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Oct 24

How to skip strings when strumming

By Keith | guitar

There’ll be times when you need to strum a chord and avoid playing certain strings. This is hard to do when you first start playing guitar, but don’t worry, it gets easy quickly. Let’s have a quick refresher on string numbers before we begin. How often will I have to skip certain strings? Often. I’d […]

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Oct 24

Flats vs Sharps

By Keith | guitar

When Should I Call Something ‘Sharp’ or ‘Flat’? This is a question I’ve been asked many times over the years. F# and Gb are the same chord, we play them both in exactly the same way, so when should you call it “F#” and when should you call it “Gb”? Sadly the answer to this […]

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Oct 24

E Guitar Chord

By Keith | guitar

The chord of E is one of the most fundamental guitar chords of all. (It’s full name is “E Major” but most people just call it, “E”.) It crops up in most styles of music, but is most widely used in blues and rock music. In its full form it looks like this: E Major (If you […]

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Oct 24

Em Guitar Chord

By Keith | guitar

The Em guitar chord is one of the most common guitar chords of all. There’s several different ways you can play it and I’m always urging my students to learn them all because they all sound great! In this free lesson you will learn: How to play a standard Em guitar chord 3 easy ways […]

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Oct 24

Dm Guitar Chord

By Keith | guitar

The Dm guitar chord is a really cool chord to know, but my students find it hard to play because it requires a different hand position to a standard D chord. Let’s look at how we can make this easier! In this free lesson you will learn: How to play the Dm guitar chord correctly Two […]

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Oct 24

D Guitar Chord

By Keith | guitar

The D chord on guitar crops up a lot (it’s one of the most common chords of all). This is one you’ve simply got to know if you want to play guitar! In this article you’ll learn: How to play the D chord on guitar correctly The best D chord for beginner guitarists to use A […]

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Oct 24

Cm Guitar Chord

By Keith | guitar

The C minor guitar chord is one of those awkward chord shapes… My students hate it! In its standard form it’s very difficult to play, but there are some good easy alternatives. In this free lesson you will learn: The standard way to play the C minor guitar chord 4 easier ways to play the […]

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Oct 24

C Guitar Chord

By Keith | guitar

The C guitar chord is one of the most common guitar chords of all. Its full name is “C Major” but most of the time people just call it, “C”. In its full form it looks like this: C Major (If you don’t understand this image please read our article “Learn How To Read Chordboxes In […]

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Oct 24

Bm Guitar Chord

By Keith | guitar

The Bm guitar chord is probably the one that my students hate the most! It’s difficult to play and that’s why this is one of our most popular lessons!  In this free lesson you will learn: How to play the Bm guitar chord correctly The best Bm guitar chord for beginner guitarists to use A super-simple 2-finger […]

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Oct 24

Am Guitar Chord

By Keith | guitar

The Am guitar chord is one of the most common guitar chords of all. I always tell my students that this one is non-negotiable, you must master it if you want to play the guitar!  In this free lesson you will learn: How to play the Am guitar chord correctly The best Am guitar chord for beginner […]

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