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    C Minor Scale Exercises for Beginners

    Christopher Schlegel

    This tutorial shows how to do basic scale exercises with the C Minor Scale. This tutorial is primarily written for beginners. But even experienced players might benefit from this...

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    Rock Chords: Easy Practice Exercises

    Anders Mouridsen

    In this set of lessons that concludes chapter 1, Anders Mouridsen will teach you some great exercises that will help you develop your rock playing muscles. You'll dial in a direct...

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    Warmup Stretches

    Christopher Schlegel

    Before playing or practicing guitar everyone can benefit from the basic hand, wrist and shoulder stretches in this tutorial. If done properly, these simple exercises can help...

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    Chord Change Drills in 6 Must-Know Keys

    Lisa McCormick

    In this tutorial we'll work together to speed up your chord changes along with a steady beat, in six keys commonly used in guitar music: D, A minor, G, C, E, and A. We'll use a...

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    Easy Finger Warm-Ups for Beginners

    Lisa McCormick

    You wouldn't head out for a 10k run without doing some stretches and warm-ups first, would you? Same thing with guitar. Wake up your finger muscles with these simple warm-up...

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    Guided Practice Routine for Beginners

    Lisa McCormick

    Welcome to the Guided Practice Routine for Beginners. Here, you can practice right along with me, and I'll guide you the whole way. This tutorial is divided into 5 stations. For a...

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    Dance of the Little Swans

    Ben Lindholm

    In these six lessons, I will guide you through a small section of The Swan Lake ballet, adapted for guitar. We will play it in the key of Am to make the fingerings easier. First...

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    Hybrid Picking Exercises: One Finger

    J.D. Jarrell

    This tutorial of hybrid picking exercises was inspired by pickers I've met while performing, and they wanted to know how to get started hybrid picking. These five easy exercises...

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    The Connecting Game

    Ben Lindholm

    In this tutorial I will introduce you to a great exercise called The Connecting Game. At the end, I will show you the common chord progressions, and how to apply the exercise to...

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    Hybrid Picking Progression In A

    J.D. Jarrell

    This hybrid picking progression in A was inspired by the basic hybrid picking exercises, to show how adding other concepts to the exercises can make some awesome riffs. First I'll...

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    10 Ways To Play Arpeggios

    Ben Lindholm

    In this series of lessons, I will show you ten of my favorite ways to use arpeggios in a musical context. In the first lesson I'll introduce you to the tutorial, and in the...

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    Building Pinky Strength & Dexterity

    Christopher Schlegel

    In this tutorial we will learn an exercise that will help you build strength and dexterity in your pinky finger. This is a very simple and obvious exercise that can help...

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    Blues Workouts

    Anders Mouridsen

    In this tutorial, we're going to go through six different exercises that will help improve your blues playing. First we'll do a basic pentatonic workout using alternate picking;...

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    Speed Building

    Ben Lindholm

    In this tutorial, I will show you a series of methods that are very useful when it comes to building speed. With each method, I included an example of me playing, so you can see...

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    Basic Chord Exercises

    Christopher Schlegel

    This tutorial will teach you how to play basic open chords in a classical guitar style. Chords covered include: A major, A minor, A7, B7, C, C7, D major, D minor, E major, E...

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    Basic Two Voice Exercises

    Christopher Schlegel

    This tutorial will teach you how to play several basic two voice exercises. In each exercise, one voice will be scale played up then down; the other voice will be a repeated...

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    More Simple Melodies For Classical Guitar

    Christopher Schlegel

    This tutorial will teach you how to play more simple, single note melodies using three adjacent strings (and sometimes more). This will give you more practice in reading and...

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    Single String Exercises

    Christopher Schlegel

    This tutorial will teach you how to play six simple single string exercises that will help you learn the names of the notes in the first position. It will also give you practice...

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    Simple Melodies For Classical Guitar

    Christopher Schlegel

    This tutorial will teach you how to play some simple, single note melodies using two adjacent strings. This will give you more practice in reading and playing notes in the first...

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    Blues Tone: Amplifiers

    Andy Gurley

    There are many different kinds of amplifiers to choose from. These are 3 primary amp styles on which most models are based, and here we'll look at 2 tube amps and a solid state...

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    7 Great Warm-up Exercises

    Ben Lindholm

    In this series of lessons, I will show you seven of my favorite warm-up exercices, that I pick and choose from when warming up. The first lessons contain exercises that are...

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    Pre-Pickin' Party

    Andy Gurley

    This tutorial covers many exercises and ways of speeding up your pick and fingers. Use these exercises to build the chops necessary to play hot licks, scales and riffs.

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    A Minor Scale Exercises For Beginner Guitarists

    Christopher Schlegel

    In this tutorial we will combine the A Minor scale in two different positions with the proper picking techniques learned in the previous tutorial: downstrokes, upstrokes, and...

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    C Major Scale Exercises For Beginner Guitarists

    Christopher Schlegel

    In this tutorial we will combine the C Major scale in two different positions with the proper picking techniques learned in the previous tutorial: downstrokes, upstrokes, and...

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    Basic Right-Hand Techniques - Fingerstyle

    Nick Marchant

    This lesson is all about getting your right hand used to doing something other than just strumming.The main object of these excercises is to get your right hand thumb to...

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    Writing Riffs

    Benoit Nadeau

    Here's a lesson showing my process when writing riffs. I concentrate on one hand at a time, starting with finding a good solid rhythm pattern with my right hand. Then, I add...

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