Is It Hard To Learn The Guitar? Learning the guitar is a long term process. You cannot binge practice for a month and become a great guitar player. You need to practice regularly for a long period of time to reach advanced levels of guitar playing. But is it hard? Like algebra? It [...]
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3 Reasons You Want To Play Guitar With Other People by Maurice Richard It's pretty intimidating right? You have seen others play together in a group at a campfire or party before. You saw how much fun they were having and you want that too. But your skills are not as good as theirs, [...]
What Parents Can Do To Support Their Child's Development On Guitar As a guitar teacher and trainer I teach a lot of kids how to play the guitar. One of the most most important things, in this process is actually not me teaching the kid, but me educating the parents on how to make learning [...]
Finding The Right Guitar Teacher For Your ChildAfter you’ve purchased the right guitar, the right accessories and an amp (the amp is not necessary to get started) you are going to need someone to teach your child how to play guitar. Without knowing what things to look for in a potential guitar teacher, you run [...]
Music by Numbers Do you want the holy grail of music? I’ll tell you where it is, but remember, don’t look at it directly or you will turn to stone. Of course I’m being facetious, but what I mean is, I can tell it to you in one sentence, but it can take years [...]
Up Your Creativity With String Skipping String skipping is one of those techniques that is quite difficult for a lot of people to do at first. On a technical side and the creative side. I won’t go deep into how to handle it on a technical level, but more about how to get creative [...]
The Importance of Creativity Do you struggle to compose your own music or improvise freely? Do you wonder if creativity is something you have to be born with? Fear not! Getting your creative juices flowing is an easy task and once you get the ball rolling gets easier and easier. A common misconception among [...]
How To Work With Other Band Members Like it or not, a band is a family of sorts, and like all families, a band comes with its own drama. This article will be about how to deal with any type of drama among the band members that may arise over time. Note that this [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]