Aural Health and Tinnitus

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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 […]

Maintaining Productive Practice Methods

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Maintaining Productive Practice Methods

Maintaining Productive Guitar Practice Methods Practice is something that holds a lot of preconceptions in the world of guitarists. One of these is that reaching a level of playing similar to one’s favourite players requires practice of otherworldly proportions, day in and day out. It is something that every guitarist, at some point, associates with […]

Learning Guitar – A Skills Based Approach

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Learning Guitar – A Skills Based Approach

There are lots of different ways to go about learning guitar. At The Guitar Gym, we believe in differentiating based on the needs and wants of each client.  That said, we will more often than not advocate a “skills-based” approach.  It is very important for us to have a clear understanding of your reasons for […]

8 Tips To Better Guitar Practice

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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

[feather_share] 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 […]

Bearing With Barre Chords

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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 […]

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!

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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 […]

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