Guitar Strumming Patterns for Beginners

guitar strumming patterns for beginners

Strumming is an essential part of playing the guitar, adding rhythm and flavor to your playing. Unfortunately, it can also be an extremely challenging aspect of playing, especially for beginners. Developing the finesse and control to play complex rhythms consistently takes a lot of time and practice. But what if I told you there were…

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The Best Guitar Practice Chairs and Stools

guitar practice chairs and stools

Guitar practice can be a little punishing for the body at times. A little comfort while you practice is a good idea. And, even if you prefer to practice while standing, you will want to park it all down on a comfortable chair or stool and give your legs and back some rest after a…

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The 20 Minute Guitar Practice Routine for Beginners

guitar practice routine for beginners

Practice makes perfect. As a beginner guitarist, I’m sure you’ve heard that over and over again. And it’s true: Practicing really is the key to becoming a better, more advanced guitarist. But what exactly should you be practicing? There are hundreds of musical concepts a beginner guitarist needs to understand, and finding the right place…

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5 Best Acoustic Guitars for College Students

best guitar for college students

A high end Takamine or Martin acoustic guitar would be an awesome purchase. Yet, for the majority of us, it isn’t always the most appropriate choice. It’s especially not great for a college student, who has a tricky budget to balance. You want a good quality guitar, at an affordable price. Such a guitar is…

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The Keith Urban Player Guitar Set Review

Keith Urban's Guitar Player Set Review

We’d all like to make quick progress on the guitar. But quick progress will never replace a solid foundation. In this review of the Keith Urban Player Guitar Set, we’ll look at whether or not you should use this method, but also show a few other options that will help you build a solid foundation…

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Guitar Pro 7 Review

guitar pro 7 review

I’ve always dreamed of writing my own music. There’s a good chance you’ve thought the same thing, too. Being able to compose your music (or put down any song, even if you didn’t write it) can change your playing forever. In this Guitar Pro 7 review, we’ll learn exactly how you can write down and…

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Learning Guitar for Girls

7 things girls must know about guitar

You’ve probably heard before that the guitar is a boy’s instrument. I’ll admit, there are probably more boys that play guitar than girls in the world. However, this stigmatism might just be the cause of those statistics! And let me tell you right now: Guitars are for girls too! Today we’re going to bust some of…

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Here’s Why You’re Not Getting Better at Guitar Despite Practicing

3 ways to get better at guitar

If you’re like most guitar players, you can probably relate to this: No matter how much you play, you just don’t seem to be getting any better. While it might come as a surprise, you’re actually not alone. In fact, this is a very common problem for guitar players of all skill levels. But what…

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Chord Progressions Every Beginner Songwriter Must Know

5 easy chord progressions

For a songwriter, writing a new song is a beautiful experience: Few things compare to taking a feeling and translating it into a new, exciting piece of music. However, sitting down to write a new song can also be extremely daunting, especially for beginners. Constructing a melody, rhythm, chord progression, and lyrics all at once…

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How to Play Guitar for Beginners

how to play guitar for beginners

Learning to play the guitar is meant to be fun and exciting. Unfortunately, start Googling some beginner guitar tips and you might soon think otherwise. Beginner guitar content is often too focused on basic skills like holding a guitar, guitar anatomy, finger exercises, and restringing. And I don’t know about you, but I haven’t heard…

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