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Guitar Arpeggios Explained - 127

blog podcast Jun 03, 2020

Arpeggios? What are these awesome sounding things? Today, I give an overview of arpeggios and how to use them.

They aren't as hard as you think and can make your solos sound great!


It's a big topic for intermediate players. Wanting to learn arpeggios signals the first steps of wanting to refine...

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Switching Between Acoustic and Electric - 124

blog podcast May 13, 2020

Did you know that you are really learning two different instruments and both require a very different approach?


"Wait, I didn't sign up for this! I thought I was learning to play the guitar."
And even if you have a strong feeling one way or the other, there's a close to 100% chance that you...

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Which Guitar Amp Should I Buy? - 092

blog gear podcast Oct 02, 2019

In today's episode I take the next step with amplifiers. Back in episode 18 we learned all about the different types and styles of amplifiers. Today, we take that knowledge and make some decisions.

I break down the four types of players that are interested in buying an amplifier:

  1. Not started...
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Chords And Scales - 091

blog podcast theory Sep 25, 2019

Do you really want to speed up your progress?  Instead of pushing and forcing yourself to move forward by a few inches, try spending some time to look back to some of the basics you may be missing. 

 

Sometimes it could be the approach that you have taken from the beginning...

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Guitar Practice Schedule - 090

blog podcast practice Sep 18, 2019

 

How can I redesign my practice schedule to get the best results for me?

 

Today I'm gong to help you with your schedule by asking you four questions. I’ll unpack each of these questions and present you with some things that you may not have thought of. At the end of each...

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The Best Way to Learn Guitar Scales

blog Nov 25, 2018

Welcome to part one of my guide on the best way to learn guitar scales!

 

 I’ve found that most of my new students who come to me already learning scales and lead guitar on their own, are generally frustrated.

 Over time, I could see that I kept teaching the same basic...

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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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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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Essential Funk Guitar Rhythm Exercise

blog Jul 10, 2018

Let this easy exercise get your Funk 16th notes in order!

 

Funk guitar, while so much fun, has it’s challenges. The first challenge, which I went over in my last blog post is what chords to use.

The more you listen to funk, the more cool voicings you will find. But, to me, the...

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