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Master teacher Dr. Charles Stier's Guitar Fundamentals Series is intended to provide in-depth focus on just that --  the FUNDAMENTALS of guitar playing.

No matter what type of guitar you play or style of music that you prefer -- "guitar is guitar and music is music."

Beginners of any age have used these methods to develop good habits from the start. Many advanced players have returned to these basics in order to correct bad habits or flaws in their technique that will not allow them to progress further.

No matter who you are or where you are in your musical development, the key to success is SLOW, REPETITIVE, RELAXED, CLEAR, METRONOMIC, HONEST, PERFECT PRACTICE.

SLOW DOWN.

Charles Stier. Guitar Fundamentals: Body Position [10:53] (video-m4v) CVM-VL001-007 $0.00

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Body types = People and Guitars. How To Hold the Guitar. The Strap. Left elbow, wrist, hand position and thumb. Right arm and hand position. Standing v. Sitting. The Mirror. Tension is the killer.

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Charles Stier. Guitar Fundamentals: Fingers > Part 1 [6:00] (video-m4v) CVM-VL001-011 $2.99

The Pain. Fingernails. Fingers and Frets. Finger contortions.

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Charles Stier. Guitar Fundamentals: Fingers > Part 2 [4:40] (video-m4v) CVM-VL001-012 $2.99

Left Hand Positions and the Thumb.

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Charles Stier. Guitar Fundamentals: Callouses > Part 1. Fingertips [6:56] (video-m4v) CVM-VL001-005 $2.99

Exercises on how to toughen up the left hand fingertips.

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Charles Stier. Guitar Fundamentals: Callouses > Part 2. Barre Chords [8:35] (video-m4v) CVM-VL001-006 $2.99

How to toughen up the length of the fingers on the left hand for playing barre chords.

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Charles Stier. Guitar Fundamentals: Tuning the Guitar [10:18] (video-m4v) CVM-VL001-026 $2.99

Tune Up! Why, when and how to tune the guitar using a variety of methods. Discussion of "open" tunings.

A FREE downloadable pdf for use with this lesson will be offered to you when you purchase this product.

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Charles Stier. Guitar Fundamentals: Changing Strings [9:38] (video-m4v) $2.99

Why, when and how to change strings on acoustic and electric guitars.

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Charles Stier. Guitar Fundamentals: Pick Control > Part 1 [5:50] (video-m4v) CVM-VL001-008 $2.99

Which pick? How to hold? Where to strum? Braced v. Free?

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Charles Stier. Guitar Fundamentals: Pick Control > Part 2 [5:25] (video-m4v) CVM-VL001-009 $2.99

Top-to-Bottom and Bottom-to-Top. Exercises on combinations of 1 to 6 strings.

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Charles Stier. Guitar Fundamentals: Pick Control > Part 3 [5:09] (video-m4v) CVM-VL001-010 $2.99

Up strokes. Down strokes. Alternating Picking. Single notes. Picking and rhythm.

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Charles Stier. Guitar Fundamentals: Strumming > Part 1 [4:52] (video-m4v) CVM-VL001-014 $2.99

The Basics.

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Charles Stier. Guitar Fundamentals: Strumming > Part 2 [3:43] (video-m4v) CVM-VL001-015 $2.99

Beyond the Basics.

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Charles Stier. Guitar Fundamentals: Changing Chords Smoothly > Part 1. Pivoting [6:38] (video-mp4) CVM-VL001-001 $2.99

The 1st step to learning smooth transitions from chord to chord.

A FREE downloadable pdf for the chord changes used in this lesson will be offered to you when you order this product.

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Charles Stier. Guitar Fundamentals: Changing Chords Smoothly > Part 2. Stick The Landing [4:44] (video-mp4) CVM-VL001-002 $2.99

The next step to learning how to change chords with absolute accuracy and speed.

A FREE downloadable pdf for the chord changes used in this lesson will be offered to you when you order this product.

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Charles Stier. Guitar Fundamentals: Changing Chords Smoothly > Part 3. The Big Secret [3:26] (video-m4v) CVM-VL001-003 $2.99

The last of 3 steps in learning how to change chords like the professionals.

A FREE downloadable pdf for the chord changes used in this lesson will be offered to you when you order this product.

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Charles Stier. Guitar Fundamentals: Yoga For The Hand [9:35] (video-m4v) CVM-VL001-004 $2.99

A series of 360 gradual stretching exercises across strings and down the fretboard that will create the flexibilty to play intricate and spreadout chord shapes.

A FREE downloadable pdf of the fingerings for the stretching exercises used in this lesson will be offered to you on when you order this product.

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Charles Stier. Guitar Fundamentals: Barre Chords > Part 1 [4:24] (video-m4v) CVM-VL001-016 $2.99

Introduction. What they are. Why we need them. Freedom from open chord limitations (all keys and chords). Goodbye capo! What it will take to play barre chords and how to get it. Hand position, stretching and callouses.

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Charles Stier. Guitar Fundamentals: Barre Chords > Part 2 [5:20] (video-mp4) CVM-VL001-017 $2.99

Refingering E and A "power chords." Expanding/contracting hand position. Moving up the neck. The disappearing pinky.

A FREE downloadable pdf of the re-fingered E and A "power chords" used in this lesson will be offered to you when you order this product.

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Charles Stier. Guitar Fundamentals: Barre Chords > Part 3 [5:50] (video-m4v) CVM-VL001-018 $2.99

Let's Do It! What to expect = frustration + pain / time + guts. Final steps towards success. Eureka! Freedom!

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Charles Stier. Guitar Fundamentals: Barre Chords > Part 4 [9:03] (video-m4v) CVM-VL001-013 $2.99

Getting over the hump. Follow the Yellow Dot Road. Targeting bass notes of chords on the 5th and 6th strings.

A FREE downloadable pdf for use with this lesson will be offered to you when you order this product.

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Charles Stier. Guitar Fundamentals: Thumb Chords [5:32] (video-m4v) CVM-VL001-019 $2.99

The Grab (major and minor). Classic 3 note rhythm chords.

A FREE downloadable pdf for the chord fingerings for 7, mi7 and MA7 used in this lesson will be offered to you on when you order this product.

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