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Improve Your Guitar Chord Playing: Chord Switching Tips, Tricks & Exercises

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In Improve Your Guitar Chord Playing – Chord Switching Tips, Tricks & Exercises , you’ll learn the essential skills required to master the most frequently used guitar chords. 200 Pages!

Discover important lessons and exercises to play faster precise sounding chords and an improved 3-way visual chord learning system with tests to help remember chords by shape.

Inside you’ll find the essential chords to play thousands of songs, simplified easy to play chords for beginners, another 35 of the most commonly used chords, 16 sharp and flat chords, 8 main types of barre chords, and rock power chords. More than just another book full of chords:

12 Tips, tricks, and exercises to improve your chord switching Step by step chord switching exercises excellent for beginners and all levels 45 of the most useful chord progressions in pop, rock, folk, and blues. 7 Barre chord tips with strengthening exercises Master the fingerboard with unique triangle patterns and diagrams Key and capo charts to transpose from key to key

You’ll also find a variety of strumming and fingerstyle patterns, ten classic practice songs with notes and tablature in two keys, plus how to read and improve your rhythm.

Improve Your Guitar Chord Playing is perfect those wanting to advance from their current level. If you want to become a better guitar player this book is for you!

Reviews: “very helpful”  Anne B “Seems to be a way to approach guitar chords” “I knew some of the tips but some new tips too” … Reiner Simmons “I got the book for chords and ended up learning the fingerboard, go figure”  Ted W.

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MIJ Pickup Rings for Humbucker Flat-Top Set black fa-pur-ft2-blk

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Brand New Made-In-Japan Pickup Mounting Rings for Humbucker. This is a pickup mounting rings for Humbucker. | Specification: Use: Flat-Top Guitar, Front | Inside Size: 39mm x 70.5mm| Outside Size: 45mm x 90mm| Hight: 4mm(neck side) 6mm(saddle side) | Screw Hole Interval for Body-Ring: 37mm x 82mm | Screw Hole Interval for Ring-Pickup: 78.5mm || Rear | Inside Size: 39mm x 70.5mm | Outside Size: 45mm x 90mm | Hight: 10mm(neck side) 11.7mm(saddle side) | Screw Hole Interval for Body-Ring: 37mm x 82mm | Screw Hole Interval for Ring-Pickup: 78.5mm

Product Features

  • Brand New Made-In-Japan Pickup Mounting Rings for Humbucker
  • This is a pickup mounting rings for Humbucker.
  • Specification: Use: Flat-Top Guitar, Front | Inside Size: 39mm x 70.5mm| Outside Size: 45mm x 90mm| Hight: 4mm(neck side) 6mm(saddle side) | Screw Hole Interval for Body-Ring: 37mm x 82mm | Screw Hole Interval for Ring-Pickup: 78.5mm
  • Specification: Use: Flat-Top Guitar, Rear | Inside Size: 39mm x 70.5mm | Outside Size: 45mm x 90mm | Hight: 10mm(neck side) 11.7mm(saddle side) | Screw Hole Interval for Body-Ring: 37mm x 82mm | Screw Hole Interval for Ring-Pickup: 78.5mm
  • Shipping Time: in general, up to 2 weeks.

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Hola! Music HM-21PK Soprano Ukulele Bundle with Canvas Tote Bag, Strap and Picks, Color Series, Pink

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Hola music hm-21pk soprano ukulele bundle with canvas tote bag, strap and picks, color series – pink looking to start playing a ukulele? Don’t want to travel with your expensive uke? Well, look no further. You’ve just found the instrument you need hola music is proud to introduce a new line of beautiful and affordable soprano ukuleles. Unlike other color ukuleles out there, we didn’t save on materials to make sure you won’t be disappointed when opening the box. Available in a variety of beautiful colors, choose yours today click the hola music brand link (under the title) to see a complete range of ukulele accessories. Specifications: 13-11/16″ soprano scale 21″ overall body length maple body mahogany neck rosewood fingerboard and bridge 12 silver nickel frets fret position marks at 5th, 7th and 10th frets on top of fingerboard abs nut and saddle silver geared tuners aquila nylgut strings bundle includes: Canvas tote bag, strap and pickshola say hello to music .

