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Posted February 20, 2019

Power Chords Explained in 5 Easy Steps

Power chords are the backbone of rock music. They're often used in rock music, and are also known as fifth chords. They're called fifth chords because they're made from the root note and the fifth. They’re beefy, often crunchy and are super simple to play because it takes only three notes to make these types of guitar chords. Here are 5 easy steps to learning and practicing these powerful chords.

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Posted February 15, 2019

3 Minor Chord Progressions and How to Find Them

Minor chord progressions are very similar to major chord progressions but of course, we’re looking at the minor scale! It’s important to know how to find chords within a minor scale so that you have a number of options when it comes time to create your own song or if you simply want to know how your favorite hits have come together. 

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Posted February 13, 2019

Chord Progressions and What You Need to Know

Chord progressions are the backbone of every song. From pop and blues to metal and punk rock, and much more, you’ll need to familiarize yourself with these simple concepts if you ever want to write your own songs or understand your favorite songs a little deeper. 

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Posted February 8, 2019

4 Step Guitar Practice Plan

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Guitar practice means finding a comfortable space and working on a specific skill, technique or song. There are a number of different ways to practice guitar but thanks to Guitar Tricks instructor Lisa, here are some really easy steps on how to practice and how to create a simple, yet effective practice plan.  

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Posted February 6, 2019

Guitar Exercises for Chords, Scales and Songs

It's important to know guitar exercises to train your fingers to perform correctly. Guitar exercises are often used to practice specific elements of guitar playing like open chords, scales and so on. Here are some exercises to help you strengthen your fingers and form so that you have a solid playing foundation going forward.  

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