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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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Guitar Lessons
2 September 2019

In this lesson Dan walks you through the rhythm part of an 8 bar blues. This is the lesser known little brother to the classic 12 bar blues, but still an important structure that any blues fan should understand. We tackle the theory behind it, and leanr a really cool full play through in the key of Bb.

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Guitar Lessons
29 August 2019

Guitar lessons Dartford with our amazing guitar tutor Karol. Your Guitar Academy is now offering guitar lessons in Dartford. Our guitar tutor in that area, Karol, is an extremely motivated, dedicated and experienced tutor ready to help improve your guitar playing.

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Guitar Lessons
28 August 2019

Guitar lessons Fleet with our amazing guitar tutor Connor. Your Guitar Academy is now offering guitar lessons in Fleet. Our guitar tutor in that area, Connor, is a very enthusiastic teacher who will work tirelessly to ensure that everyone leaves feeling a sense of achievement.

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Guitar Lessons
26 August 2019

In this lesson, Dan takes you through the definitive lick that sounds 100% SRV. The lick will not only test your speed but also your theory. We will be talking about the major and minor blues' crossover as well as how the lick uses out notes to create a unique sound.

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Guitar Lessons
23 August 2019

Classical Guitar lessons Brighton & Hove with our amazing guitar tutor Paul. Your Guitar Academy is now offering guitar lessons in Brighton & Hove. Our guitar tutor in that area, Paul, has been playing guitar for almost 50 years and classical for more than 30. He's our first tutor dedicated to teaching classical guitar. If you want to do grades or play for fun Paul is your man!

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Guitar Lessons
14 August 2019

When it comes to paying in Dorian, knowing the theory only gets us half way there. We need to learn some practical steps to actually produce some great improv in a Dorian key. In this lesson, Dan takes you through the 3 steps you need to really start thinking in the Dorian mode (backing track included).

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