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Knowledge is good, applying knowledge is much better. These free instruction articles will get you started in the right direction, but to learn guitar fast and know you are doing it right you will need someone to guide you along the way who can teach you the right thing at the right time and show you how to do it. To get help with your guitar playing click the big button at the bottom of the page and contact me about guitar lessons in Seattle.

How To Best Practice Guitar To Play The Way You’ve Always Dreamed

June 8th, 2018|Comments Off on How To Best Practice Guitar To Play The Way You’ve Always Dreamed

How To Best Practice Guitar To Play The Way You’ve Always Dreamed You’ve heard the saying “practice makes perfect”. This however is not entirely true. It assumes one will not only practice, but practice the correct way. It would be better to say “perfect practice makes perfect”. Simply picking [...]

3 Mistakes Of Beginner Guitarists

June 2nd, 2018|Comments Off on 3 Mistakes Of Beginner Guitarists

3 Mistakes Of Beginner GuitaristsThis article will cover the 3 mistakes of beginner guitarists. Most new guitar players do not know what they have to focus on in order to get maximum results in the shortest amount of time. One simply does not know what the consequences of bad habits [...]

Why is Ear Training Important?

April 2nd, 2018|Comments Off on 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 [...]

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

March 5th, 2018|Comments Off on 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 [...]

Getting Your Fret Hand In The Best Position

January 23rd, 2018|Comments Off on 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 [...]

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

November 29th, 2017|Comments Off on 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 [...]

How to Kill Self-Doubt

October 27th, 2017|Comments Off on 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 [...]

Why Should Beginner Guitarists Practice Singing?

September 20th, 2017|Comments Off on 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 [...]

3 Ways A Guitar Teacher Makes You A Better Player Faster

August 14th, 2017|Comments Off on 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. [...]

Three Huge Mistakes Your Guitar Teacher Could Be Making

July 7th, 2017|Comments Off on 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 [...]

3 Guitar Practice Myths That Slow Down Your Musical Progress

May 14th, 2017|Comments Off on 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 [...]

How To Guarantee Results When Practicing Guitar

September 27th, 2016|Comments Off on 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 [...]

The Forgotten Force Invaluable To Improving Your Guitar Playing

July 23rd, 2016|Comments Off on The Forgotten Force Invaluable To Improving Your Guitar Playing

The Forgotten Force Invaluable To Improving Your Guitar Playing Do you remember what first got you interested in guitar? How about what first got you excited enough to buy a guitar and start investing the time into improving your guitar playing day after day? Was it a song you [...]

How To Make Practice Exciting Every Time You Pick Up The Guitar

May 8th, 2016|Comments Off on How To Make Practice Exciting Every Time You Pick Up The Guitar

How To Make Practice Exciting Every Time You Pick Up The Guitar Have you ever struggled to do what you wanted to do, but couldn't find the motivation to even pick up the guitar? Has practicing guitar begun to feel like a chore even though you knew you really wanted [...]

How To Follow Through With Your Resolutions

December 16th, 2015|Comments Off on How To Follow Through With Your Resolutions

  How To Follow Through With Your Resolutions Most people make resolutions for the new year, but they happen all throughout the year and should. The new year is only a number, but can still be pretty useful and motivating or demotivating. It's very valuable to do a quick check [...]

How To Avoid Distractions And Stay On Course With Your Guitar Playing

November 6th, 2015|Comments Off on How To Avoid Distractions And Stay On Course With Your Guitar Playing

How To Avoid Distractions And Stay On Course With Your Guitar Playing Do you find yourself jumping all over the internet trying to find solutions to your guitar playing problems? Or maybe you just search out new things to play all the time because you feel like it will [...]

How and Why to Choose a Style of Music to Play on the Guitar

March 9th, 2014|Comments Off on How and Why to Choose a Style of Music to Play on the Guitar

How and Why to Choose a Style of Music to Play on the Guitar This subject might be quickly dismissed by most, but it is more than essential to give some attention to. For many the style of music they want to play on guitar is simply what they [...]

