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Guitar Dynamics

Mark Lincoln explains how dynamics can enhance your playing. He covers topics such as volume, tempo, rests, and more.

Taught by Mark Lincoln in Basic Guitar with Mark Lincoln seriesLength: 27:48Difficulty: 0.5 of 5
Chapter 1: (00:35) Welcome Back Welcome back to the basic guitar lesson series with Mark Lincoln!
Chapter 2: (03:00) Technique and Dynamics Review and Warm-up
Before moving on with the lesson, be sure to review and practice the following:
- Warm-up the hands.
- Stretch the wrists.
- Play the major and minor open chords.
- Warm up your strumming muscles by relaxing the wrists and letting the pick flow over the strings.
- Play the E major chord in the "new" way and play the type 1 barre chords.
- Play the A major chord in the "new" way and play the type 2 barre chords.
- Practice the "slanting A" technique.
- Practice the type 1 minor barre chords.
- Pactice the type 2 minor barre chords.
- Play all of the type 1 mini-barre chords.
- Play all of the type 2 mini-barre chords.
Ready? Good!

We've been talking about techniques that will help you become a smoother and more proficient guitar player right? Today we'll continue in that same vein and further investigate the world of strumming and guitar technique. Remember from last time that certain techniques (i.e walking down) can help transition more smoothly from one chord to the next. Smooth transitions help to polish the sound of the music and fill in the little spaces between chords. You probably have a favorite guitar player or players, and if you watch them carefully, you will probably notice that he/she often fills between chords with notes, hammer-ons, pull-offs, bends, and a myriad of other little techniques. All of these tricks help to establish a pathway between chords and refine the overall sound of the music. We'll talk more about these techniques in the weeks to come and help you become the best guitarist you can be.

Dynamics
Dynamics are not a technique in as much as they create variation and contrast in the sound of your playing. Dynamics can create a clear division between one part of a song and another. They can also provide a powerful punch of emotion when used well. Using dynamics effectively also helps to articulate the importance of silence within music and the inevitable primal scream that often follows.
Chapter 3: (03:06) Dynamics Applied This exercise serves as an introduction to what dynamics are and how they can be applied to your music.

Exercise 1
Play the following chords using this strum: downdown downdown downdown downdown or simply "down-down down-down down-down down-down."

C major, G major, A minor, and E major.

Play the chords in a relaxed fashion with a relatively low volume.

Now play F major, G major, A minor, and C major with the same strum but twice as loud. Try strumming harder and feeling what the sound of these chords might mean to you personally. I know this may sound strange to some of you, but what I'm trying to impart to you is that sound and emotion are very closely linked. If you can attach emotion to certain chords (traditionally minor chords are more melancholy, major chords more jubilant), then you will more likely be able to express the emotion that you are experiencing through your music.

Exercise 2
Play through exercise explained above again, but this time, pick two sets of your own chords and change the dynamics between them. Pay attention to the contrast between soft and loud and how the emotion may change as the parts of the song change.
Chapter 4: (01:14) Speed Variation There are a number of ways to change the dynamics within a song. Some of them are simple and others, well, not so much. Let's start with the simplest approaches first.

Volume
We've already covered tis one and I think it's fairly self-explanatory. Changing the volume of your playing by changing the intensity of your attack on the strings is probably the easiest of ways to change the dynamics of your song.

Speed
By increasing the speed at which you are strumming, you commensurately change the dynamic and feel of the song.
Chapter 5: (02:05) Song Key Changing the Key
The key of a musical piece is defined as the fundamental tone or pitch; the predominant musical pitch of a song. Changing the key can be a powerful way to change the dynamic of a song. We'll talk more about key in future lessons.
Chapter 6: (02:47) Consonance and Dissonance Consonance and Dissonance
Changing from harmonious, peaceful, or soothing to discordant, rattling, unnerving sounds creates a shift in dynamics. Consonance and dissonance are really subjective terms and are therefore difficult to clarify. An A minor chord may be considered dissonant to some while to others it may be considered peaceful and soothing. As you continue to study chords and learn new ones, you will discover which ones you personally associate with peace and which you associate with pain.
Chapter 7: (02:36) Effects and Instrumentation Effects
Using electronic devices and other forms on instrumentation can also create different, often bizarre sounds that can help to change the dynamic of the song. Some effects are very easy to assimilate into the sound while others may take a master studio technician to interpose.