Product Features

  • Hola music hm-21pk soprano ukulele bundle with canvas tote bag, strap and picks, color series – pink
  • Top, back and sides constructed of maple and painted in a variety of beautiful colors. Fingerboard and bridge constructed of rosewood
  • Aquila nylgut strings and silver geared tuners, 12 silver nickel frets with fret position marks
  • Crafted to allow you to create warm, pitch-perfect hawaiian harmonies, this ukulele is the best gift you can buy for yourself or your loved one
  • Don’t miss full description, images and specifications down the page. Hola music guarantees quality and affordability. Hola – say hello to music

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Guitar Cable 10 ft / 3m by JiGMO – For Electric Guitar, Acoustic & Bass Guitars, Violins, Amps | Straight-L-Shaped ¼ Inch plug | Metal Spring Reinforcement, Red Black Tweed Cloth Jacket

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Do you worry about your guitar or bass cables failing at a critical moment during your performing or recording?

Your music is your creation and deserves the best. In a moment of inspiration, you could play a piece of musical history that goes down as one of the classic licks of all time.

However, a great performance in the studio or stage could end up unheard without good instrument cables. Cable buzz, audio dropouts and other problems are all too common with inferior quality guitar cables.

JiGMO cables are created by musicians and music producers like you, so we understand why the right instrument cable is so important for your performance; we understand the stress that your cables are subjected to, and that is why we designed it that way – based on our own needs.

Here are some more reasons why JiGMO guitar cables will make you smile:

- OFC (oxygen free copper) cables for that pure, faithful reproduction of all frequencies

- High quality insulation with extra-strong PVC jacket inside

- high density stranded copper serve shield prevents EMF interference from mobile devices

- Attractive tweed outer jacket for cables that help your cables stand out from the rest

- Special steel spring reinforcement at jacks to help strengthen the soldering ends while plugging the cables in and out

- Corrosion-resistant gold-plated ¼ inch metal jack plugs

- 2 variants: with 10 foot cable with L-shaped rectangular plug and a 20 foot length cable with straight-straight ¼ inch jack plugs

- 1 year manufacturer replacement warranty

So what are you waiting for? Are you ready to stop worrying about your cables and concentrate on creating a piece of musical history with your talent?

Go ahead and click Add to Cart now and take charge of your performances!

Product Features

  • CABLES THAT LAST REALLY LONG: Strong, reliable cables no matter where you need it – live gigs or in the studio. Our 10 ft guitar cables come with heavy-duty ¼ – ¼ straight-rectangular non-reactive corrosion-resistant gold-plated metal jack plugs, and they have an extra strong PVC jacket with internal strain release clamps. In addition to that, they have a metal spring on the outside to provide extra reinforcement and tensile support to cope with the extra rigors of the performing musician.
  • GET MAXIMUM SIGNAL STRENGTH: Our Oxygen-Free Copper (O.F.C) cables give you the highest power and conductivity for your signals, so your guitar amp cable gets the optimum clarity and connectivity it deserves.
  • SAY GOODBYE TO ‘CRACKLING’ SOUNDS, PREVENT INTERFERENCE AND HANDLING NOISE: Together with our conductive PVC layer and the high density stranded copper serve shield in our cables, you get a strong barrier against EMF (electromagnetic interference) and radio frequencies from wireless devices like mobile phones or electric currents.
  • GET CLEAR HIGH AND LOW FREQUENCIES, FULL SPECTRUM AUDIO: Showcase your talent beautifully with this instrument cable for electric and bass guitar, with a true, faithful reproduction of the full spectrum of your playing – whether in the studio or on stage. Plug into guitar amplifier, effects processors, or DI boxes and get exactly the sound you want to hear.
  • 1 YEAR MANUFACTURER WARRANTY: Have a problem? No worries, simply get in touch and we’ll be happy to replace your cable. Get total peace of mind and feel free now to focus on your music.

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REVIEW: Ormsby TX GTR Eaton Special

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Of all the Ormsby guitar designs, my favourites personally are the SX and the TX. Something about the SX just feels super-right to me and it’s always a treat to get to play one, whether it’s a Custom Shop made-in-Australia model or a Korean-made GTR version. But for me the TX is really where it’s at. Imagine if an Ernie Ball Music Man Edward Van Halen model got it on with a Fender American Deluxe Telecaster but then spent a summer hanging around with a gang of Jazzmasters. Yes, before you even realise that it’s a multiscale guitar, the offset design tells you there’s something very different about this instrument, something that gives it great ergonomics even before you even take into account the fretting-hand-friendly multiscale design.

