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What is muscle memory and how does it apply to guitar players? Research has shown that a large number of internal brain regions work together with the input and output brain sensors that make the mental images of the music a guitarist sees in their minds eye.

Using these images, guitarists can learn to interpret [...]

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Why Beginner Guitarists Give Up

Many beginner guitarists start out full of enthusiasm, rushing through their first few lessons in an effort to get playing quickly. Pretty soon, frustration and impatience at the slow progress can result in guitar practice burnout. This is a major reason for beginning guitarists to get discouraged and give up.
This article by Annette [...]

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The Art of Not Playing Guitar

For many budding guitarists just starting out, learning to play guitar means hours practice. The more you practice, the better you get. Right? How on earth could you learn guitar by not playing guitar. Seems like a contradiction in itself.
However, like many other activities in life, there is much more to [...]

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Now that we feel relatively comfortable playing left handed and holding the guitar and we can make the major chords, A, B, C, D, E, F and G with the right hand, what about the left hand? How do I hold the pick? What type of strumming method do I use?
There is no particular technique [...]

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Learn To Play Spanish Guitar

Being diverse in your musical entourage will come easier once you have learned to play one or two instruments well. When it comes to playing the Spanish guitar, which is also called the classical guitar, it is always best to dedicate your time to learning it well, and then switching to other types of guitars [...]

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How To Play Lead Guitar

How do you learn to play lead guitar? There are so many ways available now but not all of them are good at teaching you how to play lead guitar. You can take private lessons, you can teach yourself, you can attempt to learn utilizing written, do-it-yourself courses or Internet based courses-or you can purchase [...]

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By Craig Bassett
To start off this guitar scales practice tip, let me ask you a quick question. When was the last time you learnt a guitar scale to mastery? What I mean “to mastery” is this…
– You can play the scale anywhere on your fretboard.
- You know exactly what each note of the [...]

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