Instrumentation
Adding other instruments into the mix of the song (e.g. cello, violin, big drums, small whistles, bagpipes etc.) can be an extremely effective way to alter the dynamic of a given song. Introducing voice(s) can also be very helpful.
Chapter 8: (01:12) Strum Technique Strum Techniques
Techniques like palm muting, raking, harmonics and special tunings can also be powerful tools in the creation of dynamic shifts. In reality, the sky is the limit and only the limitations of the human mind can confine the potential possibilities.
Chapter 9: (01:23) Liquid Chords Liquid Chords
This is a term of my own invention and basically can be defined as adding, subtracting, changing and morphing chords as they are being played. This can be something as simple as pulling one finger off of the chord, or something as difficult as playing a harmonic within the chord and then sliding to another note further up on the neck of the guitar. I'll show you some of these ideas in the video.

The concept of liquid chords, as mentioned in the dynamics section, is broad and needs to be addressed in greater detail. As you continue with my lesson series, I will address the concept of liquid chords in greater detail, and in the context of a number of different applications.
Chapter 10: (03:07) The Silence Between As mentioned previously, listening is probably the most important part of becoming a great guitar player. Changing dynamics within a song requires that the player is in tune with what she or he is playing on a number of levels. The performer must be able to hear actively what he or she is playing. What I mean is, they must really be receptive and responsive to the range of emotion that notes and chords create, as well as the silence in between! This is truly where dynamics come into play. A slight pause between a soft verse and a loud booming chorus can be the most integral part of creating effective dynamics in a song. The individual needs to listen attentively to what he or she is playing, become aware of the emotion that the music can generate, and prepare to communicate that emotion through song.

Exercise 3
Pick two of the techniques listed above along with some chords of your choice and experiment with the dynamics of your song. Pay attention to the role of silence and how it can affect the techniques that you have chosen.
Chapter 11: (02:56) Striking the Tonic Striking the Tonic
Striking the tonic is a technique whereby the player strikes the lowest note (usually) or 'root' of the chord before playing the remainder of the chord. This can be an effective manner of pronouncing the chord that is to be played, and can also work well with the walking down technique discussed in the last lesson.

Exercise 4
Try striking the tonic and walking down from G to Em. If you need to refer to the last lesson, then do so now. Try to combine the two techniques and make a smoother transition between the two chords.

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burnsy41burnsy41 replied

With regards to the tempo change exercise, how is the faster strum played starting with the F chord in the second measure? I understand the up down stroke but I don't understand how to play the chord after up down/up down? I hope that makes sense. Thank you

aguitar777aguitar777 replied

Great lesson. Thank you!

bevobevo replied

Great lesson. Favorite one so far

AhsoAhso replied

wow... powerful lesson here... confirmed a lot that I already knew about dynamics and silence in particular parts of music... thank you for this one.. everyone should pay real attention to this as it is vital for performance of any piece of music and could definitely effect how your music is interpreted by others...

fillmasterfillmaster replied

Mark I am totally enjoying the lessons..I am one of those guys who has been playing 3-4 cords over 40 years,now I have the time to really learnthe instrument,,please explain to me the purpose of the capo.

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edenfosteredenfoster replied

hi there mark do you use just two of the same string in a set on a 12 string guitar

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mjw212mjw212 replied

Really feel I am learning a great deal. Much more to learn but I would like to start playing some songs. Looked at "Hey, Joe!", "Teach your Children", "Let it Be". How do I figure strum patterns, and rhythyms for rhythm guitar...it's not melody... I know the chords I need but ... Thanks, Mark. Mark (mjw212)

mjw212mjw212 replied

Really feel I am learning a great deal. Much more to learn but I would like to start playing some songs. Looked at "Hey, Joe!", "Teach your Children", "Let it Be". How do I figure strum patterns, and rhythyms for rhythm guitar...it's not melody... I know the chords I need but ... Thanks, Mark. Mark (mjw212)

khilt123khilt123 replied

This is really helping me with guitar! I'm doing the school talent show... Any tips?

wangsen992wangsen992 replied

I seriously think the level of skill of this lesson should be much higher since much more understanding of music is required

wangsen992wangsen992 replied

I seriously think the level of skill of this lesson should be much higher since much more understanding of music is required

howihowi replied

"Fluffy" lol that was awesome Mark. You always crack me up

howihowi replied

"Fluffy" lol that was awesome Mark. You always crack me up

cecilia2cecilia2 replied

Great lesson, is realy the stuff I surched for, thanks.

