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Guitar Player's Toolbox Update, Issue Dec 2005
December 27, 2005

Peter Bussey here with the December issue of Guitar Players Toolbox Update. We have been adding new subscribers at a rapid rate, so for many of you this is your first issue. If so, welcome!

I hope you are enjoying the Holiday season. Since many folks are taking time off from work or school, it's a perfect time to spend on your guitar playing...and not just strummin' and pickin', but also thinking about your aspirations as a player. Where you are as player? What your goals are for the New Year? For some good advice on how to achieve your guitar playing goals, see the "Recipe for Success" article below.

In the last issue I announced a special offer on a guitar learning package that is available only to subscribers of this newsletter. There has been a strong response to this offer and I've extended it through Jan 1, 2006. See details below.

In this issue:

1. Guitar Chord Diagrams: An Essential Tool for Learning to Play Guitar
2. Recipe for Success- how to achieve your guitar playing goals (guest article)
3. Special Guitar Lesson Offer- Extended through January 1, 2006
4. Easy Song Video Lesson with Tab- "Hurt" by Johnny Cash
5. Guitar Quote of the Month- Charlie Daniels

Guitar Chord Diagrams: An Essential Tool for Learning to Play the Guitar

Guitar chord diagrams are a simple, yet indispensable tool for learning to play guitar, or improving your skills. Learn how these easy-to-read diagrams show you exactly how to play a chord, and speed up your guitar playing progress. Click here for the entire article.

Recipe for Success to Achieve Your Guitar Goals

Guest article by Will Landrum. Ever wonder how someone could be so good at what they do? Do you wonder if you could ever be as good as your favorite guitar player? I'm here to tell you that you can! I'm also here to give you some insight as to how. There are several principles of guitar practice you must adhere to if you are to ever get to a level of great playing. Click here for the entire article.

Special Guitar Lesson Offer Extended until January 2, 2006

Happy New Year! The special holiday offer for subscribers of the Guitar Players Toolbox Update has been extended through January 1, 2006. If you've been looking for a high quality guitar learning package this should spark your interest! After researching many guitar learning programs, I decided to partner with Jamorama and feature their "Ultimate Guitar Learning Kit" on my site.

What's the deal? From now until January 1, 2006 I'm offering my subscribers a $10 rebate on the Jamorama package. This works out to a 25% discount (and brings the price down to just about the level of some of the inferior offerings on the market!) This offer is not available anywhere else. Click here to get the details of this special rebate offer on one of the best guitar learning packages on the market.

Easy Song Video Lesson-

The free Easy Song Video Lesson in this issue is "Hurt", by Johnny Cash, compliments of the Guitar Alliance. This lesson features the song "Hurt", from Cash's final album "American IV: The Man Comes Around". It is a remake of the Trent Reznor (Nine Inch Nails) song. The lesson includes tab of two main riffs, audio files, and video so you can see and hear how to actually play the song. It also includes a complete transcription (tab) of the song.

The really fun part of playing guitar is playing songs, whether your own or those written by others. This type of lesson really breaks the song down so you can learn it piece by piece at your own rate.

Click here to access the Hurt video lesson with complete tab transcription.

Guitar Quote of the Month

"A friend of mine, that I had known for some time, came up one day with an old guitar. I don't know where he got it, I don't know how long he'd had it, but he knew about two chords on it. He proceeded to teach them to me, and then we proceeded to go crazy over music."

- Charlie Daniels

Well, that's it for this month. I hope everyone has an enjoyable and safe Holiday Season!

Play Well in 2006!

Peter Bussey

PS. Don't forget to check out the $10 online guitar lesson rebate offer, extended until January 2, 2006. Here's the link again:

Save $10 with Online Guitar Lesson Rebate Offer

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