do well. And playing the guitar, on the surface, is something that seems very easy to do. But, as anyone who has really put forth...

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The Rhythm in Rhythm Guitar - 045

podcast Nov 06, 2018

It doesn’t matter if you are just starting out or you’re an experienced rhythm player… there is always room for improvement. Today I show you how!

 

 

Playing guitar is split down the middle between two main jobs:

Lead Guitar and Rhythm Guitar.

Lead guitar...

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How to Start Playing Slide Guitar - 044

podcast Oct 30, 2018

Today I’m getting to something that is one of my great joys of playing guitar: Slide.

What is it about slide guitar that has such an effect on people. Well, to me, I think it is because it is so vocal. The way that the slide moves from one note to another is very similar to...

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Intro to Improvisation - 043

podcast Oct 23, 2018

Today, it’s my intro for guitar improvisation! Is this just something only a few are able to do, or, is this a skill we can learn and perfect over time?

Improvising.

Coming up with great musical ideas right on the spot, is a huge part of the appeal of playing guitar.

 

We have...

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How to Do Guitar Exercises That Build Speed and Open up the Fretboard

blog Oct 22, 2018

Technique exercises, and why they are so effective…

 

Being able to play what you want at the speed you want is an issue that ALL guitar players have struggled with for years.

What is the point of learning all of these chord and scale patterns if you can’t play them well.

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Different Guitar Tones for Different Styles of Music - 042

podcast Oct 17, 2018

Today it’s all about finding different guitar tones for different styles of music. I’m tackling two different styles Blues and Rock with two different rigs.

 

 

How do you find tones for different styles of music?

It’s a tough one. I remember when I first started...

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How do I learn guitar notes on the fretboard?

blog Oct 09, 2018

Why learning the notes on the fretboard is so important for guitar players..

 

It is surprising just how many guitar players really don't know the notes on the guitar.

It is the most common problem I deal with in my guitar classes.

Having a solid understanding of how the fretboard works can...

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How to Build Chords and Arpeggios

blog Oct 09, 2018

Welcome to my third article on the most important ways to open up the fretboard! In the first two articles I showed how knowing the notes on the fretboard and how practicing technique exercises give you an awesome boost to your guitar playing.

This week we will look at what I feel is the most...

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Ten Minute ULTIMATE Practice Routine - 041

podcast Oct 09, 2018

How do you keep moving forward on the guitar when you are strapped for time? I’ll show you how you can turn ten minutes of your day into a super effective practice routine.

 

 

Practice, practice, practice.

 

For musicians, it’s been this way forever....

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Licks and Riffs - 040

podcast Oct 02, 2018

Today,  I show the importance of, the difference between, and how to use guitar licks and riffs effectively.

 

 

Guitar licks and riffs are so cool, and so much fun! You grab your guitar, learn a few notes and you are playing your favorite songs or your favorite parts of...

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