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007 – Getting Into Lead Guitar

In episode seven, we start getting into lead guitar. What it's all about and the tools you need to get started! Also we have Guitar News and Creating the Band Welcome to the Play Guitar Podcast   On todays episode titled “Getting Into Lead Guitar” I’m...

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006 – Really Understanding Guitar Scales

In episode six, I unpack guitar scales! It’s not just about memorizing a bunch of patterns. Once you know what they really are and how to use them, you will be unstoppable! Really understanding guitar scales.   On todays episode I’m going to start...

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005 – Really Understanding Chords

Today, I talk about Chords and Arpeggios. We can all play them, but do we really know what they are and how they are built  Introduction   On todays episode I’m talking about chords. Not just about memorizing a bunch of shapes, which is what most players...

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004 – Technique Exercises For All

Today, I introduce technique exercises for the guitar and why they are so effective for players of all levels. Also, Guitar News and Creating the Band Introduction   When I was coming up with initial ideas for what I wanted to do with this podcast, I...

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003 – Open Up the Fretboard

Today, I talk about  the one thing that guitarists of all levels need to work on: How to better open up the fretboard. Also, Guitar News and Creating the Band Introduction   On today’s episode I’m going to try to tackle a huge subject: The fretboard I...

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002 – Playing and Recording Direct Guitar

Today, I talk about the ups and downs of recording and playing direct guitar. Also, Guitar News and Creating the Band Welcome to episode 2 of Play Guitar Podcast   Ive been planning several podcast episodes and I need to be able to play some examples for...

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Guitar Scales: The Five Pattern System

Learning scale patterns on the guitar can be tough!   Most guitar players who come to me for help already know one or two pentatonic scale patterns. Usually it’s the Minor pentatonic pattern one scale, you know the “blues box” pattern. What started as pure joy when...

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Best guitar scales to learn for popular music

Welcome to Part 2 of “my six step plan to learning guitar scales”. In Part 1 we went over all of the steps in my plan to get started with guitar scales. They are: Understand how the fretboard is set up Understand what scales are and how they are built Know the best...

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The best way to learn guitar scales

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...

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How to build Chords and Arpeggios

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...

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How do I learn guitar notes on the fretboard?

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...

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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.

Ginger Brown

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.

Beth S.

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.

Tony L.

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