4 Ways to Practice the 5 Pentatonic Forms pentatonic scale scales Jul 21, 2023

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When it comes to playing rock music, blues, jazz, or any other genre, the pentatonic scale is the go-to tool for musicians. It is the hammer in our toolbox or the flathead screwdriver that we use the most. This scale serves as the foundation...

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Weird Trick to Instant Chords in Any Key - For Learning & Writing Songs chords music theory tricks and hacks Jul 20, 2023

 

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Learning and writing songs on the guitar can be an exciting but challenging endeavor. One of the key aspects to master is understanding chord progressions and how they relate to the key of the song. In this blog post, we'll explore a unique technique I call the "L7 pattern"...

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Playing Guitar By Ear is 80% Music Theory ear training music theory Jul 19, 2023

 

Playing guitar by ear is a skill that many aspiring guitarists strive to achieve. The ability to listen to a song and accurately reproduce it on the guitar without the need for sheet music or tabs is often seen as a mark of true musicianship. However, for many guitarists, playing by ear...

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James Bond, Spaghetti Westerns, & That Twangy Surf Sound! surf music Jul 18, 2023

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Music has always held a special place in my heart, transporting me to different worlds and evoking a wide range of emotions. I've been captivated by certain genres and sounds that have become synonymous with unique experiences, such as the suspense of a spy movie, the ruggedness of...

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Why Many Rock Players Can't Play Blues Guitar blues Jul 17, 2023

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Are you a rock player who feels frustrated when attempting to play blues guitar? Do your major blues attempts sound awkward, with misplaced bends and wrong notes? Or maybe you simply want to expand your chord vocabulary and play those tasty licks like Stevie Ray Vaughan and BB King....

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Top 5 Things You Should Know to Play Rhythm Guitar bar chords caged system strumming Jul 15, 2023

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Playing rhythm guitar requires a solid foundation in key techniques and concepts. As someone who has spent considerable time playing both rhythm and lead guitar, I have identified five crucial elements that every rhythm guitarist should know. In this blog post, we will explore these...

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Top 6 Things You Need to Know For Playing Campfire Guitar capo chords strumming Jul 14, 2023

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Are you a guitar player who wants to play chords, sing songs, and entertain people around the campfire? If so, you're in the right place! In this blog post, I will share with you the top six things you need to know for playing campfire guitar. These six essentials will help you...

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Learn These 3 Blues Patterns First, Here's Why blues lead guitar scales Jul 13, 2023

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If you've been struggling to produce the authentic blues sound on your guitar or are unsure where to start with blues patterns, you've come to the right place. In this article, we will explore the three essential blues patterns that every guitarist should learn first. These...

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