Play Guitar Podcast

In today's episode, I answer four more questions from listeners. They are: 1. Do you have any tips to help to learn the five pentatonic shapes? 2. What's the next step after bar chords to step up my playing? 3. Do you have any tips for fun and effective ear training on the guitar? 4. Any exercises to increase the use of fingers you don't often use. Links: www.freeblueslesson.com and  Show notes at: https://www.playguitaracademy.com/blog/pentatonic-tips-next-steps-ear-training-finger-exercises-074 Copyright ©2019 Play Guitar Podcast 

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In episode #7 of my spring bonus Q&A series, I answer four more questions from listeners. They are 1. Does it make sense to use an overdrive pedal with modeling amps? 2. When you use a capo is there an easy way of knowing what key you are in? 3. What's a good book to learn the correct patterns in order? 4. What's a good way to start creating licks of your own? Show notes at https://www.playguitaracademy.com/blog/pedals-into-modeling-capo-keys-patterns-creating-licks-qa-7 Copyright ©2019 Play Guitar Podcast

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In episode #6 of my spring bonus Q&A series, I answer three more questions from listeners. They are 1. What are the differences between major and minor scales and how are minor diatonic chords created? 2. Do you have any tips on recording your guitar? What kind of software/ equipment would you recommend? 3. How do you decide what guitar tone goes with a particular song? Show notes at https://www.playguitaracademy.com/blog/minor-diatonic-chords-recording-guitar-and-guitar-tone-qa-6 Copyright ©2019 Play Guitar Podcast 

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In episode #5 of my spring bonus Q&A series, I answer five more questions from listeners. They are 1. Best way to mix minor and major pentatonics over 7th chords? 2. Is there an order in which we have to learn scales? 3. How to get started with eighth note strumming? 4. Do you have any tips for vibrato on bends? 5. How to rake across the strings in blues music? Show notes at https://www.playguitaracademy.com/blog/mixing-pentatonics-scales-strumming-vibrato-and-raking-strings-qa-5 Copyright ©2019 Play Guitar Podcast

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In episode #4 of my spring bonus Q&A series, I answer four more questions from listeners. They are 1. Tips for building speed on legato sections? 2. How to get started with a new loop pedal? 3. How to start applying formal ear training to the guitar? 4. What do you think about getting rid of pedals in favor of a Line6 Helix? Show notes at: https://www.playguitaracademy.com/blog/speed-loop-pedals-ear-training-and-pedals-vs-modelers-qa-4 Copyright ©2019 Play Guitar Podcast 

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In episode #3 of my spring bonus Q&A series, I answer five more questions from listeners. They are 1. What to do when you have no one to play with? 2. What is a good way of memorizing what notes are in a scale? 3. How do you deal with a bad jamming situation? 4. If you only had 10 min to practice on a busy day, what would you focus on? 5. Any tips on getting started writing riffs and combining them to get songs? Show notes at: https://www.playguitaracademy.com/blog/playing-solo-scale-notes-jamming-practice-and-riffs-qa3 Copyright ©2019 Play Guitar Podcast

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In the second episode of my spring bonus Q&A series, I answer four more questions from listeners. They are: 1. How do you learn to mix different styles? 2. How to you palm mute? 3. How do you identify the key of a song? 4. I'm confused by learning guitar from youtube. Where do I go from here? Show notes at: https://www.playguitaracademy.com/blog/mixing-styles-palm-mutes-keys-and-youtube-qa-2 Copyright ©2019 Play Guitar Podcast

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In this first episode of my spring bonus Q&A series, I answer four questions from listeners. They are 1. How do you make your solos sound less like scales? 2. Do I have any tips for coming up with licks? 3. Any tips for unlocking the fretboard? 4. What's the best order to start off writing a song? Show notes at: https://www.playguitaracademy.com/blog/solos-licks-fretboard-and-songs-spring-qa-1 Copyright ©2019 Play Guitar Podcast

