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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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How To Play Guitar Beautifully

Late-night scale practice… slaving over the metronome… moments where we’d rather bash the guitar against a wall than do one more slur exercise…

Why do we do it? Why do we push day-after-day, year-after-year to further develop and improve our guitar technique?

We do it because good technique enables us to play the...

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3 Easy Ways To Harmonize Melodies On Guitar

In our last lesson, I showed you how to make guitar arrangements, specifically your very first arrangement. It was simple with just a melody and bassline, but it was a start! Now where do you go from there?

The next natural step is to add a harmony line to your melody. This is a lot easier than you might think, and instantly makes your...

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How To Make Your First Guitar Arrangement

Many guitarists want to learn how to make guitar arrangements, but so many never follow-through and actually complete their first arrangement.

I get it… the arranging process can seem overwhelming at first. That’s why you need a clear path forward, to help you get started.

Today I’m showing you, step-by-step, how to start and...

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How To Play “Harp Harmonics” On Guitar

Harp harmonics create such a beautiful and ethereal sound, but they baffled me for years. It’s one of those techniques that, when you’re listening to it, it’s hard to tell what the guitarist is really doing to produce that specific sound.

Frankly, they intimidated me until I finally decided to stop making excuses and...

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