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The One I Love. Beginners Strumming Lesson

The One I Love. Beginners Strumming Lesson

Andy | June 11, 2015 | 1 Comment

The One I Love A simple strumming pattern (with a couple of accentuations), open chords, a typically formulaic song structure, and a great song. It doesn’t really get much better than this if you are beginning your guitar playing journey or are looking to learn new songs. And The One I Love by REM has it all. This classic song is […]

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Open E Tuning. Dave Mason

Open E Tuning. Dave Mason

Andy | June 11, 2015 | 1 Comment

Open E Tuning – A Dave Mason Classic. You may have already tried our videos showing you Honky Tonk Women in open G tuning as played by the legendary Keith Richards. Introduction Acoustic Strumming Lead Riff Tuning your axe in different ways from the standard E A D G B E allows you to experiment with different sounds and lets you […]

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Tom Petty American Girl. Strumming Session

Tom Petty American Girl. Strumming Session

Andy | June 11, 2015

Tom Petty American Girl. Us guitarists are always looking to pick up new tricks and either show them off or retain some self satisfaction that will give you an inner smile. To help GC readers achieve this we have selected  American Girl by Tom Petty which cleverly forms a chord employing the D note using octaves i.e. the same note […]

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Acoustic guitar strumming lessons. Counting Crows, Talking Heads & Boston

Acoustic guitar strumming lessons. Counting Crows, Talking Heads & Boston

Andy | June 11, 2015

Acoustic guitar strumming lessons Mr. Jones by The Counting Crows, The Talking Heads’ Psycho Killer and More Than A Feeling by Boston have 3 distinctive must know strumming patterns; each one completely different and deliberately picked to help you improve your muscle memory and strumming ability. Introduction Mr Jones Psycho Killer More Than A Feeling As with many of our sessions […]

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Horse With No Name. Easy guitar lesson.

Horse With No Name. Easy guitar lesson.

Andy | June 11, 2015

Horse With No Name. Easy guitar lesson. 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. Apart from Em, the 4 chords used in this great song are not only unusual, but are very easy to master. No more than 2 fingers […]

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Johnny Cash. Folsom Prison Blues

Johnny Cash. Folsom Prison Blues

Andy | June 11, 2015 | 0 Comments

Johnny Cash. Folsom Prison Blues. Introduction Teach Extra

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REM. The One I Love Guitar Lesson

REM. The One I Love Guitar Lesson

Andy | November 8, 2014 | 9 Comments

A simple strumming pattern (with a couple of accentuations), open chords, a typically formulaic song structure, open chords and a great song. It doesn’t really get much better than this if you are beginning your guitar playing journey or are looking to learn new songs. And The One I Love by REM has it all. […]

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Robert Cray Smokin Gun

Robert Cray Smokin Gun

Andy | July 26, 2014

Robert Cray Smokin Gun. Why This Riff? It is important to continue to add colour and flavour to your rhythm playing, so with this issue’s main man Robert “Young Bob” Cray in mind, this simple but beautifully melodic riff will provide you with several things to master. The Component Parts Apart from the relatively easy strumming patter, the introduction to […]

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Beginners Strumming: The Beatles I Should Have Known Better

Beginners Strumming: The Beatles I Should Have Known Better

Andy | July 26, 2014

The Beatles, I Should Have Known Better; This is a beginner level strumming session with just 2 chords, the G Major and D Major. Introduction Practice

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The Eagles Lyin Eyes

The Eagles Lyin Eyes

Andy | July 24, 2014

The Eagles Lyin Eyes Introduction Practice So you can now learn the introduction to Lyin’ Eyes by The Eagles. Andy shows you a simple strumming pattern using some open chords, but a slightly more challenging chord change. Chords used The first one is a G Major. It is made up of the top E-string 3rd fret which is […]

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