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This is the first of a six part series on opening up the guitar fretboard. In this podcast, I give an overview on the five best things you can do to pull yourself out of the blues box. In the future, I will have an in depth podcast for each of the five...read more
Thanks for checking out the Play Guitar Podcast! Several years ago I wanted to start a guitar podcast that helped guitarists be better players in a big way. I got everything ready and pressed record. Episode 1 and 2 are the results of that. Shortly...read more
Welcome to part one of my guide on the best way to learn guitar scales! I've found that most of my new students who come to me already learning scales and lead guitar on their own, are generally frustrated. Over time, I could see that I kept teaching the same basic...read more
Welcome to my third article on the most important ways to open up the fretboard! In the first two articles I showed how knowing the notes on the fretboard and how practicing technique exercises give you an awesome boost to your guitar playing. This week we will look...read more
Technique exercises, and why they are so effective... Being able to play what you want at the speed you want is an issue that ALL guitar players have struggled with for years. What is the point of learning all of these chord and scale patterns if you can’t play them...read more
Why learning the notes on the fretboard is so important for guitar players.. It is surprising just how many guitar players really don't know the notes on the guitar. It is the most common problem I deal with in my guitar classes. Having a solid understanding of how...read more
After a big move and starting a new business, I am finally able to get my podcast and online lesson projects into motion. The first step is getting my studio ready. I am about 80% there with new paint, cabinets and sound treatment. I still have a few acoustic panels...read more
Who is this guy on the podcast?
Hey there! I’m Lee Wayne Anderson. With a total of 29 years helping students achieve their dreams, it has been my honor to help beginner, intermediate and professional guitar players achieve fantastic results.
With a combination of formal training at University of the Arts and practical knowledge as a member of Lee Anderson Band, E. G. Kight Band and gigs with countless others, I have taken what I have learned and created a road-map to success on the guitar like no other.
Now my focus is bringing this time and student tested guitar method directly to players like you who want to bypass the sea of free YouTube videos, blog posts and lesson sites that leave you confused, overwhelmed and not any better than you were before, and get on a focused tested path to success on the guitar.
I'd have to say that Lee's way of teaching is the one I've gained the most from. He keeps it interesting and teaches a mix of fundamentals along with the things students want to learn. He has also given me direction and helpful advice for achieving my own musical goals, and I appreciate that his extensive background as a musician allows him to do so.
Lee's methods are easy to follow and give you a background in technique and theory as well as songs. He gives me encouragement and makes me believe I may actually be onstage one day.
I finally made the leap and signed for my first guitar lesson having played for a while but not being able to move forward. My first few lessons Lee has given me inspiration that I can do this and am beginning to learn the basics I missed along the way.
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