Mark.LincolnMark.Lincoln replied

No problem Cecilia I'm glad you enjoyed it! ML

brandtjbrandtj replied

I figured out how to play the intro music you play. It sounds awesome!

the chupacabrathe chupacabra replied

Hi Mark, On Striking the tonic with the Em chord, are you striking the low E string, or the A string? Thanks!

Mark.LincolnMark.Lincoln replied

Hey Chupe what's up? Yes, the low E string is the tonic for the Em chord, you are correct sir! Mark

lisahilllisahill replied

Excellent lesson Mark. Love your style of teaching.Very organized and well put together!

Mark.LincolnMark.Lincoln replied

Thanks Lisa great to hear from you! Take care, Mark

gratergrater replied

Great lesson Mark, as always your ideas are good food for thought. Cheers

Mark.LincolnMark.Lincoln replied

Hey Grater thanks and great to hear from you! Happy holidays, Mark

martin.baylymartin.bayly replied

woh! love those liquid chords!

Mark.LincolnMark.Lincoln replied

Hey MD thanks! I think the idea of "liquidating" chords can really help to become a more dynamic and flexible player. Keep rockin, Mark

spurs20fansterspurs20fanster replied

cool stuff, i'll be slammin and jammin in no time!!

Mark.LincolnMark.Lincoln replied

Hey Spurs how's it goin? Thanks for the awesome feedback and keep it up! Mark

YucatanEdYucatanEd replied

Lots going on here Mark. Had to rewatch it 5 or 6 times to get it. But i feel like my toolkit is getting bigger. So another great lesson! Oh, and yes I like the Cadd9 chord too. It sounds great.

Mark.LincolnMark.Lincoln replied

Hey Ed great to hear from you! I'm glad you're expanding your toolbox every day and becoming a better and better player. Rock on my friend! Mark P.S. I love C add 9 too!

Mark.LincolnMark.Lincoln replied

Hey Alshy, great to hear from you! I'm glad you're getting the "prescription" for rock! Take care my friend and keep jammin', Mark

alshyalshy replied

Thanks Mark for another great lesson, every lesson opens the fretboard, strumming,dynamics,and timing just what the doctor ordered, cheers

evilhedgehogevilhedgehog replied

These lessons are getting into just the area i think i was needing to further my playing. Thanks!

skaterstuskaterstu replied

I agree... I was getting a little disheartened that there were so many beginner lessons, and I wanted to get on with phase 2, but these lessons from Mark give me completely different stuff to learn, which is just as useful as the stuff taught by Jim and Steve. Great lessons Mark, keep em coming!! Guitar dynamics, strumming technique... all these stuff I can apply to the music that I am making immediately after watching your tutorials. Thanks!!!!

flyrerflyrer replied

Mark, Great lessons, has really help me grow as a guitarist! thanks Russ

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Guitar BasicsLesson 1

Guitar Basics

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Tuning, Gear, and ChordsLesson 2

Tuning, Gear, and Chords

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Chords and StrummingLesson 3

Chords and Strumming

Mark finishes his discussion of the "open" chords. He applies these chords to basic rhythm and strumming concepts.

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Minor Chords and MoreLesson 4

Minor Chords and More

Mark reviews the major chords and introduces the minor chords. He also covers strumming techniques in greater depth.

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Expanding ChordsLesson 5

Expanding Chords

Mark introduces a few more minor chords. He also provides a monster chord exercise.

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Strumming ExercisesLesson 6

Strumming Exercises

Mark Lincoln continues his discussion of chords and strumming. He introduces several new exercises in this lesson.

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Music Theory and Barre ChordsLesson 7

Music Theory and Barre Chords

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E Shape Barre ChordsLesson 8

E Shape Barre Chords

Mark Lincoln covers E shaped barre chords in greater depth. Mark refers to these chords as "Type 1" barre chords.

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A Shape Barre ChordsLesson 9

A Shape Barre Chords

Mark covers the A Shape / Type 2 barre chords in greater depth.

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Minor Barre ChordsLesson 10

Minor Barre Chords

Mark introduces minor barre chords that utilize the shape of the "open" Em chord.

Length: 13:10 Difficulty: 2.0 Members Only
A Minor Shape Barre ChordsLesson 11

A Minor Shape Barre Chords

Mark introduces minor barre chords based on the shape of the "open" Am chord. He refers to these chords as "Type 2 Minor" barre chords.

