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Strumming to Fingerstyle Guitar 6 step Guide
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How To Transition From Strumming To Fingerpicking Guitar: a 6 Step Guide

Although guitar strumming patterns can be very diverse for many purposes, even the fastest flat picker cannot match the complexity and richness of fingerpicking guitar. At some point in your playing career it makes sense to expand your abilities and learn how to play fingerstyle guitar.

This guide outlines 6 essential steps to a solid basic fingerpicking technique, which is invaluable if you want to progress to more complicated arrangements and picking patterns. The obvious difference between playing guitar with a plectrum (pick) compared to using our fingers is that, no matter how fast the plectrum moves, it can never pluck more than one string at a time.

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Complete Guide to Cleaning an Electric Guitar
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Guide to Cleaning & Maintaining Your Electric Guitar

For most people, an electric guitar isn’t just an instrument, it’s a piece of art, culture, personal history and – if you look after it well enough – an investment. Cleaning and properly maintaining your electric guitar isn’t just a suggestion, it’s an absolute must.

Cleaning an electric guitar isn’t just about giving it the occasional wipe down, though. Guitar players need to learn about how to care for the instrument and ensure it’s maintained as well as the day it was first made.

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How often should I replace guitar strings?
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Changing Guitar Strings: Knowing When & How Often

Changing your guitar strings. It’s something every guitarist needs to do but often people disagree about when and how often it should be done.

If you’ve been wondering how often you should change your guitar strings, hopefully I can provide a good answer for you here.

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5 Easy Jazz Licks
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5 Easy Jazz Licks You Can Learn Today

Editor’s Note: The following is an excellent jazz lesson from guitarist Matt Warnock. You can find great lessons like these on his site MattWarnockGuitar.com. Check it out for some easy jazz licks!

Learning how to play jazz guitar can seem like a tough hill to climb for many beginner jazz guitarists. Soloing over jazz chords can often seem like complex math with all the scales and arpeggios that seem to be needed to even begin playing a jazz solo.

But, this doesn’t have to be the case.

Soloing over jazz chords doesn’t have to seem impossible, even for those just beginning their jazz guitar journey. By learning how to play easy jazz licks over popular chord progressions, you’ll give yourself the ammunition needed to solo over jazz chords with confidence.

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