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Blues Improvisation Using Guide Tones

Improvisation is one of the most exciting aspects of playing music and is a direct manifestation of our desire to create, express ourselves, and jam with other musicians. Learning to improvise and expand one’s improvisational skills are among the most common goals...

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Feel The Music When You Play Guitar

Feel The Music When You Play We always hear the phrases like a guitarist's "touch" and that one should "feel the music" associated with great players and other musicians but it's easy to overlook the significance of these particular words. Just...

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Part 5 – Pentatonic Scales

Pentatonic Scales   We have made it this far which means you should now know at least 1 major scale position (but most likely a few or even all 5) and be able to use it/them in a creative way, playing little melodies and phrases, using all parts of the...

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Part 3 – The Minor Scale…

The Minor Scale What do you mean "I already know it?"   Now, remember how earlier on we went through the Major Scale and not only memorised where all the Major Root Notes were but also added the Minor Root Notes to our mental labelling? By the end we...

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Remember Your Reasons ‘WHY’

When to Recall Your Reasons for Playing Guitar It can be really tough to stick with things, trust me I know! It seems to be almost a curse at times that we desire so many things, behaviours and knowledge. With so many great activities to enjoy,...

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What You See… is What You’ll Be

What You See... Is What You'll Be   I have talked before about how aspiring to the wise attitude of a seasoned farmer is the way to go with approaching guitar practice (or any other practice really) and how getting ourselves to the skill level...

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