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Reading Fretboxes and Playing Chords | Play the Guitar Made Easy

Posted by Matt Knight

Starting to learn an instrument can seem like a daunting task when you are an absolute beginner. That's why here at Flame Tree we're dedicated to making to process as painless as possible with our range of helpful music books across a range of instruments and skillsets.

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Topics: how to play guitar

Play Guitar Made Easy: Left Hand Technique 01 (Videos)

Posted by Jake Jackson

To play guitar well you have to play it every day. According to one of Jimi Hendrix’s girlfriends (Monika Dannemann I think) in the late '60s he used to walk around their Chelsea flat with the guitar strapped to him, all the time, making breakfast, drinking vodka, watching TV – the guitar became part of his body.

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Topics: Jimi Hendrix, how to play guitar

Play Guitar Made Easy: Right Hand Techniques (video)

Posted by Jake Jackson

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Topics: how to play guitar

Play Guitar Made Easy: Strumming Techniques (Videos)

Posted by Jake Jackson

Good strumming is a core skill for every guitarist, especially the acoustic specialist. Most people start with simple strokes up and down, so its worth refining your methods as soon as possible: it's all too easy to slip into bad habits! One of the great things about the guitar is that you can make a good sound very quickly with very little knowledge of chords, and no interest in notation: strumming will allow you to get to grips with the songs you like, or make up your own. 

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Topics: how to play guitar

Flame Tree Music: Chord and Scales Finder

Posted by Nick Wells

With over 8,000 individual sound files Flame Tree Music operates a unique musical experience, online, in print and on the move, for the guitarist, keyboard player and musician.

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Topics: how to play piano, how to play guitar

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