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Why Aren’t You Following Your Guitar Playing Dreams?

Do you remember why you wanted to play guitar? For me, it’s because the first time I heard the amazing guitar playing of Jimmy Page on the first Led Zeppelin album being played on the family record player… I knew I wanted to do THAT. People that don’t play guitar… they don’t understand it. There’s…

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How to Make a Cheap Guitar Sound Like a Million Bucks

    Who doesn’t like a nice guitar? The problem is, guitarists get pretty obsessed by what guitar they have, and get lost down the “rabbit hole” of guitar gear. I can honestly tell you… It just doesn’t matter what kind of guitar you have (especially at the beginner and intermediate level). Having an in-tune,…

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Make Practicing The Guitar Fun

There’s one ugly truth about practicing guitar… it’s not always fun. In fact, sometimes it can be downright tedious. Obviously you need to do it to get better, but sometimes the idea of sitting down and playing scales or working through a difficult song can be nothing short of torture. We’ve all been there and,…

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Learning To Play The Guitar Is Good For Your Health

Most people think that taking guitar lessons or learning any instrument, for that matter, is just a fun hobby but it’s actually good for your health and increases brain function. Both kids and adults can benefit in a number of ways from learning to play the guitar. No matter what age you are, taking music…

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Learning Guitar is Like Playing Basketball

Sports and guitar often seem to have this interesting symmetry when it comes to practicing and perfecting what needs to be done. Basketball players spend an unbelievable amount of time on the most fundamental of techniques… the layup. In reading several articles about “how to run an effective basketball practice” every single article says to…

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How to Tune Your Guitar

Playing guitar is a lot of fun. Like anything in the beginning it can be intimidating, especially if it isn’t in tune. You pick up the guitar and strum a chord and it causes you to cringe. You think you did something wrong. You double check to make sure you had your fingers in the…

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How To Begin Your Guitar Playing Journey Part 3

One very useful thing to know is the note names of the open strings. They are often used to describe finger placement (as in put your first finger in the second fret of the A string) and a must know when you are tuning your guitar, so be sure to read this one. So what…

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How To Begin Your Guitar Playing Journey Part 2

In Part 2, we will look at the next steps you should take when first learning how to play the guitar. These include- Electric vs Acoustic Finding musical styles you enjoy Holding a guitar pick I get asked often by prospective students or their parents if they should start learning to play the guitar with…

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The Internet Guitar Player

When I first started learning to play the guitar, you either found a teacher, a friend that could play or you bought yourself a tab book and the album and sat for hours working out riffs to your favorite songs. There was no internet or Youtube. Instructional videos were expensive and limited. Nowadays, all you…

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Guitar Buying Tips

Beginning to learn the guitar with a poor instrument is really, really frustrating and will not help in the learning process. It isn’t necessary to spend a lot of money to get a decent guitar that is fun to play. My hope is that this article helps you make a wise and fitting purchase so…

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