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The Learn Guitar podcast from the National Guitar Academy will make you a better guitarist by teaching you our best guitar tips and secrets for rapid progress.
We SIMPLIFY the guitar world so you can make music and have fun as quickly as possible.
We discuss chords and chord technique, we share lead guitar secrets, we tell you how to sound more rhythmic and musical and we also teach you music theory.
‘Lead Lines’ is the part of the show when we discuss lead guitar techniques, scales, riffs, solos and secondary guitar techniques.
‘Quick Chords’ is the part of the show when we discuss chords & chord technique.
‘Tips & Advice’ is the part of the show when we answer your questions about guitar & music culture. If you’ve got a question for us please email us at “podcast@nationalguitaracedemy.com” and we’ll try our best to help you out.
‘Rhythm Section’ is the part of the show when we discuss how to boost your rhythmic ability to make your guitar playing sound more musical.
‘Theory Tips’ is the part of the show when we share some bite-sized music theory tips.
‘One Last Thing’ is the part of the show when we leave you with a parting gift; something randomly cool or interesting about music or guitar culture.
Bonus Packs
For each podcast we create a ‘bonus pack’ that expands on what we’ve discussed in the episode.
Each bonus pack includes video lessons, diagrams, chordboxes and practice materials, that build on the things we’ve discussed in the podcast.
(There's only so much we can explain through audio. Sometimes it's easier to SHOW you stuff and that's when the bonus packs come in handy.)

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The Learn Guitar podcast from the National Guitar Academy will make you a better guitarist by teaching you our best guitar tips and secrets for rapid progress.
We SIMPLIFY the guitar world so you can make music and have fun as quickly as possible.
We discuss chords and chord technique, we share lead guitar secrets, we tell you how to sound more rhythmic and musical and we also teach you music theory.
‘Lead Lines’ is the part of the show when we discuss lead guitar techniques, scales, riffs, solos and secondary guitar techniques.
‘Quick Chords’ is the part of the show when we discuss chords & chord technique.
‘Tips & Advice’ is the part of the show when we answer your questions about guitar & music culture. If you’ve got a question for us please email us at “podcast@nationalguitaracedemy.com” and we’ll try our best to help you out.
‘Rhythm Section’ is the part of the show when we discuss how to boost your rhythmic ability to make your guitar playing sound more musical.
‘Theory Tips’ is the part of the show when we share some bite-sized music theory tips.
‘One Last Thing’ is the part of the show when we leave you with a parting gift; something randomly cool or interesting about music or guitar culture.
Bonus Packs
For each podcast we create a ‘bonus pack’ that expands on what we’ve discussed in the episode.
Each bonus pack includes video lessons, diagrams, chordboxes and practice materials, that build on the things we’ve discussed in the podcast.
(There's only so much we can explain through audio. Sometimes it's easier to SHOW you stuff and that's when the bonus packs come in handy.)

    Episode 4: Strumming Tips, Arpeggios, Guitar Effects & Capo Secrets.

    Episode 4: Strumming Tips, Arpeggios, Guitar Effects & Capo Secrets.

    We're back! Here's the 4th episode of the 'Learn Guitar Podcast'.


    In this episode you will learn:



    5 must-know capo secrets which will maximise any beginners progress.
    How to take control of your strumming dynamics and instantly sound like a pro.
    The power of arpeggios, a lead guitarist's secret weapon!
    How to use guitar effects in a creative and musical way. (Learn about distortion, modulation, delay, reverb and loopers!)


    Show Segments
    0:35 - Lead Lines (The Ultimate Guide To Guitar Effects & How To Use Them Correctly)
    12.23 - Quick Chords (Aadd9 & 5 Ways A Capo Makes A Guitarist's Life Easier)
    20:54 - Tips & Advice (A 7 Step Guide To Learning The Guitar)
    26:21 - Rhythm Section (Dynamics & Strumming)
    30:35 - Theory Tips (Arpeggios)
    37:33 - One Last Thing (The Importance Of Gigging, Guitarleles & Experimenting With Different Keys)


    Download the BONUS PACK for this episode:
    http://www.nationalguitaracademy.com/podcast4


    Visit our site for free guitar tips & video lessons:
    http://www.nationalguitaracademy.com

    • 43 min
    Podcast 3: How To Embellish Your Chords, How To Jam With Other Guitarists, Understanding The Role of A Lead Guitarist, 3 Essential Guitar Scales, 'What Is Hybrid Picking?'

