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By now, you are efficiently fishing picks out of soundholes and playing full songs without your fingers hurting as much.

But how does someone go beyond the threshold of being a beginner?

In this lesson, we’re going to show you THREE things that you can practice every day to move you past the beginner stage of playing the guitar:

  1. The Pentatonic Scale: Rhythm or lead, knowing this scale and its variations will give you the awareness to know which notes are always available to you over most chord progressions.
  2. Chords: Learning chords is essential when it comes to making progress on the guitar. Build good habits and set yourself up for success.
  3. Root Notes: You’ll always know where to start a scale or what shape to use when building a chord, no matter what key your in, once you’ve found the root note.

Remember, playing the guitar is about having fun — so take these lessons, add them to what you’re learning and watch how quickly you progress.

ABOUT AYLA TESLER-MABE: Ayla has been making waves in the world of guitar playing as a professional guitarist, vocalist, multi-instrumentalist and composer, since the early age of 14. After only been playing for two years, her first YouTube video (a rendition of John Mayall’s “Hideaway”) put her on the map and kickstarted her music career. She has since been featured in Rolling Stone magazine, become a member of both the Ernie Ball and Fender family of artists, and earned various Berklee College of Music scholarships. Musically, Ayla finds great pleasure in exploring the numerous avenues available to her through various styles of music, as seen through her work with Calpurnia and Ludic.

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