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My Complete Guide To Acoustic Guitar Chords For Beginners

In this section I’m going to teach you all the ‘must know’ things when it comes to acoustic guitar chords… and I think you’ll find much of what I reveal quite surprising! While it’s true that there are literally tens of thousands of guitar chords (and yes,

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The 10 Essential Guitar Chords You MUST Know!

The chords listed here will give you everything you need to be able to play in 2 complete keys – the key of C and the key of G… more on keys in this lesson. If there are any chords here which you don’t know how to

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How To Get Perfect Sounding Guitar Chords

On this page you’ll learn the 3 most common reasons why your chords don’t sound as good as they should do and how to fix them. Once you’ve learned the basic open shapes the next step is to make sure that whenever you play a chord it

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What Chords Go Well Together? How Are They Grouped Into Keys?

How to take all these random chords we’ve been going through and organize them into a perfect little musical family. In order for guitar chords to really make “musical sense” you need to understand how they are grouped together into keys. A key is a collection of

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How To Change Guitar Chords Faster

Check out this quick 4 minute video where I’ll show you a great trick for improving how fast you can change between guitar chords COMING SOON It’s best to perform these exercises without strumming at first. After a few days of practice you’ll find that your fingers

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What Chords Are Good For Country Songs?

Learn the most popular groups of chords used for Country guitar! Classic country songs are the perfect examples of just how much you can do with only 3 chords. By learning the 4 groups of 3 chords (if that makes sense) I’ll show you it’s possible to

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How To Add Color And Spice Up “Boring” Chords

Watch as I perform a little magic trick in front of your eyes by taking a boring chord change and turning it into something with much more depth and meaning You know, with a few simple changes it’s possible to instantly transform many bland and boring beginner

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Essential Guitar Strums And How To Make Your Strumming Sound Professional

Unfortunately, the art of strumming guitar is often a neglected topic in many guitar courses yet it’s an essential technique. If you never learn how to strum properly you’ll never be able to play any songs. Here’s the good news, simply by learning a handful of the

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The Most Important Strum You Can Know – Universal Strum No. 1

If you only learn one strumming pattern on guitar this this should be it! This is probably the most useful and versatile strumming pattern you could learn for playing popular songs on guitar. There are literally hundreds if not thousands of songs that will fit this strum

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How To Play A Classic 50’s Style Strum

This strumming pattern will bring back some nostalgic memories for some of you! We can take what we learned in Strum No.1 and by making two quick changes turn it into a classic sounding ballad-type strum from the 50’s & 60’s. By isolating the bass note and

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Why Your Strumming Sounds Horrible And How To Fix It

Here are 3 important things you must do in order to achieve a nice strumming sound on guitar As a full time guitar teacher I saw many students who could change chords reasonably well but their strumming sounded absolutely horrible… worse than awful! It was painful to

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The Best Way To Practice Strumming On Guitar

My top advice for how you should practice in order to achieve a really professional strumming sound When it comes to practicing strumming patterns the first thing you must get is a set of drum tracks like we we have on this site or a metronome. This

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How Professional Guitar Players Strum

This video will clearly demonstrate how pro players strum and how it differs from what a beginner will do The biggest difference between how professional players will strum and beginners is that pro players will create a clear distinction between the bass notes in chords and the

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How To Play A Classic Country Strum

Watch this video to learn how to play a fantastic sounding country strum on guitar Following on from the last video where I talked about the importance of separating the bass notes from chords this strum serves as another perfect example of this concept in motion. The

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What Kind Of Pick Is Best For Strumming Acoustic Guitar?

There are two picks I recommend for guitar strumming, watch the video to find out what they are… It’s normally best to use softer, more flexible picks when your performing strumming parts on guitar. This will help to give you a nice, warm and smooth sound. If

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How To Tell Which Strum To Use For A Song

This is something many students struggle with but hopefully the following information will help you! Within seconds of hearing a song I can tell which strumming pattern would fit it perfectly. I write that not to impress you or to boast, it’s perfectly realistic for all guitar

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How Many Strums Do You Need To Know?

It only takes 6 strums to play practically any song you hear. The trick is to learn the right ones! Many beginners believe that in order to play lots of songs you need to know lots of strums. The real truth however is that by simply learning

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How To Play A 3/4 Strum

Here’s how to play a strum in three quarter time. It’s great for Bob Dylan and John Denver songs along with many others It’s good for all guitar players to know a few strum variations in 3/4 time. Not only does it feel like a breath of

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Easy Songs To Play On Acoustic Guitar

Here’s a nice example of an easy guitar song, “All My Loving” by The Beatles. What’s nice about it is that it contains the melody line inside the chords which really helps to make the song instantly recognizable to whoever is listening to you. They’ll enjoy your

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Getting Started With Songs

O.K so you’re all fired up and ready to get into playing songs but first… Are You Really Ready? Most beginners I see get it backwards… They pick up a guitar and before they can even play anything they start trying to learn their favorite songs. Big

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