Play Guitar Podcast

Do you know exactly what kind of guitarist you want to be?

Today I help super-focused guitar players plan their path ahead.

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Are you, or do you want to be a Jack of all trades guitarist?

Today, we take a look at the well-rounded guitar player.

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I'm seeing some alarming trends lately and I want to fix them.

If you make these basic skills a priority you will progress faster than ever before.

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If I asked you who you are as a guitarist, what would you say?

Today, I help you put into words something you may have never thought about but will give laser focus to your progress.

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Did you ever feel like you just didn't fit in?

Today, I'll talk about how your unique take on the guitar should guide your path.

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Just a quick update on what happened to the show this week.

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I talk a lot about your journey with the guitar.

Today we take the first step by finding your musical path.

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Do you want to learn a lot but nothing is getting done?

Today's Practice tactics show how simplicity in your practice simply speeds up your progress.

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Spinning your wheels? There's a reason that you are full steam ahead with no results.

Today's Practice Tactics show how taking a step back can set you free.

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Want to give your practice instant focus and determination? Get a gig!

Today, I'll show you how to set your practice sessions on fire, with even the smallest planned performance.

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Are you trying to get the most out of your practice time, but you keep failing?

Maybe going it alone might not be the winning formula for you.

In today's Practice Tactics, I show how a little company can supercharge your progress.

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Nothing can rip you out of a winning streak like a bad atmosphere.

Today's Practice Tactics deal with the effect your surroundings and feelings have on your progress. 

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Forget all of the cool stuff that you used to play?

There's a lot to be learned by revisiting your old songs.

Today's Practice Tactics remembers the forgotten.

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Let's get started this week with my new series: Practice Tactics.

I'm getting to what really delivers in your practice and leaving the rest behind.

Today I'm starting with the most important: Goals.

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Do your melodies, basslines, licks, solos, and improvisations sound aimless?

Are you just running scales up and down with a few sour notes thrown in?

Today is your day to change all of that and become intentional with your note choices.

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Chords don't just magically sound good together.

There is a definite reason and it's not difficult at all to understand.

Today, I show you how I help students in the Academy make sense and take control of chord progressions.

 

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Have you unlocked the fretboard?

Today, I show the way I help my students make sense of their instruments with fretboard recognition.

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Major pentatonic scales don't get the attention like minor pentatonic scales, but you will use them just as much.

Today, I give you the inside information you need to use major pentatonic scales like a pro.

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Playing melodies over chord progressions is my kind of fun. It's not effortless though.

Today I share the knowledge you need to make great melodies over common chords.

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Let's take the next step, start using the A shape bar chords all over the fretboard, and get past the problems that A shape bar chords can cause.

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You've heard them before: Diatonic chords.

How do you incorporate them into your practice and playing?

Well, let's put them to use today as bar chords.

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Playing your chords is one thing, but understanding how to use them is the next step.

Knowing the basics of chord theory can boost your progress as a musician.

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We all ask ourselves these questions at some point: "What chords sound good together and why do they?"

Well, today I explain diatonic chords to answer those questions.

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Mastering the Major scale is a big step towards being an advanced guitarist.

Today, I give you your workflow to make all the patterns and all keys of the Major scale your own.

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Blues improvisation is very fun and easy to get into. But, really mastering improv is more involved than you would think.

Today, I give you the necessary tools and show you how to use them to get the most out of your blues improv.

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"OK, I know the chords for Blues. What do I do with them?"

Today, I show you the strategy for making interesting blues rhythm guitar figures.

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Playing Blues rhythm guitar doesn't have to be limited to open position.

Today, I show you how to blues up your bar chords for some great sounds.

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A big confusion point to intermediate guitar players is the Blues Scale.

Today, I take a look at this very important scale and clear up any confusion.

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There is so much more to the minor pentatonic scale than just one box scale you learn in the beginning.

Today I take a closer look at the minor pentatonic scale. 

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If you have learned any rock music at all, you have probably come across power chords.

Today, I take a look at power chords and ways to play them using the E, A, and D strings.

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It's day 14 of Academy Days and today I'm bringing out my inner Marty McFly and looking at the difficulties of Bar chord boogie patterns.

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One of the most fun things you can do on guitar is playing open position boogie patterns.

I'll show you what it is and the challenges that guitarists have when learning them.

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A super-easy way of adding rhythmic complexity to your songwriting and lead melodies is to use some sort of triplet feel. Today, I help you get your triplets sorted.

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Those first scales that you learn in open position usually get left to the wayside.

Today, I'll share how powerful and important they are to your playing.

