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Learn to Play Guitar in a Day! workshops & TV shows, DVDs, books & more A customized lesson plan is designed to meet each students' goals and genre interests.

Students learn basic chords, simple strumming and picking patterns, familiar songs, tuning techniques, music theory, guitar care, tablature, music resources, performance skills and more! Private students continue to learn more advanced techniques once they have mastered these basic playing skills . "Learn to Play Guitar in a Day!" workshop attendees learn all the basic skills listed above which enables them to play guitar, and then discover their own guitar playing goals and interests.

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01/12/2023

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Easy to Use Home Recording Devices & Software 22/06/2023

Easy to Use Home Recording Devices & Software Recording your music at home (or on the road) is easier now than it's ever been - but what tools should you use? In this episode Marlene talks about recording devices that get the job done and helpful audio editing software. Guitar Courses & Learning ResourcesLearn to Play Guitar in a Day! MasterCla...

3 Practice Questions to Ask Yourself! 15/06/2023

3 Practice Questions to Ask Yourself! Practice stumbling blocks are normal, but how can you get through them and get back to practicing? In this episode Marlene gives you 3 practice questions to ponder, your answers can help you get back to practicing! Guitar Courses & Learning ResourcesLearn to Play Guitar in a Day! Unlimited Lesson an...

How Temperature & Humidity Can Affect Your Guitar 08/06/2023

How Temperature & Humidity Can Affect Your Guitar Weather conditions, like temperature and humidity, can affect your guitar. Maintaining the ideal conditions will help you (and your guitar) stay happy. In this episode Marlene discusses temperature, humidity, and how to best protect your guitar. Guitar Courses & Learning ResourcesLearn to Play Guita...

Road Trip Guitar Travel Advice 01/06/2023

Road Trip Guitar Travel Advice Got a road trip planned? Why not take your guitar along for the ride? In this episode Marlene talks about her 8 'guitar in the car' travel tips, so your instrument safely makes it to your destination! Guitar Courses & Learning ResourcesLearn to Play Guitar in a Day! Unlimited Lesson and ClassesCoach...

Airplane Travel With Your Guitar 25/05/2023

Airplane Travel With Your Guitar It's travel season and your guitar should go with you wherever you go including on an airplane! In this episode Marlene tells you about the ins-and-outs of easily traveling with your guitar via airplane. Guitar Courses & Learning ResourcesLearn to Play Guitar in a Day! Unlimited Lesson and ClassesCo...

As Seen at The NAMM Show - New Guitars & Gear! 18/05/2023

As Seen at The NAMM Show - New Guitars & Gear! The NAMM Show, the annual music industry trade show, is an opportunity to check out the newest guitars, guitar accessories & technology. In this episode Marlene will tell you about some of the exciting new gear she saw, played and learned about at the recent NAMM Show 2023. Guitar Courses & Learning...

3 Mother’s Day Themed Songs 11/05/2023

3 Mother’s Day Themed Songs Playing a song (or two) for your mom is a beautiful way to show her how much you care. In this week's episode Marlene will share 3 Mother's Day songs, The Mother Brandi Carlile, Thank You Mom Good Charlotte and Wind Beneath My Wings Bette Midler Guitar Courses & Learning ResourcesLearn to Play Guita...

Cinco de Mayo Songs for La Guitarra! 04/05/2023

Cinco de Mayo Songs for La Guitarra! Cinco de Mayo, the 5th of May, is a Mexican holiday to honor the 1862 Battle of La Puebla. It's a time to celebrate all things Mexico, including music! In this week's episode Marlene shares 2 fun songs about Mexico to play on May 5th! Guitar Courses & Learning ResourcesLearn to Play Guitar in a Day!...

Spring Your Strings! 27/04/2023

Spring Your Strings! Spring is a great time to change your strings and it's pretty easy to DIY! In this episode Marlene walks you through, step-by-step, how to change your guitar strings. Guitar Courses & Learning ResourcesLearn to Play Guitar in a Day! Unlimited Lesson and ClassesCoaching Sessions Marlene's Music/Thurs...

Get Into the (Guitar) Woods for Earth Day! 20/04/2023

Get Into the (Guitar) Woods for Earth Day!
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Get Into the (Guitar) Woods for Earth Day! In honor of Earth Day (4/22) you might like to learn more about tonewoods - the woods used for acoustic guitar construction. In this episode Marlene will talk about various wood species and why only a few are suitable for acoustic guitars. Guitar Courses & Learning ResourcesLearn to Play Guitar in a...

Get Into the (Guitar) Woods for Earth Day! 20/04/2023

Get Into the (Guitar) Woods for Earth Day! In honor of Earth Day (4/22) you might like to learn more about tonewoods - the woods used for acoustic guitar construction. In this episode Marlene will talk about various wood species and why only a few are suitable for acoustic guitars. Guitar Courses & Learning ResourcesLearn to Play Guitar in a...

7 Ways to Celebrate International Guitar Month! 13/04/2023

7 Ways to Celebrate International Guitar Month! April is International Guitar Month and here's how you can celebrate in a fun and beneficial way. In this week's episode Marlene will share her 7 ideas to honor 'all things guitar'. Guitar Courses & Learning ResourcesLearn to Play Guitar in a Day! Unlimited Lesson and ClassesCoaching Sessions Marlen...

