In this post, I want to give you some guitar lessons for kids so you can share your guitar skills with the kids or grandkids in your life. This will allow you to share the joy of your guitar playing with a loved one and as a bonus, improve your knowledge and skills at the same time. Everyone`s a winner!
In this podcast, we are discussing one of the three critical factors for your success as a guitarist. In part 1, we are talking about the importance of having a `laid-back attitude`.
When someone talks about a warm-up for playing guitar, the temptation for many is to roll their eyes, turn away, and to just go on playing their favourite tunes instead.
The trouble is, many beginner guitarists struggle to actually play these tunes well and struggle with the physical aspects of playing them, so not only do the songs sound a bit rough but they also feel uncomfortable to play. In this post, I’ll explain why, if you don’t warm up, you should!
One of the biggest misconceptions about learning and improving your guitar skills is the myth about sore fingers. Many guitarists are told or taught that sore fingers equals progress and that it is, in fact, a sign you are doing things correctly. In this post, I’ll explain why that is nonsense — and what you should do instead. [Read more…]
It’s now 2018, and this is a great time for all guitarists and those learning to get re-motivated and really make this year a year to remember. In this post, I will go through one simple guitar challenge that will help you make massive progress this year, especially if you feel your playing has hit a plateau or not really gone anywhere.
There are three key factors that will define how happy, successful and efficient you are at learning to play the guitar, especially if you don`t have a teacher and therefore you effectively teach yourself guitar.
In this post, you will learn what they are, how important they are to your success and why only you can control these factors.
In Part one of this series on how to sit with a guitar properly, I explained why good, solid and consistent posture is critical for you as a guitarist – mainly because good posture can save a huge amount of time and frustration.
In this part, we are getting right into the meat and potatoes of the series where I`ll show you what I have found to be by far the most optimal playing position for guitarists.
Many people have no idea how to actually sit with their guitar for the most optimal playing comfort, efficiency and technique. Some sit in a downright terrible way. This places a huge strain on their wrists, leads to their backs being hunched over and their guitar being placed at a weird angle.
In this two-part post, I`ll explain why it is essential that you start sitting in the proper manner, why most teachers get it wrong, and what you can learn from the sport of golf. Most importantly I`ll show you what I have found to be by far the most optimal playing position for guitarists.
Many guitarists have limiting beliefs, but some, particularly those who are older or lack confidence have some that don`t just hold back their playing but actually sabotage it on a large-scale – often to the point it ruins their playing.
In this post, I want to share with you some stupid myths and weird beliefs that guitarists have and help you to see why they are nonsense and why they hold back your playing.