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Today I show how understanding scales and how they are created can boost your progress on the guitar and help you to better understand chords, melody, and harmony. 

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Has improvisation left you feeling unprepared?

Today, I look at the path to being a great improviser and some tips along the way. 

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The Blues is a big part of learning popular guitar.

Today, I show you why you need to have a knowledge of the Blues, even if it's not the style of music you want to play.

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Could your bar chords be better? Today, on this 7th episode of Academy Days, I go over the three main reasons that make your bar chords sound bad.

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On this 6th episode of Academy Days, I help you make sense of complicated strumming patterns over chord progressions.

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Don't know what strumming pattern to use? In this 5th episode of Academy Days, I give some tips for coming up with your own ideas.

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Strumming bad habits can stick with you for years. On this 4th episode of Academy Days, I show how to break down strumming and how you can clean it up in your playing.

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On this third episode of Academy Days, I help you get the most out of open position chords.

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On the 2nd day of Academy Days, I answer the question: What do you do when you want to make music theory part of your guitar journey?

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It's the grand opening of Academy Days!

We start off with some great tips for getting the most out of tablature.

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Show notes at: https://playguitarpodcast.com/tips-for-using-tab-academy-days-1-223/

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Direct download: 223-pgp-040322.mp3
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Spend some time with me today as we prepare for the next phase of this awesome guitar podcasting journey.

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Direct download: 222-pgp-032922.mp3
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In our last episode in this music theory mini-series, I pull it all together and show you why (and how) to use music theory in your own playing.

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Direct download: 221-pgp-032222.mp3
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Let's take our first step towards mastery of the guitar.

Today, I share how to add music theory to your practice.

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Direct download: 220-pgp-031522.mp3
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So many guitarists have avoided learning music theory because it seems difficult.

Today, I check out the real reasons why music theory can be a struggle for guitarists, and then I share the reasons why I find it my most valuable resource.

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Today we are going to look at the similarities and differences between classical, jazz, and popular music theory (and how we can use this to our advantage).

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Direct download: 218-pgp-030122.mp3
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The sooner you start using Music Theory for Guitar as a tool, the sooner you reap the rewards of what just a little knowledge can do for your playing.

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Direct download: 217-pgp-022222.mp3
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It's just me and you today!

Let's talk about what to do when everything breaks down and how you start moving forward again.

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Direct download: 216-pgp-021522.mp3
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Getting stuck SUCKS!

If you find yourself getting stuck and frustrated with the guitar, I'm sharing my easy system that pulls you out of the mud... every time.

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Show notes at: https://playguitarpodcast.com/getting-un-stuck-guitar-motivation-215/

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Direct download: 215-pgp-020822.mp3
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Do you want to get better at guitar but you feel lost?

Today, I share the four pillars of a successful guitar learning process and some tips for speeding up the process. 

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Direct download: 214-pgp-020122.mp3
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The Fender Clean sound has been the foundation for many of our favorite legendary guitar tones.

Today, I'll show you how to use some of the best and get them easily with the Spark Amplifier. 

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Direct download: 213-pgp-012522.mp3
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Does the thought of music theory turn you off? Today, I go over the main reasons why knowing a little about music theory can make your guitar playing great. 

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Direct download: 212-pgp-011822.mp3
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What's the next step after you get your practicing right. It's staying motivated.

Today, I help those players who ride the "motivation roller coaster" stay on an even and level track.

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Show notes at: https://playguitarpodcast.com/guitar-motivation-211/

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Direct download: 211-pgp-011122.mp3
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Have you been wasting time while practicing guitar? Today, I blow up the biggest time-wasters and help you get the best results from your guitar practice.

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Direct download: 210-pgp-010422.mp3
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2021 is in the books. Let's prepare ourselves for big things to come in 2022

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Direct download: 209-pgp-122821.mp3
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The VIPs take over!

Today I address guitar topics that the members of my VIP program sent in for this week's show.

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Direct download: 208-pgp-122221.mp3
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Career beginner guitarists... let's tackle this terrible problem head-on and see exactly what to do to move forward.

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Direct download: 207-pgp-121521.mp3
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Is your acoustic guitar tone sounding its best? Today, we share our secrets to getting the best tone possible out of the guitar you already have.

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Direct download: 206-pgp-120821.mp3
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Do you know your arpeggios enough to really use them? Today, we ditch the scales and build five licks based on chord tones.

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Direct download: 205-pgp-113021.mp3
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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.

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Direct download: 204-pgp-112321.mp3
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Here are the five things that will slow (or stop) your growth as a guitarist. Let's guard our progress by avoiding these pitfalls.

