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Pedal and Amp Modelling vs. Analogue

Pedal and Amp Modelling vs. Analogue

Andy | July 14, 2016 | 0 Comments

As a guitar teacher, I’m often asked to give advice and recommendations about gear to students. One of the more common questions from intermediate to advanced guitarists is which route to take to pursue their tone. The options presenting guitarists are to go analogue (tube/valve amp and analogue effects pedals), digital (effects pedal / guitar […]

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I Want You On My Team

I Want You On My Team

Andy | July 12, 2016 | 1 Comment

I want YOU on my team… Watch this video now to learn more! CLICK HERE, to find out more about my 6-Week Guitar Kickstarter Campaign. Hi Andy here, You know, I really love playing in bands and doing gigs. But actually, I love the guitar teaching even more. You see I get a real buzz every […]

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Tequila Sunrise. The Eagles. Easy Guitar Songs

Tequila Sunrise. The Eagles. Easy Guitar Songs

Andy | June 26, 2016 | 6 Comments

Tequila Sunrise Guitar Lesson. The Eagles, Easy Guitar Songs. Overview Another Henley/Frey classic, this time from The Eagles second album, Desperado………which, incidentally, is Andy’s favourite. In case you missed it, you can watch the Lyin Eyes guitar lesson right here under our easy guitar songs category. Tequila Sunrise was released as a single in 1973 and, […]

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Your First Song, Pt. 4: How to Sing and Play Guitar

Your First Song, Pt. 4: How to Sing and Play Guitar

Cody Robinson | June 20, 2016 | 0 Comments

Welcome to the final part of Your First Guitar Song, a four-part series made especially for beginner guitarists. Last week, in Pt. 3: Changing Chords, we combined the three chords from Part One with the strumming pattern from Part Two to play the verse guitar for ‘Twist and Shout’ by The Beatles. If you’ve made it […]

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Lola. The Kinks

Lola. The Kinks

Andy | June 14, 2016 | 3 Comments

Lola. The Kinks. Easy Guitar Songs Song Background Andy was really pleased this song made it into the top 5 Guitar Coach Community songs to learn. Originally recorded by The Kinks and written by lead singer Ray Davies, it was released in the UK in June 1970 The song details a romantic encounter between a […]

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Lyin Eyes. The Eagles. Easy Guitar Songs

Lyin Eyes. The Eagles. Easy Guitar Songs

Andy | June 14, 2016 | 9 Comments

Lyin Eyes. The Eagles. Easy Guitar Songs Song Background An overwhelming Guitar Coach community favourite, Lyin Eyes, written by Don Henley and the late great Glenn Frey, this Eagles “standard” was recorded in 1975, with Glen Frey singing lead vocals. The second single released from their album “One of These Nights” Lyin’ Eyes reached number […]

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Your First Song, Pt. 3: Changing Chords

Your First Song, Pt. 3: Changing Chords

Cody Robinson | June 13, 2016 | 0 Comments

Welcome to Part Three of Your First Song, a four-part series made especially for beginner guitarists. In Pt 2: How to Strum a Guitar, we used one of the three chords from Pt 1: Easy Guitar Chords to play the basic strumming pattern for ‘Twist and Shout’ by The Beatles. Now that we’ve got the rhythm of […]

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Your First Song, Pt. 2: How to Strum a Guitar

Your First Song, Pt. 2: How to Strum a Guitar

Cody Robinson | June 6, 2016 | 0 Comments

Welcome to Part Two of Your First Guitar Song, a four-part series made especially for beginner guitarists. Last week in Part One we learned the three easy guitar chords (G, A, and D major) needed to play ‘Twist and Shout’ by The Beatles. Now that we’ve learned the finger positions for these chords, let’s learn […]

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4 More Electric Guitar Songs for Beginners

4 More Electric Guitar Songs for Beginners

Justin | June 2, 2016 | 4 Comments

Now that you’ve mastered four easy electric guitar songs, it’s time to take things up a notch. Here are four more electric guitar songs for beginners that will push you to improve without driving you crazy. 1. Blitzkrieg Bop by The Ramones If you somehow think you haven’t heard Blitzkrieg Bop, you’ll probably recognize it […]

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Your First Song, Pt. 1: Easy Guitar Chords

Your First Song, Pt. 1: Easy Guitar Chords

Cody Robinson | May 30, 2016 | 5 Comments

Welcome to Part One of Your First Song, a four-part series made especially for beginner guitarists. If you want to learn to play a song but you’re feeling a little intimidated, have no fear: learning a song can actually be very easy. Just follow the simple instructions from each of the four parts in this […]

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How to Practice Guitar More Effectively

How to Practice Guitar More Effectively

Andy | May 26, 2016 | 1 Comment

I’ve been teaching guitar for almost 10 years. Over this period of time I’ve taught hundreds, maybe even thousands of students. Different walks of life, different skills, but the same goal – to improve as guitar players. ‘If you want to instantly improve … start examining how you practice and thinking about how to practice guitar more effectively.’ […]

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Alternate Guitar Strumming: Play As Fast As Possible

Alternate Guitar Strumming: Play As Fast As Possible

Justin | May 19, 2016 | 2 Comments

You’re listening to the chorus of a new song and think the guitarists are just letting chords ring out with some effect on them. But after a moment, you realize they aren’t just letting the chords ring. That’s no effect, either – they’re so fast at guitar strumming that they’re playing chords 32 times a bar! […]

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Create a Powerful Old-School Sound with 3-Chord Acoustic Blues

Create a Powerful Old-School Sound with 3-Chord Acoustic Blues

Andy | May 5, 2016 | 5 Comments

Almost by definition, an acoustic blues in E is the original blues. Done right, it can send a shiver up your spine. If it’s below par, it can be incredibly boring to listen to. Boring an audience is the cardinal sin of any performing art and playing acoustich blues guitar is no different. That said, the blues in E […]

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How to Play a Guitar Bend

How to Play a Guitar Bend

Justin | April 28, 2016 | 0 Comments

Whether you’re playing blues, country, rock or just about any other genre imaginable, you need to know how to play a good guitar bend. The guitar bend is such a ubiquitous technique that you should learn it shortly after you first start playing. Otherwise, you’ll be limited to a small pool of songs – and you’ll […]

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