Express Guitar - The Ultimate Guitar Learning Kit

If you have ever wanted to play a guitar, but didn't want to take months to do it. Then this program is for you!

  

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    Guitar Chords with Only Two Fingers

  

   
  Three note chords using only two fingers are not just an easy way
  out for kid's songs and lazy guitar players, if done correctly
  these slick chord voicings will have you producing amazing guitar
  sounds. Guitar chords with only two fingers are essential tools
  of the professional guitarist.

  There is a tendency to think that the more notes the guitarist
  plays the bigger the sound will be, nothing could be further from
  the truth. This is definitely a case of less is more, the secret
  to some of the best loved popular guitar sounds from groups like:
  Dire Straits, Rolling Stones through to jazz rhythm guitar expert
  Freddie Green with the Count Basie Orchestra all know the power
  of these small chord shapes.

  Classical composers from Bach, Mozart and Beethoven have used
  these very same tonal principles to create enduring music that
  the whole world loves and enjoys hundreds of years after these
  musical compositions were written.

  The sad fact of musical life is that almost every guitar player
  would learn faster and sound better if they learned the skill of
  playing and connecting small musical chord shapes.

  So why is it that guitar players are oblivious to these extremely
  simple yet powerful concepts?

  The answer can be discovered by studying the guitar explosion,
  after 1955 the guitar experienced worldwide popularity, all sorts
  guitar instruction methods came on the scene, the main feature of
  these methods was "how quickly" you could play. Notice I said
  "how quickly" not how accurately you could learn.

  Today, these "fix-it-all-in-five minutes manuals are everywhere!
  Regardless of style, most guitar methods go down the same road,
  the majority of guitar instruction manuals usually start out
  using some generic chord shapes that are usually two hard for the
  beginner guitarist.

  The result is that often (a)the player loses the beat because
  they have to put all their energy into tackling the monster chord
  shape in front of them, (b) they give up in frustration and
  decide their time would be best spent elsewhere.

  The brave students who survive the difficult chords shapes are
  led to believe that if they persevere and keep learning more and
  bigger chord shapes eventually it will "all come together" ...
  wrong! Anyone who has struggled with bar chords will know that
  these physically demanding chord shapes do not produce the sounds
  we hear on recordings.

  Take a listen to the Rolling Stones intro to "Start Me Up" or
  "Brown Sugar", these catchy intro chords are three note chords.
  Many would-be guitarists quit because they believe their fingers
  are too thick, too slow etc when in reality the intro chords for
  "Start Me Up" are small three note chords.

  If you want to play easy guitar chords with only two fingers and
  sound great whether you are playing funk, R & B, or jazz the
  trick is to learn the basic musical knowledge of how chords are
  constructed, each chord has it's own unique spelling and once you
  start looking at individual notes that make up each chord rather
  than viewing each chord as a chord shape you will be able to
  design your own chord shapes and create a smooth professional
  guitar sound that's easy to play!


   

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Rave Reviews for Express Guitar:

 

As a student of Mike Hayes since 1999, I have found his teaching methods and products to be first class. Whatever style or area of music I have been interested in, he has provided me with useful information, advice and study materials. His style of teaching and teaching products enabled me to progress through his guitar course far quicker than I ever imagined. He also helps in teaching yourself to find and develop your own style of music. Mike’s teaching gives his student’s the ability to become useful musicians, not just guitarists.

Stephen J Reid
Guitarist & Musician
Australia

 


 

This course teaches us how to learn, how to retain, and how to recall information quickly. This entire program is built around "connected learning" with key phrases, picture words ( yes there is such a thing ) and the most dynamic personal motivator I have ever had the pleasure of knowing.

Ken C Simpson
Business Owner & Guitarist
Queensland, Australia

 


 

The course is varied, in-depth and well-structured, making learning and comprehension fast, thorough and enjoyable. It’s a great way of learning, as you can pace yourself and move onto the next stage when you feel competent. I find this course both innovative and inspirational. I find myself leaving Mike’s lessons with the determination to reach my new goals.

Karl J Ricker
Sales Manager
Sunshine Coast, Australia