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Guitar in a Nutshell

The web is full of guitar websites however one in particular is turning heads called Guitar in a Nutshell. It’s a specialist site built for complete or struggling beginners and promises to teach a unique and compact system of strums and chords. Once learned, the method opens

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A Guide To Travis Picking On Guitar

Travis picking got its name from a country guitarist called Merle Travis. It’s a very popular fingerstyle technique within the genre of folk guitar. The main premise is that the thumb maintains an alternating bass pattern between two or sometimes three notes on the bass strings of

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How To Use A Guitar Capo

A guitar capo is a device which forms a clamp across all six strings of your guitar and can be placed at practically any place (or fret number) along the neck of the guitar. It’s an important guitar accessory and any quick visit to your guitar store

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Top 10 Easy Guitar Songs

Click the links below to learn each one in about 10 minutes or so! Time Of Your Life – Green Day Tequila Sunrise – The Eagles Stand By Me – Ben E King Norwegian Wood – The Beatles Lyin Eyes – The Eagles Wonderful Tonight – Eric

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How Do You Know When You’re Ready To Start Learning Songs?

Too many beginners make the mistake of rushing into learning songs before they are technically ready… Unfortunately many beginners make the mistake of rushing into songs on guitar before they’re truly ready for it. This often leads to a lot of frustration which can in turn demotivate

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How Many Chords And Strums Do You Need To Know?

You only need a small amount of strums and chords to begin playing popular songs on guitar It can be easy to think that you need to know a ton of different strumming patterns and hundreds of different chords in order to be able to play lots

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The Correct Way To Practice Songs On Guitar

A Simple 3 Step Guide To Follow Whenever You’re Learning A New Song Try to avoid learning a new song in it’s entirety all at once. It can often be too overwhelming. A much smarter way is to break the song down into its component parts and

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Why It’s A Bad Idea To Learn Your Favorite Songs First

Here’s another big “beginner” mistake to avoid! Most people learning guitar are dying to start playing their favorite songs however it’s normally not recommended to choose these songs as the first ones you learn. Here’s why… When you’re making the transition out of learning guitar and into

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What Are The Easiest Songs For Beginners To Start With?

In this article I reveal the two things to look out for when selecting easy songs to learn The best songs to start off learning will have 1 or 2 progressions maximum that repeat around and around for the entire duration of the song One strumming pattern

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I’m Having Trouble Playing Guitar And Singing At The Same Time

Here’s my best advice if you’re finding it difficult to sing while you play guitar It’s really common for beginners to find it difficult at first to accompany themselves on guitar while they sing a song. The reason is normally because they have not made the guitar

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How To Practice Guitar So Effectively That Success Becomes Inevitable

Welcome To This Series On Practicing Guitar Where You’ll Learn How Professional Guitar Players Do It One of the unique things about Guitar in a Nutshell is the custom-made software members use to rapidly improve on guitar. It’s included with the membership. Working with the software is

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Stage One Guitar Practice – Mental Programming

In the video below I’ll show you how to deeply program into your mind what you are trying to learn. It’s important to visualize your mind as a tape recorder when you practice guitar. It’s listening and recording everything you do. If you practice in an impatient

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Stage Two Guitar Practice – Metronome & Pressure Points

Now I’ll show you how to locate your “Pressure Point”. This is crucial for improving as fast as possible on guitar Due to the work you’ve already done in Stage One you can be sure that you’ve already successfully programmed what you’re trying to learn securely in

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How To Structure A Practice Session

Here’s the best way to structure your practice sessions so that you get the maximum benefit from them I recommend a practice time of around 40 minutes as being ideal for most people and especially for beginners. Within that time you should have decided 3 things in

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F.A.Q About Practicing Guitar

How Long Should You Practice Guitar Each Day? If you are a beginner (someone who is still learning chord shapes and strumming for the first time) then 30 – 40 minutes a day is ideal. As a genuine beginner you’ll find that your rate of improvement is

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How To Construct A Practice Schedule

1. Be Realistic About What You Can Sustain In the beginning when your motivation is sky-high it’s easy to design a practice schedule that is simply not sustainable over the long term. We see this happen all the time with diet plans or physical workouts at the

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A Secret The Pro’s Would Rather You Didn’t Know – The Art Of Mental Practice

Years ago I had a friend who was studying in a music conservatory to become a classical concert pianist. Pretty serious stuff I can tell you. They literally live, breath, eat and sleep it. What I learned from him however is that the professors would teach and

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Why Learning Songs Is The Worst Possible Way To Practice Guitar!

If there’s one sin I see beginners committing more than any other it’s trying to learn guitar through learning songs If you’re guilty of that there are some things you need to understand. Firstly, most decent guitar players can learn a new song in about 5 –

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What To Do When You Get Bored Or Frustrated With Practicing Guitar

You’re fed up, bored, frustrated and sick of not making any progress with guitar. What to do? Guy’s, I’ve been there too. I think every guitar player in history has. The first thing to do when this happens is to stop practicing. It could be a sign

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Perfectionism In Practice And Why It Can Destroy You

Some people want to completely master each step of guitar before moving forward but this is actually a recipe for disaster! This page is a little word of warning for you. As you are going through the lessons inside the members area please don’t get caught up

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