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Over Everything Chords – Courtney Barnett and Kurt Vile Enhanced Chart

Over Everything Chart Download the PDF file .

08 Feb 2018
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The Five Most Common Strum Patterns

The Five Most Common Strum Patterns After learning their open chords, many students wish to expand their rhythmic palette.  They discover that while they can finger many of the chord voicings of their favorite songs, the strum patterns remain alien and outside their grasp.  Fortunately, rhythm patterns are akin to chord voicings in that some

31 Jan 2018
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Guest Blog for Musician Tuts – The Basics Of Strumming

Check it out here: https://musiciantuts.com/guitar-strumming/

24 Jan 2018
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How To Learn Any Strum Pattern

In contemporary guitar pedagogy, the rhythm hand (the right hand in right-handed individuals) is often overlooked.  The initial stages of guitar tuition frequently stress learning open chord shapes as the primary curriculum.  Little attention is paid to when and how to attack these voicings.  It is my experience, therefore, that many of my students who

12 Jan 2018
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Last Dance With Mary Jane Chords – Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers Chart

Last Dance With Mary Jane Download the PDF file .

07 Jan 2018
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Read My Guest Blog at Jazz-Guitar-Licks.com

I wrote a blog post for jazz-guitar-licks.com available here: Why Jazz Guitarist Should Study the Caged Method.

28 Dec 2017
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10 Guitar Chords That Are Easy To Learn For Beginners

Some of the first things any beginner learns after the parts of the guitar and the string names are the first few chords. Some of these are easier to grab than others, but with a bit of practice, it will come together within the first few months. In many cases, this is all it takes

21 Nov 2017
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Local Teacher Spotlight- Songbird Rising Suzuki School

As many of my students frequently ask me for recommendations for teachers of other instruments, I will begin posting articles about local teachers whom they may contact.  Today we learn about Songbird Rising Suzuki School. Songbird Rising Suzuki School was established in 2009 in Hyde Park and offers year round violin lessons and summer camps. They

06 Nov 2017
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Secondary Dominants Worksheet

Secondary Dominants We’ve already learned how a V7 chord cadences to a I chord.  To create tension and motion in a chord progression, we can mimic this cadence by build a dominant 7 chord a perfect fifth above any diatonic chord, as long a the root of that dominant chord happens to be a diatonic

30 Oct 2017
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Local Teacher Spotlight- Rob Roeder- Electric Bass

As many of my students frequently ask me for recommendations for teachers of other instruments, I will begin posting articles about local teachers whom they may contact.  Today we learn about Rob Roeder who can be found at robroeder.com/teaching.htm. Rob Roeder first taught bass while attending BIT, the bass section of Musician’s Institute in the late 1980s.

22 Oct 2017
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by Primeau Guitar