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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9 Kid Songs for Ukulele

Whether you a teacher singing to your students, a parent playing for your kids or teaching a child to play the ukulele. These kid songs for ukulele all have two great qualities: they are easy to play and they are familiar. Why the Ukulele is Perfect for Kid Songs The higher range of the ukulele, the nylon strings makes the ukulele perfect for your favorite kid songs. Also, let's face it, the diminutive size of the instrument makes…

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Old School Blues Songs Everyone Should Know

Whether you play rock, country or pop music, there are certain old school blues songs every musician should know. Every music genre has its key tunes .Jazz cats should know Misty, My Favorite Things, and Take Five. Rock guys need to know Johnny B. Goode and Smoke On The Water. Even if they don't ever want to play them, chances are they know how play them. Here are some of the selections for the blues. Blues has been…

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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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How to Place Your Fingers on a Guitar

When learning, the first thing you want to master is how to place your fingers on a guitar. Yes, it is hard at first but it will get easier. Trust me! Hold The Guitar Correctly This is definitely the first step. Find a comfortable chair or couch and have a seat. You want a chair that doesn't have arms on it. Place the guitar on your lap. The back of the guitar should be flat against your belly.…

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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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O Christmas Tree Ukulele Tab

Below is the O Christmas Tree Ukulele Tab for the melody of the song and a pdf download.Are It's that time of year again! It seems whether I intend to or not, when I pick up a uke around Christmas, I start playing those holiday favorites. Of course, I usually don't remember them correctly. So I spend a few weeks figuring them out, a week playing them correct and the rest of the year forgetting them. O Christmas…

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How to Play the G Chord on Ukulele

In this post, you will learn how to the play G chord on ukulele. If you are new to strings instruments, the key is practice, practice, practice. The G chord is probably one of the first chords to learn. Incidentally, if you are a guitar player, your D chord is the uke's G Chord. Most Common G Chord Shape G Major Chord - Ukulele You'll notice we use the term G 'major' chord. This is the formal name…

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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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