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How to Use Guitar Scale Sequences to Create Licks and Riffs

If you are learning scales on guitar, you have probably encountered guitar scale sequence exercises like this: Or this: These exercise are just two examples of guitar scale sequences you may use on the A minor pentatonic scale. The purpose behind these exercises is that the scale gets ingrained in your head, that you develop […]

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17 Guitar Tips For Intermediate Students

If you’re an advancing beginner or an intermediate guitar player, congratulations! You’ve survived the hardest stage of all—being a complete beginner on guitar! Many people think the beginner stage of guitar playing is the easiest because the things they’re learning are actually easier compared to what intermediate and advanced guitar players are doing. But the

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Successful Guitar Player Formula: Practicing is King. Information is Queen. Mindset is God.

“Practice, practice, practice”. If you are learning to play the guitar, you have probably come across this advice before. But what leads to successful guitar playing? Is it just a matter of how many hours you put in? Practicing is king, right? Great guitar players are the ones who practice a lot, and the mediocre

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Why “How Much Music Theory Should I Learn” is not the Right Question to Ask (and what to ask instead)

In 7 myths about music theory, I explain what music theory is not, what it is, and have hopefully convinced you that you need it if you’re learning a musical instrument. But how much music theory do you need? In this lesson, I will show you that this question isn’t the most ideal question to

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How to Apply the Pareto Principle for Effective Guitar Practicing

What if I told you, the time you spend practicing guitar, is probably way less effective than it could be? That for each hour you’re spending practicing you’re most likely gaining less than you would if you actually applied the Pareto principle. In this article, I will explain what the Pareto principle is all about.

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4 Scales you can use if you’re improvising in minor keys

4 Minor scales you can use if you’re improvising on guitar (and how to use them)

What guitar scale should you improvise on if you’re playing in the key of C major? The C major scale, right? Or else the C major pentatonic scale, which doesn’t have any different notes, only less. What guitar scale should you improvise on if the music is in the key of A minor? A minor

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