The Perpetual Beginner: more on how to play barre chords comfortably.

June 19, 2017
The Perpetual Beginner: more on how to play barre chords comfortably.

It’s an ongoing struggle for lots of people at the “long-term beginner” stage. I wrote a few weeks back about the pesky F chord, which is the first barre chord most students learn. The B minor usually comes next, because Continue reading

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The Perpetual Beginner: chord inventory and the horse with no name.

June 5, 2017


 

 

 

 

How many chords do you think you know?

How many chords are there, anyway?

The average basic strummer uses a vocabulary of about eleven chords, and has probably learned quite a few more that Continue reading

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5 Tips To Help You Stop Avoiding Barre Chords!

May 30, 2017

Lots of people do it, maybe you do too: avoid learning a song because it requires barre chords, or limiting your songwriting vocabulary because you struggle with them and it’s easier to just avoid them. I’m not going to suggest Continue reading

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Droning or dynamic: be more compelling onstage!

May 22, 2017

When we refer to someone as a dynamic performer, we mean that person commands attention. They draw an audience in and make a lasting impression. You might see this as pure talent, and sometimes it is. But these dynamic performers Continue reading

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The simple first step to getting better

April 22, 2017

Honestly, it’s so simple that you might wonder why it wasn’t obvious, but it’s not. The first step to playing better is to start noticing why you can’t.

Everything we do on any instrument has two elements, mental (intentional) and Continue reading

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