How To Improve Your Guitar Playing Right Now

December 6th, 2013|Comments Off on How To Improve Your Guitar Playing Right Now

How To Improve Your Guitar Playing Right Now Do you wish you could be a better guitar player right now? Do you feel lost on how to improve your guitar playing? Have you felt overwhelmed by having so many things to practice? Every guitar player no matter how good would [...]

3 Overlooked Things to Consider when Choosing a Guitar Teacher

August 14th, 2013|Comments Off on 3 Overlooked Things to Consider when Choosing a Guitar Teacher

3 Overlooked Things to Consider when Choosing a Guitar Teacher Lets first cover why you should have a guitar teacher Guitar is a complex instrument. Many people try to learn on their own. Most quit very quickly. Many of those who have quit could have be great, but they [...]

How To Tune Your Guitar

August 14th, 2013|Comments Off on How To Tune Your Guitar

How To Tune Your Guitar Each string on your guitar has a letter name that it must be tuned to. They are as follows: This is a quick guide about how to tune your guitar. To start you will need a tuner. The one on this page shows the strings [...]

Where To Begin: Playing Guitar For The Guitar Illiterate [Part 1]

August 14th, 2013|Comments Off on Where To Begin: Playing Guitar For The Guitar Illiterate [Part 1]

Where To Begin: Playing Guitar For The Guitar Illiterate [Part 1] There is a uncomfortable feeling when first attempting anything you’ve never done. Playing guitar is not an exception. It’s not the easiest instrument to learn. Especially by yourself. The best route to venture down is to find a teacher [...]

How To Deal With And Overcome Your Stage Fright

August 14th, 2013|0 Comments

How To Deal With And Overcome Your Stage Fright You know that feeling you get when you accomplish something. This feeling can be subtle or overwhelmingly awesome. Subtle when it applies to doing dishes, you’re glad they’re done and you don’t have to worry about it anymore…. until tomorrow. [...]

Using An Electric Tuner; Step By Step Instructions

August 14th, 2013|0 Comments

Using An Electric Tuner; Step By Step Instructions Playing guitar is a lot of fun. Like anything in the beginning it can be intimidating, especially if it isn’t in tune. You pick up the guitar and strum a chord and it causes you to cringe. You think you did something wrong. You [...]

The Secret to Playing Like a Master

July 6th, 2013|0 Comments

The Secret to Playing Like a Master The act of practicing or performing can be a very daunting thing. Most people refer to these as "playing" guitar, but it doesn't feel like play when you're all "worked up" about it. Do you feel stressed out when you think about [...]

2 Secret Keys to Improve Your Guitar Playing

July 6th, 2013|0 Comments

2 Secret Keys to Improve Your Guitar Playing Like any instrument it takes lots of knowledge of the instrument. To truly improve your guitar playing it will take consistent practice and time to learn to apply what you've learned and lots of patience. This is common sense, but for [...]

4 Reasons Why You Are Not Growing As a Guitarist

July 6th, 2013|0 Comments

4 Reasons Why You Are Not Growing As a Guitarist I've met many people who play guitar. Most are mediocre at best and are not growing as a guitarist. I don't say this to knock them and feel better about myself. When I hear great guitarists I am challenged [...]

Why And How To Use A Metronome

July 6th, 2013|0 Comments

Why And How To Use A Metronome Many new musicians aren't fully aware of how to use a metronome. They are even less aware as to why they should use it. A metronome is a very useful tool to help you improve your rhythm on guitar. It is a [...]

Buying A Guitar – Tips For Beginners

July 6th, 2013|0 Comments

Buying A Guitar - Tips For Beginners Buying a guitar is always a challenge for anyone just starting to play guitar or who have an interest in starting. People ask me all the time about their guitar. If they don't I know they are curious what I think. This [...]

Where To Begin: Playing Guitar For The Guitar Illiterate [Part 2]

July 6th, 2013|0 Comments

Where To Begin: Playing Guitar For The Guitar Illiterate [Part 2] This is part 2 or this series, make sure to read the first article, Where To Begin: Playing Guitar For The Guitar Illiterate [Part 1], so you are a little familiarized with the instrument. It doesn't matter if you have [...]

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