    Podcast 3: How To Embellish Your Chords, How To Jam With Other Guitarists, Understanding The Role of A Lead Guitarist, 3 Essential Guitar Scales, 'What Is Hybrid Picking?'

    BOOM! Here's the 3rd episode of the 'Learn Guitar Podcast'.


    In this episode you will learn:



    How to embellish your chords and sound more musical in 3 easy steps.
    3 essential scales which will kick start your lead guitar journey.
    Jamming Tips! 4 quick and easy ways to sound incredible when you play with other guitarists.
    The #1 practice secret that will turbo-charge your guitar progress.
    A cool picking technique which is used by country guitar gods.


    Show Segments
    0:36 - Lead Lines (Lead Guitar Role & The 4 Pillars Of Lead Guitar Knowledge)
    10:00 - Quick Chords (G Major 7 & How To Embellish Chords)
    16:52 - Tips & Advice (How To Jam With Other Guitarists | How To Practice Effectively)
    31:10 - Rhythm Section (Hybrid Picking)
    34:45 - Theory Tips (Major Scales vs Minor Scales vs Pentatonics)
    38:40 - One Last Thing (Carlos Santana, Jimi Hendrix, Banjos, Mandolins, 'It Might Get Loud' & Led Zep Reunion?)


    Download the BONUS PACK for this episode:
    http://www.nationalguitaracademy.com/podcast3


    Visit our site for free guitar tips & video lessons:
    http://www.nationalguitaracademy.com

    • 44 min
    Podcast 2: Solo Tips, 'String Grouping', Strumming Patterns, Chord Construction and Minor Pentatonic Diagonals

    Podcast 2: Solo Tips, 'String Grouping', Strumming Patterns, Chord Construction and Minor Pentatonic Diagonals

    Welcome to the Learn Guitar podcast from the National Guitar Academy. We SIMPLIFY the guitar world so you can make music and have fun as quickly as possible


    In this episode you will learn:



    5 tips for killer solos & left hand techniques (string-bending, vibrato, alternate picking, etc)
    The no#1 way to make your strumming come alive: String-Grouping
    4 tips for making your chords sound more musical
    The pros and cons of strumming patterns
    A rare and very cool type of A minor chord: Am9
    How to blend minor pentatonic patterns to sound like a guitar god
    A vital (and EASY) piece of music theory - what major and minor chords are made of


    Show Segments
    00:32 - Lead Lines (Solo Tips, Lead Guitar Basics)
    07:11 - Quick Chords (Am9 & String Grouping)
    10:50 - Tips & Advice (Blending Minor Pentatonic Boxes)
    19:20 - Rhythm Section (The Pros and Cons of Strumming Patterns)
    23:29 - Theory Tips (Major & Minor Chord Construction)
    26:05 - One Last Thing (Alternate Tuning, Snarky Puppy, Tinariwen)


    Download the BONUS PACK for this episode:
    http://www.nationalguitaracademy.com/podcast2


    Visit our site for free guitar tips & video lessons:
    http://www.nationalguitaracademy.com

    • 31 min
    Podcast 1: We Have Lift Off!

    Podcast 1: We Have Lift Off!

    It's finally here! Welcome to the Learn Guitar podcast from the National Guitar Academy. We SIMPLIFY the guitar world so you can make music and have fun as quickly as possible.


    In this episode you will learn:



    A rare and cool 2-finger chord (that's very easy to play)
    The #1 lead guitar 'secret' (AKA 'The all-conquering importance of keys')
    How to get started with lead guitar
    The best way to hook up with other musicians
    How to get from "notes to music"
    What time signatures are (and why they matter)


    Show Segments
    00:32 - Lead Lines
    07:42 - Quick Chords
    09:20 - Tips & Advice
    19:00 - Rhythm Section
    25:06 - Theory Tips
    28:34 - One Last Thing


    Download the BONUS PACK for this episode:
    http://www.nationalguitaracademy.com/podcast1


    Visit our site for free guitar tips & video lessons:
    http://www.nationalguitaracademy.com

    • 32 min

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