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How to learn guitar in a busy world

Posted  July 24, 2014  by  maiki

How do you keep up your guitar playing in a busy world, a world full of more and more distractions, a world full of social media, YouTube, facebook, and the latest apps. It seems like the best way to remove all these distractions and focus on your guitar playing would be to shut yourself away […]

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One simple tip guaranteed to make you the guitarist you want to be

Posted  July 10, 2014  by  jay

There has been something playing on my mind for some time now. It came to me while jogging, when many good ideas can slip into your conciousness. It was a simple way to steer yourself towards being the person you want to be. Whether it be a politician, a scholar, a film maker, or a rock-star. […]

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Be like North Korea to build your business empire

Posted  December 9, 2013  by  jay

North Korea has been getting some pretty bad press lately. 1 million man army, autocratic rulers, nuclear weapons… The list goes on… But every cloud has a silver lining, they say, and this case is no different. No we’re not talking about oppressing your bass guitarist and locking your drummer in a behind a minefield […]

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Blues Guitar

Simple 12 bar Blues progressions in the key of E

Posted  December 3, 2013  by  maiki

If you havn’t heard of the 12 bar blues then chances are you need to have a bit more of a read up on music theory and music history. No, it’s not just for people studying music degrees, but basic music history and theory will turbo-charge your understanding of why music is the way it […]

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Posted  October 23, 2013  by  jay

At RealGuitarClass we hear a lot of the same questions again and again. Rather than writing a written FAQ we thought we’d answer these questions to you face to face – guitar teacher style. They’re not super long so you should be able to get through most of them pretty quick. Good luck! 1. What […]

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The Circle of Fifths

  The circle of fifths, what it is and why is it important? There are a couple of  reasons why it’s a very good idea to familiarize yourself with this handy concept. In the world of guitar, most beginners ask which chor...
by maiki


The CAGED System

The CAGED System The CAGED System is based on five chord shapes that can be used as a foundation for expanding your knowledge of the fret board. They are C, A, G, E, and D. These chords are the barre chord versions of the open ...
by maiki


5 surefire ways to stop yourself from losing data

There’s an old saying from Benjamin Franklin that goes “In this world nothing can be said to be certain, except death and taxes.”. This is very true, but since Franklin wrote these words in his letter to Jean ...
by jay


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How to Play Guitar With Less Effort

How to Play Guitar With Less Effort Playing the guitar is a physical activity with real challenges, if you’re a beginner, you know how hard it can feel to press those strings down hard and well enough to make them ring wh...
by maiki


How to Improve your Confidence and Co-ordination on the Guitar Part 3

How to Improve your Confidence and Co-ordination on the Guitar Part 3   In Part 3 of this series we will look at exercises that help to improve your movement up and down the neck of the guitar, diagonally, and improve your...
by maiki



Will the new Mac Pro be good for recording music?

Apple “wow”ed us yesterday with the announcement of some new ‘Mac Pro’ news. After the rumour mill going around suggesting that after 3 years without an update (and still no thunderbolt!) perhaps the day...
by jay

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How to make a music video

So you’ve got the album or single ready. The mastering is done, and you’re ready for release, but you realize something. The fight is not even over yet. Take a deep breath and get ready to jump back into the fray &#...
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How To Improve Your Confidence and Co-ordination on Guitar pt.2

How To Improve Your Confidence and Co-ordination on Guitar pt.2 In part 1 of this subject we looked at the basic way to start your co-ordination exercises, improved co-ordination means increased speed and dexterity on the guita...
by maiki