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The Easiest Way to Start Playing Guitar Right Now—And Enjoy It!

Mon, 29 Sep 2014 09:46:53 +0000

After years of teaching guitar, I’ve noticed many recurring issues that crop up with beginners trying to figure out how to start playing. If you haven’t played guitar before, it can be daunting and confusing to know what is the…

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Free Guitar Lessons San Francisco — Monday Exercise #5

Mon, 24 Feb 2014 18:01:23 +0000

This is the fifth and final installment in our series on rapidly improving our dexterity, strength, stamina, power, and musicality of our fingers to improve our guitar playing. So far we’ve gone over four easy, fast, and powerful exercises, and if…

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Free Guitar Lessons San Francisco — Monday Exercise #4

Mon, 17 Feb 2014 19:37:49 +0000

The fourth “linear exercise” in our continuing series on rapidly improving our dexterity, strength, stamina, power, and musicality of our fingers to improve our guitar playing… Download the tablature for this exercise here: Guitar Finger Exercise #4 Tab This week’s pattern…

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Free Guitar Lessons San Francisco — Tuesday Guitar Tip #3: Playing With a Pick

Wed, 12 Feb 2014 06:22:05 +0000

Today’s guitar tip is all about using a flat pick. If you’re new to guitar or if you’ve only ever used your fingers, a pick can be a fun alternative that will give you severe new options and sounds. Starting…

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Free Guitar Lessons San Francisco — Monday Exercise #3

Mon, 03 Feb 2014 17:08:13 +0000

And now part three in our continuing series on rapidly improving our dexterity, strength, stamina, power, and musicality of our fingers to improve our guitar playing… Download the tablature for this exercise here: Guitar Finger Exercise #3 Tab By now, you’re…

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Free Guitar Lessons San Francisco — Thursday Exercise #2: The Minor Pentatonic Scale, 2nd Position

Fri, 31 Jan 2014 01:12:36 +0000

(Continuing with where we started in the last Thursday Exercise, where we did the 1st position of the A minor pentatonic scale.) Here are the tabs for the 2nd position of the Am pentatonic scale: Am Pentatonic Guitar Scale, 2nd Position…

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Free Guitar Lessons San Francisco — Wednesday Guitar Chords #2: “Blowin’ in the Wind” Riff

Wed, 29 Jan 2014 19:03:08 +0000

Today we’re going over our first song riff. This riff, adapted from Bob Dylan’s “Blowin’ in the Wind” will include the chords we went over last week: A major, D major, and E major. If you need to check them…

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Free Guitar Lessons San Francisco — Tuesday Guitar Tip #2: Fretting Notes

Wed, 29 Jan 2014 00:55:02 +0000

Today’s tip is about one of the most fundamental skills to guitar: fretting notes. Fretting notes becomes easier and easier with time, but getting started on the right foot (or finger) will save you heaps of time and spare you…

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Free Guitar Lessons San Francisco — Monday Exercise #2

Mon, 27 Jan 2014 19:13:29 +0000

Here’s part two in our continuing series on rapidly improving our dexterity, strength, stamina, power, and musicality of our fingers to improve our guitar playing. Download the tablature for this exercise here: Guitar Finger Exercise #2 Tab This exercise will…

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Free Guitar Lessons San Francisco — Thursday Exercise #1: The Minor Pentatonic Scale, 1st Position

Fri, 24 Jan 2014 03:19:59 +0000

To start off this series of scale exercises, we’re going to pick a scale that is both easy to learn and incredibly versatile to use: the minor pentatonic scale. Pentatonic scales have 5 notes (major and minor scales have 7…

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