Category Archives: Guest Posts

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How (and Why) to Learn a Song by Ear

Written by Alex Bruce of BruceMusic.co.uk

When my team of Guitar teachers and I talk to our new students, so many of them, whatever their level list being able to learn a song by ear as one of their main aims. It seems to be something that aspiring Guitarists want to be able to do, whether they feel they need to or not. Perhaps it’s part of their perception of what a ‘real’ musician is, or just feels more authentic than using a tab or a tutorial.

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10 Easy Summertime Guitar Songs for Beginners

Image courtesy of Molly Martirez @ Unsplash.com

Put together by TakeLessons.com

Summer may be winding down, but it’s not too late to learn some seasonal tunes on the guitar! And from “Summertime Blues” to Kenny Chesney, many of the top summer songs are easy to play. Check out the infographic below, compiled by music lessons provider TakeLessons, to learn the chords for 10 easy songs

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How to Get into the Guitar and Actually Stick to it

Image courtesy of Luis Llerena @ StockSnap.io

Written by Colleen from Coustii.com

Are you having trouble pulling your guitar out for another practice because you just can’t get in the mood? You might be feeling like it’s too hard and that what you’ve done so far isn’t good enough. Well, you might be caught in a slump, but that doesn’t mean that you can’t kick yourself out of it.

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Simple Shortcuts for Switching Between Chords

Written by Ivan Rivera from IvanRivera.BandCamp.com

Switching Between Chords

Chords are usually the first thing we learn on guitar and they build the foundation for a lot of what we do. I remember the first time I strummed a chord all the way through and it rang through my room and all the strings sounded clean. It’s a great and proud feeling that instills a feeling a progress and I see that in my students. It’s a great feeling every single time. But getting these chords to ring out nicely without any muted strings is only the first step in the journey of guitar and rhythm playing.