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Where to begin?

  1. For easy to understand music theory for guitarists, I suggest you begin here.
  2. If you're new to soloing/lead guitar, I suggest you begin here.
  3. Click here to access backing tracks, many of which feature modal chord progressions.
How to strum guitar 
  • This tutorial will show you how to strum a guitar, with strumming patterns to practice and learn. Basic strumming is fundamental to playing a guitar and I have found that most people need to be taught how to strum correctly. 

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