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Today, I'm taking a hard look at Vibrato. Vibrato is something extremely important that usually gets very little attention. I go over what it is, the different types, and some exercises for you. Show notes at: https://www.playguitaracademy.com/blog/vibrato-for-guitar-066 Copyright ©2019

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If learning to play the modes is the next step in your lead playing, make sure you listen to this episode before you start. Today, I take something that seems complicated and break it down so you can start using modes right away. Show notes at: https://www.playguitaracademy.com/blog/explaining-modes-for-guitar-065 Copyright ©2019 Play Guitar Podcast

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Knowing what to look for is the key to curing sloppy playing. If you could stand to tighten up your playing, you don't want to miss this one! Show notes at: https://www.playguitaracademy.com/blog/how-do-i-make-my-guitar-playing-smoother-and-cleaner-064 Copyright ©2019 Play Guitar Podcast

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Today, I demonstrate my five favorite devices that help you get the most mileage out of your guitar licks! Show notes at: https://www.playguitaracademy.com/blog/how-to-get-the-most-out-of-your-guitar-licks Copyright ©2019 Play Guitar Podcast

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What should I work on next? It's a question I get all of the time and today I give a surefire system to put your guitar practice back on track! Show notes at: https://www.playguitaracademy.com/blog/what-should-i-work-on-next-062 Copyright ©2019 Play Guitar Podcast

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Today, I discuss the five big challenges of moving from your practice space to the stage. Once you know what to expect, it makes it so much easier! Show notes at: https://www.playguitaracademy.com/blog/moving-from-the-practice-space-to-the-stage Copyright ©2019 Play Guitar Podcast

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Today I share my five-part plan to build great guitar solos... every time! If you've ever struggled to come up with a good sounding solo, this one is for you! Show notes at: https://www.playguitaracademy.com/blog/how-do-you-build-a-guitar-solo Copyright ©2019 Play Guitar Podcast

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Today, I unlock the CAGED. The CAGED system. I talk about what it is, my opinions on it, and how you can make the CAGED system work for you. Show notes at: https://www.playguitaracademy.com/blog/should-i-learn-the-caged-system Copyright ©2019 Play Guitar Podcast

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Today, we answer your questions on our second listener Q&A. The questions cover strong and weak beats, determining the key of a song, amp sim software, the dreaded F chord, and moving from electric to acoustic guitar. I'm very excited to be joined by (the Play Guitar Facebook Group Moderator) Chris Ward! Show notes at: https://www.playguitaracademy.com/blog/listener-qa-2 Copyright ©2019 Play Guitar Podcast

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Today, I present the basics of playing a Jazz chord melody on guitar, and how it relates to fingerstyle. (And, it’s the one year anniversary of the show!) Show notes at: https://www.playguitaracademy.com/blog/the-basics-of-playing-a-chord-melody-on-guitar Copyright ©2019 Play Guitar Podcast

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Today, I take some well needed time to answer this very common question: "What’s the best way to learn songs?" Show notes at: https://www.playguitaracademy.com/blog/whats-the-best-way-to-learn-songs Copyright ©2019 Play Guitar Podcast

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Helping The "Career" Beginner Guitarist. Getting stuck at the beginner stage can last for a really long time. Today, I help you break that cycle and move up to the next level. Show notes at: https://www.playguitaracademy.com/blog/helping-the-career-beginner-guitarist Copyright ©2019 Play Guitar Podcast

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It’s my GUITAR 30 CHALLENGE! Take this 30 minutes a day for 30 days challenge with me to jumpstart your practicing and get the results you need! Show notes at: https://www.playguitaracademy.com/blog/guitar-30-challenge Copyright ©2019 Play Guitar Podcast

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Today, it’s 2019! I take a look at what’s changed over the past year and how to make the most with your guitar progress for the year to come! Show notes at: https://www.playguitaracademy.com/blog/learning-guitar-in-2019 Copyright ©2019 Play Guitar Podcast

