Four Questions You Need to Ask a Guitar Teacher Before Studying With Them Finding a great guitar teacher will help you learn faster, reduce your frustration, and make learning to play more fun. Unfortunately, many teachers are not very effective. Studying with an ineffective teacher will slow your progress and potentially make learning the [...]
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Play Guitar Without Looking Does your head whip back and forth between looking at your right hand, then looking at the left, then up at the piece of music your working on and then back again? Everybody wants to become free of having to rely on their eyes so that they can focus on [...]
Is learning guitar on YouTube a good idea? YouTube as a free video platform offers many opportunities to improve your guitar playing. Therefore, in this article we want to shed light on the advantages and pitfalls of learning to play the guitar with YouTube. Let's start with the biggest plus. As long as there [...]
Creating An Effective Warm Up Routine Warming up before playing is a crucial part of your long-term progress as a guitar player. One of the benefits is that you prime your fingers to make the most efficient motions and use the minimum amount of pressure each time before playing. In the long-term, you drastically [...]
Why Technique Matters For All Guitarists, Whatever Your Style What 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 [...]
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 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 [...]
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 #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. [...]
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 [...]