Blues Guitar Practice Routine

Here is a blues guitar practice routine that will be both challenging and enjoyable with a goal to make you a more versatile guitarist. While many people assume that blues is a limited genre anyone who plays it knows the possibilities are endless. 1. Finger Exercises Chances are you have been doing finger exercises since you picked up the guitar. If so, that’s good. Don’t stop. If not, start today. The benefit of finger exercises include loosening your…

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Beatles Songs in the Key of G

Here is a whole list of Beatles songs in the key of G. Most of these songs will start with a G chord and probably also include C and D major chords as well. Keep in mind, E minor is the relative minor of G major, so expect to see some E and A minor chords. While you can find the tabs for all of these songs on Ultimate Guitar Tabs and a million other sites, if you…

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Are Guitar Lessons Worth It

I have often heard young musicians ask, are guitar lessons worth it? My answer is always the same - Yes! Yes, they are absolutely worth it. Music is somewhat unique in that there seems to be a certain amount of pride in being able to claim you are self taught. I get it. Wow, he learned all of that on his own. He’s a genius! He’s a natural! And while he may be a genius and naturally talented,…

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A Minor Pentatonic Scale for Guitar

If you are going to play lead guitar in a rock band, you have to know the A minor pentatonic scale. I would go as far as saying, if you only knew one scale, it should be this one! Notes of the A Minor Pentatonic Scale Anyone who is up on their Latin understands that penta means five, therefor a pentatonic scale has only five notes. These notes are: A, C, D, E, G. Wow, that's it? Yes,…

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The Six Best Second Instruments for a Guitarist

It happens. We get curious. We daydream. What if I played piano too? Do I want to be a beginner again? What are the best second instruments for a guitarist? Why should you learn a second instrument? First of all, learning your second instrument will be easier than your first. At least now you have a better idea of how music works. A second instrument can actually make you better at your first instrument. So whether you are…

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Is Guitar Difficult to Learn?

YES - the guitar is difficult to learn. While difficulty is a matter of opinion, compared to other instruments guitar is more difficult. But that does not mean it is not worth learning! What makes the guitar difficult to learn? There are a number of things that make the guitar difficult to learn when compared to other instruments. Here are they are: You are often playing more than one note. The ability to play more than one night…

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Guitar vs. Ukulele

Do you have the bug to play an instrument? Have you seen someone playing a ukulele and thought you'd like to give a try? Maybe you think the ukulele is just a toy and you would be better off learning the guitar. Let pit the guitar vs. ukulele and help you pick a direction. History of Guitar and Ukulele The guitar has been around a long time. One of its earliest ancestors is the lute, a stringed instrument…

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