How To Create A Groove Using Harmonized Scales

2021-11-22T05:32:29-08:00

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 Scales2021-11-22T05:32:29-08:00

Comparing How Amateurs And Professionals Jam

2021-11-22T05:24:04-08:00

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 Jam2021-11-22T05:24:04-08:00

3 Reasons You Are Not Likely To Blame For Not Being Able to Play Guitar Yet

2021-11-22T05:09:03-08:00

3 Reasons Why You Are Not Likely To Blame For Not Being Able To Learn To Play Guitar Yet So, you have tried to learn how to play guitar already and it did not go well. Guess what? You are not alone. The reality is that most people who pick up a guitar to [...]

3 Reasons You Are Not Likely To Blame For Not Being Able to Play Guitar Yet2021-11-22T05:09:03-08:00

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

2021-11-22T05:16:50-08:00

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 Yet2021-11-22T05:16:50-08:00

3 Benefits Of Learning Music Theory

2021-11-22T05:07:11-08:00

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 Theory2021-11-22T05:07:11-08:00

Beware Of Trojan Horses

2021-11-22T05:22:06-08:00

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 Horses2021-11-22T05:22:06-08:00

The Top 5 Reasons People Avoid Learning Guitar

2021-11-28T09:18:14-08:00

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 Guitar2021-11-28T09:18:14-08:00

What To Do When Practicing Guitar Becomes Stale

2021-11-22T10:13:32-08:00

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 Stale2021-11-22T10:13:32-08:00

How Great Guitar Teachers Stand Out From Other Teachers

2021-01-22T09:40:00-08:00

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 Teachers2021-01-22T09:40:00-08:00