In its 7-string configuration, this guitar has a 27.8” scale length on the lowest string, shortening to a 25.5” scale on the highest. The 6-string has a 25.5”-27.5” scale. By this point I think most of us know about the benefits of a multiscale design, even if you haven’t tried one yet. For starters, the longer scale for the lower strings makes them tighter and snappier. For another, they just seem to intonate better. But most importantly for me, they naturally guide your hand into a very comfortable, tension-free playing position. After about five minutes of playing time, most players completely adjust to the different fret layout, and from then on it’s all smooth sailing.

The TX I reviewed was an Eaton Special model (owned by my brother Steve – hi Steve) with a 42mm-thick Alder body and a Flame Maple top. It has a bolt-on three-piece Maple neck and an Ebony fingerboard with Mother of Pearl inlays, and the beck of the neck is a Thin-U shape, like a D but with round shoulders. It’s not ultra-chunky but it’s not super-thin either. In fact it’s probably the perfect depth to be instantly accessible to as many players as possible, and it naturally guides your hand to a comfortable position for best orienting yourself to the multiscale fret layout. There are 29 Stainless Steel frets, with the last five being partial frets that follow the diagonal flow of the end of the neck.

Hardware includes Hipshot USA locking tuners and a custom Hipshot multiscale bridge, and the controls are volume and tone pots (with a push-pull switch on the tone for coil splitting), and a three-way pickup selector switch. The pickups are a PVH A5 humbucker and an Old School single coil, wound to Ormsby’s specs. Another nice touch: the curved control plate.

Unlike the super-popular Hype GTR model, which is a set-neck with a nice natural compression, the TX’s bolt-on neck gives it a snap and dimension that recalls the Telecasters that partly inspired it. It’s a very bold, in-your-face-sounding guitar with great note separation and a very tight attack. The pickups further enhance this natural quality with a very clear, focused vibe, and while they can handle some fatter tones with a bit of EQ work, they really excel at percussive chunk and screaming solos. Crucially, they’re not super hot in output, allowing for great clarity no matter how much gain you pile on, and also ensuring that when you split the humbucker into a single coil it sounds nice and twangy like a low-output single, not chewy and barks like a hotter one. The clean and semi-dirty tones are fantastic, especially in the middle selector position with the coil tap engaged, and are great for indie/alternative styles. The guitar itself doesn’t really look like something you’d see in that genre, but rules are made to be broken. It really sounds great for that stuff.

Although metal players seem to be the ones really embracing the multiscale, this isn’t just a metal guitar. Sonically it’s incredibly versatile, ergonomically it’s very player-friendly, and its design has enough of a classic vibe to appeal to forward-thinking traditionalists as well as modernists.

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6PCS Acoustic Guitar ABS Plastic Bridge Pins, Black With White Dot

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Light weight, it is easy to use.

Package Include: 6 piece Acoustic Guitar Bridge Pins

Product Features

  • Quality plastic molding, high strength, tensile, good gloss.
  • Color: Black With Wite Dot
  • Set of 6
  • For : Acoustic Guitar Plastic String End Peg

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Epiphone EAFTWRCH3 FT-100 Jumbo Acoustic Guitar, Wine Red

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The ft-100 has the look, sound, and build quality that first time players and professionals expect to find when they pick up an Epiphone. The dreadnought is considered the classic go-to shape for bluegrass, folk, rock, country, and everything in-between. The dreadnought sound is commanding when required, but its balanced sound means that at any volume, you can be heard and hear yourself well, too.

Product Features

  • This guitar has a selected spruce top and mahogany body with a mahogany set neck. Fingerboard is rosewood with dot inlays
  • The ft-100 is 25.5 Scale length and has nickel hardware and premium machine heads. Also is available in ebony, natural, vintage sunburst and wine red
  • We know you have a lot of choices in acoustic guitars and from a distance they may all blend together. But the ft-100 is the only dreadnought that comes with our limited lifetime guarantee

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Ibanez GRX40ZCA 6-String Electric Guitar – Candy Apple

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Ibanez builds guitars for all levels of players-from beginners to the most demanding masters of the instrument. Regardless of price, Ibanez always strives to offer the absolute best sound, style, and playability in its class. It’s this mindset that has earned the GRX40Z its place as the one of the most popular start-up guitars of all time, responsible for launching numerous musical careers around the world. The GRX40Z matches classic good looks with the Ibanez eye for detail. Its Poplar body sports a lustrous medium gloss finish and Maple neck that features a Treated New Zealand Pine fretboard with white dot inlays. Ibanez Infinity R pickups provide delicious driven tone, courtesy of a 5-way selector switch that provides access to whatever tonal palette you need. A T102 tremolo rounds out your stylistic weaponry.

