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Learning from bluegrass tabs is one of the most popular ways to start off with bluegrass music. There are a minority of budding musicians who have the ability to pick up a mandolin, guitar or banjo and become familiar with the instrument without much help.  These people have the wonderful musical gift of being able [...]

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Guitar playing should be a lot of fun. I’ve just completed a Google search for “How To Play Guitar” and received 16,300,000 results, wow – with this sort of help learning the guitar should be a breeze for everyone. So why do we have more confused, frustrated and aggravated guitar players than at any other [...]

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I’ve finally revisited my musical past by acquiring a mandolin and an electric guitar. Pity I’ve forgotten most of the stuff I learned over 30 years ago and didn’t pursue. But as Jethro Tull says “You’re never too old to rock ‘n’ roll!” So far I’ve decided to concentrate on the guitar as my fingers [...]

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Guide To Tuning Your Guitar

What is tuning?
The most essential part of playing the guitar is keeping it in tune. With an out-of-tune guitar, even the best players can sound like the worst players. Each of the strings on a guitar, when played open, should produce certain tones. These tones will make up your tuning. When a guitar is in [...]

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The longer I teach, the more I am impressed with one unassailable fact: most of what becoming good or great on the guitar is about has nothing to do with “musical ability”. It has everything to do with that group of qualities loosely spoken of as “character”.
When I was 16 years old, I met a [...]

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Funk Music: Rhythm & Groove

Funk is a style that emerged in the 60’s and it has its stylistic origins in soul music.
Funk was born from the mixing of soul music with other music styles like R&B, Rock, Jazz and psychedelic music. It’s main reference is undoubtedly James Brown and his musicians Maceo Parker and Melvin Parker.
The funk genre is [...]

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We have just discovered “Outstanding Guitar“, an innovative video guitar course developed by Cory Linn.  Cory’s method of teaching guitar is second to none. His step-by-step process to visually teach chords in addition to strumming and picking patterns is at the cutting edge of guitar learning materials.
These easy-to-follow videos really make learning to [...]

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Do you want to learn guitar, and fast?
Here are 7 tips to get you started, these are effective ways to get you playing the guitar like a professional in the shortest time possible. You can use all of these methods at the same time, or try them one at a time to see what works [...]

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Learn To Play Guitar Fast

There are many beginner guitarists out there eager to learn to play the guitar easily. However, just about as many have a rather vague idea about what this means. This article is aimed to clear out a few misconceptions about playing fast, state some basic rules about Learn to Play Guitar Fast and provide you [...]

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Have you had a chance to check out learn and master guitar yet?  There is no doubt that it is one of the premier general guitar courses on the market today. The lessons are simple, fun and jammed with plenty of tips, techniques and songs. 
The feedback we are receiving is excellent, particularly from beginning [...]

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