The Importance of Learning How to Hold Your Guitar

The Importance of Learning How to Hold Your Guitar

Not many people know how important it is to learn how to hold a guitar. The best guitar playing posture is one that allows you to reach all the notes on the neck without using too much muscular tension. Of course, guitarists have always been able to produce fine music while maintaining unhealthy postures, but medical experts tell us that long sessions of playing and practicing can damage your body. There are a number of medical conditions which can afflict guitar players months or years after they begin playing. Carpal tunnel syndrome and back pain are two common complaints that…

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Learning and Playing Blues Scales

Learning and Playing Blues Scales

Part of learning to play blues guitar involves learning small slices of music called riffs and licks. A riff is number of notes or chords that are repeated throughout a song. Smoke on the Water by Deep Purple, Crossroads by…

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Understanding Bass Scales

Understanding Bass Scales

If your ambition is to become a bass player, it is a good idea to learn to play the guitar first. Bass guitar is not hard to learn for a guitarist with a little experience. There are several types of…

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How To Change Classical Guitar Strings

How To Change Classical Guitar Strings

This tutorial tells you how to string a classical guitar with nylon strings. Here is a tutorial on changing steel acoustic guitar strings. If you are just learning how to string a classical guitar nylon strings are essential. If you…

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Easy Guitar Songs for Beginners Using Full Chords

Easy Guitar Songs for Beginners Using Full Chords

Many teachers introduce their students to playing by way of simplified versions of chords which can be played using one left hand finger. These chords are okay for helping small children to learn the guitar but they offer no advantage…

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How To String An Acoustic Guitar

How To String An Acoustic Guitar

This tutorial applies to steel string acoustic guitars.When your strings sound dead, feel unresponsive and look tired, it is time to change them. Deciding when to change your strings depends on how you feel when you are playing. As a…

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Learn How to Play the Acoustic Guitar Without Stressing Your Body

Learn How to Play the Acoustic Guitar Without Stressing Your Body

Most acoustic guitar lessons for beginners start with some simple songs using basic chords. This lesson starts by assuming you do not know much about acoustic guitar music. We will start with the two basic types of acoustic guitar, and…

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