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Guitar Exercises Beginner … Finger Strengthening and picking development

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In Guitar Exercises Beginner we are going to get your fret hand fingers strengthened, exercise your picking hand (for individual strings). We will not be working on chords in this lesson, however, if you are looking for Chord Exercises click here.

After you are done with this lesson, you should be able to do these exercises along with a metronome (If you don’t have a metronome, I suggest you buy one as it will help in your development in timing. There are free online metronomes, even smart phones now days have free metronome apps so there is no excuse for not having and practicing with one as this will only benefit you).

NOTE : This first section is going to be lengthy as I describe in detail my method. Once we get past this initial phase, you should understand how my system and approach goes, where I will be able to be less descriptive so you can get to working on your development with my exercises faster.

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Easy Chord Progression … it don’t have to be complex to be great

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Chord Progressions are important for song writing and understanding how they work will not only help you create your own music but will help you figure out and or play other peoples music. There are some complex chord progressions but not all of them need to be hard or advanced as many things can be done by the simplest, easy chord progression

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Free Guitar Chords Lessons

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In free guitar chords lessons we will begin teaching basic chords that you should have down and be able to switch smoothly between them along with a metronome. For the following chords and practice, start at a low setting around 50-60 and hit one chord for a duration of 4 clicks of the metronome ( in other words, a whole note value of 4/4 time setting ). Switch chords making sure each note rings out and each chord is the same volume. Count 1 2 3 4 and tap your foot with each click of the metronome. NOTE : Never practice to the point of pain, take breaks and return if pain begins.

Major Chords & Practice

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Basic Music Theory Beginner… we all start from some where

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We all start from somewhere. A lot of people dread the word theory as most people want instant results and immediate skills. But in order to understand what you are hearing, seeing and playing when it comes to music, theory will help a lot. So in this article Basic Music Theory Beginner we are going to start out with the very basics .

Theory isn’t only important to help you understand what is going on but it will also help you communicate with other musicians and help you along when you start writing your own music or songs.

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Beginner Guitar Scales… Just the beginning

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I often see the question which scale should I play over which chord, what scale should I play over this or that progression. In this article that I have titled Beginner Guitar Scales (it is assumed the person reading this is new to scales) we are going to touch base on what a scale is, what the purpose of a scale is, how a scale is formulated and eventually we will show you and teach you how a scale is used.

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