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8 Ideas that Ensure Succeeding on Guitar
8 Ideas that Ensure Succeeding on Guitar

by Robert McNally January 10, 2017

8 Steps for Learning Guitar that Ensure Success
(even without a Strumstick). 

Here are eight ideas that really help in the early stages of guitar. Our experience shows that using the Strumstick as a pre-Guitar trainer makes a big difference, however these ideas apply whether you use the Strumstick or not. These ideas were developed in 10 years of full-time guitar teaching, and they really help.

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Using Strumstick to Help Learn Guitar
Using Strumstick to Help Learn Guitar

by Robert McNally January 09, 2017

The Strumstick makes a terrific trainer for people learning guitar. This article will explain why that is. It will show you how to learn guitar faster and with less frustration using a Strumstick before or during your guitar learning period. With the Strumstick, you are getting exactly the basic training your fingers need to play guitar, but are having fun while you are doing it.

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Music is Easy (4) Rhythm and Feeling
Music is Easy (4) Rhythm and Feeling

by Robert McNally January 08, 2017

With music it is always an ongoing dance between familiarity and novelty. The background beat gives a safety net of familiarity, of stability. The rises and falls of melody give novelty, when the same note repeats, its a little dose of sameness. Creating changing rhythms is an ongoing balance of familiarity and novelty, and is one of the best tools a musician has for creating a living, three dimensional piece of music.

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Music is Easy (3) Rhythms (adding Spaces and Free Strumming)
Music is Easy (3) Rhythms (adding Spaces and Free Strumming)

by Robert McNally January 07, 2017 1 Comment

In the last article (#2, Rhythms-Simple) we created different rhythms by counting beats and offbeats like: 1 2 3 4+. Now we are going to make some larger spaces appear by leaving out beats. Then we will see how our rhythm work applies to Strumstick (or guitar!), called Free Strumming

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