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Why Technique Matters For All Guitarists, Whatever Your Style

Why Technique Matters For All Guitarists, Whatever Your StyleWhat is guitar technique and why does it matter? The point of having good technique on guitar is to have the freedom to express what you hear in your head.. So that if you hear a fast flurry of notes, when you have developed your technical skill, you [...]

Why Technique Matters For All Guitarists, Whatever Your Style2021-04-05T14:12:38-07:00

How To Spice Up Your Blues Guitar Playing With Turnarounds

How To Spice Up Your Blues Guitar Playing With Turnarounds Blues is a great style to jam with other guitar players and musicians. It doesn’t matter if you consider yourself to be a blues player or not, with just a little knowledge and know how, you can easily find your way around in a [...]

How To Spice Up Your Blues Guitar Playing With Turnarounds2021-02-17T12:17:47-08:00

How To Avoid Going Down The Rabbit Hole

How to Avoid Going Down the Wrong Rabbit Hole When It comes to learning guitar  How long have you been learning guitar for?  Are you getting stuck with your guitar playing?  Do you read information and feel like you are being dragged down with information that you don’t understand?  Do you find conflicting information [...]

How To Avoid Going Down The Rabbit Hole2021-01-25T14:54:18-08:00

The Ultimate Practice Method In Learning To Play The Guitar With A Strap

The Ultimate Practice Method In Learning To Play The Guitar With A Strap In the attempt of becoming a more complete guitar player, many things can totally wreck your growth when you’re not aware of it. One of the crucial things to get right is the ability to transition from bedroom guitarist to being [...]

The Ultimate Practice Method In Learning To Play The Guitar With A Strap2021-02-17T12:19:29-08:00

The #1 Trick That Drastically Improves Lead Playing

The #1 Trick That Drastically Improved My Lead Playing Regardless of your preferred genre, chances are you’ve imagined yourself playing an amazing solo or melody line at some point! I mean, come on, playing solos on the guitar is totally awesome and a lot of fun, so why wouldn’t you? There’s only one problem. [...]

The #1 Trick That Drastically Improves Lead Playing2021-02-17T12:19:42-08:00

How To Get Started With Writing Your Own Songs Even If You Are Not Advanced

How To Get Started With Writing Your Own Songs Even If You Are Not Advanced Most people think that you have to be really amazing to write your own songs. You hear things like “you have to have natural talent” or “you either have it or you don’t” which isn’t surprising since there are [...]

How To Get Started With Writing Your Own Songs Even If You Are Not Advanced2021-01-25T14:05:35-08:00

Reasons why your vibratos aren’t sounding as great as they could be

Reasons why your vibratos aren’t sounding as great as they could be  A quick introduction for beginner guitar players A vibrato for anyone who doesn’t know. Is a phrasing technique to make a note on your guitar sound super awesome. Well, it does sound super awesome when you do it well. And can really [...]

Reasons why your vibratos aren’t sounding as great as they could be2021-02-17T12:20:03-08:00

Why you should NOT quit guitar lessons when your life gets stressful

Why you should NOT quit guitar lessons when your life gets stressful Every guitar teacher knows that guitar lessons are often the first thing that students give up on when their life gets more stressful due to school or work demands, while other activities such as various sports are often kept up. This is [...]

Why you should NOT quit guitar lessons when your life gets stressful2021-01-25T13:54:45-08:00

3 Major Mistakes Of Beginners

The 3 Major Mistakes of Beginners When you start out learning how to play the guitar, most of the students do not know, what they have to focus on in order to get maximum results in the shortest amount of time. One simply does not know what the consequences of bad habits are. After [...]

3 Major Mistakes Of Beginners2021-02-17T12:20:28-08:00

2 Simple Ways To Get Creative With Your Open Chords

2 Simple Ways To Get Creative With Your Open Chords A common trend I see in lots of guitar players as they start out, is that once they’ve learned their open chords, they get bored and want to move onto something else (learn new chords in other positions on the neck, do some lead [...]

2 Simple Ways To Get Creative With Your Open Chords2021-02-17T12:20:38-08:00
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