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Today, I share my tips on setting up your guitar. Whether your new guitar isn’t playing right or your old one needs a refresh, it’s not as hard as you think (and you already have most of what you need.) Show notes at: https://www.playguitaracademy.com/blog/setting-up-your-guitar Copyright ©2018 Play Guitar Podcast

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Today, I go over dynamics on the electric guitar. From clean to mean I'll talk about getting our dynamics, gain and volume straight! Show notes at: https://www.playguitaracademy.com/blog/dynamics-gain-and-volume Copyright ©2018 Play Guitar Podcast

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The HOW and WHY of mixing Major and minor pentatonic scales. This could be your next step towards more complex and interesting solo lines! Show notes at: https://www.playguitaracademy.com/blog/mixing-major-and-minor-pentatonic-scales Copyright ©2018 Play Guitar Podcast

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How do you keep your guitar practice FUN? I’ve got 7 tips for all levels of guitarists to make your practice fun and effective. Show notes at: https://www.playguitaracademy.com/blog/7-tips-to-make-guitar-practice-fun Copyright ©2018 Play Guitar Podcast

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It’s guitar buying season! Today, I help you make the right decisions to save you a ton of time, money, and frustration. Show notes at: https://www.playguitaracademy.com/blog/my-guitar-buyers-guide Copyright ©2018 Play Guitar Podcast

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Today, I’m giving thanks! Thanks to you with my first listener Q&A episode! Also, A very special guest! Show notes at: https://www.playguitaracademy.com/blog/my-first-listener-qa-047 Copyright ©2018 Play Guitar Podcast

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Today, It’s all about Progress! Really making progress on the guitar. I go over Exactly what good progress is, what progress feels like on the guitar, average progress for different levels of guitar players, the common hurdles of guitar progress, and streamlining it all with my guitar progress guide. Show notes at: https://www.playguitaracademy.com/blog/streamline-your-progress-on-the-guitar Copyright ©2018 Play Guitar Podcast

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Improving your rhythm guitar. It doesn’t matter if you are just starting out or you’re an experienced rhythm player there is always room for improvement. Today I show you how! Show notes at: https://www.playguitaracademy.com/blog/the-rhythm-in-rhythm-guitar Copyright ©2018 Play Guitar Podcast

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Today, I introduce slide guitar. I go over what you need to know to add this bluesy technique to your playing. I also go over a very easy way to get started..using standard tuning! Show notes at: https://www.playguitaracademy.com/blog/how-to-start-playing-slide-guitar Copyright ©2018 Play Guitar Podcast

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Today, it’s my introduction for GUITAR IMPROVISATION! Is this just something only a few are able to do, or is this a skill we can learn and perfect over time? Show notes at: https://www.playguitaracademy.com/blog/intro-to-improvisation Copyright ©2018 Play Guitar Podcast

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Today, it’s all about finding different gutiar tones for different styles of music. I’m tackling two different styles (Blues and Rock), with two different rigs. Show notes at: https://www.playguitaracademy.com/blog/different-guitar-tones-for-different-styles-of-music Copyright ©2018 Play Guitar Podcast

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How do you keep moving forward on the guitar when you are strapped for time? I’ll show you how you can turn ten minutes of your day into a super effective practice routine. Show notes at: https://www.playguitaracademy.com/blog/ten-minute-ultimate-practice-routine Copyright ©2018 Play Guitar Podcast

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Licks And Riffs. Today, it’s all about licks and riffs for the guitar player. I show the importance of and the difference between them and how to use them effectively. Show notes at: https://www.playguitaracademy.com/blog/licks-and-riffs Copyright ©2018 Play Guitar Podcast

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Today on episode 39 of the play guitar podcast I take the first step with you toward playing advanced guitar chords. We’ll leave open and bar chords in the dust and start playing something special!Show notes at: https://www.playguitaracademy.com/blog/start-playing-advanced-guitar-chords Copyright ©2018 Play Guitar Podcast

