Aural Health and Tinnitus

Aural Health and Tinnitus One of the most important assets any musician has is their


Bearing With Barre Chords

Bearing With Barre Chords Why they are worth the effort! Barre chords are most likely

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Band Room Availability For Performance Showcase Rehearsals
Please refer to the calendar to determine availability. Contact us to book your rehearsal time.
Rehearsal Schedule for Performance Showcase
Please refer to the spreadsheet below to find your rehearsal time/s. (Navigate dates using the tabs at the bottom) Unfortunately with the number of people involved, it is not realistic to arrange rehearsal times to suit everybody.  If you absolutely cannot make it, it isn’t the end of the world, you have your backing track...
Session List, 2022 Winter Performance Showcase
Please refer to this list to ensure your performance details are correct and you know which session to purchase tickets for. (Reminder: performers also need a ticket) There is one session Friday evening August 5th. There are 4 sessions on Saturday August 6th, as indicated by Session 1 (Yellow), 2 (Blue), 3 (Red), 4 (Green)....
Performance Showcase Information. Must Read!
Everything you need to know about our upcoming Performance Showcase is below! Register HERE (Registration is closed) Rehearsal Schedule is HERE  Session List is HERE (Refer to this to ensure you are purchasing tickets for the correct session!) Tickets A reminder that performers also require a ticket so please include them when booking. For Friday...
Male guitarist does a finger isolation exercise
Finger Isolation Exercises For Guitar
Finger isolation exercises are a staple when it comes to guitar practice, especially here at The Guitar Gym.    These exercises are best used as a regular drill or warm-up. The primary benefits of these exercises are: Increased coordination and brain/hand communication After doing these exercises every day for a few weeks, you will notice...
Online Lesson Help
Please watch this video to ensure you get the most out of your online lessons using Skype and our Member Zone website.
Scale Permutations For Guitar
Scale Permutations For Guitar
A scale permutation (sometimes called a “sequence”) is one of several possible ways in which a scale can be ordered or arranged. Before applying a permutation to a scale, you first have to learn your scale well enough and be able to play all the right notes and be creative enough to play the correct...
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
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 guitar practice using metronome
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...
Drum kit and guitar sit on an empty stage before a performance.
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...
dynamic control for guitar players
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...

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