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When practising the guitar, do you sit or do you stand? Which way is better, and does it even matter? This is what we are going to find out in today’s episode. Check out the show notes here: www.bgapodcast.com/102 ******************************************* Beginner Guitar Academy is an online guitar school. We use…

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In this episode, I will help you release your creative side by walking you through the 5 Steps To Writing Songs On Guitar. Check out the show notes here: www.bgapodcast.com/101 ******************************************* Beginner Guitar Academy is an online guitar school. We use a structured method that covers the 7 essential guitar…

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In this video, I go through some easy ways to improve your timing. If you have any questions, let me know below. ******************************************* Beginner Guitar Academy is an online guitar school. We use a structured method that covers the 7 essential guitar skills to help you learn your favourite songs…

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This week's episode is the first in a two-part series looking at why 90% of beginner guitarists quit in the first 12 months. So if you want to be part of the 10% that are successful with learning guitar, take a listen. Check out the show notes here: www.bgapodcast.com/98 *******************************************…

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Which G chord should you use? One finger G, Two finger G or Three finger G? It can be confusing with so many G's 🤯 Check out the video below, where I go through the most common ways to play G and why there are so many.

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If you have struggled with learning songs in the past, then this episode is for you. I will walk you through the three steps to help you learn a song quicker, easier and with less frustration. Check out the show notes here: www.bgapodcast.com/91 ******************************************* Beginner Guitar Academy is an online…

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This is a classic intro to work on your bending and vibrato. If you have any questions, just leave a comment below :) ******************************************* Beginner Guitar Academy is an online guitar school. We use a structured method that covers the 7 essential guitar skills to help you learn your favourite…

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In this video, I go through the three steps to practice to get awesome sounding guitar chords. If you have any questions, just leave a comment below :) ******************************************* Beginner Guitar Academy is an online guitar school, we use a structured method that covers the 7 essential guitar skills to…

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In this video, I walk you through a series of hand & finger stretches to help prevent injury and increase your range of movement. If you have any questions, just leave a comment below :) ******************************************* Beginner Guitar Academy is an online guitar school, we use a structured method that…

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Not visited the academy recently or seen the weekly newsletters? Don't worry you can catch up on everything that went down in June through the Academy Show below. If you have any questions, just leave a comment below :) ******************************************* Beginner Guitar Academy is an online guitar school, we use…

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A Practice Prompts pack contains 50 cards that have been designed to spark curiosity, inspiration and enjoyment during your music practice sessions. Each pack is arranged into five categories: Practical, Challenges, Exercises, Musicality and Inspiration. Using Practice Prompts as part of your music practice routine will provide variety, fun and…

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Not visited the academy recently or seen the weekly newsletters? Don't worry you can catch up on everything that went down in December through the Academy Show below. If you have any questions, just leave a comment below :) ******************************************* Beginner Guitar Academy is an online guitar school, we use…

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This is the song that started it all and a definite must know for every guitarist. This riff only contains four power chords and is often called a beginner's song but the rhythm is not easy and is what most people struggle with. The rhythm is 16th note-based and contains…

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In this episode I talk and play through the five best beginner guitar solos, which are: 🎸 Wonderful Tonight 🎸 Smells Like Teen Spirit 🎸 Holiday 🎸 Californication 🎸 Knockin' On Heaven's Door Check out the show notes here: www.bgapodcast.com/37 ******************************************* Beginner Guitar Academy is an online guitar school, we…

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Seven Nation Army is a great riff for students who are just starting to get going with movable power chords. If you have not come across power chords before, they are a great chord type because you only need to know one chord shape, which you then move around the…

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This riff consists of just four chords, but the problem is one of those chords is a barre chord. 😱 If you have not come across Barre chords yet, they are a type of chord where you need to hold down more than one string with a single finger, making…

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Icky Thump is the most challenging of the four riffs in this series. It uses single-note lines, slides, pull-offs, open power chords & closed power chords. Lots to sink your teeth into with this one. Break the riff down into small chunks and slowly work your way through them. It…

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Hardest Button To Button uses three finger power chords which are a common extension to the two-finger power chord shape introduced in Seven Nation Army. Rather than strummed, the chords are picked, which is excellent for developing your arpeggio playing and right-hand accuracy. --- Video Chapters --- 0:00 - Video…

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This riff uses a major triad which is moved around the neck as well as a minor triad, both are played with the same simple picking pattern. Use a clean amp with reverb and a short delay to get the sound. If you have any questions, just leave a comment…

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In this episode of the Beginner Guitar Academy podcast I share 8 simple ways to make faster progress. Download the free eBook that accompanies this episode as well as videos on the 8 tips here http://www.8guitartips.com/ If you have any questions, just leave a comment below :) ******************************************* Beginner Guitar…

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In this weeks episode, I answer the question 'Where can I expect to be after six months of playing guitar?' This is a really common question I get from beginner guitarists and there are actually two things you need to make fast progress on the guitar. Have a listen to…

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In this week's episode of the Beginner Guitar Academy podcast, I am discussing 'Is Electric Guitar More Beginner Friendly Than Acoustic?'. Don’t forget to subscribe to make sure you do not miss out on future episodes of the podcast, See you next week. If you have any questions, just leave…

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In this week's episode of the Beginner Guitar Academy podcast, I am discussing why practice practice practice is terrible advice and what you should do instead. Don’t forget to subscribe to make sure you do not miss out on future episodes of the podcast, See you next week. If you…

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This weeks episode is part two in a two-part series looking at 10 AWESOME female guitarists. Below are links to all the music featured in this weeks episode. Joan Jett https://youtu.be/_uOcx10o6Yg Bonnie Raitt https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rT-FoZt95D4 Jennifer Batten https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dauaFizBu0c Larkin Poe https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iuxCP5ehYkk Joanne Shaw Taylor https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DIh8sz9pTkc Don’t forget to subscribe to make…

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