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Play Metallica – Just a bullet riff

The song is in drop D tuning (DADGBE), which means you have to detune your sixth string by a tone (two frets). The track begins with a two-bar count in on the hi-hat followed by the whole band delivering this … Continue reading

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Why Do Barre Chords Hurt Wrist So Much?

Barre chords can be a pain – literally and figuratively. Still, they’re a necessary evil of becoming a guitarist of any caliber so it’s all about dealing with whatever pain you can’t avoid and fixing what you can. One example of pain … Continue reading

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Barre Chords – Acoustic vs. Electric Comparison

If you’re reading this, you’re probably wondering whether barre chords are easier (or harder) on  acoustic guitar versus their electric counterparts. The short answer is yes – it makes difference. Acoustic barre chords are considerably harder – especially if you’re … Continue reading

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How Long Does It Take To Learn Barre Chords

A very common question among beginning guitarists is how long it takes to learn barre chords. The tricky thing is that there are two possible interpretations to this question – both of which have very individual- specific answers. This is … Continue reading

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Introducing New Beginner Guitar Help Forum

So I’ve set up a proper forum with a beautiful layout where I’m hoping beginners will post their questions and get helpful advice from me and some other friends I’ll have contributing. Hopefully, we can build it into a nice … Continue reading

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Jamplay Guitar Lessons Promotion – Free Subscription

Hey guys! So this is my first post where I won’t actually be teaching you anything about barre chords – or anything else actually. First of all, Jamplay is this great guitar lessons program that you can get on where … Continue reading

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Easy Barre Chords – Cheat Sheet to Avoid Them Temporarily

Barre chords can be a pain where it hurts most. That being said, they’re well worth the time to learn all about and don’t take as much effort as you might think to get the hang of. If you want … Continue reading

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Guitar Chord Finger Positioning – Tweaks That Improve Sound

Whether you’re playing barre chords, simple open chords – or blazing fast riffs as you race through a lead solo in front of your adoring (and maybe even topless ) fans – perfecting your finger positioning is key to getting … Continue reading

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Guitar Strumming Patterns – Beginner’s Guide

The foundation of any song you’ll ever play is the rhythm. Whether it’s just you and your acoustic guitar, or if you’re playing rhythm guitar in a rock band, your ability to co-ordinate a good guitar strumming pattern can make … Continue reading

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Guitar Chord Patterns – CAGED System

When you think of guitar chord patterns, two things might come to mind. For some, it means the whole CAGED guitar theory that deals with the 5 major open chords (and how other chords are constructed from them), while for … Continue reading

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