Category Archive for: ‘Learning’

Fender Play Demo by The Guitar Journal (& Why It's the Best Online Learning System for Beginners)

Fender Play Demo (& Why It’s a Great Online Learning System for Beginners)

  PLAY is Fender Guitar’s new online platform for learning acoustic guitar, electric guitar, and ukelele. There are several things I love about Fender’s new system: It’s structured It keeps you engaged And the quality of the media is excellent. Watch this demo video to learn why Fender Play could be a great fit for you. And, if you’re a …

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Two Flamenco Techniques to Enhance Your Right Hand

Two Flamenco Techniques to Enhance Your Right Hand

Do you dream of being faster and more graceful with your right hand? There is a counterintuitive shortcut to gaining more speed and sensitivity in your playing. Before we dive in, this can be implemented along with challenges such as the sweep picking challenge. When you play pop or blues music on a steel acoustic, you mostly use your plectrum, …

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5 Things I Learned Doing a 30 Day Sweep Picking Challenge

5 Things I Learned Doing a 30 Day Sweep Picking Challenge

I love the idea of 30 Day Challenges! They’re a great way to focus on a goal that is both a) short enough to be realistic, and b) long enough to see a big change. These types of challenges are popular in fitness, food, and other creative areas (for example, writing a novel). So I was excited seeing Brandon D’Eon apply …

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Learn Guitar Top 5 Beginner Guitar Lessons Series

Learn Guitar: Top 5 Beginner Guitar Lesson Courses

The truth is, you can begin to learn guitar quickly and painlessly. Guitar is an amazing instrument because you can begin playing songs within minutes (I’m looking at you, “Nothing Else Matters”), yet be exploring the limits for a lifetime (see Chet Atkins or Joe Pass). It makes sense that many people want to learn guitar. Some of the most …

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5 Places to Get Online Acoustic Blues Guitar lessons

Top 5 Places for Online Acoustic Blues Guitar Lessons

Acoustic blues guitar lessons are partially a study in history.  That’s because acoustic blues goes back as far as the early 1900’s with players like Robert Johnson (the granddaddy of acoustic blues), Lead Belly, and Big Bill Broonzy.  It doesn’t stop there, though.  There’s a legion of other players that have defined the genre; folks like Blind Blake, Muddy Waters, …

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