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Why is Ear Training Important?

Why is Ear Training Important? When you first learn how to play the guitar, doing ear training may not seem that important. As your physical skill improves on the guitar, your ear will start to develop with it. Whether it's your ability to pick out the separate guitar parts in a song to picking [...]

How To Achieve ‘Hendrix Sounds’ With Blues Guitar Chord Inversions

How To Achieve ‘Hendrix Sounds’ With Blues Guitar Chord Inversions This Will Open The Door To Play Blues Licks Like Jimi Hendrix By Antony Reynaert Knowing this concept and using it in your improvisations as a guitar player, will give you this overall bluesy Hendrix sound. Hendrix often uses this variation of the barre [...]

Getting Your Fret Hand In The Best Position

Getting Your Fret Hand In The Best Position By Paul Kleff Most beginning guitar players have difficulty learning to play chords on the guitar. It is important that you learn the basic open chord fingerings and become fluent at placing your hand into the chord shapes. Until you memorize the chord fingerings, you will [...]

How To Clean Your Guitar So It Will Stay In Perfect Condition

How To Clean Your Guitar So It Will Stay In Perfect Condition In this article I will tell you how to clean your guitar, so it will keep being in perfect condition for your performance. You want your guitar to sound the best it can and the first step to achieve this is to [...]

How to Kill Self-Doubt

How To Kill Self-Doubt Overcome Your Frustrations, Your Fears, And Every Obstacle That Holds You Back From Becoming the Musician You Want to Be. Self-doubt destroys motivation. It prevents people from reaching their full potential and when left unchecked, self-doubt leads people to give up on themselves and their musical dreams. You don’t have [...]

Why Should Beginner Guitarists Practice Singing?

Why Should Beginner Guitarists Practice Singing? Why Sing? If you are a beginner guitarist who does not sing, this article will give you some good reasons as to why beginner guitarists SHOULD sing. Even if it’s only at home on your own! First I’d like to define “singing” in two ways: 1) Singing to [...]

3 Ways A Guitar Teacher Makes You A Better Player Faster

3 Ways A Guitar Teacher Helps You Become A Better Guitarist Faster It’s no secret that taking guitar lessons with a great teacher helps you become a better player in less time. Guitarists who learn exclusively on their own rarely become great players and commonly end up quitting guitar altogether. Taking lessons with a guitar [...]

Three Huge Mistakes Your Guitar Teacher Could Be Making

3 Big Mistakes Your Guitar Teacher Could Be Making When your guitar teacher makes mistakes it costs you as the student. Working with a mediocre teacher potentially holds you back or worsens your playing. You should be very careful to make sure you only take lessons with great guitar teachers who have proven credentials, proof [...]

3 Guitar Practice Myths That Slow Down Your Musical Progress

3 Guitar Practice Myths That Slow Down Your Musical Progress By Mike Philippov To become a good guitar player quickly, you must make your guitar practice as effective as possible. Effective guitar practice is about: Knowing what to do to improve your guitar playing quickly Staying away from common guitar practice myths and mistakes [...]

How To Guarantee Results When Practicing Guitar

How To Guarantee Results When Practicing Guitar Disclaimer: only you are responsible for your results. I cannot guarantee anything. This approach is considered a way for you to guarantee and ensure your progress when practicing guitar. There is one very important LAW I want everyone to know about how to guarantee results when practicing guitar. [...]

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