Playing Guitar In Retirement?

Now, I realize that not everyone who reads my emails and blog posts is at retirement age, but I know that a lot of you are… And one of the emails that I often get is from new retirees who now feel like they should have all this time to practice… but they find they…

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No Clapping On 1 & 3!

As the saying goes, “Friends don’t let friends clap on 1 and 3…” So, yes, today’s video is with a little tongue-in-cheek irreverence… but it’s still important (we can have some fun and still do the good work ๐Ÿ˜‰ This isn’t hard at all, in terms of what we’re playing, it’s a simple blues progression…

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Trading Fours Over A Shuffle In C With Box 1

Super catchy title today, don’t you think? Well, I couldn’t come up with anything fun, but it’s really fun to play guitar so grab yours and join me ๐Ÿ™‚ There’s no TAB or downloads for this one… just play along!

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Using The Speed Building Blocks With BGU

As I write this, you’ve got about 24 hours left to grab Blues Speed Building Blocks at the special launch price of 40% off here – http://bluesguitarunleashed.com/get-blues-speed-building-blocks-launch Or, you can get it as part of your All Access Pass, which I don’t have a very fancy page for, but you can get more details here…

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Navigating The New Stuff…

Lots of things are afoot here at Planet BGU… You may already have been working with the new Member Portal, but with the launch of Blues Speed Building Blocks and the new All Access Pass, there’s even more to help keep your practice time effective and efficient. So I put together a little screen capture…

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Trading Fours

Trading Fours is something that comes up a lot on gigs, but for some reason I rarely see it discussed. And since I was working with some students who asked about it, I made a video ๐Ÿ™‚ Trading Fours is simply playing a solo for only 4 bars of the 12 bar blues progression at…

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Picking Vs. Slurring In Practice

This is a quick, but useful lesson on adding slurring (hammer-ons and pull-offs) into your practice routine. The primary thing here is that we are attempting to make your slurred notes sound just like your picked notes – but you’ll never get there, and that’s okay. Like many things in guitar-land, it’s simply the fact…

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1 Way To Play Better In 2018…

You’ll see about 37 different “5 ways to play better in 2018” articles this week (I even did one in 2015 if you want to read it it’s not like anything has changed)… But here’s the thing… I really believe there is only 1 way that you’ll get better in 2018 (or any year, for that…

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[VLOG] Practicing 1 Bar + 1 Beat

Today’s blog is a video blog (vlog) where I’ll answer a question about practicing for beginners. Always practice 1 bar + 1 beat…

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Better Practicing With Technology.

It’s a great time to be a guitar player…  I know it sounds like me being old, but “back in the old days” the idea of being able to slow down sections, loop them without having to take your hands off the guitar, and generally doing everything you can to a track to make it…

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