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Psychedelic Hendrix Chord Riffin’

January 8, 2013 No Comments

We’re continuing our study of the Hendrix chord with a practical lesson on how to create riffs around it.

How to Hold a Pick

September 1, 2011 No Comments

Time to learn the correct way to hold a pick! Everyone’s got a different technique, but we’re going to teach you the universally accepted way.

All About the Left Hand

September 1, 2011 No Comments

Time to look at proper left hand technique! We want to develop good habits early on, so really absorb what we’re talking about here!

1234 Finger Exercises

September 1, 2011 No Comments

Time to learn one of the best exercises for getting your fingers into shape. Finger strength is at the heart of guitar playing, and this is one of the best exercises you can do!

Weezer – “Undone” (Chords)

August 3, 2011 No Comments

Grab your horn rimmed glasses because we’re taking a trip back to the 90′s to check out the Weezer classic “Undone (The Sweater Song).”

Foo Fighters – “Big Me”

August 3, 2011 No Comments

The Foo Fighters are one of the biggest bands today, but this is the song that started it all for Dave Grohl. So let’s get started!

The Beatles – “Let It Be” (Chords)

August 3, 2011 No Comments

To get more practice with the F chord, we’ve got an absolute classic, this time it’s The Beatles’ “Let It Be.” So let’s get started!

Lynyrd Skynyrd – “Free Bird” (Chords)

August 3, 2011 No Comments

Today we’re learning the ultimate southern rock anthem to get some practice with the dreaded F chord. Raise your lighters and let’s get started!

The Dreaded F Chord

August 3, 2011 No Comments

Ok guys, here comes the toughest lesson yet. It’s time for the dreaded F chord, which involves a new technique called barring. It’s hard, but we know you guys can do it!

Oasis – “Wonderwall”

August 3, 2011 No Comments

In this lesson we’re going to learn a 90′s classic and all time great song, Oasis’s “Wonderwall.” This will be a fun way to get some practice with the capo.

How to Use a Capo

August 3, 2011 No Comments

Today we’re going to learn about a nifty device every guitar player should have – the capo. We’ll show you what it is and how to use it!

Guns N’ Roses – “Sweet Child O’ Mine” (Chords)

August 3, 2011 No Comments

Today we’re learning the Guns N’ Roses classic “Sweet Child O Mine” to get some practice with our misses and folk strumming. Enjoy guys!

Misses, Ties, and Half Notes

August 3, 2011 No Comments

We’ve got a series of new strumming concepts in this lesson including missing, ties, and half notes. If you understand this lesson you’ll be well on your way to strumming mastery!

Jimi Hendrix – “Hey Joe” (Chords)

August 3, 2011 1 Comment

We’ve got a Hendrix classic to get some extra work with our newest batch of chords. This is an easy version that even a beginner can play and have fun with!

Bonus Chords – C, C7, G, G7, B7

August 3, 2011 No Comments

We’ve got a new batch of chords today to check out today, including C, C7, G, G7, B7. With these, you’re well on your way to having a great handle on the open chords.

Bob Dylan – “The Times They Are A Changin”

August 3, 2011 No Comments

This Dylan masterpiece uses the 34 time signature to deliver a powerful message about an evolving world. Today we’ll show you how to play it.

John Lennon – “Working Class Hero”

August 3, 2011 No Comments

“Working Class Hero” is a politically driven song about social injustice, but underneath the message lies a super catchy song in 34. We’ll teach you how to play it!

Staind – “So Far Away” (Chords)

August 3, 2011 No Comments

To get some more practice with the 34 time signature we’ve got a great song from the alternative rock band Staind. We hope you like it!

34 Strumming Basics

August 2, 2011 No Comments

We’ve looked at the 34 time signature previously, but today we’re going to learn some of the most common strumming patterns you’ll need to play in this time signature.

Alternate Picking

August 2, 2011 No Comments

Today we’re going to learn a brand new technique called alternate picking. This is essential to playing efficiently and quickly and is one of the secrets behind shredding.

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