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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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In This Featured Lesson, we cover Ionian mode, the first of the seven modes of a major key. Ionian mode is the name assigned by Heinrich Glarean in 1547 to his new authentic mode on C, which uses the diatonic octave species from C to the C an octave higher, divided at G.

SMG Guitar Lesson #12: Ionian Mode

In This Featured Lesson, we cover Ionian mode, the first of the seven modes of a major key. Ionian mode is the name assigned by Heinrich Glarean in 1547 to his new authentic mode on C, which uses the diatonic octave species from C to the C an octave higher, divided at G.

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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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We're all familiar with the fact that major chords sound happy while minor chords sound darker. In fact, major chords and minor chords are just the tip of the iceberg. There are dozens of types of chords, and they have all their own distinct sound! But what is it that makes them sound the way they do?

SMG Guitar Lesson #9: Why Chords Sound the Way They Do

We’re all familiar with the fact that major chords sound happy while minor chords sound darker. In fact, major chords and minor chords are just the tip of the iceberg. There are dozens of types of chords, and they have all their own distinct sound! But what is it that makes them sound the way […]

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