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 […]

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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Getting the most out of your music with ACTIVE LISTENING

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 […]

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…..? […]

Are You Really Too Busy To Learn The Guitar?

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Are You Really Too Busy To Learn The Guitar? Quitting Is Not The Answer! By John Freiberg This article addresses two commonly held beliefs: 1. That there is no point in having a guitar lesson unless you have practiced and mastered what you were taught in your previous lesson. 2.  That in order to learn […]

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 […]

The Benefits of Group Lessons

Are you getting the most out of your guitar lessons? There are many popular misconceptions about learning an instrument, and in particular the guitar. Acoustic guitar is not a stepping stone to electric guitar.  This isn’t primary school; you aren’t gaining your pen licence and leaving pencils behind for those who cannot handle the power […]

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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