Five songs written in the key of A major – chord of the week

We have something new! We’ll be posting a chord on Instagram every week, starting today. This is going to be our chord of the week. Follow our account and check it out for yourself. This week we zoom in on A major. Jam along with a number of tracks that are written in this key.

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Five chords that will turn every campfire into a rockshow

The days are getting longer, the temperatures are rising, and the flowers are in bloom–enough reasons to light up a campfire, grab your guitar and burst into song. To turn every campfire into a rock show, we've drawn up five chords with which you can play almost any pop song.

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Guitar Pedals:
What They Are & How To Hook Them Up

Guitar pedals have given us some of the best sounds in modern music. Would we have Pink Floyd without the luscious echo sounds coming from David Gilmour’s delay pedal? Or the wah sound coming from Jimi Hendrix’s Voodoo Chile which pretty much became ‘the sound’ of a war-torn America in the Sixties?

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How do I choose a good beginner’s guitar? Part 2:
Acoustic Guitars

Playing the guitar is an adventure, and much of it depends on choosing the right kind for you. In part 1 of this quest for a good beginner's guitar, we already discussed how to choose between an acoustic and an electric guitar.

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Four Essential Jazz Chords for Beginners

Here’s a guest post from our jazz friends over at jazzguitarlessons.net. Mention jazz chords to beginners and everybody automatically pictures a chord description longer than their mailing address.

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How do I choose a good guitar for beginners? Part 1:
Acoustic or electric

Learning to play guitar is an exploration. Your entering a new world that’s yours for the taking, but you shouldn’t lose sight of why you embarked upon this journey in the first place. Everything depends on what instrument you choose.

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Five tips to prevent blisters on your fingers

Blisters on your fingertips. You probably know the feeling - just when you're getting into the jam, your fingers start hurting. Of course you don’t want to be a whiner, so you stubbornly continue playing. The result: blisters. After which you can't practice for a couple of days.

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Fretting / Plucking / Strumming:
Finger Placement For Guitar

Here’s a guest post from our friends over at ZingInstruments.com who are almost as obsessed about guitars as we are! Now you have your guitar, it is important to get started with good habits!

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How to learn basic chord build up

This article is about the basic theory of chords and how to read chord charts. So let’s talk about chords. A chord is a combination of notes forming a magical harmony, which lies at the basis of Western popular music.

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4 Must Have Guitar Pedals To Rock Your Socks Off

Here’s a guest post from our friends over at ZingInstruments.com who are almost as obsessed about guitars as we are! No matter what style of guitar you play, you can always benefit from having a few essential pedals. Yes, even you classical players.

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