The Improviser’s Dilemma Series: Permutations Of The Pentatonic Scale Using String Skipping

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The Improviser’s Dilemma Series: Permutations Of The Pentatonic Scale Using String Skipping

Linear Makeover: “why not try a perm(utation)?” The first article in Brandon’s series “The Improviser’s Dilemma“ It’s a very common occurrence for guitar players to find themselves at a standstill with their current level of playing, whether it be linear, chordal or otherwise. You might find yourself unable to move forward because of a self-made […]

Dynamic Control For Guitar Players: Simple Steps To Becoming A Better Musician

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Dynamic Control For Guitar Players: Simple Steps To Becoming A Better Musician

Dynamic control is a crucial skill for guitar players to possess, but it can often be overlooked. Dynamics refers to how loud or soft notes are played, but there can be much more to it than that. Strong dynamic control will allow you to have more engaging performances, and elevate the quality of the songs […]

Maximise Your Guitar Practice: The Metronome

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Maximise Your Guitar Practice: The Metronome

Metronome practice is one of the most effective methods for improving your playing quickly, especially for technical, high tempo pieces. Unfortunately, for many of us it can also be a tedious way to practice and as a result is often overlooked or not done properly. Use these tips to maximise your metronome practice so you […]

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 […]

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

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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 […]

How to Maintain Guitar Progress Over Christmas

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How to Maintain Guitar Progress Over Christmas

Beat Holiday Regression – How to Maintain Guitar Progress Over Christmas Christmas holidays – a chance for you to relax and enjoy some much-needed time off. It’s also a chance for you to forget some things you’ve learned, and undo some of the good work you’ve done throughout the year!  How can your guitar progress […]

7 Steps to a Stress-Free Experience at the Guitar Gym and Sono Music Performance Showcase

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7 Steps to a Stress-Free Experience at the Guitar Gym and Sono Music Performance Showcase The most exciting event of the year is rapidly approaching. For most of the performers at The Guitar Gym and Sono Music Performance Showcase, the concert is the biggest performance of their musical year. This can lead to some pretty […]

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 […]

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