YGA BLOG

Guitar Lessons
12 November 2019

In this lesson, Dan takes you through 5 super cool Santana licks that you really should have under your belt. The great benefit of studying Santana licks is, as well as learning how he phrases and executes such melodic sounding ideas, is his love of the Dorian mode. We cover it all in this video!

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Guitar Lessons
3 November 2019

This week in our Instagram lessons we take a look at a a CAGED chord lick (Guitar Skills), how to build major pentatonic scale (Theory Lab), 1324 spider exercise (Guitar Gym), a John Mayer style lick (Player Studies) and Everybody Dance by Chic (Song Jukebox). Grab your free worksheet right here to supliment the videos.

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Guitar Lessons
24 October 2019

This week in our Instagram lessons we take a look at a cool Neo Soul groove (Guitar Skills), how to build a major scale (Theory Lab), major scale in 3rds exercise (Guitar Gym), a quick Slash style lick (Player Studies) and Bright Lights by Gary Clark Jr (Song Jukebox). Grab your free worksheet right here to supliment the videos.

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Guitar Lessons
22 October 2019

Your Guitar Academy is now offering guitar lessons in Lewes Road Brighton. Our guitar tutor in that area, Mark, strives to continuously help each of his students achieve their goals by finding enjoyable material to inspire motivation.

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Guitar Lessons
21 October 2019

In this video, Dan walks you through two custom written, Hybrid picking parts, that are a great starting block for this awesome new technque you will learn. We'll cover a lead and rhythm part, giving you a chnace to experiment, and get comfortable with both.

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Announcements
18 October 2019

We're delighted to announce that we are working with Encore guitars to bring you a brand new beginners series for acoustic, electric and bass guitar. These three, short series, will take you through all the basics you need when starting to learn the guitar, and come absolutely free to anyone who buys an Encore guitar.

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Guitar Lessons
7 October 2019

In this lesson, Dan talks you through his favourite Clapton lick from Cream era Eric Clapton. It is inspired by Ginger Bakers passing recently, and Dan felt the need to get his favourite Cream albums out and take a listen. With hundreds of amazing licks to choose from, check out the video to see which one is Dan's favourite, and why!

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Guitar Lessons
30 September 2019

In this lesson, Dan takes you through how to get a more percussive sound on your guitar. This is John Mayer's signature technique, alongside many others, and it's a great thing to add to your acoustic playing. We learn a great Mayer inspired song that will help you practice this, plus push your chords to the limit!

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Guitar Lessons
9 September 2019

In this lesson Dan walks you through the lead part of our 8 bar blues breakdown. When playing over the 8 bars, we have a few options available to us. Commonly we use the major and minor pentatonic crossover, but also we can use some diminished arpeggios and a few more chromatic ideas as we follow the chords. Plenty to tackle here!

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Guitar Lessons
4 September 2019

Guitar lessons Harrow with our amazing guitar tutor Tom. Your Guitar Academy is now offering guitar lessons in North Harrow. Our guitar tutor in that area, Tom, is an incredibly passionate teacher, who is constantly finding various new teaching techniques to cater individually for every single student he teaches! He’s a real asset to the YGA team.

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