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Reharmonization - Stop Playing BORING Chord Progressions

Today I'm teaching you a simple reharmonization technique for guitar that will help you completely transform the chord progressions in your guitar arrangements and compositions - so you can stop using the same old boring chord progressions!

Ever wonder how some guitarists can make happy songs sound sad?

Completely changing the mood of a song in...

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How To Reach Big Stretches On The Guitar

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I have very average-sized hands... and yet, I can hit some pretty crazy stretches on the guitar!

If you've ever played any of my arrangements, you've probably experienced some of the painful chords I like to sprinkle in there :)

Why do I make these stretches look easy, when they feel...

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The Villa-Lobos Effect: I stole this idea from a famous guitar composer

When you find yourself playing the same melody over and over - whether it's in an arrangement you're working on, or an original composition - you need to use creative variations to keep the melody fresh and interesting. 

In my latest arrangement of the Davy Jones Theme from Pirates of the Caribbean, I found myself in this exact...

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GUITAR PRO - MY FAVORITE PRACTICE TOOL (thanks to this 1 hidden feature!)

My favorite practice tool isn't just any old metronome. It's actually a feature within the Guitar Pro software that you probably don't even know exists!

In today's video, I walk you through this feature and why it's so game-changing to our practice.

Our focus is very delicate, and easily broken. But our practice is only as effective...

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The Ultimate Hammer-On Exercise

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I have a fun video for you today... or at least I think it's fun. Maybe it's just embarrassing :)

The video is very tongue-in-cheek, but I wanted to share with you a really cool hammer-on exercise I composed - inspired by one of my old arrangements.

The exercise requires you to...

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How I Create Guitar Mashups - Seamlessly Blending 2 Different Songs

 

If you're ready to up your game as an arranger - you're gonna want to learn how to make your own mashups and medleys.

In a mashup - you take 2 or more different songs and find ways to creatively blend them into 1 cohesive arrangement.

Like I did recently with my Mandalorian / Force Theme mashup. Or one of my personal favorites - my Star...

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How To Play Fingerstyle Guitar Percussion

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I've been getting requests for this tutorial for months now, so I figured it was time to finally make it happen! In today's video, I'm showing you how to play the 3 most common fingerstyle percussion techniques:

The Wrist Thump...

The Thumb Hit On Strings...

And The Thumb Hit On...

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Forget Talent! THIS Is What Guitarists Really Need

Guess what?

I'm not that talented!

So if you're discouraged because you don't feel like you were born with some natural musical ability, I'm here to tell you that it's ok! That's not holding you back as much as you think it is.

Today, I'm going to share with you the only 2 things you need to worry about to see long-term continual and...

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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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