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Master An Easy Version of “Jingle Bells” Just In Time For the Holidays
Did you know that “Jingle Bells” was originally a Thanksgiving children’s production? Learn to play an easy version of the holiday favorite with the help of this excerpt.
Experiment with Tempo In This Excerpt from “Silent Night”
When playing through the second ending in this excerpt from “Silent Night” arranged for fingerstyle guitar, feel free to experiment with tempo, adding pauses where you see (or hear) fit.
This excerpt from Music Basics for Guitarists breaks down the differences between major and minor scales and reveals what it is that gives minor keys that sad sound.
Use the Flat VI Chord in Your Blues Rock Songs
Note that in this excerpt, you’re playing all rock-style power chords, which have no thirds so are not explicitly major or minor.
2013 Holiday Gift Guide
Your guide to the great guitars and accessories that are sure to keep the musicians on your list playing all year long.
Center Stage Guitar Academy Presents “How to Make Your Chords Sound Country”
Bryan Billhimer teaches you how to use simple hammer-ons and pull-offs to give your chords an authentic country sound.
Presented by Center Stage Guitar Academy