Nail Your Rehearsal!

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Nail Your Rehearsal!

It’s almost rehearsal time for The Guitar Gym and Sono Music Performance Showcase. The organised rehearsal is an amazing opportunity to meet the rest of your band and practice playing your song in a full band context. This can be a daunting time, between meeting your bandmates for the first time and for some of […]

Tips For Learning Your Showcase Song

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Tips For Learning Your Showcase Song

  So you’ve registered for the concert and you’ve been placed in a band with other musos, and you’ve been given the song that you’re going to play on the day. Now all you have to do is learn the song! Easy enough, right? Just to keep the pressure off, let’s have a look at […]

Essential Metal Guitar Licks II

Essential Metal Guitar Licks II

In Part II of our Essential Metal Guitar Licks series, Ryan shows you some cool string skipping licks to add to your lick library.  You can play these together with the licks in Part I. Enjoy! If you’d like to request a particular metal style lesson video, please contact us.  

Essential Metal Guitar Licks I

Essential Metal Guitar Licks I

For all you aspiring metal guitarists out there, our resident metal man Ryan has some essential metal guitar licks for you in our Essential Metal Licks series.  We hope you enjoy our first video, and be sure to tune back in for more in this series. If you’d like to request a particular metal style […]

Pentatonic Scale Fragments II

Pentatonic Scale Fragments II

This video follows on from part I Ryan demonstrates some simple but great sounding pentatonic phrases you can use in the fretboard zones covered in part I.

Pentatonic Scale Fragments

Pentatonic Scale Fragments

Do you get stuck in your pentatonic box shapes and find it difficult to play THROUGH positions on your guitar? You’re not alone! In this video, Ryan demonstrates how you can break out of the vertical “box” positions and play the pentatonic scale horizontally through positions on the neck. Want more? Check out our video Understanding […]

Practising to Perform: Getting Yourself Ready for the Stage

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Practising to Perform: Getting Yourself Ready for the Stage

Practising to Perform: Getting Yourself Ready for the Stage One of the best parts about learning to play an instrument is the prospect of eventually getting up on stage and performing. This can happen in a variety of places, from small shows at local venues to bigger concert events like The Guitar Gym and Sono […]

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 […]

Understanding Keys and Scales

Understanding Keys and Scales

Understanding Keys and Scales What defines scale? What defines a key? How do you know what key a song is in? In this video, Darren answers all these questions. He takes you through understanding what scales and keys are. Discover how a clearer understanding of keys and scales can support your everyday guitar playing.

Glissando for Guitar: Improve Your Sliding Technique

Glissando for Guitar: Improve Your Sliding Technique

Glissando for Guitar: Tips To Improve Your Sliding Technique “Glissando” is a continuous slide upwards or downwards between two notes. Guitar players commonly refer to the technique of glissando as “sliding.” Macquarie gives you some tips on how to improve your glissando. Enjoy and give this one a try yourself!

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