RGS Live #65 | Q & A Session

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Thank you for another wonderful RGS Live Session. The questions just keep getting better and better, and I’ve even found that sometimes your questions help me learn something new! For example, someone had asked me if there is an app out there that can identify the key of a song. Turns out after I did some searching online, that there is! I never knew! For those of you who are interested in this, I’ve included it in the links below.

We covered a good amount of topics, from what picks I recommend, to strumming in time, to fingerpicking tips, and how to improvise to a song that the only thing you know is the key!

I’m sure you will find some question asked in this Live Session that you’ve been wondering about yourself!

If you missed this live session, fear not, we will meet again next month on Thursday January 5th, 2023! We’d love to see you there, so be sure to put it on your calendar with this RGS LIVE link.

 

Links Mentioned:

 

Try out this online tool for finding the key to any song: https://getsongkey.com/tools/keyfinder

This website shows the BPM (tempo) and key of popular songs: https://songbpm.com/

 

For more examples of both minor and major pentatonic scales for use in jam sessions, check out these links.

Learn the G Major Pentatonic Scale for Guitar>>

A Minor Pentatonic Scale With Free Jam Track>>

 

If you are looking for help with fingerpicking, these exercise will greatly improve your fingerpicking skills.

Best Fingerpicking Exercises for Warming-Up>>

 

Here are some helpful tips for how to practice the guitar when you can’t play due to traveling or injury.

How To Practice Without a Guitar>>

 

It’s important to choose a guitar instructor that knows how to teach as well as play. Here are guidelines along with a checklist to help you navigate these rocky waters.

How To Find A Great Guitar Instructor (or at least competent) >>

 

Here is a helpful blog article of mine on how to play Bob Marley’s ‘Three Little Birds’ on the guitar. Reggae is different in that you must learn to play on the off-beat. This is a great song to learn this technique.

How to Play Three Little Birds (Bob Marley) on Guitar>>

 

My Electric Guitars And Amp:

 

Links Mentioned (MEMBERS ONLY):

 

If you are looking for additional fingerpicking help, check out my fingerstyle adventure course!

1st Fingerstyle Adventure>>

 

Check out my course Bar Chords for Everyone for lessons on learning Power Chords.

Bar Chords For Everyone>>

 

Ready to dive in and improve your guitar playing abilities? In this course you will get a solid guitar foundation and can continue to progress from there!

Beginners Journey | 1st Adventure>>

 

Need Additional Help With Power Chords, Strumming Techniques, Fingerpicking, and More?

 

Try out my 14-day trial at Real Guitar Success. I can help you in a variety of different skill areas on guitar. You can pick and choose what courses you want to try out to get the most benefit in your guitar playing abilities. Hope to see you there!

 

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