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Music Composition for Beginners 4: Popular chord progressions

How chords color their progressions, and four iconic examples from pop music.
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Guitar Technique for Beginners 2: Left-hand techniques

Dress up your playing style with hammer-ons, slides, bends and other fundamental fretboard techniques.
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Guitar Technique for Beginners 1: Hands, fingers and strengthening exercises

Finger exercises, the ‘right’ ways to grasp a guitar neck, and other basic techniques new players shouldn’t gloss over.

Music Composition for Beginners 3: The “I-IV-V” chord progression

By understanding the patterns behind this common chord progression, you can play them in other keys, or create your very own ones.
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Music Composition for Beginners 2: Major, minor and dominant seventh chords

An introduction to major seventh, minor seventh and dominant chords, and how to deploy them while you play.
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Buyer’s Guide: Eight electric guitars under $200

Our guide to eight of the best guitars you can buy for $200.

Music Composition for Beginners 1: Minor, major and power chords (Part 2)

The formulas behind major and minor chords, and how to use CAGED to play them.
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Buyer’s Guide: 16 electric guitars under $500

Our guide to 16 of the best guitars you can buy for under 500 bucks.

Music Composition for Beginners 1: Major, minor and power chords (Part 1)

An introduction to chord formulas and how to form power chords, major chords, and minor chords.

How to choose and buy an electric guitar

A beginner’s guide to picking your first electric six-string—what to look out for, what to ignore and everything in-between.