Monthly Archives: May 2011

Smooth Guitar Chord Transition – Making It Easier

Beginners often have trouble making transitions between chords and these difficulties get many times more discouraging when they start playing barre chords. There are, however, ways to make the learning curve a whole lot easier and reduce the time it … Continue reading

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Proper Guitar Thumb Position – Quick Guide

For a finger that – usually – doesn’t fret any notes, your fretting hand thumb does a lot. It supports the guitar neck and controls the range of motion of your fretting hand – and consequently how easy – or … 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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Rock Guitar Chords – Basics and Useful Progressions for Beginners

Playing rock music on your guitar is probably the coolest thing you could ever do! There’s no feeling like being up on stage in front of hundreds, or even thousands of adoring, screaming fans – complete with “mosh pits”, a … Continue reading

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Power Chords Chart – Quick Reference Guide For All Power Chords

Power chords are an interesting set of chords that have found favor with rock guitarists – as well as many players in other genres (such as blues). There are lots of reasons for this popularity and the aim of this … Continue reading

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