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5 Beautiful Chords To Spice Up Your Guitar Arrangements

Today, I'm going to show you 5 beautiful guitar chords to give you some ideas and inspiration to spice up your own guitar arrangements or compositions. Some of them I love simply because they're drop-dead gorgeous, and others I love because they work very well functionally - freeing my fingers up to still be able to play an...

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My 3-Step Formula For Effortless Guitar Technique

 Raise your hand if you've ever felt like your hand was on fire after playing a bunch of barre chords...

I know I'm not the only one!

What if I told you there was a better way? I'm going to show you a proven method to finally learn how to play the guitar with a relaxed technique.

With the help of previous teachers and one of...

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Ear Training 101: My Favorite Ear Training App

 Most ear training apps are just... bad.

Ever since I started teaching arranging and ear training myself, I've been on a quest to find the perfect ear training app to recommend to my students...

And I think I've found it!

Most ear training programs rely heavily on teaching you how to recognize "intervals," which I never really agreed with....

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The "Free Solo" Mindset - How To Practice Guitar Like A Pro

I'm gonna be honest, most of us just don't practice right... I adopted a specific mindset in my guitar practice about a year or 2 ago that drastically improved the quality of my practice.

I call it the "Free Solo" mindset.

You might be surprised to hear that this mindset is inspired by rock climbing, of all things, and is named after...

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Guided Guitar Practice Session: Slow Warm-Up

Follow along with the Warm-Up sheet music / tabs PDF

Today, I want you to practice along with me!

I'm going to guide you through a practice session with this free warm-up routine for classical guitar.

Practice time: 15 minutes

This classical guitar warm up routine is designed to help you warm up gradually and slowly, while staying as...

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Make Better Guitar Arrangements Without Changing A Single Note

“Light Of The Seven” Example Tabs/Sheet Music

“A good arrangement performed poorly might as well be a bad arrangement…”

What if I told you that I could teach you how to make your guitar arrangements better without changing a single note?

Throughout the arranging process, we’re constantly thinking about...

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The 1 Exercise Every Guitarist Needs

This might sound crazy…

Especially given the fact that I’m a classically trained guitarist with a masters degree.

But I don’t regularly practice scales or technique exercises.

I know…. blasphemy!

This is a very intentional decision, though, and one that I don’t take lightly. I want to spend my practice time...

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Ear Training 101: How To Identify Chords By Ear (Part 2)

Believe it or not, there is a method to the madness that is ear training. You don’t have to rely entirely on your ear to figure out what notes you’re hearing. In fact, like we established in my last video, with just a little bit of music theory and trial and error, you can figure out an entire chord from just one note!

We’ve...

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Ear Training 101: How To Identify Chords By Ear (Part 1)

(Watch Part 2 here)

To make your own classical or fingerstyle guitar arrangements, you need to be able to identify notes and chords by ear.But so few people develop that very necessary skill! Why is it so hard for us to pick things out by ear?

Other than the obvious reasons (practice ear training!), it’s because we often don’t...

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50 Game-Changing Guitar Tips in 10 Minutes

I took on an interesting challenge this week. I asked myself, if I had only 10 minutes with a student and would never meet with them again; what wisdom would I share with them from my guitar journey that would have a lasting impact on their playing?

That question inspired me to make one of my most ambitious videos to date. It is jam packed with...

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