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The Rule of One: How to Cover More Ground in Less Time on the Guitar

The Rule of One: How to Cover More Ground in Less Time on the Guitar

Are you familiar with the following proverbs? A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step. You must learn to crawl before you can walk. Rome wasn’t built in a day. The wording may vary. But all these sayings express the same idea: Master the basics first. But it’s really tempting to rush […]

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In What Order Should You Learn Guitar Chords?

In What Order Should You Learn Guitar Chords?

The Chord Genome database has over 350,000 guitar songs. That’s a massive list. And yet, you only need about 2,000 chords to play all these tunes. Not too shabby. But as a beginner, which of those 2,000 chords should you learn first? You could always pick a song you really like and start practicing. That’s […]

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Why So Many Beginners Quit the Guitar

Why So Many Beginners Quit the Guitar

Every year, millions of people around the planet pick up a guitar for the first time. But only a tiny fraction of these beginners actually become guitar players. The vast majority of folks quit within a few months. That’s definitely what happened to me. In fact, I’ve given up countless times. And I would have […]

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