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Mini Barre ChordLesson 12

Mini Barre Chord

Mark demonstrates abbreviated versions of the "Type 1" and "Type 2" barre chords. He calls these "mini barre" chords.

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A Shape Mini BarreLesson 13

A Shape Mini Barre

Mark teaches the "mini barre" version of the A major shaped barre chord. He also explains dissonance.

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Minor Mini Barre ChordsLesson 14

Minor Mini Barre Chords

Mark Lincoln applies mini-barre chord concepts to minor chords.

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Guitar TechniqueLesson 15

Guitar Technique

Mark Lincoln explains essential components of guitar technique.

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Guitar DynamicsLesson 16

Guitar Dynamics

Mark Lincoln explains how dynamics can enhance your playing. He covers topics such as volume, tempo, rests, and more.

Length: 27:48 Difficulty: 0.5 Members Only
Transistion StrumsLesson 17

Transistion Strums

Mark Lincoln explains more about guitar technique. This time around he introduces "transition strums" and continues his discussion of liquid chords.

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Harmonic TechniqueLesson 18

Harmonic Technique

Mark Lincoln explains what harmonics are and how they are played.

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Expanding Liquid ChordsLesson 19

Expanding Liquid Chords

Mark Lincoln expands on the concept of liquid chords. He explains new chord variations and how they can be changed in mid-strum.

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Spicing up ChordsLesson 20

Spicing up Chords

Mark demonstrates how chord progressions can be spiced up by adding hammer-ons and pull-offs.

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Chord FingeringLesson 21

Chord Fingering

Mark explains how chord fingerings must be altered when applying "liquid chord" concepts. He also provides a few new "liquid chord" exercises.

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Precision StrummingLesson 22

Precision Strumming

Mark returns to the land of chords. This time around, he provides an exercise that contains four variations on the A chord.

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D to D in Six StepsLesson 23

D to D in Six Steps

Mark provides a chord progression that shifts from one D chord to another in six steps.

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Chord Voicings and ConstructionLesson 24

Chord Voicings and Construction

Mark delves deeper into chord construction and alternate chord voicings.

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Quantitative and Qualitative ChangesLesson 25

Quantitative and Qualitative Changes

Mark tests your guitar knowledge with a pop quiz. Then, he discusses quantitative and qualitative changes.

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Quantitative and Qualitative ReviewLesson 26

Quantitative and Qualitative Review

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Rhythm and GuitarLesson 27

Rhythm and Guitar

Mark provides exercises designed to make you a better rhythm player.

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Expanded Rhythm ExerciseLesson 28

Expanded Rhythm Exercise

Mark Lincoln expands on the rhythm exercise from lesson 27. This time around he incorporates several C based chords.

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Hand StructureLesson 29

Hand Structure

Mark discusses proper playing technique. He provides a few exercises that facilitate right hand mechanics.

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Cadd9 and Dsus2Lesson 30

Cadd9 and Dsus2

Mark provides an exercise that features two new chords - Cadd9 and Dsus2.

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Finger Glue and Flexibility Lesson 31

Finger Glue and Flexibility

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Reviewing Chord ChangesLesson 32

Reviewing Chord Changes

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SlidingLesson 33

Sliding

Mark explains how to use the slide technique between chords.

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Keeping Time While PlayingLesson 34

Keeping Time While Playing

Mark reviews qualitative and quantitative changes. He explains how to keep time while performing these changes.

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A Minor ProgressionLesson 35

A Minor Progression

Mark discusses qualitative and quantitative changes within an A minor progression.

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Chord TransistionsLesson 36

Chord Transistions

Mark Lincoln discusses several techniques that can be used when transitioning between chords.

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Chord Transistions RevisitedLesson 37

Chord Transistions Revisited

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Playing Individual NotesLesson 38

Playing Individual Notes

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Rocking OutLesson 39

Rocking Out

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Slash ChordsLesson 40

Slash Chords

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Strumming from the WristLesson 41

Strumming from the Wrist

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Raising the BarreLesson 42

Raising the Barre

Mark builds further on barre chord techniques and liquid chords.

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Building on Your Chord Knowledge

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Experiment With Playing

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Diversifying

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Shaping the Hands

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Precision Strumming

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Shine Like the SunLesson 48

Shine Like the Sun

Mark Lincoln teaches an original song entitled "Shine Like the Sun."

