Here is another of the weekly posts with 3 thoughts about guitar, music, and life. As it was my son Archie’s 5th birthday yesterday, this week’s post is a special one based around 3 useful things I have learnt from him, including how to inspire others, how to develop musical skills, and more.
Here is another of the weekly posts with 3 thoughts about guitar, music, and life, including letting in fear, a question about the classical guitar playing position, and more.
Recently I was having a discussion with subscriber and friend, Mike Barron. It was about arthritis and playing guitar.
Instead of breaking down what he said, here it is in full. There are lots of gems here.
One of the things that I love about music is the power of “dynamics”. Using dynamics in guitar playing is about having the ability to play soft and loud, and at varying volumes in between.
Getting a good routine where you can enjoy your guitar playing relaxed and happy is key, and maybe this story can help you find a way to develop a more positive approach to your practice time.
In the 1890s, a scientist called Pavlov decided to test out an interesting little theory on dogs.
He took the dogs’ food and wanted to see if their dinner would make them salivate.
Here is another one of my Monday posts with 3 thoughts about guitar, music, and life, including thoughts on the new Netflix show The Queen’s Gambit, practise tips, and more.
I hope you enjoy it…
Here is another ‘beginning of the week’ post with 3 of my thoughts on guitar, music, and life, including tips for strumming guitar, thoughts on how music can bring people together, and more.
I hope you enjoy…
Here is another one of the ‘beginning of the week’ posts with 3 of my thoughts on guitar, music, and life, including tips on learning guitar.
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I know how infuriating it can be if your guitar chords buzz because pretty much all of your playing will suffer.
Below is a simple five-step plan of what to do if they do buzz.
One of the toughest things I found about learning guitar was trying to get my head around fingerstyle blues.
Many years ago, I would watch various YouTube videos while trying to learn how to play this style.