5 Quick Reasons Why You Should Learn Scales

Here’s a guest post from¬†playguitarscalesnow.com on why learning scales is an important part of learning guitar. Chords and scales are very closely related so consider splitting your time learning chords and scales for the best results.   1. You’ll know which groups

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How to practice guitar effectively

You become a great player from the practice you put in. There is no other way. The more time and effort you put in to practicing, the faster you will learn. The way you practice also has a big impact on how

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Most popular guitar lessons in 2012

Happy New Year! If you’re learning guitar then take some time to read through our most popular guitar lessons in 2012. Make it your New Years Resolution to put these lessons to use and you’ll be surprised how much your playing will

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The best way to memorize chords on guitar

In this lesson we will look at a few strategies to use for the best way to memorize chords on guitar. Keep in mind that everybody learns in slightly different ways so if you feel like modifying this method then do so.

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Guitar FAQ: How long should you spend learning a chord?

Q: How long should you spend learning a chord on guitar? A: The short answer is, ‘as long as it takes to memorize it and be able to play it effortlessly’ but that answer doesn’t really help you out so let’s look

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Lick 008 Spanish Guitar

This lick really isn’t a ‘lick’ – it’s more of a template you can use to create your own licks. Look closely at the lick and you will see that it’s simply a three note repeating pattern with the bass note moving

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August 2012 Quiz

This quiz will test your understanding of chord progressions and keys. If you have trouble answering the questions, try using the following resources: Understanding chord formulas and the Major Scale Working out chords in a key 50 Essential Chords Pack – each

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How to learn guitar chords at home

Learning guitar chords is one of the first things you will learn when starting guitar. If you plan on teaching yourself how to play, there are a few different ways you can learn guitar chords at home. In this article we will

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Lick 007 James Bond Theme

This is the seventh lick in our ‘Licks and Riffs’ series and when we realized the lick would be number ‘007’ we couldn’t resist – it had to be the James Bond theme. If you have only seen the most recent two

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Lick 006 Country Style Double Stops

Our previous lick (Lick 005 Hendrix Style Double Stops) looked at a unique way of playing double stops. This lick uses double stops again (double stop means to play two notes at once) but to get a country feel. There are a

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