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The Circle Of Fifths

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In this first lesson on the circle of fifths, you’ll learn what it is, how it got its name, and how it can be used…

Modes Master Class

The 7 Modes

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Modal Theory is a complicated subject that is often over-simplified (improperly). In order to truly unlock the fretboard and music, you have to know the…

The CAGED System

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The CAGED System is a set of scale, chord, and arpeggio shapes that connect the fretboard. These shapes are moveable, meaning you can play them…

Beginner Guitar Quick-Start

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Welcome to the Lutz Academy Beginner Guitar Quick-Start course! If you’d like to interact with other students, you can join other versions of this course…

Fretting Notes on Guitar

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Experiencing annoying buzzes and rattles as you play? It’s highly likely you aren’t fretting notes correctly. There’s one simple trick to getting clean notes to sound…

Holding Your Pick

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When you first start playing, you may find yourself dropping your pick a lot. It’s a frustrating occurrence that all beginner guitarists have to put…

How To Build Chord Progressions on Guitar

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This guitar lesson will teach you how to choose chords in both major and minor keys by following some simple formulas, rules, and charts.

Reading Guitar TAB

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Guitar TAB (or “tablature”) is one of the simplest forms of music notation, so you’ll see it very often as you learn songs. fill 1…

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