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Play *Day Tripper*

Bruce Lee said "Sometimes it's not how fast you move, but how soon you get there!". This is true for martial arts, and for guitar. as shown in this well known riff to "Day Tripper".
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4 Powerful Articles For Improving Your Practice
The 5th Root Major Chord
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Play Happy Birthday!
Great for beginners, here is a song you can use at least once a year! Special practice tips for these first position chords included.
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The Right Hand In FingerStyle: To Brace Or Not To Brace
When and why it's good, or bad!
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Holding & Using the Pick - Vital Information
You need to know this, right from the beginning, in order to develop fast and powerful picking on guitar.
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Student Favorites!
Student Abuse! Don't Let This Happen To You!
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Playing with Feeling
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Easy Bar Chords
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Guitar Practice Organization
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Making Bar Chords Easy!
Try this way of getting into a bar chord. You'll see how easy it can be!
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How To Practice Chord Changes
Simply "doing" chord changes over and over can get you nowhere fast. You need to know these important facts about how the fingers really need to learn chords.
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How To Hold and Use the Pick
Many strumming and picking problems come from simply holding the pick in the wrong way. Here are the basics you need to know.
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Guitar Principles Newsletter April, 2014 Play "Day Tripper" - Left Hand Secrets
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17 - Are your Guitar Exercises Really Helping You?

You are practicing all the time, but are you becoming a better player???

29 - How to Practice Chord Changes

Correct finger placement foundation for properly changing Chords on guitar

18 - Your First Perfect Guitar Lesson

Many guitar players carry for a lifetime the mistakes they learned when first learning how to play the instrument... Tips to avoid this can be found here!

59 - Play

A great song which is also great finger stretching practice... Learn how to play it correctly