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Guitar Coach Now On iPhone

Guitar Coach Now On iPhone

Andy | July 29, 2013 | 0 Comments

We’re delighted to announce that you can now read, listen, watch and enjoy Guitar Coach magazine on your iPhone, as well as iPad and iPod Touch. We’re also starting work on the Android version – so we’ll keep you posted! Here’s the download link to grab your FREE copy of the latest Issue. And remember […]

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Fingerstyle Guitar Lesson. Waltzing Matilda

Fingerstyle Guitar Lesson. Waltzing Matilda

Andy | July 29, 2013 | 0 Comments

This week’s lesson features my arrangement of the traditional australian folk tune waltzing Matilda. This simple but effective arrangement sounds like theres more going on than there actually is, but it’s pleasing for acoustic guitarists at any level. My arrangement is based on three simple chords and a clear melody line. The more adventurous of […]

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Learning The Guitar Fretboard

Learning The Guitar Fretboard

Andy | July 29, 2013 | 0 Comments

Learning the guitar fretboard is not hard. If you want to be more than just a casual player, you need to know how the notes on the fretboard are arranged. The video explains this lesson in about 4 minutes, but read on if you prefer a written version. STEP ONE The first thing to understand is that […]

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5 Tips For Choosing Your First Guitar

5 Tips For Choosing Your First Guitar

Andy | July 29, 2013 | 0 Comments

How to choose your first guitar? So you’re ready to buy your first guitar, but have no idea where to start? Don’t worry – I’ve put together some essential tips on how to make sure this exciting time doesn’t give you a headache! 1) Do you know someone that already plays guitar? This is the […]

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Recording Guitar Tone. Lessons from the studio

Recording Guitar Tone. Lessons from the studio

Andy | July 29, 2013 | 0 Comments

Don’t assume you know anything about ‘recorded’ guitar tone based on what sounds good ‘at home’ in your living room. Last month I found myself back in the studio for the first time in nearly 3 years. I had been planning my own Blues project for a long time now, (at least in my head) […]

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Tips For Left Handed Guitarists

Tips For Left Handed Guitarists

Andy | July 29, 2013 | 0 Comments

Left handed? Start here.  10% of us our left handed.  That makes about 32 million of us in America. When I started out wanting to learn guitar, I asked folks if I should learn left handed, or as a righty.  I was given the advice to try and learn as a righty. Actually, it may […]

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Learning The Guitar. A Beginners Journey

Learning The Guitar. A Beginners Journey

Andy | July 29, 2013 | 0 Comments

Ever since I can remember I have always wanted to learn the guitar. It always seemed that either I didn’t have the time or the money. I did though, have plenty of time to dream. It wasn’t until I had graduated and moved out, that I got my hands on my first guitar. It was […]

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The Beatles All My Loving

The Beatles All My Loving

Andy | July 21, 2013 | 0 Comments

A Challenge The Beatles All My Loving. Most of the strumming lessons that have been included so far have been relatively easy, so to throw something more challenging into the mix, the verse to All My Loving serves up both fast chord changes and a busy strumming pattern that will challenge your timing and wrist […]

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The Em 9 Chord

The Em 9 Chord

Andy | July 21, 2013 | 0 Comments

Having recently talked about D9 in Guitar Coach, we thought it would be a grand idea to talk about a minor 9th chord in the open position. After absolutely no debate, we picked Em9 as it has 2 distinct ways of being played using open strings, both of which have there own unique sound. One […]

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Guitarist Q&A

Guitarist Q&A

Andy | July 21, 2013 | 0 Comments

A selection of this weeks questions: What are the 2 things you wish you knew back then, about starting out?  Just have fun, and practice more! What should I know before I start writing songs?  Same thing as the previous question – just have fun and practice more.  It really helps to know how to […]

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Guitar Practice versus Playing

Guitar Practice versus Playing

Andy | July 21, 2013 | 0 Comments

As musicians we all share a common goal, namely to get better at what we do. For each of us, the exact definition of what “get better” means will be a bit different – but there is still a common goal, namely to take our playing beyond where it is now So, how do we […]

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Easy Guitar Solos

Easy Guitar Solos

Andy | July 4, 2013 | 0 Comments

Easy Soloing DVD: Learn & Master The Fretboard Learn and create unique guitar solos in different styles using our great backing tracks; from Blues, to Country and Rock. This is a complete course on creating and improvising solos using the Eminor Pentatonic scale, in all 5 positions over the fretboard. All 24 Licks can be […]

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E Minor Pentatonic scale improvisation lesson

E Minor Pentatonic scale improvisation lesson

Andy | July 4, 2013 | 0 Comments

Part 2 If you enjoy this, then check out our Easy Soloing DVD! What Have We Achieved So Far? The first improvisation session covered the E minor pentatonic scale in the open position and gave you an idea of what you can achieve as you learn the magic of improvisation. We are now going to […]

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Glam Metal: Love It or Hate It?

Glam Metal: Love It or Hate It?

Andy | July 4, 2013 | 0 Comments

Love It! OK, so Glam Metal or Hair Metal may not be the quintessential genre of choice for most, and I’m not going to pretend it is, but it certainly has its place in the industry and should certainly not be thought of as a joke by any means. There are clear influences for the […]

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