Mindless Practice: Maximizing Your Practice Time

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Mindless Practice: Maximizing Your Practice Time

Mindless Practice Do you ever find yourself on a Wednesday night tossing up whether to watch the latest episode of “The Bachelor” or getting some guitar practice in? Why not do both! As society is these days, we rarely have enough hours in the day to get through everything we’d like to. This means that […]

Aural Health and Tinnitus

Aural Health and Tinnitus

Aural Health and Tinnitus One of the most important assets any musician has is their ears. Not only do they allow us to play with other musicians, keep check on our own playing, and (with some training) work out how to play songs using our ear, they are fundamental to actually experiencing music. It makes […]

Maintaining Productive Practice Methods

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Maintaining Productive Practice Methods

Maintaining Productive Guitar Practice Methods Practice is something that holds a lot of preconceptions in the world of guitarists. One of these is that reaching a level of playing similar to one’s favourite players requires practice of otherworldly proportions, day in and day out. It is something that every guitarist, at some point, associates with […]

Learning Guitar – A Skills Based Approach

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Learning Guitar – A Skills Based Approach

There are lots of different ways to go about learning guitar. At The Guitar Gym, we believe in differentiating based on the needs and wants of each client.  That said, we will more often than not advocate a “skills-based” approach.  It is very important for us to have a clear understanding of your reasons for […]

8 Tips To Better Guitar Practice

8 Tips To Better Guitar Practice

8 Tips To Better Guitar Practice So, you play the guitar and you want to get better at it. You already go to your lesson every week but you feel as though you could be improving faster.  If only you didn’t find guitar practice to be so boring! When a lot of people think of […]

10 Ways To Spice Up Your Guitar Practice

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10 Ways To Spice Up Your Guitar Practice

Bored with practising? Here’s  10 Ways To Spice Up Your Guitar Practice! Regular practice is the only thing that is absolutely guaranteed to speed up your progress on the guitar (besides regular lessons, of course). By “practising”, we’re not really referring to just picking up the guitar and having a strum – a proper practice session […]

Easy Vs Challenging

Easy Vs Challenging

It’s fun to pick up the guitar and learn an easy song really quickly. The immediate reward of learning an easy song is a great feeling. Trying harder songs, however, can be daunting. When deciding which songs to bring in to your guitar lessons, by all means go for songs that you like, but don’t […]

Bearing With Barre Chords

Bearing With Barre Chords

Bearing With Barre Chords Why they are worth the effort! Barre chords are most likely the single most intimidating technique for learner guitar players. They present a challenge in many ways: They are physically demanding due to the need to hold down five or six strings at once with the index finger, they involve learning […]

Psychology For Success: Understanding Cognitive Dissonance and How It Can Effect Your Guitar Playing

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When a client of ours quits, we hold ourselves 100% responsible.  Why?  Because we have failed them.  They come to us for help.  They want to get better at guitar and achieve specific things with their instrument.  If they quit, we as their coach have obviously failed to provide adequate help and support where it […]

Getting the most out of your music with ACTIVE LISTENING

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WHAT is Active Listening? Music forms a kind of background to many of the activities that we undertake in our lives. Some of us listen to music while we study, some listen to it while we drive, some while we eat, some as we socialise. There is nothing wrong with enjoying music as part of […]

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