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I’m talking today about creating a super effective and fun practice space. I help you create your home base where you can start moving forward with the guitar. Show notes at: https://www.playguitaracademy.com/blog/set-up-your-perfect-guitar-practice-space Copyright ©2018 Play Guitar Podcast

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Today I'm playing solos over minor chords! I show you how and what to play to make you sound awesome! Show notes at: https://www.playguitaracademy.com/blog/how-to-play-over-minor-chords-and-sound-awesome Copyright ©2018 Play Guitar Podcast

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Todays show is all about getting back into guitar. Here are the most important things to consider when you are starting up again and want to be successful. Show notes at: https://www.playguitaracademy.com/blog/getting-back-into-guitar-036 Copyright ©2018 Play Guitar Podcast

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Today, I talk about the ten things you NEED to get good at guitar. It’s not so hard to do if you take take these important steps to heart. Show notes at: https://www.playguitaracademy.com/blog/what-it-takes-to-get-good-at-guitar-035 Copyright ©2018 Play Guitar Podcast

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I'm talking about cool chords on today's podcast! Here are some of my favorite chords you can use to spice up your playing and add new textures to your sound. Show notes at: https://www.playguitaracademy.com/blog/cool-sounding-chords-034 Copyright ©2018 Play Guitar Podcast

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Today on episode 33 of the Play Guitar Podcast, it's all about building guitar solos. With just a little planning, you can create melodic, memorable solos every time! Show notes at: https://www.playguitaracademy.com/blog/how-to-build-guitar-solos-033 Copyright ©2018 Play Guitar Podcast

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Today on episode 32 of the play guitar podcast, I'm talking microphones for your guitar! With a little bit of knowledge your rig can sound fabulous with the just the right mic. Show notes at: https://www.playguitaracademy.com/blog/how-to-choose-the-right-microphone-for-guitar-032 Copyright ©2018 Play Guitar Podcast

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Today I answer the question: What's holding you back from getting better at the guitar? It just might be your mindset holding you back. Plus some fun news from this past week! Show notes at: https://www.playguitaracademy.com/blog/whats-holding-you-back-from-getting-better-at-the-guitar-031 Copyright ©2018 Play Guitar Podcast

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Today on episode 30 of the play guitar podcast I talk about how to get the most out of the most basic gig setup.. the single amp with pedals. Show notes at: https://www.playguitaracademy.com/blog/basic-gig-setup-single-amp-with-pedals-030 Copyright ©2018 Play Guitar Podcast

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Today on episode 29 of the play guitar podcast, I share my 3 tips to jumpstart your guitar playing. Try these out to get your playing back on the right path! Show notes at: https://www.playguitaracademy.com/blog/jumpstart-your-guitar-playing-029 Copyright ©2018 Play Guitar Podcast

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Today, I share my favorite exercise for funk rhythm guitar. It’s really fun and will make your rhythm playing super focused and super funky! Show notes at: https://www.playguitaracademy.com/blog/funk-rhythm-guitar-28 Copyright ©2018 Play Guitar Podcast

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Today on episode 27 of the play guitar podcast I get into funk guitar chords! I start with the basic chords and then show you how to make small changes to get big results! Show notes at: https://www.playguitaracademy.com/blog/funk-guitar-chords-027 Copyright ©2018 Play Guitar Podcast

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It’s Double Stops, those cool 2 note harmonies that are in so many of our favorite songs. It's easy to use the chords and scales you already know to start playing them. Show notes at: https://www.playguitaracademy.com/blog/double-stops-026 Copyright ©2018 Play Guitar Podcast

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Today I take a look at legato playing. I go through all of the components of this smooth flowing technique, and how to incorporate it in your own playing! Show notes at: https://www.playguitaracademy.com/blog/learning-legato-guitar-025 Copyright ©2018 Play Guitar Podcast