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Direct download: 203-pgp-111621.mp3
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Caution! Gear episode ahead. Today, Scott and I answer the question: What guitar gear would you acquire if money was no object?

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Direct download: 202-pgp-110921.mp3
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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!

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Direct download: 201-pgp-110321.mp3
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Today, I'm celebrating a big goal, looking back at what we have accomplished, and introducing my VIP program and private podcast.

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Direct download: 200-pgp-102621.mp3
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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.

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Direct download: 199-pgp-101921.mp3
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Arranging songs for solo guitar. It's a steep learning curve. Today, we will share our secrets for full and memorable solo guitar arrangements.

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Direct download: 198-pgp-101221.mp3
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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.

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Direct download: 197-pgp-100521.mp3
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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.

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Direct download: 196-pgp-092821.mp3
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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.

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Show notes at: https://playguitarpodcast.com/stratocaster-bridge-pickup-problems-with-lindy-fralin-195/

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Direct download: 195-pgp-092121.mp3
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Fingerstyle guitar has a lot of different styles and techniques.

Today, I take a look at the many different styles, their main techniques, and what’s the big similarities and differences between them.

Show notes at: https://playguitarpodcast.com/the-style-of-fingerstyle-guitar-194/

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Direct download: 194-pgp-091421.mp3
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Using 3NPS scale patterns is the best choice for smooth and fast licks.

In today's lick episode, I'll show how to use 3nps in a solo.

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Show notes at: https://playguitarpodcast.com/3nps-guitar-licks-193/

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Direct download: 193-pgp-090721.mp3
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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.

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Show notes at: https://playguitarpodcast.com/career-beginner-guitarist-questions-192/

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Direct download: 192-pgp-083121.mp3
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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.

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Direct download: 191-pgp-082421.mp3
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Today, we are going to kick your progress up a notch by getting your own setlist of songs together here on week five of my FREE podcast course - GET MOVING GUITAR

$10 off Spark Amplifier (Till August 31st) with the code: PLAYGUITAR10 

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Direct download: 190-pgp-081721.mp3
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Do you love to play lead guitar but know you have a lot of room for improvement?

Here are the essential lead guitar tools, skills, and solid practice ideas you need, on week four of GET MOVING GUITAR.

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Direct download: 189-pgp-081121.mp3
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Today, I show you how to get serious about RHYTHM guitar and give you solid practice ideas as I continue my free podcast course: GET MOVING GUITAR

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Direct download: 188-pgp-080321.mp3
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Welcome to week two of my podcast course Get Moving Guitar. This week we dive into one of the biggest things that will speed up your progress on the guitar? A daily practice routine.

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Show notes at: https://playguitarpodcast.com/daily-routine-that-actually-works-get-moving-guitar-week-2-187/

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Direct download: 187-pgp-072821.mp3
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Hang on! It's week one of "Get Moving Guitar". I've partnered with Positive Grid to bring you this free six-week course that will get your practicing back on track by setting up a rock-solid practice station.

This week I start off by getting your practice space, your gear, Spark Amp, and all of the tech ready so you can prepare for success with this course.

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For checklists and important info from this episode, make sure to visit the course page here: https://playguitarpodcast.com/set-up-for-success-get-moving-guitar-week-1-186

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Direct download: 186-pgp-072121.mp3
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Today, we are building great-sounding direct acoustic tones for practice and recording using Positive Grid's Spark Amplifier.

Show notes at: https://playguitarpodcast.com/direct-acoustic-tones-with-spark-amp-185/

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Direct download: 185-pgp-071421.mp3
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In today's lick episode, I'll go through what makes soaring guitar solos work and give three examples so you can work them out on your own.

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Show notes at: https://playguitarpodcast.com/soaring-lead-guitar-licks-184/

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Direct download: 184-pgp-070621.mp3
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It's so easy to forget the big picture and get stuck and frustrated with the guitar. With today's guitar overview, I'll help you bypass future problems and get back on the right path.

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Show notes at: https://playguitarpodcast.com/the-guitar-overview-where-are-you-now-183/

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Direct download: 183-pgp-062921.mp3
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We try so many different things to speed up getting better at guitar. Today is the day to take a step back and make some changes that actually matter.

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Direct download: 182-pgp-062121.mp3
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There is nothing that pushes your playing forward more than finally spending the time to “crack the code” of the guitar fretboard.

If you are ready to know more, learn more, and play more, Join me for today's podcast.

