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September 12, 2021

Major Scale Positions & CAGED Chord Shapes

Tips & Techniques  •  Lesson #384

A deep-dive into the common positions of the major scale, and how they each relate to the CAGED chord shapes... which makes it all easier to understand!

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August 29, 2021

First Electric! 8 Things I Didn't Expect

Tips & Techniques  •  Lesson #386

I recently got my 1st electric guitar, and was surprised how many things immediately confused me. Here's a quick inventory, in case it helps anyone else starting out!

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August 25, 2021

CAGED Chord Shapes, Quickly Explained

Tips & Techniques  •  Lesson #385

An overview to the CAGED chord shapes! I'll show how they repeat on the fretboard, no matter which key you're playing in.

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August 20, 2021

D Major Stretches: Ring or Pinky Finger?

Tips & Techniques  •  Lesson #378

A deep-dive into common stretches within the D-major chord -- and whether it's better to use your left-pinky vs. left-ring finger to reach these 4th fret notes.

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August 13, 2021

Patreon Q&A (August 2021)

Tips & Techniques  •  Lesson #383

In which I answer questions sent in my by Patreon supporters! Playing G with 2 fingers, my practice routine, memorizing the fretboard, the secret to light & brushy strums, and more.

July 31, 2021

One Riff, Five Fretboard Positions

Practice Log  •  Lesson #381

Watch as I explore a handful of different ways to play a single riff (Key of E), using different positions on the fretboard -- but always playing the same notes.

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September 4, 2021

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Ripple

by The Grateful Dead  •  Lesson #382

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Cover Me Up

by Jason Isbell  •  Lesson #376

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Blackbird

by The Beatles  •  Lesson #374

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Long Haul

by Ian Munsick  •  Lesson #360

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April 7, 2021


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