variety is the spice of life

I’m a big fan of teaching my beginner students to embrace variety.

Most new students come to me with an open mind in terms of what they want to learn on guitar.


They know they want to have fun, enjoy some chill-out time after work, or embrace retirement, and fulfil a lifelong dream of playing guitar.

…And they’re often open-minded about how to get there.

That is great.

One thing I like to do is give them a really good taste of the fun stuff on the guitar.

Of course I teach them the basics of posture, warming up, good “Core Fundamental Technique”…

…And practising effectively.

I like to do this while teaching them fun things to play.

This makes their experience a really enjoyable and varied one too.


Some of the things I teach them include a simple blues riff, a famous melody, the basics of strumming and chords, reading TAB, and the essentials of fingerpicking (along with a stunning but fairly simple tune to play).

That’s just some of the things we cover in the first few months.

I find this gives them a really good balance.

It’s a bit like going to a foreign country full of exotic foods you’ve never tried before.

You wouldn’t want to have a main course of something you don’t know you’ll like.

Instead, it’s better to go to the posh buffet and have a taste of all the varied and exciting flavours.

Then when you know what you like, you can dive in and have a main course of your choosing.

It’s the same with the guitar, start with variety and then later you can specialise.


Speaking of variety and fun lessons…

For a limited time, you can still get my 7-Day Transformation and Breakthrough Beginner courses for just $7.

That’s a great price for the amount of value inside both of these courses.

The $7 offer was only meant to last for a short while, but until now, I haven’t gotten around to increasing the price.

Originally, I was going to sell these two courses for around $30-50 each.

…But in two days’ time, I’ll be increasing the price of both courses to $27 (for the pair).

That will still be a bargain as there are years’ worth of advice in both courses.


…But what’s better than $27?

Why, it’s paying far less than that, of course.

So, if you want to get both of these courses for just $7, head to the link below and get them while you can in the next few days.

Find out more about the 7-Day Transformation Course



Have a great day of practice!

Dan Thorpe

Guitar Domination


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