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Lowering Your Guitar’s Action

February 15, 2016 6

When you’re first learning how to play guitar, it can really hurt to press down your guitar strings. The majority of guitars straight out of the box from the factory come with high action which means the strings are far away from the fretboard and tough to press down. To fix this, you can have your guitar set up…

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Best Bluegrass Flatpicking Techniques

February 7, 2016 7

It’s amazing how fast flatpickers Tony Rice, Bryan Sutton, David Grisham, and Dan Tyminski can pick on the guitar. If you’re anything like me, you’re always trying to pick faster and with more precision to keep up with these legends. In this lesson, we’ll go over some must-know…

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2nd Position G Minor Pentatonic Licks

January 27, 2016 2

We’ve already covered several licks within the 1st position of the G Minor pentatonic scale. In the lesson videos below, we’ll be moving up the guitar neck to learn some licks built around the 2nd position of the G Minor pentatonic scale. The solo in the beginning of this video…

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Tuning Your Guitar by Ear

January 18, 2016 3

In this video I’ll show you my favorite guitar tuner and you’ll learn a couple easy ways to tune your guitar by ear so you’re always able to tune a guitar when you don’t have a tuner nearby…

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Bryan Sutton Style Sweep Picking

January 10, 2016 3

Bryan Sutton is definitely one of the best flatpickers alive today. He plays with a uniquely smooth tone even when he’s picking super fast, and one of the ways he does this is with sweep picking. In this lesson we’ll go over…

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1st Position G Minor Pentatonic Licks

January 3, 2016 2

In these guitar lesson videos, you’ll learn some country and bluegrass guitar licks built around the 1st position of the G minor pentatonic scale. Each week, we’ll post new country guitar licks built around various positions of the pentatonic scales and the blues…

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Bryan Sutton Style Roll Lick

December 13, 2015 3

In this guitar lesson, you’ll learn an awesome country and bluegrass guitar lick that…

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Bluegrass Riff in the Key of G

November 22, 2015 1

In this guitar lesson video, you’ll learn one of my favorite bluegrass guitar riffs in the key of G. I’m going to keep posting guitar riff/lick lessons similar to this one, and the end goal is for you to expand your “bag of licks” to where you’re able to improvise and create interesting guitar solos when you’re jamming with other…

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Two Intermediate Country Guitar Riffs

November 14, 2015 1

In this lesson you’ll learn two intermediate country guitar riffs. The great thing about these riffs is that you can play them separately or you can combine them to make one longer guitar solo. The goal here is that we’re continuing to expand your “bag of licks” so you’ll have…