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43 minutes | Jun 6, 2017
Episode 4: Strumming Tips, Arpeggios, Guitar Effects & Capo Secrets.
We're back! Here's the 4th episode of the 'Learn Guitar Podcast'. In this episode you will learn: 5 must-know capo secrets which will maximise any beginners progress. How to take control of your strumming dynamics and instantly sound like a pro. The power of arpeggios, a lead guitarist's secret weapon! How to use guitar effects in a creative and musical way. (Learn about distortion, modulation, delay, reverb and loopers!) Show Segments 0:35 - Lead Lines (The Ultimate Guide To Guitar Effects & How To Use Them Correctly) 12.23 - Quick Chords (Aadd9 & 5 Ways A Capo Makes A Guitarist's Life Easier) 20:54 - Tips & Advice (A 7 Step Guide To Learning The Guitar) 26:21 - Rhythm Section (Dynamics & Strumming) 30:35 - Theory Tips (Arpeggios) 37:33 - One Last Thing (The Importance Of Gigging, Guitarleles & Experimenting With Different Keys) Download the BONUS PACK for this episode: http://www.nationalguitaracademy.com/podcast4 Visit our site for free guitar tips & video lessons: http://www.nationalguitaracademy.com
44 minutes | May 25, 2017
Podcast 3: How To Embellish Your Chords, How To Jam With Other Guitarists, Understanding The Role of A Lead Guitarist, 3 Essential Guitar Scales, 'What Is Hybrid Picking?'
BOOM! Here's the 3rd episode of the 'Learn Guitar Podcast'. In this episode you will learn: How to embellish your chords and sound more musical in 3 easy steps. 3 essential scales which will kick start your lead guitar journey. Jamming Tips! 4 quick and easy ways to sound incredible when you play with other guitarists. The #1 practice secret that will turbo-charge your guitar progress. A cool picking technique which is used by country guitar gods. Show Segments 0:36 - Lead Lines (Lead Guitar Role & The 4 Pillars Of Lead Guitar Knowledge) 10:00 - Quick Chords (G Major 7 & How To Embellish Chords) 16:52 - Tips & Advice (How To Jam With Other Guitarists | How To Practice Effectively) 31:10 - Rhythm Section (Hybrid Picking) 34:45 - Theory Tips (Major Scales vs Minor Scales vs Pentatonics) 38:40 - One Last Thing (Carlos Santana, Jimi Hendrix, Banjos, Mandolins, 'It Might Get Loud' & Led Zep Reunion?) Download the BONUS PACK for this episode: http://www.nationalguitaracademy.com/podcast3 Visit our site for free guitar tips & video lessons: http://www.nationalguitaracademy.com
31 minutes | Apr 24, 2017
Podcast 2: Solo Tips, 'String Grouping', Strumming Patterns, Chord Construction and Minor Pentatonic Diagonals
Welcome to the Learn Guitar podcast from the National Guitar Academy. We SIMPLIFY the guitar world so you can make music and have fun as quickly as possible In this episode you will learn: 5 tips for killer solos & left hand techniques (string-bending, vibrato, alternate picking, etc) The no#1 way to make your strumming come alive: String-Grouping 4 tips for making your chords sound more musical The pros and cons of strumming patterns A rare and very cool type of A minor chord: Am9 How to blend minor pentatonic patterns to sound like a guitar god A vital (and EASY) piece of music theory - what major and minor chords are made of Show Segments 00:32 - Lead Lines (Solo Tips, Lead Guitar Basics) 07:11 - Quick Chords (Am9 & String Grouping) 10:50 - Tips & Advice (Blending Minor Pentatonic Boxes) 19:20 - Rhythm Section (The Pros and Cons of Strumming Patterns) 23:29 - Theory Tips (Major & Minor Chord Construction) 26:05 - One Last Thing (Alternate Tuning, Snarky Puppy, Tinariwen) Download the BONUS PACK for this episode: http://www.nationalguitaracademy.com/podcast2 Visit our site for free guitar tips & video lessons: http://www.nationalguitaracademy.com
33 minutes | Apr 10, 2017
Podcast 1: We Have Lift Off!
It's finally here! Welcome to the Learn Guitar podcast from the National Guitar Academy. We SIMPLIFY the guitar world so you can make music and have fun as quickly as possible. In this episode you will learn: A rare and cool 2-finger chord (that's very easy to play) The #1 lead guitar 'secret' (AKA 'The all-conquering importance of keys') How to get started with lead guitar The best way to hook up with other musicians How to get from "notes to music" What time signatures are (and why they matter) Show Segments 00:32 - Lead Lines 07:42 - Quick Chords 09:20 - Tips & Advice 19:00 - Rhythm Section 25:06 - Theory Tips 28:34 - One Last Thing Download the BONUS PACK for this episode: http://www.nationalguitaracademy.com/podcast1 Visit our site for free guitar tips & video lessons: http://www.nationalguitaracademy.com
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