Product Features

  • Fast, slim Maple neck
  • T102 tremolo Bridge
  • High output Infinity R pickups

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Mugig Diatonic Harmonica Standard 10 Hole Harmonica with Case, Key of C

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The Mugig Swan 10 hole diatonic harmonica in the key of C is ideal for students and is by far the most popular type of harmonica used today. It features 10 holes giving the player 19 notes and is designed to allow the player to play chords and melodies in a single key.

The blues harmonica is perfect for solo playing as well as an accompaniment for guitar and other players. Suitable for all styles of music.

Available in a range of keys

For Blues-style 2nd position (“cross-harp”) playing use the following keys:

Blues in A requires a D harmonica.

Blues in B requires an E harmonica.

Blues in C requires an F harmonica.

Blues in D requires a G harmonica.

Blues in E requires an A harmonica.

Blues in F requires an Bb harmonica.

Blues in G requires an C harmonica.

Box Contains

1 x Swan Harmonica in Key of C

1 x Moulded Plastic Case

All products we sell can be changed or refunded  in six months.If you have any problems,please feel free to contact us. 

Product Features

  • Richter-tuned harmonica system suitable for Blues, Folk and Pop.Great choice for practicing and beginners with instruction.
  • High hermeticity and easier to play with ABS resin comb.Lip-friendly, washable and health protecting.
  • Durable with phosphor bronze reeds and stainless steel cover.Stably rich tune and clear sound provided.
  • Pocket size with fully enclosed ends which minimises air leakage with surprisingly rich tone.
  • Small and exquisite. An excellent musical gift for your beloved.

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Hagstrom Retroscape Series H-III Electric Guitar 3-Tone Sunburst

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Retroscape Series H-III Electric Guitar 3-Tone Sunburst. The H-II and H-III were introduced in 1965, so 2015 marks the 50th anniversary of these iconic guitars. Known for their quirky switches and easy playability, they quickly achieved wide popularity. Favorites among punk and grunge bands looking for a hard-rocking individualist statement, their audience is also quite diverse: from artists like Joe Satriani, whose first guitar was a Hagstrom H-III, to Aaron North (of Nine Inch Nails) who still has H-IIs and H-IIIs in his guitar arsenal. Many people have been asking for these classics to be re-issued, and we at Hagstrom are happy to comply with lovingly recreated and updated versions of these great classics. A comfortably profiled Canadian Maple neck is bolted to a hand-selected American Alder body insuring that the original attack and “bite” of the H-II and H-III is maintained. The classic 6-in-line Hagstrom headstock design, used for the first production of H-IIs and H-IIIs, has been slightly updated, and the “Vintage Tremar” has been re-engineered for functional improvements without sacrificing its original appearance. Hagstrom has taken great care in recreating the original pickups, and the new “Retro-S” pickups do an excellent job of matching the originals’ sonic glory. Gain-shaping functionality is enhanced by incorporating Hagstrom’s new RC-Circuit into the volume control, which allows for volume reduction without the loss of that high frequency “shimmer.” Case sold separately. Pickup Selection Neck Pickup On/Off Middle Pickup On/Off Bridge Pickup On/Off Master Tone On/Off Mute On/Off Top (Bass Cut) On/Off

Product Features

  • Body Body shape: Double cutaway Body type: Solid body Body material: Solid wood Top wood: Not applicable Body wood: Alder Body finish: Gloss Orientation: Right handed Neck Neck shape: Not specified Neck wood: Hard Maple Joint: Bolt-on Scale length: 24.75 in. Truss rod: H-Expander Neck finish: Gloss Fretboard Material: Resinator Radius: 15 in. Fret size: Medium jumbo Number of
  • The H-II and H-III were introduced in 1965, so 2015 marks the 50th anniversary of these iconic guitars
  • Known for their quirky switches and easy playability, they quickly achieved wide popularity
  • Favorites among punk and grunge bands looking for a hard-rocking individualist statement, their audience is also quite diverse: from artists like Joe Satriani, whose first guitar was a Hagstrom H-III, to Aaron North (of Nine Inch Nails) who still has H-IIs and H-IIIs in his guitar arsenal
  • Many people have been asking for these classics to be re-issued, and we at Hagstrom are happy to comply with lovingly recreated and updated versions of these great classics

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