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Major Scale On Guitar

The major scale is the foundation for most Western music. Specifically, it is a diatonic scale made up of seven notes.  You can play a major scale by using its unique step pattern of whole, whole, half, whole, whole, whole, half. … Continued

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Basic Open G Tuning Chords

Open G tuning is an alternative way to tune your guitar.  Specifically, the tuning is D-G-D-G-B-D from low to high E string. This alternative tuning was made popular by several artists but most notably Keith Richards of the Rolling Stones. … Continued

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Easy Guitar Tabs (My Top 10 Picks)

Guitar tab is a very common way in which guitar players, especially beginners and those not all that interested in music theory, learn how to play their favorite songs and licks.  Tablature, tab for short, is different than standard music … Continued

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Guitar Lessons For Kids

We are often asked by parents of young kids, if and when guitar lessons would be appropriate for their child.  This is not a simple answer.  It depends greatly on each individual child.  Some kids are ready to start guitar … Continued

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Fingerstyle Guitar Lessons

What exactly is fingerstyle guitar?  Well it’s just like it sounds.  It is guitar played with the fingers on the strum hand instead of using a pick.  Fingerstyle guitar can be used in many style of music from Classical and … Continued

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Acoustic Blues

Acoustic Blues stems from the earliest form of blues music that came from the Mississippi Delta.  The style consists of a stripped down, bare bones one man band playing acoustic guitar and singing.  There might even be a little harmonica. … Continued

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Warren Haynes Guitar Style

Warren Haynes of Gov’t Mule and The Allman Brothers talks about an approach to guitar that tries to imitate the human voice.  He demonstrates this and other ideas with the blues scale.  He discusses influences, developing your own unique sound, … Continued

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BB King on Practicing and Dynamics

Practice, practice, practice. As guitar players we all struggle with practice routines. What to practice, how long to practice, etc. Check out this interview with BB King on practice habits and playing dynamically.      

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