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A Cool Guitar "Pull-Off" in D

ezineOnce you learn the basic open chords on guitar you will reach a point where you want to "stretch out" a bit and do some different things with those chords.

There are a number of things that you can do with a "D" chord to spice things up and add a new dimension to your playing.

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How a 5-String Bass Guitar Works

ezineEven though we mainly address issues concerning guitar players in these columns, as we grow with our skills on the guitar, and eventually start making music with other musicians, it's helpful to become aware of some of the nuances of the other instrumentation we may encounter in a group situation.

One such instrument is the bass guitar. The bass has the responsibility in a group or band, of carrying the bottom end of the rhythm section.

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Play Guitar Like a Good Scout and "Be Prepared"

ezineI was the victim of a freak accident on a gig recently and it really drove home the point of how important it is, as a guitar player, to be prepared for anything.

Whether it's playing guitar on a gig, rehearsing with a band, or just jamming in the basement with some buddies - there is always the possibility that Murphy will rear his ugly head and turn an otherwise pleasant musical experience into a nightmare.

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Your First Two Chords on the Guitar

ezineIf you are just starting out on the guitar from square one, then this is for you.

You may have recently purchased a new guitar, or maybe decided to dust off the one that's been sitting in the closet, and now you want to figure out what to do with it.

Your first day with a guitar in your hands can be a little daunting. Faced with six strings hovering over all those frets, knowing that you're supposed to put your fingers somewhere on the fret board to make chords, but without a clue as to which fret and string combinations to press down on to actually start making music!

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An Easy Guitar "Walk Down" in D

ezineOne very common way of transitioning from one chord to another on the guitar is by means a "walk down".

A walk down involves starting on the first chord, then playing a transitional chord, and then arriving at the destination chord.

You have probably heard walk downs many times, possibly without even realizing it. But becoming aware of them, and learning how to perform some of the more common ones is essential to enhancing your guitar playing skills.

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