An open chord strum is an easy guitar trick that can be used to improve your overall timing and rhythm. This simple technique can take a basic strum and transform it into something that sounds more interesting too.
In a previous lesson I explained how to improve your timing when two or more chords have at least one tone that shares the same string. I showed you how to save wasted motion by leaving the finger(s) down on the common string while making the change.
However, many …
Develop Your Hobby For Fun & Profit
Having a hobby is great fun and a rewarding way to explore your own creative abilities. Though you may not be convinced of it, you do have a God-given talent within you. Everyone does! It only needs to be discovered and developed!
The world is full of variety and no two persons are exactly alike; each of us is a unique individual, and as such, has something special to offer. The different combination of personality, environment, experiences and …
Have you ever wondered why there just seems to be some music with staying power? It lasts from generation to generation. Like the energizer bunny, good music keeps on going and going.
Take the 56th Grammy Awards for example. The Rolling Stones and ex-Beatle Paul McCartney were both nominated. Paul even gave his first ever live performance (accompanied by none other than his ex-bandmate, Ringo Starr) at a Grammy awards ceremony in 2014. That's 50 years after the Beatles first landmark …
Run Music Video:
Run Charts Position:
Reached #470 out of 153,049 songs listed in Soundclick Acoustic
Reached #74 out of 35,500 songs listed in Soundclick Acoustic General
Run is a song I wrote about a man who is pursuing success at the expense of everything and everyone else around him. Though the man is a fictitious character, I think he closely embodies the stereotypical workaholic.
About the Song:
The up-tempo beat is meant to carry the …
Some people have trouble playing an open G major chord because the 2nd and 3rd fingers of the fretting hand are required to span the entire width of the guitar neck. The placement of the 2nd finger on the 6th string of the 3rd fret must remain in contact with the string while the 3rd finger stretches across the neck to the 1st string on the 3rd fret.
Watch the guitar lesson video below for some tips on how to prepare your fingers to play a G major chord...
In order to make …
Have you ever wondered what the best woods for an acoustic guitar might be? I'm not a luthier, but I recently did a little research of my own which may help to shed some light on the subject.
Martin Rosewood Performing Artist Acoustic-Electric Guitar
I discovered that the dynamic response of an acoustic guitar, and the sound it produces, are determined by the density of woods used and the overall construction the instrument itself.
Makes perfect sense, right? But did you know that sound …
I’ve put together a list of 10 Guitar Playing Ideas on this page because almost every guitar player experiences times when they just don’t feel like practicing. The reasons may vary, but the results are usually the same. The first effect is that muscle memory and finger calluses quickly begin to disappear. When this happens it becomes even more difficult to play the guitar.
If the problem is allowed to persist, all progress that was previously achieved will likely be lost and the student …
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