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January 17, 2022

You Are My Sunshine

by Johnny Cash  •  Lesson #410

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Dec 29, 2021

The Weight

by The Band  •  Lesson #406

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Dec 7, 2021

Dec 1, 2021

Millionaire

by Chris Stapleton  •  Lesson #402

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Nov 13, 2021

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Don't Look Back in Anger

by Oasis  •  Lesson #398

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January 12, 2022

Melody Exercise: "You Are My Sunshine" by Johnny Cash

Practice Log  •  Lesson #411

See the process of figuring out the melody notes for this classic song, all of which are found within chords the song uses (A, D, and E). An essential skill!

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January 8, 2022

How to learn a song that's played in open tuning?

Practice Log  •  Lesson #409

I'd never messed with Open D tuning until this video! Patreon supporter Michael asks about learning a song that isn't in standard tuning, and I show him how I'd go about it.

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December 21, 2021

Groovy Triad Improv w/ Basic Fills (Key of A Major)

Warm-Up Exercise  •  Lesson #405

A fun 8-measure exercise where I take a common chord progression, swap in triad chord shapes, and add some basic licks & fills between chords.

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December 14, 2021

How to Recognize Chord Shapes within Guitar Tabs

Tips & Techniques  •  Lesson #404

The must-know technique of "reading tabs backwards" in order to find the chord shapes within any riff (making it easier to play).

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November 24, 2021

Combining Strumming with Walk-downs (Key of C)

Tips & Techniques  •  Lesson #401

In this video I answer a patron question about how to add a walking bassline to a fully strummed chord (in the Key of C).

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October 14, 2021

How to Tune Half-Step Down (E-Flat Tuning)

Tips & Techniques  •  Lesson #394

A quick guide to tuning all your strings down 1/2 step (E-flat tuning), which is a very common alternate tuning used in many songs.

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