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This podcast features free audio guitar lessons taught by Desi Serna, author of Fretboard Theory and Guitar Theory For Dummies. Learn how scales, chords, progressions, modes, and more get applied to the fretboard and familiar songs. Hear how to best get your playing skills in order. Begin to improvise and compose. Understand why your favorite songs sound so good. ➝ What do you specifically need to do in order to play guitar better? Visit the GuitarMusicTheory.com website to get FREE custom v ...
 
Have you been struggling with the guitar? You are not alone! For the past 30 years I have been helping beginner, intermediate, and advanced guitarists get out of the guitar rut and find their voice on the guitar. These FREE, FUN, and EASY guitar lessons give you the right mindset for guitar success, and keep you moving forward on the guitar. No matter if you are just starting out or have been playing for years, this is the show that will help you become the guitarist that you always wanted t ...
 
OutsideGuitar.com was founded in 2015 by guitarist Aram Bajakian. Having spent more than a decade as an active member of NYC's scene, and performing with a diverse range of artists (Lou Reed, John Zorn, Diana Krall, Malcolm Mooney from Can) Bajakian wanted to find a way to give back some of what he had learned to the music community. Thus, the online guitar masterclass, OutsideGuitar.com was born. The OutsideGuitar.com podcast allows subscribers to ask questions to guitarists that play outsi ...
 
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It's that time of the year! Holiday shopping for electric guitarists can be tricky. Listen in for my 2021 guitarist holiday shopping guide. Black Friday Academy Coupon Code: https://www.playguitaracademy.com/offers/JdcHC65F?coupon_code=BKFRIDAY21 Become a VIP Supporter: https://playguitarpodcast.com/vip-patron/ Show notes with links: https://playgu…
 
In my latest podcast episode, I talk about the *2nd edition* release of my book, Guitar Theory For Dummies. This book covers scales, chords, progressions, modes, and more for guitar and has been a good-enough seller to warrant a second printing. Yay! This episode is supported in part by Hosa Cables. Visit hosatech.com and use code THEORY30 to get 3…
 
Here are the five things that will slow (or stop) your growth as a guitarist. Let's guard our progress by avoiding these pitfalls. Become a VIP Supporter: https://playguitarpodcast.com/vip-patron/ Show notes at: https://playguitarpodcast.com/dont-do-this-if-you-want-to-be-successful-203/ Copyright ©2021 Play Guitar Academy…
 
In my latest podcast episode, I examine the song "Wonderwall" by Oasis. This popular guitar song features a challenging syncopated strumming pattern plus makes use of pedal tones and a capo. This episode is supported in part by Hosa Cables. Visit hosatech.com and use code THEORY30 to get 30% off your next order. 🎸 What do you SPECIFICALLY need to d…
 
Caution! Gear episode ahead. Today, Scott and I answer the question: What guitar gear would you acquire if money was no object? Become a VIP Supporter: https://playguitarpodcast.com/vip-patron/ Show notes at: https://playguitarpodcast.com/spoil-yourself-your-ultimate-guitar-wishlist-202/ Copyright ©2021 Play Guitar Academy…
 
Today I'm getting creative with Lead guitar symmetrical scale patterns that are easy, they sound great, and they are inspired by the playing of EVH! Become a VIP Supporter: https://playguitarpodcast.com/vip-patron/ Show notes at: https://playguitarpodcast.com/symmetrical-scales-evh-style-201/ Licks: http://freeblueslesson.com/ Copyright ©2021 Play …
 
In this podcast episode I answer listener questions about finding keys, the construction of the pentatonic scale, how to practice major scale patterns, guidelines for teaching, Family Tradition by Hank Williams Jr., Jingle Bell Rock by Bobby Helms, playing and singing at the same time, and more. 🎸 What do you SPECIFICALLY need to do in order to pla…
 
Filling out your electric guitar collection doesn't have to be stressful or expensive. Today, I'm going over some inexpensive utility guitars to round out your arsenal. Help support the show: https://www.paypal.com/paypalme/leeslessons Guitar links and show notes at: https://playguitarpodcast.com/your-electric-guitar-arsenal-199/ Copyright ©2021 Pl…
 
VIEW BEGINNER GUITAR PRIMER HERE: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0941VSZYZ Today, I want to talk about my latest book, Beginner Guitar Primer: Everything You Should Know BEFORE You Begin to Play Guitar. There are a lot of guitar books available to teach you the basics of playing guitar, but there aren’t many to explain what the process is like and how …
 
Arranging songs for solo guitar. It's a steep learning curve. Today, we will share our secrets for full and memorable solo guitar arrangements. Help support the podcast: https://www.paypal.com/paypalme/leeslessons https://www.patreon.com/playguitarpodcast Show notes at: https://playguitarpodcast.com/arranging-songs-for-guitar-198/ Copyright ©2021 P…
 