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Changing Chords : Accuracy and SpeedLesson 49

Changing Chords : Accuracy and Speed

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Play Along with Mulitple Chord Voicings Lesson 50

Play Along with Mulitple Chord Voicings

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Understanding Liquified ChordsLesson 51

Understanding Liquified Chords

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About Mark Lincoln View Full Biography Mark Lincoln was born in S. California but was raised near Portland Oregon in a town called Beaverton. When he was twelve years old, he began his journey into the realm of the creative by composing poetry and was later published in a journal called "In Dappled Sunlight." He wrote for four years until his older sister blessed him with his first guitar, an old beat-up nylon stringed classical guitar. Mark played that guitar for five years, continuing to compose his own lyrics and starting the process of matching his own words with chords that he was learning on the guitar. He learned to play chords from his friends and from music books that he both bought and borrowed. Mark cited his four biggest influences, at that point at least, as The Who, Led Zeppelin, Jethro Tull, The Rolling Stones.

Mark cites his most current influences as Radiohead, U2, older music by REM, and Peter Gabriel amongst others. He performs with two acoustic guitars, one being a six-string M-36 Martin with a three-pieced back for increased bass response, and a Guild Twelve-string which is his most recent acquisition. Mark is fond of saying that the twelve-string guitar is better because you get two guitars for the price of one, but he still plays his Martin equally as much and with the same passion.

Mark ended up in Fort Collins Colorado where he currently lives, works as a Marriage and Family Therapist, and continues to write, teach and perform music. He currently performs with a group called "Black Nelson" as well as with a number of other seasoned professional musicians including his cousin David, a virtuoso lead-guitar player. Mark has performed in many of the smaller venues in Denver and Boulder, as well as some of the larger ones including the Fox Theatre, The Boulder Theatre, Herman's Hideaway, and also at The Soiled Dove where he opened for Jefferson Starship as a soloist. Some of Mark's originals are also available for your listening pleasure on MySpace.

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Beginners Welcome.. and Up

Unlike a lot of guitar websites and DVDs, we start our Beginner Lessons at the VERY start of the learning process, as if you just picked up a guitar for the first time.Our teaching is structured for all players.

Take a minute to compare JamPlay to other traditional and new methods of learning guitar. Our estimates for "In-Person" lessons below are based on a weekly face-to-face lesson for $40 per hour.

Series
Price Per Lesson < $0.01 $4 - $5 $30 - $50 Free
Money Back Guarantee Sometimes n/a
Number of Instructors 125 1 – 3 1 Zillions
Interaction with Instructors Daily Webcam Sessions Weekly
Professional Instructors Luck of the Draw Luck of the Draw
New Lessons Daily Weekly Minutely
Structured Lessons
Learn Any Style Sorta
Track Progress
HD Video - Sometimes
Multiple Camera Angles Sometimes - Sometimes
Accurate Tabs Maybe Maybe
Scale/Chord Libraries
Custom JamTracks
Interactive Games
Community
Learn in Sweatpants Socially Unacceptable
Gasoline Needed $0.00 $0.00 ~$4 / gallon! $0.00
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Mike H.

"I feel like a 12 year old kid with a new guitar!"
 

I am 66 years young and I still got it! I would have never known this if it had not been for Jamplay! I feel like a 12 year old kid with a new guitar! Ha! I cannot express enough how great you're website is! It is for beginners and advanced pickers! I am an advanced picker and thought I had lost it but thanks to you all, I found it again! Even though I only play by ear, I have been a member a whopping whole two weeks now and have already got Brent's country shuffle and country blues down and of course with embellishments. Thank you all for your wonderful program!


Greg J.

"With Jamplay I can fit in a random session when I have time and I can go at my own pace"
 

I'm a fifty eight year old newbie who owns a guitar which has been sitting untouched in a corner for about seven years now. Last weekend I got inspired to pick it up and finally learn how to play after watching an amazing Spanish guitarist on TV. So, here I am. I'm starting at the beginning with Steve Eulberg and I couldn't be happier (except for the sore fingers :) Some day I'm going to play like Steve! I'm self employed with a hectic schedule. With Jamplay I can fit in a random session when I have time and I can go at my own pace, rewinding and replaying the videos until I get it. This is a very enjoyable diversion from my work yet I still feel like I'm accomplishing something worthwhile. Thanks a lot, Greg


Bill

"I believe this is the absolute best site for guitar students."
 

I am commenting here to tell you and everyone at JamPlay that I believe this is the absolute best site for guitar students. I truly enjoy learning to play the guitar on JamPlay.com. Yes, I said the words, ""enjoy learning."" It is by far the best deal for the money.



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