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Unlike traditional "learn quick" consumer teaching products, we provide an ongoing guitar teaching service - not just a one-time product. We are constantly producing new lessons to help you learn to play guitar. Find our most recent additions below.

Acoustic Artistry with Calum Graham #9: A Little Orchestra

Truly artistic acoustic arrangements can almost sound as though there is a small orchestra at your fingertips. Calum is a master at this technique and uses this lesson to show you how to achieve this effect.
  • Jul 18th, 2017 at 10:00 am CDT

Style of George Harrison #33: The Later Era: Style of Back in the USSR

In this lesson, John takes a look at some of George's later work, in the vein of the White Album.
  • Jul 14th, 2017 at 10:00 am CDT

50 Years Of Guitar #29: Variations on the Minor Sound

Enter back into the realms of improvisation in this lesson and have some fun experimenting with different flavors of the minor sound. You'll get a sense of how to use some 'unexpected' sounding notes while working out the melody.
  • Jul 13th, 2017 at 10:00 am CDT

Life Of The Party #25: Take Your Time

Nomad talks about the process and order you should go through when sitting down to figure out a song. What should you focus on first? Where should you devote your attention when it comes to the tiny details? Nomad dives right in!
  • Jul 12th, 2017 at 10:00 am CDT

Life Of The Party #26: Shapes & Sizes

Once you've figured out the song, you can look at the chord shapes and then mess with them! Nomad goes over how to give your basic shapes new life.
  • Jul 11th, 2017 at 10:00 am CDT

Style of George Harrison #34: The Later Era: Rhythmic Arpeggios

In this lesson John examines George's use of arpeggios, in the style of songs such as I Want You, She's So Heavy, or Badge.
  • Jul 7th, 2017 at 10:00 am CDT

Acoustic Artistry with Calum Graham #8: Various Ways to Play Melody

Adding variation and nuance to your playing sometimes consists of learning to play melodies different ways. In this lesson, Calum takes a simple melody line and plays it with open strings, then with harmonics.
  • Jul 6th, 2017 at 10:00 am CDT

Slide Guitar #11: Simple Slide Riff Expansion 3

Add the chords of the 'turnaround' to this riff and you'll really be able to bring it on home. In last lesson we added the 1 chord in the form of the double stop, and now you'll get to complete the form.
  • Jul 5th, 2017 at 10:00 am CDT

Slide Guitar #10: Simple Slide Riff Expansion 2

Add just two more notes to this already familiar and catchy riff. The notes you'll be adding will add an aspect of bringing the phrase "home". There's another direction you can take it as well!
  • Jul 4th, 2017 at 10:00 am CDT

Slide Guitar #9: Simple Slide Riff Expansion 1

You'll continue to build on the simple slide riff introduced in the last lesson. Over the next several lessons, you'll be able to continually add and experiment with this catchy motif.
  • Jul 3rd, 2017 at 10:00 am CDT

Rockabilly With Stuart Ziff #8: Simple Slide Riff

This lesson kicks off a mini series on learning what might be your first slide phrase. You'll learn the basic riff in this lesson and then in lessons to follow, you'll build upon it little by little.
  • Jul 2nd, 2017 at 10:00 am CDT

Life Of The Party #22: Take The Lead

Lots of bands have two or more guitar players. You need to know your role as you start to play with others. It's important that you not only know the difference between rhythm and lead playing. Maybe you'll play rhythm sometimes and lead other times. Learn how to wear both hats and go between the two seamlessly!
  • Jul 1st, 2017 at 10:00 am CDT

Style of George Harrison #31: Backwards Guitar - Part 1

In this lesson, John examines some methods for achieving a backwards, or reversed guitar sound, primarily in a live setting.
  • Jun 30th, 2017 at 10:00 am CDT

Slide Guitar Ziff #7: Playing Simple Chords

Playing chords is such an art with slide guitar. This lesson is one of many that will shed light on this challenging aspect of this style. There are many great ways to play chords, and some nice little touches that Stuart will introduce throughout this series.
  • Jun 29th, 2017 at 10:00 am CDT

Acoustic Artistry with Calum Graham #7: Two Handed Tapping Sequence

Calum continues working us through his song "The Nomad". This lesson is all about a two handed tapping sequence in the song, meant to strengthen our hand independence.
  • Jun 28th, 2017 at 10:00 am CDT

Slide Guitar #6: Damping & Muting

One of the most important aspects of slide playing (and any playing for that matter) is how you mute the strings you don't want to hear. Slide guitar presents some interesting challenges in this area and Stuart is all over it!
  • Jun 27th, 2017 at 10:00 am CDT

Life Of The Party #21: The Capo Guy

There are so many great ways to use a capo. You can dial in the right key for a singer, you can add interest by playing chords or lines in a completely different part of the neck than your jamming partner, and you discover new ways to play chords and progressions that are just not possible in any other way!
  • Jun 26th, 2017 at 10:00 am CDT

Acoustic Artistry with Calum Graham #6: Adding Layers to Basslines

Now that we've learned how to execute a bassline in different ways, it's time to layer another part on top of it! A challenging concept that will further your left and right hand independence.
  • Jun 25th, 2017 at 10:00 am CDT
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