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Archive for November 2010

The Musician’s Guide to Copyright Law

I frequently get asked questions on guitar lessons with students like, “What is copyright?” “Can I write the lyrics out to my favourite songs?” and “Can I record someone else’s song and sell it?” “Why can’t I just photocopy music?” or “Why can’t I just copy a CD for my friend?” To delve into the…

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Rhythm Guitar Riffs

There is no doubt that many current rock, blues, jazz, or acoustic guitarists’ just love playing some good quality guitar riffs. A “riff” (sometimes called an ostinato) is the term for a short repeating melodic line. Rhythm guitar lessons are among the most important ones you can do. See here to download the Rhythm Guitar…

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Right Hand Accuracy

A common problem with many rock, blues, jazz, or acoustic guitarists is that their right hand accuracy is not very exact. To improve your Right Hand Guitar Accuracy click the link. To hear the midi file for this lesson click Right Hand Guitar Accuracy here.

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Soloing with the Major Pentatonic Scale

Many guitar players use the minor pentatonic scale for solos by default, not realising that a whole new world of possibilities lie within the major pentatonic scale. All the big name rock guitar players from Slash and Mark Knopfler through to the jazz and country guitar players like George Benson and Albert Lee use it.…

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Introduction to Fingerstyle

All great guitar players can play fingerstyle and you can to. If you like players like Tommy Emmanuel, Adrian Legg, Leo Kottke, Muriel Anderson, Joe Pass, etc then download this Introduction to Fingerstyle lesson here. You can hear the midi file for the lesson Introduction to Fingerstyle here.

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Spiced Up Blues

Here is a great blues guitar lesson using 9th chords over a 12 bar blues progression in the style of B.B. King, Eric Clapton, Jimmy Page, and Jeff Beck. Download here to enjoy this Spiced Up Blues lesson. You can hear the mp3 file for Spiced Up Blues here.

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Stevie Ray Vaughan Style

For my blues guitar lesson students, Stevie Ray Vaughan is a very influential guitarist. He certainly made a big impact on the world of guitar when he surfaced. You can learn more about his style Stevie Ray Vaughan Style here. You can hear the midi file of the lesson Stevie Ray Vaughan Style here.

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The Jimi Hendrix Chord

Jimi Hendrix is a very influential guitarist, even years after his passing. One unique thing about his playing is he used to use one chord a lot. Download this guitar lesson to find out more about that so called The Jimi Hendrix Chord.

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The Reggae Groove

The reggae groove is very hip and a favourite for my guitar lesson students. It has been used by reggae artists like Bob Marley through to rock artists like UB40 and Australian Crawl. Download here to have fun with this guitar lesson The Reggae Groove. You can hear the mp3 file for The Reggae Groove…

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Two Note Rhythm

Understanding rhythm guitar parts is not easy for most players. Here is a great blues rhythm guitar lesson for you to download called Two Note Rhythm. Listen to jazz artists like Kenny Burrell and Joe Pass, through to rock and blues artists like Gary Moore and Johnny A to hear this style in action. Click…

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