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Why You Should Understand The Fundamentals

2022-06-09T00:54:29-07:00

More Than A Theory: Why You Should Understand Music Fundamentals On Guitar Over the years of my playing guitar and taking guitar lessons, I have noticed that many guitarists tend to not learn basic fundamentals of music which is a shame since just understanding a few basics can easily solve many problems that guitar [...]

Why You Should Understand The Fundamentals2022-06-09T00:54:29-07:00

5 Reasons Why Your Guitar Playing Doesn’t Sound Good Yet

2022-06-09T00:54:06-07:00

5 Reasons Why Your Guitar Playing Doesn’t Sound Good Yet A time comes, in the course of learning the guitar, where the student feels like he can play songs, riffs, licks and solos but for some reason, they don’t seem to sound good. How To Get Started With Writing Your Own Songs Even If [...]

5 Reasons Why Your Guitar Playing Doesn’t Sound Good Yet2022-06-09T00:54:06-07:00

3 Benefits Of Learning Music Theory

2022-06-09T00:50:05-07:00

Three Benefits Of Learning Music Theory There are many guitar players who try to learn independently (without guitar lessons or a teacher) and for some reason take pride in it. Some of these people believe that doing so will create a unique sound for themselves, something that nobody can teach. While this could possibly [...]

3 Benefits Of Learning Music Theory2022-06-09T00:50:05-07:00

Beware Of Trojan Horses

2022-06-09T00:42:33-07:00

Beware of Trojan Horses I don’t mean computer viruses here, nor literal wooden horses delivered unexpectedly to your door. ‘Trojan horse’ in this case is a metaphor for ‘things which you think are good for you but are actually bad.' 3 Reasons You Want To Play Guitar With Other People Modern society constantly bombards [...]

Beware Of Trojan Horses2022-06-09T00:42:33-07:00

Finger Strengthening Exercises | You need to Know

2022-06-09T00:34:23-07:00

Finger Strengthening Exercises Do you spend hours working on finger strengthening exercises but still struggle to make your playing sound musical? Have you bought a grip strength builder only to find it had no effect on your playing whatsoever? Chances are you’ve bought into the myth of requiring immense finger strength in order to [...]

Finger Strengthening Exercises | You need to Know2022-06-09T00:34:23-07:00

The Top 5 Reasons People Avoid Learning Guitar

2022-06-09T00:27:57-07:00

The Top 5 Reasons People Give To Avoid Learning to Play Guitar  One of the coolest parts of being a guitar teacher is getting the opportunity to meet and talk with people. These people come from all walks of life and have different likes and dislikes. One of the things I've noticed that people [...]

The Top 5 Reasons People Avoid Learning Guitar2022-06-09T00:27:57-07:00

What To Do When Practicing Guitar Becomes Stale

2022-06-09T00:27:16-07:00

What To Do When Practicing Guitar Becomes Stale (PT 2 Inner Turmoil): There are many reasons why your practicing might become stale as a guitar player and so, as a teacher I think it’s important to discuss why your practicing has gone stale and how to give it some new juice and life. If [...]

What To Do When Practicing Guitar Becomes Stale2022-06-09T00:27:16-07:00

How Great Guitar Teachers Stand Out From Other Teachers

2022-06-09T00:25:29-07:00

How Great Guitar Teachers Set Themselves Apart From The Rest Choosing a guitar teacher is one of the most important choices of your musical life. Choose the right one and you’ll make fast progress towards becoming the guitarist you always wanted to be. This should be your goal as a student. To help you [...]

How Great Guitar Teachers Stand Out From Other Teachers2022-06-09T00:25:29-07:00

The Top 5 Reasons People Give To Avoid Learning to Play Guitar 

2022-06-09T00:24:15-07:00

The Top 5 Reasons People Give To Avoid Learning to Play Guitar  One of the coolest parts of being a guitar teacher is getting the opportunity to meet and talk with people. These people come from all walks of life and have different likes and dislikes. One of the things I've noticed that people [...]

The Top 5 Reasons People Give To Avoid Learning to Play Guitar 2022-06-09T00:24:15-07:00

How to tune your guitar | 3 Best Methods

2022-06-09T00:24:59-07:00

How to tune your Guitar  Tuning your instrument sometimes may seem like a chore and you might ask yourself: Will it make a difference if I play out of tune? How To Create A Groove Using Harmonized Scales It does make a difference. Let me count the ways: Playing in tune will sound more [...]

How to tune your guitar | 3 Best Methods2022-06-09T00:24:59-07:00