Today, I'll take a look at and give you new ideas for one of the smartest things you can do with your practice time - warm-up licks. Get the licks: https://www.playguitaracademy.com/freeblueslesson Show notes at: https://playguitarpodcast.com/warm-up-licks-197/ Help support the podcast: https://paypal.me/leeslessons https://www.patreon.com/playguit…
 
In episode 106 of the Guitar Music Theory podcast, Fretboard Theory student, Stephen Brutscher, talks about how he used what he learned about music composition to record his own instrumental guitar tracks using GarageBand for Mac. Check out his album, Doomed Paradise by Ghost Knives, here: https://ghostknives.hearnow.com/ 🎸 What do you SPECIFICALLY…
 
I’ve taught you several falsetas for the rumba now (all at increasing levels of difficulty), but now you’re going to enjoy a little break from all the fast picado you saw in the last lesson. …And notice I said that it would be only a “little break.” Trust me. After the last falseta we went through, anything following that would rightfully be consid…
 
Now we’ve made it to the part of the song where things really start taking off. The figurative “launch pad” that Paco uses to boost the tempo and rhythmic intensity is a technique called alzapúa. With this technique, you will be using your thumb exclusively. Watch the lesson video to see in detail how it’s done. By the time we finish the lesson, yo…
 
Guitar Riffs are hands down the coolest thing a new guitarist plays. Today, let's take a look at how riffs are constructed and the things that make a Riff great. Show notes at: https://playguitarpodcast.com/what-makes-a-riff-interesting-196/ Free mini-course: https://www.playguitaracademy.com/offers/pdVBnhgh/checkout? Copyright ©2021 Play Guitar Ac…
 
🎸 What do you SPECIFICALLY need to do in order to play guitar better? Visit https://GuitarMusicTheory.com - answer the questions about your playing and get FREE custom video instruction calibrated to your current level. ************************** "Under the Bridge" by Red Hot Chili Peppers features chords that don't seem to fit together in any one …
 
Problems with your Stratocaster bridge pickup? You are not alone. Today, Lindy Fralin joins me to help you get the bridge position in your Strat just right. Check out Lindy at: https://www.fralinpickups.com/ Show notes at: https://playguitarpodcast.com/stratocaster-bridge-pickup-problems-with-lindy-fralin-195/ Copyright ©2021 Play Guitar Academy…
 
In this video lesson for the flamenco guitar, one of our supporters, Yolanda, asks a really good question about the pulgar (thumb), and what to do with it when you are playing in E major. Quite often, we tend to rest our thumb on the E string (sixth string) when playing falsetas and chords, but sometimes our thumb can get in the way when we need to…
 
🎸 What do you SPECIFICALLY need to do in order to play guitar better? Visit https://GuitarMusicTheory.com - answer the questions about your playing and get FREE custom video instruction calibrated to your current level. Have a question or comment to submit? Go here: https://www.guitarmusictheory.com/contact/ Want to connect for a private online les…
 
Can you hear the difference between a single-coil guitar pickup and a humbucker? Test your ear by listening to my blind samples played in the style of familiar songs. You should notice that the lower output single-coil pickups sound thinner, brighter, and with less depth but more clarity. The higher output humbuckers sound thicker with more midrang…
 
For this second lesson of “Danza Mora” for the flamenco guitar, you will be doing an upward arpeggio; it’s called an “upward” arpeggio because the plucking pattern runs toward you (the player). The arpeggio pattern is as follows: a&p-m-i, a-m-i, a-m, with a consistent accent on the a&p. The third and fourth fretting fingers will run through some re…
 
In this free guitar lesson, I have another installment of How Does This Song Work featuring "All Right Now" by Free. I examine this song's music theory by taking a look at the key, chords, progression, mode, and the different types of scales used in the guitar solo. You see how this song fits into the A Mixolydian mode and makes use of both the maj…
 
Have you been playing guitar for a long time and feel like you are not getting better at all? Today, I answer the most frequent questions I get from "Career" beginner guitarists. Take the "Get Moving Guitar" course: https://www.playguitaracademy.com/offers/pdVBnhgh/checkout Show notes at: https://playguitarpodcast.com/career-beginner-guitarist-ques…
 
Let's put the "moving" in "Get moving guitar"! Today, I'll show you how to gain momentum in your practice so you can take everything we've learned and experience continued success. Download the course materials: https://www.playguitaracademy.com/offers/pdVBnhgh/checkout Positive Grid Promo Code for $10 USD off the Spark Amplifier: PLAYGUITAR10 Show…
 
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