Course Category: Quick Wins

Simplified B Major Chord

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The standard B Major chord is a bar chord. While bar chords are very important to learn, they can be frustrating at first. So instead of jumping…

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Hand Stretching Warm-up Routine for Guitar Players

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Here’s a series of finger and hand stretches for guitar players that I recommend before starting each practice session. You’ll play faster and more smoothly when you stretch first… and it also protects your hands from carpal tunnel pain.

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How to Sing and Play Guitar Simultaneously

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Playing guitar and singing at the same time can be rough. We’ll show you some tips and tricks to make it easier. In addition, you’ll get a step-by-step method for improving your ability to play and sing simultaneously. Like most things, it’s not hard when you know the proper technique.

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How to Strum While Changing Chords

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I’ll show you step-by-step how to strum and change chords guitar at the same time. With a little practice, it will soon be as easy as walking and chewing gum.

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Top Country Guitar Strum Pattern

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I’ll show you one of the most used strums used in country, swing and folk music. First, you’ll learn the basic strum that uses alternating bass notes. By using different bass notes you’ll create motion and interest. Then we’ll add some embellishments including a popular technique that makes this strum unique.

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How to Play D/F#

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Here’s a common “Slash” chord that will come in handy. I’ve included a few different versions for different situations.

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Understanding “Slash” Chords

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Slash Chords, Chords that have a letter name, and then another letter name separated by a slash. Common slash chords include C/G, D/F#, Am/G, F/G, and G/B to name a few. After this lesson, you’ll never be stumped when you see slash chords on sheet music again.
In addition, you’ll learn how to finger the most common slash chords and how to create your own.

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Travis Picking Guitar Lesson

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In this lesson you’ll learn a simple Travis picking pattern step-by-step. This is the first pattern I like students to learn because it’s fairly easy and is a great foundation for more complex patterns.

It also happens to be the same pattern used in the song Landslide by Fleetwood Mac. Because it’s recognizable it’s easy to tell if you’re doing it right… And it’s fun.

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