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Today on episode 24, I talk about speeding up your guitar playing! If you've had a hard time playing faster, this is the show for you! Show notes at: https://www.playguitaracademy.com/blog/speed-up-your-guitar-playing-024 Copyright ©2018 Play Guitar Podcast

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Today on episode 23 of Play Guitar Podcast, I introduce Chord Tone Soloing! It's a different approach to soloing that could take your guitar playing to the next level! Show notes at: https://www.playguitaracademy.com/blog/chord-tone-soloing-023 Copyright ©2018 Play Guitar Podcast

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On today's show, I continue my blues mini series by talking about blues electric guitar tone. It's all about what gear to get for great blues tone and tips to use it effectively. Show notes at: https://www.playguitaracademy.com/blog/blues-electric-guitar-tone-022 Copyright ©2018 Play Guitar Podcast

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On today's show, I take a look at the Best Blues Chords For Guitar Players! Having a solid knowledge of the blues is essential. So today I’m going to make sure you know the chords you need to play the blues! Show notes at: https://www.playguitaracademy.com/blog/best-blues-chords-for-guitar-players-021 Copyright ©2018 Play Guitar Podcast

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On today's show, I take a look at learning the Blues. Just a little knowledge of how to play Blues guitar can help you in so many different ways! I also have listener feedback. Show notes at: https://www.playguitaracademy.com/blog/020-understanding-blues-guitar Copyright ©2018 Play Guitar Podcast

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On today's show, I continue the path to great guitar tone with effects pedals. I look at the different types of effects and tips on what order to put them in. I also have listener feedback. Show notes at: https://www.playguitaracademy.com/blog/019-effects-pedals-the-path-to-great-guitar-tone-part-3 Copyright ©2018 Play Guitar Podcast

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On today's show, I breakdown the basics of guitar amplifiers. Once you understand how classic amps are used for different styles of music, you will be able to make better decisions with your own gear. I also have listener feedback. Show notes at: https://www.playguitaracademy.com/blog/018-amplifiers-the-path-to-great-guitar-tone-part-2 Copyright ©2018 Play Guitar Podcast

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Today, I’m going to start to help players who are unsure of what guitars to use for different styles of music. This is a big topic and there is never an easy answer. But when you take a look at the classic recordings of your favorite style of music, you start to see some similarities in the gear that is used. Show notes at: https://www.playguitaracademy.com/blog/017-the-path-to-great-guitar-tone-part-1 Copyright ©2018 Play Guitar Podcast

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Today I’m going to share a technique that I use to help guitarists who can’t seem to get past playing pentatonic scales. You know there are different sounds. You can hear them. You want to play them. But, it always seems that you just keep going back to the pentatonic over and over again. This easy approach may be just what's needed to open up new ideas in your guitar playing! Also, I have some listener feedback. Show notes at: https://www.playguitaracademy.com/blog/016-trapped-in-the-pentatonic-box Copyright ©2018 Play Guitar Podcast

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Today, I help players get through the dreaded guitar plateau. I’ll break down the reasons that this might happen and what you can do to bust through your guitar rut! Also, I have some listener feedback. Show notes at: https://www.playguitaracademy.com/blog/015-bust-out-of-your-guitar-plateau Copyright ©2018 Play Guitar Podcast

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On today's episode, I take some time to really understand the things that are holding lead guitarists back. Have you ever struggled with lead guitar? I think we all have. It’s not easy. I breakdown the four main challenges that lead guitar players have and find ways to breakthrough those problems. Also, I have some listener feedback. Show notes at: https://www.playguitaracademy.com/blog/014-how-to-make-your-guitar-solos-sound-better Copyright ©2018 Play Guitar Podcast

