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 […]

How to Maintain Guitar Progress Over Christmas

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

The Best Guitar For Beginners?

So you’ve decided to learn to play the guitar, that’s fantastic!  If you are in the market for a guitar to get started on you might be confused by the amount of choice. There are all kinds of shapes and sizes of guitars with different types of strings…..there are acoustic guitars, electric guitars, acoustic-electric guitars…..? […]

Be SMART. Get a guitar teacher!

Question: Why is it that improvement on your instrument excels when you have a guitar teacher as opposed to learning yourself, online or from a book? Answer:  Because your guitar teacher is smart! Not blowing our own trumpets (or strumming our own guitars) we mean the S.M.A.R.T goals system – Specific, Measurable, Attainable, Relevant and Timely. This is […]

Learning Guitar For Beginners

  Learning to play music, whether it be on a guitar, piano, violin or the sitar; requires the development of a new understanding of sound akin to that of learning a second language.  While this common comparison is often repeated by educators and appreciators of music; far from being a metaphorical analogy it is quite […]

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