Four Questions You Need to Ask a Guitar Teacher Before Studying With Them

2022-07-09T11:34:23-07:00

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 [...]

Four Questions You Need to Ask a Guitar Teacher Before Studying With Them2022-07-09T11:34:23-07:00

Learning Guitar On Youtube

2022-06-08T23:20:54-07:00

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 [...]

Learning Guitar On Youtube2022-06-08T23:20:54-07:00

Creating An Effective Warm Up Routine

2022-06-08T23:28:50-07:00

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 [...]

Creating An Effective Warm Up Routine2022-06-08T23:28:50-07:00

How To Spice Up Your Blues Guitar Playing With Turnarounds | #1 Guide

2022-06-08T23:58:27-07:00

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 Turnarounds | #1 Guide2022-06-08T23:58:27-07:00

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

2022-06-09T01:03:04-07:00

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 stressful2022-06-09T01:03:04-07:00

2 Simple Ways To Get Creative With Your Open Chords

2022-06-09T01:01:24-07:00

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 Chords2022-06-09T01:01:24-07:00

How To Create A Groove Using Harmonized Scales

2022-06-09T01:00:55-07:00

How to Create a Groove Using Harmonized Scales Introduction Many times in lessons, I create a groove for students (using a looper or midi-generating pedal or software) on the fly for them to solo over or practice switching chords with.  The advantages of doing this as opposed to using pre-made backing tracks (on Youtube, [...]

How To Create A Groove Using Harmonized Scales2022-06-09T01:00:55-07:00

Comparing How Amateurs And Professionals Jam

2022-06-09T00:59:11-07:00

Comparing How Amateurs and Professionals Jam Because of the unpredictable nature of a jam session, each participant’s musicianship really comes to the fore in many ways.  I have run many jam sessions that were open to the public over the years, and I offer this, not as a be-all end-all guide to jamming, but [...]

Comparing How Amateurs And Professionals Jam2022-06-09T00:59:11-07:00