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 just didn’t know how. It’s [...]
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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 and as you pass over [...]
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 who can walk you through [...]
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. The feeling becomes awesome when [...]
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 double check to make sure [...]
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 practicing, as if it were [...]
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 many guitar players, there is [...]
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 and inspired. This is an [...]
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 time keeping device. You can [...]
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 is much better than assuming [...]