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Simple Formula That Morphs Boring Chord Progressions Into Beautiful Masterpieces


Michael "Nomad" Ripoll shows how anyone can turn their boring chord progressions into beautiful musical statements by using a 3 step formula.


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How to Combine Fretted Notes with Slide Notes


Mixing up fretted notes and slide notes over an alternating bass sounds great. Learn how to play this classic blues technique with this excerpt from Acoustic Guitar Slide Basics.


Video. Advice. Blues. Technique and Theory.

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The Ultimate All-In-One Portable PA with Bluetooth from Mackie®


The Mackie FreePlay™ is the ultimate all-in-one stereo PA solution. With a portable, battery-powerable design, FreePlay delivers powerful, full-range sound anytime, anywhere.


Video. Advice.

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Bourgeois Guitars Summer NAMM Collection 2015


The guitars of the Bourgeois 2015 Summer NAMM Collection are now arriving at dealers.


Advice.

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How To Get Good At Guitar


David Isaacs from JamPlay shows you how to quickly isolate your trouble spots so you can progress much faster on guitar — no matter what you're learning!


Video. Advice.

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Learn Guitar with Pat Donohue, Josh White, Jr., Mary Flower and More at 'Blues in the Gorge'


Watch, listen and learn from some of the best musicians around.


Video. Advice.

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Kaki King has Some Great Advice for Young Musicians


Seems Kaki King is everywhere these days; magazine covers, a new album with an inspiring video, and she’s touring the world.


Video. Advice.

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Effective Practice For Adults


Not progressing as fast as you’d like on guitar? It’s quite possible that you are your own worst enemy when it comes to practicing.


Video. Advice.

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Meet Guild's New Small-Body Guitar


Introducing the all new M-140 from Guild Guitars. In this video, Guild artist Shane Alexander demonstrates the M-140’s distinctive voice, excellent balance and a delicate tone. 


Video. Advice.

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2015 Guitar Maker Directory


A guitar player’s guide to individual luthiers, mid-size shops, large-scale manufacturers, specialist sources, and everything in between. 


Advice.

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Check out Phil Keaggy's Capo Technique and Looping in this Video by Elixir® Strings


Ever wonder what the one and only Phil Keaggy does between takes during a video? He just plays the guitar. He loves capos. If one is good, two are better! Check out his playing, capo technique and looping in this video by Elixir®Strings.


Video. Advice.

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New! The Ultimate Guide to Guitar-Related Injury Prevention


Good wrist, hand, and nerve health is not always a priority when it comes to practice time. And yet, if the issue is overlooked for too long, serious problems such as carpal tunnel syndrome or tendonitis could be the result. The good news is that a regular warm-up routine at the beginning of your practice can help prevent the possibility of pain and injury.


Advice. Technique and Theory. Advanced. Beginner. Early Intermediate. Intermediate.

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How to Make the Most of an Open Mic


Open mics are a great way to get exposure for you and your tunes, but it’s important to be prepared. This except from Make the Most of an Open Mic will get you started on the path to becoming an open mic hero.


Advice. Songwriting. Technique and Theory. Beginner.

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Guitar + Harmonica: How to "Tongue Block"


This excerpt from A Basic Harmonica Lesson for Guitarists teaches you a vital technique called "tongue blocking." It also covers the chord progression used by Neil Young on his popular guitar-and-harp song, “Heart of Gold.”


Advice. Blues. Folk. Rock. Technique and Theory. Beginner. Early Intermediate.

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Paul Simon Speaks Candidly about the Art and Craft of Songwriting


In this excerpt from Rock Troubadors, Paul Simon discusses writing and arranging some of his most famous songs.


Advice. Rock. Technique and Theory.

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Effortless Chord Changes


A quick tip on changing chords quickly using “aim targeted movement”. Become a member of JamPlay for a full step-by-step beginner course from David Isaacs.


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Grammy and GMA Dove award winner, Chris Tomlin talks about songwriting, performing and why he plays Elixir® Strings.


Grammy and GMA Dove award winner, Chris Tomlin talks about songwriting, performing and why he plays Elixir® Strings.


Video. Advice.

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What Kinds of Guitars Did the Early Bluesmen Play?


In this excerpt from Inside Blues Guitar Steve James offers a little history on the guitars used by Skip James, Son House, Robert Johnson and more.


Advice. Blues.

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Make the Most from Your Music


For songwriters, there’s big money to be made in the world of music publishing — but it remains one of the least understood aspects of the music industry. 


Advice.

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Bourgeois Introduces Aged Tone Fully Torrefied Guitars


When Bourgeois introduced the Aged Tone™ guitar series a few years ago, the acoustic world was quick to take note the virtues of torrefied top wood, and the vintage sound and appearance it gave our guitars.


Advice. Guitar Care.

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Learn a Blues Turnaround in 2 Minutes (Plus a Special Discount on JamPlay)


Join Jamplay and learn virtually any style you want on acoustic guitar! Browse all our acoustic guitar courses here: http://bit.ly/browse-lessons


Video. Advice.

Breedlove Celebrates Spring with the Oregon Series


Breedlove Celebrates Spring with the Oregon Series


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Pete Huttlinger Tells the Story Behind his Most Recent Record (and Performs the Title Track)


Emmy-nominated and National Fingerstyle Guitar Champion, Pete Huttlinger, tells the story behind his most recent record, and plays the title track, McGuire’s Landing.


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