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Play Hotel California On Guitar

Play Hotel California On Guitar

| March 20, 2014 | 1 Comment

Play Hotel California On Guitar. Everyone talks about, and in fact teaches or learns, the intro or the lead solo to HotelCalifornia, which is why we’ve decided to bring you something different. The lesser taught, but equally memorable, run-ins and licks that make up the two Hotel  California choruses.     Don Felder originally penned the song in the key of […]

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David Bowie Guitar Riffs Medley

David Bowie Guitar Riffs Medley

| December 17, 2013 | 0 Comments

Everyone wants to play something recognisable when practicing, so what better way than to learn some great David Bowie guitar riffs. Bowie has employed some exceptional guitarists over the years, notably Mick Ronson and Earl Slick, both of whom have contributed to the great songs he has written, both in the studio and in a […]

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Horse With No Name: Strumming Lesson

Horse With No Name: Strumming Lesson

| September 16, 2013 | 3 Comments

Have you ever wanted to play a classic song that has some unusual chords that are easy to play? Well try Horse With No Name by America. Horse With No Name. Guitar Strumming Lesson. Apart from Em, the 4 chords used in this great song are not only unusual, but are very easy to master. […]

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Beginners

What Is Legato?

What Is Legato?

| April 10, 2014 | 0 Comments

Smooth Operator – The Legato Technique Legato is a term that you will hear a lot once you start getting into lead guitar playing, but what exactly does it mean? The literal meaning of legato is ‘tied together’ but in musical terms it means that you should play the notes in a smooth manner, not […]

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Single String Guitar

Single String Guitar

| March 27, 2014 | 0 Comments

The single string guitar is basically what every newbie does when first picking up the guitar. Even though Deep Purples “Smoke one the Water” originally is played on two adjacent strings, it is a very good example of single string approach. It is easy to play that tune on one string, and I think everybody […]

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Beginner Guitar Chords

Beginner Guitar Chords

| March 26, 2014 | 0 Comments

Many people learn guitar because they want to sing songs or accompany someone else singing. To do this you don’t have to read music nor a huge amount of technique. Beginner Guitar Chords. Commit some chord shapes to memory and then practise changing between them. The fretting hand has to change quick enough to not lag behind the tempo of the […]

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Riffs & Licks

Blues Licks: Eric Clapton Licks

Blues Licks: Eric Clapton Licks

| January 24, 2014 | 0 Comments

Now we move on to the set of blues licks inspired by Eric Clapton, featuring a classic Cream vibe that focuses a bit more on aggression and boldness. Break each lick down once again into sections and make sure each one flows properly; these ones are based in the minor pentatonic territory and involve some […]

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Blues Licks: BB King

Blues Licks: BB King

| January 21, 2014 | 2 Comments

Hi all and welcome to my first bag of blues licks! I’d like to tentatively call this ‘Blues for the Common Man’ because, after all, blues is about interpretation as well as heart and soul. What I’ve got here today is 6 licks over a 12 Bar Blues shuffle backing in the key of E. […]

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David Bowie Guitar Riffs Medley

David Bowie Guitar Riffs Medley

| December 17, 2013 | 0 Comments

Everyone wants to play something recognisable when practicing, so what better way than to learn some great David Bowie guitar riffs. Bowie has employed some exceptional guitarists over the years, notably Mick Ronson and Earl Slick, both of whom have contributed to the great songs he has written, both in the studio and in a […]

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Reviews

App Review: 4 Chord App

App Review: 4 Chord App

| March 12, 2014 | 0 Comments

This month’s app review will be taking a look at the 4 Chord App by Musopia. OK, so first impressions of the app are great – namely the price. I’m not sure that there can really be any complaints for an app that costs absolutely nothing, but to be a truly stand out app it needs to offer something truly spectacular – […]

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Play Lead Guitar, From The Inside Out

Play Lead Guitar, From The Inside Out

| March 5, 2014 | 2 Comments

We were thrilled to be asked to review this iBook by Chris Sherland, that has been produced to change the way you think about how to play lead guitar. In the book, Chris aims to expand your approach and and change your perspective, by focusing on the listening, feeling and thinking parts of your playing. And, to a […]

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Guitar Theory. The Chords in Keys App.

Guitar Theory. The Chords in Keys App.

| August 26, 2013 | 0 Comments

Why should you learn guitar theory? Many guitarists shy away from guitar or music theory, either because they feel they don’t need it, or because it doesn’t appeal to them. This is understandable to a point, as many guitarists can get by with what they already know. Others may avoid learning about theory, because they […]

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Tricks & Techniques

Guitar Picking Exercises

Guitar Picking Exercises

| April 10, 2014 | 0 Comments

Here are some guitar picking exercises, and warm up routines, that are geared towards the intermediate hard rocking metal guitarist, that wants to become a shredder. This lesson plan will increase your music theory and dexterity on the guitar, allowing you to be creative and add to the lesson plan. Performance notes: Doing these warm ups […]

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What Is Legato?

What Is Legato?

| April 10, 2014 | 0 Comments

Smooth Operator – The Legato Technique Legato is a term that you will hear a lot once you start getting into lead guitar playing, but what exactly does it mean? The literal meaning of legato is ‘tied together’ but in musical terms it means that you should play the notes in a smooth manner, not […]

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Fingerstyle: Caledonia

Fingerstyle: Caledonia

| January 27, 2014 | 0 Comments

This month I got in touch with one of the biggest names in Scottish folk music, Dougie Maclean, OBE. Below is my arrangement of one of Dougie’s best-known pieces, Caledonia. Many different artists have done their own take of Caledonia, but I urge anyone not familiar with Dougie to check out the original. As well […]

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Guitar Picking Exercises

Guitar Picking Exercises

| April 10, 2014 | 0 Comments

Here are some guitar picking exercises, and warm up routines, that are geared towards the intermediate hard rocking metal guitarist, that wants to become a shredder. This lesson plan will increase your music theory and dexterity on the guitar, allowing you to be creative and add to the lesson plan. Performance notes: Doing these warm ups […]

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What Is Legato?

What Is Legato?

| April 10, 2014 | 0 Comments

Smooth Operator – The Legato Technique Legato is a term that you will hear a lot once you start getting into lead guitar playing, but what exactly does it mean? The literal meaning of legato is ‘tied together’ but in musical terms it means that you should play the notes in a smooth manner, not […]

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Guitar Coach Premium. Online Lesson Libraries.

Guitar Coach Premium. Online Lesson Libraries.

| March 28, 2014 | 0 Comments

Guitar Coach Premium gives you online access to all our Premium content. This includes all the Special Editions of Guitar Coach Magazine, PLUS all the BandJammer Lesson Libraries. You can try Guitar Coach Premium for just $1. Click Here For More Details On Guitar Coach Premium.

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