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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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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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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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We’ve just discovered a great resource for guitar players and those learning guitar. Guitar Tools is a comprehensive and informative reference guide for guitarists featuring breaking news, online tools and top guitar resources.
Created by David Holmes, a sound engineer and indie studio manager, the resource features are numerous. You can [...]

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One of our readers has sent in this article which is designed to give heart to those who may be thinking about taking up the guitar. The benefits of learning guitar are enormous. The guitar is such a versatile and portable instrument, and can usually be taken along wherever you go. [...]

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Music is the language of the soul, according to the old saying. It can speak to you and evoke certain feelings and emotions. Nearly everybody likes music of one type or another and many others want to learn to play an instrument, such as the guitar.
Here are a few simple tips that will help you [...]

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Tips On Playing The Guitar

There are several people who wish to learn how to play the guitar by either self teaching or by learning from a teacher. Learning guitar by yourself will involve you getting hold of a proven guitar course which has also helped many other potential guitar players. There are a number of benefits to self teaching [...]

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When it comes to playing the guitar, finger positioning is one of the keys to progressing quickly with learning to play guitar. Read on to find out more from this interesting article:
Surprisingly, one of the biggest challenges when it comes to playing the guitar is how to properly position your fingers on the fretboard.

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