Easter and Passover Songs to Play on Your Guitar 06/04/2023

Easter and Passover Songs to Play on Your Guitar Easter (April 9th) and Passover (April 5th-13th) are upon us. Here's how to musically celebrate these special events! In this week's episode Marlene shares easy-to-play traditional Easter and Passover songs for guitar. Guitar Courses & Learning ResourcesLearn to Play Guitar in a Day! Unlimited Lesso...

3 More Acoustic Rock Songs You Should Play 30/03/2023

3 More Acoustic Rock Songs You Should Play Here's 3 more easy to play acoustic rock songs to go along with the the 5 you learned on 2/23. Isn't it fun to continue expanding your song repertoire?! In this week's episode Marlene shares 3 easy to play songs, Good Riddance/Time of Your Life, Three Little Birds & Heart of Gold. Guitar Courses & L...

Fretboard 101, Learn the Notes on Your Guitar 23/03/2023

Fretboard 101, Learn the Notes on Your Guitar Learning the notes on your guitar fretboard can help you with soloing and, good news, they're easy to learn! In this episode Marlene teaches you the notes on all 6 strings all the way up to fret 12. Guitar Courses & Learning ResourcesLearn to Play Guitar in a Day! Unlimited Lesson and ClassesCoachin...

Easy Irish Songs to Play For St. Patrick’s Day! 16/03/2023

Easy Irish Songs to Play For St. Patrick’s Day! Tomorrow, March 17th, is St. Patrick's Day. On this day, the wearing o' the green is encouraged and of course celebrating with Irish songs is a must! In this episode Marlene will talk about 2 easy traditional Irish songs, their backgrounds and how to play them on your guitar. Guitar Courses & Learni...

3 Groundbreaking Female Guitarists - Women’s History Month 09/03/2023

3 Groundbreaking Female Guitarists - Women’s History Month In honor of Women's History Month you can learn about 3 groundbreaking female guitarists, Nancy Wilson, Bonnie Raitt & Joni Mitchell. In this episode Marlene will celebrate the abilities, playing chops and successes of these talented ladies. Guitar Courses & Learning ResourcesLearn to Play Guitar in...

Start Soloing on Your Acoustic Guitar 02/03/2023

Start Soloing on Your Acoustic Guitar Guitar soloing, playing riffs and licks, can be fun to play but takes a little time to develop. No time like the present to get started! In this episode Marlene will talk about how to get started on your guitar soloing journey. Guitar Courses & Learning ResourcesLearn to Play Guitar in a Day! Unlimi...

5 Easy Acoustic Rock Songs You Should Know 23/02/2023

5 Easy Acoustic Rock Songs You Should Know There are many cool acoustic rock songs for you to play on your guitar - you know, those familiar nostalgic songs that evoke memories of a bygone era, a moment in time. In this episode Marlene talks about 5 easy acoustic rock songs for you to play on your guitar. Guitar Courses & Learning ResourcesL...

Easily Amp Up Your Acoustic Guitar Sound 16/02/2023

Easily Amp Up Your Acoustic Guitar Sound Getting a bigger volume, a louder sound, from your acoustic guitar is possible and easy when you use an amplifier. In this episode Marlene talks about amplifiers, how they work with acoustic guitars and she'll review the cool new amp. Guitar Courses & Learning ResourcesLearn to Play Guitar in a Day!...

3 Love Songs To Play on Acoustic Guitar 09/02/2023

3 Love Songs To Play on Acoustic Guitar Learning to play love songs for Valentine's Day seems like the perfect way to enjoy a heartfelt time with your significant other, child, parent, friend, and yes, even your furry friends! In this episode Marlene discusses 3 songs, Let My Love Open the Door (Peter Townsend), Have I Told You Lately Tha...

Maximizing Your Guitar Practice Sessions 02/02/2023

Maximizing Your Guitar Practice Sessions Practice is the key to your guitar playing success. Making the most of your practice time can help you improve and master your skills, songs and guitar playing goals more quickly. In this episode Marlene describes ideas to help you maximize your practice session. Original air date 01/07/21 Guitar Co...

How to Set A Practice Routine 29/01/2023

How to Set A Practice Routine The best way to become a better guitarist is to practice. If you develop a practice routine your playing sessions can turn into a habit!In this episode Marlene will help you easily set up a do-able practice routine. Original air date 04/09/20 Guitar Courses & Learning ResourcesLearn to Play Guitar i...

How to Boost Your Resolution Success 19/01/2023

How to Boost Your Resolution Success Got a Guitar New Year's Resolution? If so, then you're ready boost your success and achieve your goal with these simple steps. In this episode Marlene shares her simple and super specific secrets to reaching a guitar playing goal. Original air date 01/13/22 Guitar Courses & Learning ResourcesLearn t...

Cold Weather Guitar Care 12/01/2023

Cold Weather Guitar Care Brrr, in the Northern Hemisphere temperatures tend to dip this time of year. That means dryer air and less than ideal temperatures for an acoustic guitar's well being! In this episode Marlene talks about cold weather effects on a guitar and strategies to safeguard your instrument. Original air date....

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