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New Lessons!

Here are the lessons that I produced for Truefire.com for the "Next Top Guitar Instructor 2014" contest:

Books and Music

You can also find "Black Market Hearts" in the following places:

iTunes - Amazon.com - Google Play - last.fm - Rhapsody!

"Expanded Blues Guitar" is now available through Lulu.com! and Amazon.com

You can buy my backing track collections on E-Junkie: http://www.e-junkie.com/markwein

  You can purchase both "Black Market Hearts" and "Expanded Blues Guitar" together as a package direct from Mark for $25+$5.50 shipping (US and Canada only without prior email about shipping rates):

Book and CD Combo Pack

Mark's book "Foundations for Guitar" is available through Lulu.com, Amazon.com.

And through iTunes for your iPad, iPhone and iPod touch:

More... Blues    


Blues Progressions, Vocabulary, Styles, Rhythm guitar and more!

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A series of lessons that will guide you through both the theory end of the blues as well as the…

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Pentatonic Cellmates 1

Pentatonic Scales

Deconstructing and re-imagining your pentatonic scales.

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Go to our Pentatonic and Blues Scales if you'd like to brush up on your pentatonic scales before doing this…

More... Major Scales and CAGED    

Major Scales and CAGED

Use the CAGED system to learn your Major scales.

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Start with the root patterns in all five CAGED boxes, learn the Major scale all over the fretboard, harmonizing the…

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Get your hands working the way you want them to.

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Lessons on picking, sweeping, bending, hammer-ons, pull-offs and more!

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Hot Licks!

Solo licks in a ton of styles....

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Blues, Rock, Country, Jazz, Funk licks in the styles of Hollywood Fats, Charlie Christian, Yngwie Malmsteen, Eddie Taylor, Albert King, Miles Davis,…

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Lessons and blogs I've written over the years that are not included in my new blog.

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Surviving blues jams, treating overuse injuries, how to learn on the guitar and more....

More... Time and Rhythm    

Time and Rhythm

Lessons on how time works in music.

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Skills that most Guitarists need the most and usually work on the least.

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Rhythm Guitar

The most important of all guitar skills.

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Everything from basic strumming lessons to more complex lessons with charts and mp3 backing tracks!

More... Minor Scales    

Minor Scales

Building off of our Major Scales lesson series...

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Continue with the lessons on Natural and Harmonic Minor scales, Relative scale relationships and practical applications!

More... Intervals and Chord Construction    

Intervals and Chord Construction

Pulling your understanding of Harmony from the scale lessons.

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Understanding relationships between notes and how to pull your chord tones from "parent" scales.

More... Pentatonic and Blues Scales    

Pentatonic and Blues Scales

Everything Pentatonic!

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A large section of lessons devoted to making the most out of our favorite scales for Rock, Blues and Jazz!

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Where to go after you've learned Major and Minor Scales!

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The construction, practical applications and theory behind one of the most misunderstood concepts for guitarists on the internet.

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Solo Strategies

Concepts for the advancing soloist.

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Now that you've learned some theory here are some ideas to bring those notes to life!

More... Foundations for Guitar    

Foundations for Guitar

My method for teaching note reading, rhythm guitar and technique to beginning and intermediate guitarists.

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This section includes mp3's and video helper lessons for the book.

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Have you ever eaten a Habanero?

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Our online community for musicians with subforums for music instruction, gear talk, music performance and recording and general conversation.

More... My Blog - LoveHateGuitar.com    

My Blog - LoveHateGuitar.com

Some times I play the guitar, sometimes the guitar plays me.

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Where I rant about everything Guitar these days....usually something new about once a week!

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