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How to Play ANY Song on Guitar

The 3 Elements to play any song!!

1.  Chords  (in this lesson E and Am)

2. Strum Patterns (listed below)

3.  Transitions

Strum Pattern

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The Most Ideal Practice Schedule

Hey rockstars!  Happy holidays!

Today I wanted to talk shortly about how often a guitar player should practice.  Most of my clients meet me on a weekly basis (as many of you know).  At the end of each lesson, I make sure they understand exactly what I want them to practice for next week.  The common question is… how much should I practice, Andrew?

Allow me to put your worries to rest.  My first response is..  well, until your fingers hurt so bad you physically can’t play… haha.  jk, but that wouldn’t be a bad idea (think Eddie Van Halen who practiced 12 hours a day).

What I tell students is just  15 minutes a day.

I find that we learn things a lot better if we study in small increments every single day.  Think of it as a balanced diet.  15 minutes a day of whatever skillset you want to learn, be it Guitar, Judo, or Underwater Basket-Weaving.

That’s it.

Hope this helps!

All the best,


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A minor Pentatonic Scale: Pattern 1

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Tips to Playing Bar Chords

Let’s face it, bar chords are tough.  They take time and effort.  Just remember, more work, more payoff.  With bar chords, you can play almost ANY song.  So I encourage you and all my students to practice at least ten minutes a day.

Here is a link to a video that will help you on your way to playing bar chords efficiently!