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Learn Tequila Sunrise by The Eagles

If all you do is strum chords to chords very often your audience will have no clue as to what you’re trying to play. That’s why being able to include even just the hint of a melody line is so important. Melody notes make your guitar songs

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Tequila Sunrise by The Eagles (Part 2)

Here’s part 2 of this lesson for you… How did you go? Let me know in the comments below…

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Learn Time Of Your Life by Green Day

Make sure you take your time and practice the picking pattern to this intro very slowly. Once you’ve done that you should find you’re able to speed it up without making mistakes. The chords are relatively easy and isolating the bass note on each chord helps to

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4 Quick Examples Of Talent

These days the word “talent” gets thrown around so much that it’s almost lost its real meaning. The word “genius” gets even more abused. Sometimes I think people have forgotten what “talent” actually is… pretty rare and something genuinely special. I’ve collected some brief snapshots of talent

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Wow! Johnny Hiland

It’s amazing the amount of relatively “undiscovered” talent there is in the world and I’m about to give you a pretty good example of what I’m talking about. If you’ve never heard of him before, may I introduce you to Johnny Hiland. He grew up in Maine

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How To Play “More Than Words” Part 1

Here’s part 1 of a version of “More Than Words” I recently put together. It’s suitable for beginners to learn (with a bit of practice of course!) Stay tuned for part 2 & 3 coming your way soon. Feel free to leave a comment below and I’ll

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Learn My #1 Essential Strum!

The strumming pattern you’ll learn here is one of the most powerful ones you can know so it gets my top recommendation. It’ll work perfectly across a wide range of songs, in many different musical genre’s and at many different speeds too! In short… it gives you

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The Chords To Sweet Home Alabama (Part 1)

Check out my video lesson for how to play the classic “Sweet Home Alabama”. All the chords, strums and riffs are shown and don’t forget to print out the TAB to make the lesson even easier to follow. This is a 2 part lesson, simply login to

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The Chords To Sweet Home Alabama (Part 2)

Welcome to part 2 – there are some tricky riffs at the end to deal with here… Download TAB  

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A Beautiful Example Of Spanish Guitar

I first heard this played on a film starring Antonio Banderas and Salma Hayek called “Desperado”. On the soundtrack it’s being played by 2 guitars however I’ve arranged it here for just 1 guitar so we all can play it. I think it’s a gorgeous example of just

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Chords & Strum For “First Cut Is The Deepest”

Part One We’ll start by learning the song progression to “First Cut Is The Deepest” (check out the Sheryl Crow version on YouTube). I’ll also show you a super powerful strumming pattern that you can use to not only play this song but 1000′s of others too.

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How To Use Arpeggio Picking In REM’s “Everybody Hurts”

One of the biggest worldwide hits ever, this classic song by REM is a great opportunity for us to practice the technique of “arpeggio picking”. Make sure you learn to cycle it on single chords in a loop first (using a metronome if possible) before attempting to

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You Gotta Hear This! Beautiful Spanish Guitar

This is a beautiful Spanish guitar piece which isn’t too hard to learn and well worth effort. If you want to go more deeply into this style of guitar check out the main course here.

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The Third Golden Rule To Play Acoustic Guitar Perfectly…

Persistence That’s simple enough! However many people lose motivation to continue on guitar. Let’s look at the main pitfalls facing you on your journey. The number one reason most beginners fail and quit is frustration. Frustration occurs whenever you don’t succeed! What happens when you’re receiving poor

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The Second Golden Rule To Playing Acoustic Guitar Perfectly…

In the first article we looked at the importance of practicing slowly and perfectly, so slowly that it was impossible for you to make a mistake. The result of which would be that your mind would be programmed so perfectly that adding speed without mistakes becomes easy.

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Some Words of Encouragement – I Know It Can Get Tough!

I know that the going can get pretty tough trying to learn guitar at times, in fact, I remember my own experiences as a beginner quite well. I can still see myself sitting on my bed and trying to get from Em to G or worse still

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Guitar in a Nutshell Password

To get a Guitar in a Nutshell password please visit the home page and click on the paypal button. After completing payment you’ll get your password sent to you by email. Enter the login info into the ‘members login’ panel and click GO Password for Guitar in

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How To Choose An Acoustic Guitar

A common question asked by many beginners is how to choose their first acoustic guitar. You don’t need to spend a lot of money in order have an instrument suitable for learning on however there are 2 very important factors which must be right. In this article

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Guitar Lessons In Cork

Guitar in a Nutshell was started in Cork in 2006 and has gone from strength to strength. You can access all the courses instantly here. When searching for guitar lessons in Cork a number of options are available. Aside from asking around, if your area is lucky

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How Can You Tell If Your Guitar Teacher Is Good Or Not?

Many Guitar in a Nutshell members may also be attending 1-1 or class guitar lessons with a guitar tutor in their local area. Combining guitar lessons online and personal lessons with a teacher is probably the fastest way to reach your goals on guitar. The question is

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