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Being a guitar instructor, I'm always on the look out for innovative new ways to get my students to progress to the next level faster.

NAMM 2012: Guitar Instruction Product Reviews

Being a guitar instructor, I’m always on the look out for innovative new ways to get my students to progress to the next level faster.

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Changing chords quickly is one of the most challenging aspects of guitar playing if you're a beginner. One of the bad habits that I refer to in this video is "Building Chords From Scratch". This is a huge "no-no" and, without proper guidance, can set your progress back years....

SMG Guitar Lesson #20: Beginner Exercises Part 2 of 3

Changing chords quickly is one of the most challenging aspects of guitar playing if you’re a beginner. One of the bad habits that I refer to in this video is “Building Chords From Scratch”. This is a huge “no-no” and, without proper guidance, can set your progress back years….

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In this video, we'll discuss what modes are and how to use them. Don't worry, If Bill and Ted can do it, so can you! There are seven modes: Ionian, Dorian, Phrygian, Lydian, Mixolydian, Aeolian and Locrian...

SMG Guitar Lesson #11: Understanding Modes

In this video, we’ll discuss what modes are and how to use them. Don’t worry, If Bill and Ted can do it, so can you! There are seven modes: Ionian, Dorian, Phrygian, Lydian, Mixolydian, Aeolian and Locrian…

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Memorial Day is a United States federal holiday observed on the last Monday of May. It commemorates U.S. Service Members who died while in the military service.

Happy Memorial Day!

Memorial Day is a United States federal holiday observed on the last Monday of May. It commemorates U.S. Service Members who died while in the military service.

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Given any note or chord, there are only five positions on the guitar neck from which it can be played. This is an incredibly useful tool considering that there are over 3500 chords and over 550 different scales that can be played on the guitar. Yet, everything you will ever do on the guitar boils down to understanding these five simple positions.

SMG Guitar Lesson #2: The Five Octave Positions

Given any note or chord, there are only five positions on the guitar neck from which it can be played. This is an incredibly useful tool considering that there are over 3500 chords and over 550 different scales that can be played on the guitar. Yet, everything you will ever do on the guitar boils […]

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