3 Essential and Easy Practice Tips

3 Essential and Easy Practice Tips

Finding your practice groove can take some time and effort but once you discover it, the rewards will be unmistakable. Here are 3 simple things you can try to make practice more fun and efficient: 1. Keep it short, but consistent You’ll be far better off having...
5 Guitar Must-Have’s

5 Guitar Must-Have’s

Here are a five gadgets that are universally helpful to almost any guitar player. If you’ve been playing for any length of time, you likely have some or all of these items already. If not, maybe it’s time to update that guitar wishlist! String Winder...
Chords Will Get You to Solos

Chords Will Get You to Solos

Solos don’t happen in a bubble. Even if you’re a vocalist singing acapella (without accompaniment), there will almost always be an implied chord structure supporting what you’re singing. When many people think of solos, they think of scales. While...
Frustration is Part of the Process

Frustration is Part of the Process

Ever feel frustrated with your progress on the guitar?  Well, don’t worry because you’re in good company.  One of the most common themes I hear from students is some variation of frustration. First off, just know that struggling to get where you...
Learning to Solo

Learning to Solo

There are two primary approaches to constructing a solo on the guitar:  1) Work it out in advance  2) Improvise. Regardless of the method you’re using, it can help to think of the solo as a structure that has a beginning, a middle and an end and not...
How Did They Get That Sound?

How Did They Get That Sound?

Ever hear a sound that you know is a guitar but you just can’t figure out how it’s done?  More often than not, it’s because the guitar’s signal is being processed through an effects pedal.  Listed below are the main types of guitar...