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Tune-up, plugin and rock out with these 5 E minor pentatonic riffs. 'Sweet Home Chicago' by Eric Clapton, '20th Century Boy' by T-Rex, 'Cochise' by Audioslave, 'Are You Gonna Go My Way' by Lenny Kravitz and 'Lonely Boy' by The Black Keys.

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Scales are an essential skill for all guitarists to master especially if you want to be a lead guitarist. In this episode of Learn to Play Guitar with Paul, we take a look at the most important scale for guitarists, the minor pentatonic scale.

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The picking hand is the most important hand when playing the guitar as it is the engine that drives your playing. In this episode, I recap the 5 essential picking exercises that will help whip your picking hand into shape.

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In this episode of Learn Guitar With Paul, you will be learning how to play Come As You Are by Nirvana. This is a great song for beginners as it only contains five chords so won't take you long to pick up and rock out.

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In this video, I walk through the main riff from the classic Imperial March from Star Wars.

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In this episode, we are going to finish our look at the notes on the first string with the G note.

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In this episode, we take a look at the D major chord, I will show you an exercise that will keep it in your head forever and we will mix the D chord with other chords and rhythms we have been looking at over the last few weeks to make sure we have really got it down.

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In this episode, we take a look at Eighth Notes, super common and an easy way to make your strumming more interesting and your songs more rocking.

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In this episode, we are going to learn the last two picking exercises which make up the essential five. Get all five down and your right hand will be ready for anything coming it's way.

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In this episode, we are going to learn how to play Songbird by Oasis. Songbird is a great song for beginners as it only has two chords, G & Em. We will also be taking a look at pivot fingers or common tones and including whole, half & quarter note rhythms.

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In this episode, we take a look at the G major chord, I will show you an exercise that will keep it in your head forever and we will mix the G chord with other chords and rhythms we have been looking at over the last few days to make sure we have really got it down.

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In this episode, we are going to build on reading music which I introduced yesterday and play the notes E & F on the first string.

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In this episode, we are going to start looking at reading notes on the musical stave or staff. Learning to read music will give you a better understanding of your guitar neck as well as music in general.

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In this episode, we take a look at a new picking exercise called 'inside picking'. This can sometimes can be a bit troublesome for beginner guitar players but is well worth doing as it will really improve your picking hand.

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In this episode we will be learning the Beatles classic Eleanor Rigby, with only two chords this is a great beginner song but I will be adding a challenging strum pattern for those that want more of a challenge.

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In this episode, we are going to learn the C Major chord, I will take you through a series of exercises to help really make the shape stick, work on changing to other chords we have looked at and combine different rhythms.

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In this episode, we are going to introduce a new skill, Arpeggios. Really common but you will need good right-hand accuracy to pull them off. Watch the video for some exercises and tips.

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In this episode, I am going to introduce the A Minor Chord and a few exercises to work on your chord changing.

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In today's episode, I am going to introduce a metronome, which is probably one of the most important tools you can have in a practice session. We will also take a look at a new picking exercise to help whip your right hand into shape.

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In this episode, you are going to learn Horse With No Name by America, a super easy two-chord song that is the ideal first song for complete beginners.

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In today's episode, we look at one of the most important skills you can develop as a guitarist, strumming. This is the secret sauce to make your playing sound more interesting and to really nail the songs you want to play.

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In this episode of Learn Guitar With Paul, we are going to discuss chords, how to read them, techniques to play them better and learn your first chord, Em.

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In this episode of Learn Guitar With Paul, we are going to learn the Peter Gunn theme which is a cool little riff that uses left-hand techniques we introduced yesterday.

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In this episode of Learn Guitar With Paul, I will show you a simple little exercise to really drill basic left-hand technique.

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