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Get Excited about Practicing Guitar Again

Get Excited about Practicing Guitar Again We all love guitar, but how come sometimes getting better at the guitar feels like such a struggle? We know we want to improve, but there are periods where it just doesn’t seem to be going anywhere. And sitting down to practice guitar feels more like a chore [...]

Get Excited about Practicing Guitar Again 2019-05-11T08:40:29+00:00

Catapult Your Guitar Playing This Year

Catapult Your Guitar Playing This Year The years always pass by more quickly than we would like.   Every new year is an exciting new time where many people make their new year’s resolutions in areas of their life such as work, health, hobbies etc… but here’s an interesting thought. How many of these [...]

Catapult Your Guitar Playing This Year 2019-03-13T15:53:20+00:00

How To Practice Guitar For Maximum Effectiveness

How To Practice Guitar For Maximum Effectiveness by Tommaso Zillio What is the best way to improve your guitar playing and avoid frustration? There are few dos and a few don’ts you want to be aware of when you are practicing your instrument that will make everything easier for you. Here we go: Things [...]

How To Practice Guitar For Maximum Effectiveness 2019-02-11T12:20:27+00:00

Learn To Sight Read Faster

10 Key Principles to Help You Prepare To Learn to Sight Read Faster as a Seasoned Guitar Player If you would like to do certain things with your guitar, learning to sight read will be very helpful. Such as being a working musician, having to play with other instruments.  For most instances, as long as [...]

Learn To Sight Read Faster 2019-01-17T15:58:20+00:00

How to Develop Better Guitar Phrasing for Beginners

How to Develop Better Guitar Phrasing for Beginners Guitar phrasing is a massive subject. I could probably write a whole book on the subject, but if you are a beginner, there are a couple steps you can take to work on your phrasing to become a better guitar player. Since this article is for [...]

How to Develop Better Guitar Phrasing for Beginners 2018-12-10T11:26:50+00:00

Form: The Lesser Known Musical Element

Form: The Lesser Known Musical Element The big 3 when it comes to elements in music are melody, harmony, & rhythm. This article is about one of the other 4 elements that perhaps get less attention, and they are form, dynamics, timbre, and texture.  Today’s topic is on the musical element of form. Form [...]

Form: The Lesser Known Musical Element 2018-10-06T20:34:25+00:00

Fingerstyle Pattern For Advancing Fingerstyle Guitarists

Fingerstyle Pattern For Advancing Fingerstyle Guitarists Intro If you have been playing fingerstyle guitar and are looking to advance further, here’s an exercise for you which will: Strengthen your picking hand Increase your picking hand finger independence Increase your picking speed Give you several more interesting and varied patterns to play on chords than [...]

Fingerstyle Pattern For Advancing Fingerstyle Guitarists 2018-08-03T11:59:40+00:00

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 up your guitar regularly to [...]

How To Best Practice Guitar To Play The Way You’ve Always Dreamed 2018-06-08T16:27:17+00:00

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 are. After time, we develop [...]

3 Mistakes Of Beginner Guitarists 2018-06-08T16:25:43+00:00

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 [...]

Why is Ear Training Important? 2018-04-02T16:12:42+00:00
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