Here is another of my weekly 10-second tips. Enjoy!


“Test your playing in creative ways”


A really good way to measure your guitar playing progress is to regularly test yourself.

Here are some creative ways to do this:

  • Use a click to see how fast you can play a piece.
  • Get a timer and see how many chord changes you can do in a minute.
  • Write down all the chords in a key.
  • Test your ear by playing a scale on guitar and singing along with it accurately.
  • Get your other half to randomly pick a string/fret and you tell them what the note is.


There are countless ways to test yourself like this and testing regularly is fun and helps you spot what you are doing well and what needs improving.

Testing is a proven way to help people learn faster too.

Those in my membership programme know about this with my “Quiz” feature, but one thing not many know about is that in my barre chords course there is…

An 8-level test which gets gradually harder as you go through it. In the test, I play a series of chord progressions.


Level 1 features all open chords plus a barre chord and as each level increases, more barres are brought into it.

These are the sort of fun little tests you can create yourself, and I encourage you to do so.

Anyway, if you want to learn all about how to play barre chords and get the 8-level test (which is one of multiple bonuses in the course), then check it out at the link below.


It is on sale today for the very last time at this price.

At midnight tonight, the price will go up by x 2.5.

Here is the last chance to get it at the low price:

The Ultimate Guide to Barre Chords

Have a great weekend!

Dan Thorpe

Guitar Domination


P.S. This post was originally taken from Dan Thorpe’s private email list. To get blog posts like this sent to you which are full of great tips to make fingerpicking, strumming, and learning guitar more enjoyable (especially if you are over 40) join Dan’s list. It’s 100% free, HERE.

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