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Today, I talk about why the minor pentatonic scale works so well... when it shouldn’t! Then I explore some other ways of getting "outside" sounds over 7th chords. Also, I have some listener feedback and another installment of creating the band. Show notes at: https://www.playguitaracademy.com/blog/013-the-minor-pentatonic-scale-youre-already-playing-outside Copyright ©2018 Play Guitar Podcast

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Today, I answer the question: What chords sound good together on the guitar? To do that we are going to start learning all about Diatonic chords. These are the chords with the strongest relationships and the ones that are heard most often in popular music. Also I have some great Listener Feedback! Show notes at: https://www.playguitaracademy.com/blog/012-what-chords-sound-good-together-on-the-guitar Copyright ©2018 Play Guitar Podcast

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Today, we are going to help new guitar players get started in the right direction. You would think learning guitar would be very simple with all of the resources we have available to us. But, it's very tough to stay on track and not get overwhelmed. This is a resource that will put new players in the right mindset and help them get more out of the guitar right away. Also I have Listener Feedback and some great news! Show notes at: https://www.playguitaracademy.com/blog/011-how-would-you-help-a-beginning-guitarist-get-started Copyright ©2018 Play Guitar Podcast

Direct download: 011-pgp-031318.mp3
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The steps to take to avoid frustration that could be ahead of you on the guitar. Also I have Listener Feedback and another installment of creating the band! Show notes at: https://www.playguitaracademy.com/blog/010-how-to-avoid-frustration-when-learning-guitar Copyright ©2018 Play Guitar Podcast

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Today, I start sliding guitar scale patterns around into different keys. You can get a lot of mileage out of just one scale pattern. Also I have Listener Feedback and another installment of Creating the Band! Show notes at: https://www.playguitaracademy.com/blog/009-sliding-guitar-scale-patterns-into-new-keys C

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Today, I talk about soloing over chords, and the four sticky situations you need to plan for! Also we have some Guitar News and another installment of creating the band! Show notes at https://www.playguitaracademy.com/blog/008-improvising-over-chords Copyright ©2018 Play Guitar Podcast

Direct download: 008-pgp-022018.mp3
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Today, we start getting into lead guitar. What is it all about and what are the tools you need to get started. Show notes at https://www.playguitaracademy.com/blog/007-getting-lead-guitar

Direct download: 007-pgp-021318.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 7:00am EDT

Today, I unpack guitar scales! It’s not just about memorizing a bunch of patterns. Once you know what they really are and how to use them, you will be unstoppable!

https://www.playguitaracademy.com/blog/006-really-understanding-guitar-scales

Direct download: 006-PGP-021618.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 7:00am EDT

Today I’m talking about Chords and Arpeggios. We can all play them but do we really know what they are and how they are built. Also we have some guitar news and another installment of creating the band! see https://www.playguitaracademy.com/blog/005-really-understanding-chords

Direct download: 005-PGP-011818.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 2:10pm EDT

Today, I introduce technique exercises for the guitar and why they are so effective for players of all levels. Also I have guitar news and another installment of creating the band! see https://www.playguitaracademy.com/blog/004-technique-exercises

Direct download: 004-PGP-011818.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 2:08pm EDT

Today, I talk about the one thing that guitarists of all levels need to work on. How to better open up the fretboard. Also I have some guitar news and another installment of Creating the band! see https://www.playguitaracademy.com/blog/003-open-fretboard

Direct download: 003-PGP-011818.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 2:07pm EDT

Today, I uncover the ups and downs of recording and playing direct guitar. It’s not as easy as it seems. Also I have guitar news and another installment of creating the band! see https://www.playguitaracademy.com/blog/002-playing-and-recording-direct-guitar

Direct download: 002-PGP-011818.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 2:05pm EDT

Today I talk about the ups and downs of learning guitar in 2018. Also an introduction to the podcast, guitar news and the first installment of creating the band! see https://www.playguitaracademy.com/blog/001-learning-guitar-in-2018

Direct download: 001-PGP-011818.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 2:00pm EDT