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Show notes at: https://playguitarpodcast.com/guitar-fretboard-notes-its-time-to-crack-the-code/

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Direct download: 181-pgp-061621.mp3
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Have you struggled to get great recorded acoustic sound? Today, we go over the basics of recording Acoustic Guitar and our personal setups for great recordings.

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Show notes at: https://playguitarpodcast.com/acoustic-guitar-recording-tips-easy-ways-to-sound-great-180/

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Direct download: 180--pgp-060921.mp3
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On today's podcast, I go over five fast pentatonic licks that you can use in several different styles.

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Show notes at: https://playguitarpodcast.com/fast-pentatonic-licks-179/

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Direct download: 179-pgp-050221.mp3
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Have you been frustrated, stuck, and not progressing at the guitar? Today I do over the main reasons why guitarists stop moving forward and give tips to get you back on the right path.

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Show notes at:  https://playguitarpodcast.com/not-getting-better-at-guitar/

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Direct download: 178-pgp-052521.mp3
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Join me this week as I introduce Evan Raichek to the community and answer any of his questions before he turns the tables and puts me in the Lightning round.

Show notes at: https://playguitarpodcast.com/lightning-round-with-evan-raichek-177/

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Direct download: 17-pgp-051921.mp3
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Getting the right acoustic guitar for you can be very confusing. Today, we get it all straightened out with help from my Co-host: Scott Pallot.

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Show notes: https://playguitarpodcast.com/acoustic-guitar-sizes-and-shapes-explained-176/

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Direct download: 176-pgp-051221.mp3
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How do you play those shimmery blues double stop licks? It's easy! Just checkout todays guitar lick episode for double stop licks in every pattern of the minor pentatonic scale.

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Show notes at: https://playguitarpodcast.com/blues-guitar-double-stop-licks-175/

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Direct download: 175-pgp-050421.mp3
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Today, I uncover the secret weapon of great rhythm guitarists: guitar scales. Join me as I show how learning a little about scales can give you a lot of progress with your chords.

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Show notes at: https://playguitarpodcast.com/why-should-i-learn-guitar-scales-the-real-reason-174/

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Direct download: 174-pgp-042721.mp3
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Taking that big step towards performing live is a huge milestone in a guitar players journey. Join my guest Evan Wilson and I as we discuss making that big step and some ways you can prepare yourself.

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Show notes at: http://playguitarpodcast.com/getting-ready-to-play-out-with-evan-wilson-173/

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Direct download: 173-pgp-042121.mp3
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Today is all about those other things we carry around in our acoustic case!

This podcast answers the question: "What are the most helpful accessories to get you going on the acoustic guitar?"

Show notes at: http://playguitarpodcast.com/what-acoustic-guitar-accessories-do-i-need-172/

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Direct download: 172-pgp-041421.mp3
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Join me today for lick episode that deals with one of my most common questions: How to play both Minor and Major thirds in your blue solos.

Get the licks in my FREE blues guitar course: http://freeblueslesson.com/​

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Show notes at: http://playguitarpodcast.com/minor-third-to-major-third-blues-licks-171/

Direct download: 171-pgp-040621.mp3
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How can something so simple as adjusting your thumb placement give exciting results in your playing? Hang out with me today and find out how! 

FREE Guide to Clear Sounding Chords: https://www.playguitaracademy.com/chordguide

Show notes at: https://www.playguitaracademy.com/blog/how-simple-changes-to-your-thumb-placement-can-completely-change-your-playing-170

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Direct download: 170-pgp-033121.mp3
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Today, I give you an overview of what playing and practicing at home could look like for you. Let's set ourselves up for success right where we are: at home. 

FREE Practice Space Checklist: https://www.playguitaracademy.com/practice

Show notes at: https://www.playguitaracademy.com/blog/home-alone-getting-the-most-out-of-your-guitar-at-home-169

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Direct download: 169-pgp-032421.mp3
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It's my turn on the community episode. Today, I'm going to share with you my story and how it ultimately led to the opening of the Academy this week, 

Academy early waiting list: https://www.playguitaracademy.com/early-registration-play-guitar-academy

Show notes at: https://www.playguitaracademy.com/blog/my-story-introducing-the-academy-168

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Direct download: 168-pgp-031621.mp3
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Join Lee and Scott today for a deep dive into must hear acoustic guitar players. We will each give our top five and also ask for your top five as well. Make sure to join in the conversation!

FREE guide to clear sounding chords: https://www.playguitaracademy.com/chordguide

Show notes at: https://www.playguitaracademy.com/blog/ten-awesome-acoustic-guitar-players-you-should-know-167

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Direct download: 167-pgp-031021.mp3
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