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  Welcome to Guitar for Near Beginners

As beginners we sometimes focus so much on learning all these new and crazy chords that we forget that our fretting hand doesn’t actually make much music. It just sets up the music - the strumming hand actually expresses it. Expressive rhythm is far more important than a wide knowledge of chords. To illustrate, THOUSANDS of songs have become wildly popular which use just two or three or four chords...but NO songs have become popular which do not have an engaging groove or rhythm. Remember, right now and for the rest of your guitar playing life: The number one job of a guitar player is to play in rhythm!

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