Guitar Tricks Blog
Posted February 8, 2019

4 Step Guitar Practice Plan

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Guitar practice means finding a comfortable space and working on a specific skill, technique or song. There are a number of different ways to practice guitar but thanks to Guitar Tricks instructor Lisa, here are some really easy steps on how to practice and how to create a simple, yet effective practice plan.  

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Posted February 6, 2019

Guitar Exercises for Chords, Scales and Songs

It's important to know guitar exercises to train your fingers to perform correctly. Guitar exercises are often used to practice specific elements of guitar playing like open chords, scales and so on. Here are some exercises to help you strengthen your fingers and form so that you have a solid playing foundation going forward.  

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Posted February 1, 2019

Lesson Page Updated for 2019

Hey everyone. Billy here from Guitar Tricks! As you may have noticed, we updated our lesson page. You may want to think about the new lesson page as two halves, the top half and the bottom half. The top half houses the lesson video and the notation, while the bottom half has more information like the lesson description, tutorial content and progress, which we recently updated. Here’s how it all works. 

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Posted January 30, 2019

How Long Does it Take to Learn Guitar?

One of the most common questions we get is this: “How long does it take to learn guitar?” or “How long does it take to get good at guitar?” 

This is a tough question to answer because everyone who plays guitar has different goals. Some may want to learn how to play a song, or learn how to play a specific chord progression, or play blistering solos. Getting good at anything, whether it’s playing guitar, learning a new language or anything else, it requires a ton of practice. 

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Posted January 25, 2019

Barre Chords Explained! They're Super Easy!

Barre chords are difficult because, when you first learn them as a beginning guitarist, you have to hold down all of the strings. Holding down all the strings is tough because there’s a lot of tension, and playing barre chords closer to the headstock is even more complicated because the strings are tighter and the frets are more spread out. 

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