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We’ve spent quite a bit of time discussing good habits with fret hand technique. So now we’ll switch it up and discuss a little bit about picking hand techniques. Note, when you’re strumming chords, it’s usually a good idea to....

SMG Guitar Lesson #21: Basic Strumming Patterns

We’ve spent quite a bit of time discussing good habits with fret hand technique. So now we’ll switch it up and discuss a little bit about picking hand techniques. Note, when you’re strumming chords, it’s usually a good idea to….

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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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We’ve spent the past few weeks studying the various modes of the major scale, so before we get into really fun stuff like minor scales and blues, I wanted to do a quick series of beginner lessons.

SMG Guitar Lesson #19: Easy Beginner Exercises! part 1/3

We’ve spent the past few weeks studying the various modes of the major scale, so before we get into really fun stuff like minor scales and blues, I wanted to do a quick series of beginner lessons.

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In this lesson, we'll cover Locrian mode, based on the seventh degree of the major scale. In this post I will show you how to play a Locrian scale, an exercise to help you while improvising in Locrian mode, as well as a couple of examples of Locrian chord progressions that you can jam on.

SMG Guitar Lesson #18: Locrian Mode

In this lesson, we’ll cover Locrian mode, based on the seventh degree of the major scale. In this post I will show you how to play a Locrian scale, an exercise to help you while improvising in Locrian mode, as well as a couple of examples of Locrian chord progressions that you can jam on.

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In this lesson, we'll cover dorian mode, the second of the seven modes of the major key. Here’s the scale pattern. Think of it as a movable shape that can be shifted depending on what key you’re in....

SMG Guitar Lesson #13: Dorian Mode

In this lesson, we’ll cover dorian mode, the second of the seven modes of the major key. Here’s the scale pattern. Think of it as a movable shape that can be shifted depending on what key you’re in….

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