Hi, Im Andy Collins, an online guitar coach helping players improve their skills faster, easier and have more fun doing it.
I teach guitar for a living at my home studio and online my 'Nail Guitar' video guitar lessons provide focused tutorials aswell as smaller tips and tricks to help you improve your skills no matter what level you're at.
The name of the site is also its aim, to help people to not just learn guitar but really 'nail' it. There are so many resources out there that give you good information but provide no method for absorbing, internalizing and mastering what's being taught.
Nail Guitar's tools dramatically boost your learning speed, make learning easier and make playing more enjoyable.
Lesson #5: Outlining Major Chords
In today's lesson we are looking at using notes of the underlying chords in a song, for your solo. Its a great way for moving past thinking just in the sense of 'what scale do I use for soloing over this song'.
Lesson #4: Folky Acoustic Guitar Ending Lick
In this weeks lesson we are going to look at a fun folky acoustic ending lick. Its very much inspired by the vibe of Irish music. You'll find it a great place to start coming up with your own happy 'jiggy' licks.
Lesson #3: Foo Fighters Inspired Simple Guitar Riff Writing
For any guitarists who works hard on developing their technical abilities, like playing scales, arpeggios etc, stepping into the role of song writer can be challenging because most great pop and rock songs come from a base of simplicity, the classic 'less is more'.
Today I share a simple but time honored method for writing catchy riffs that has been used by lots of great song writers such as Dave Grohl from Foo Fighters.
Lesson #2: Make Chords More Interesting
Everyone encounters the challenge of trying to make their chord comping more interesting and today Im going to show you what I believe is probably the simplest, most versatile and bulletproof way to do absolutely that! We are going to learn about the power or inverting a chord. Lets dig in!
Lesson #1: Favorite Chords
It's pretty easy to name your favourite guitarist or favourite bands but here's a question for you... what are you favourite chords? Today Im going to share with you 5 of my very favourite chords and show you how to make a collection of your own.
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