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Posts by Kevin Downing

Coping with Pressure & Stress

Have you ever wondered why you can’t perform under certain types of pressure? Then you get all stressed over it? There are many different levels of pressure and stress you will encounter over your music career. Proper preparation is the key that helps with confidence, and certainly lowers the pressure and stress levels. To see…

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Technique – Have You Got It?

Does it mean you have to play fast and flashy to have technique? No way. That is what it means to many guitar players, but it means much more really. Much more than many players realise. To find out click the Technique – Have You Got It? article to find out.

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Using Movable Chord Shapes

Guitar players face numerous challenges when starting out and three of them are 1/ knowing your chord shapes, 2/ how they fit together, and 3/ how to make music with them. To learn how to do the three things all at once have a look here at the Using Moveable Chords lesson

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Developing Your Own Guitar Playing Style

A lot of guitarists find that coming up with their own unique style of playing is difficult. However, it need not be difficult if you follow the imitate, assimilate, innovate rule. Click here to learn more Developing Your Own Guitar Playing Style

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Learning Simple Melodies

Many guitarists think learning simple melodies is a waste of time, but the benefits of doing this is not only fun, but your song writing, soloing, and general musicianship will improve so much you will feel it going through the roof in no time. Click the link to get started Learning Simple Melodies

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Do Your Solos Sound Like Scales?

A big frustration among many guitarists is that they complain their solos sound like scales. Have you ever complained of this problem before? If so, you need to read the Do Your Solos Sound Like Scales article right now.

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Escaping Mediocrity

I get many students come into my studio who saying they want to be great players, but have no idea how to be great, or how to even get there. If you are one of them, then you need to read this article Escaping Mediocrity.

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Are You A Multi Skilled Guitarist?

Many guitarists think that physically playing the instrument is all that really matters, but that view is seriously wrong. Physically playing the guitar is only around twenty per cent of what you really need to know.  The other eighty per cent is what I call the “head stuff”, which is the most important to know. Click here to read…

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Is Your Guitar Playing In A Rut?

Many people have asked me how do you get out of a “rut” situation? If are not sure what a “rut” is, it is when you think you are not making any progress and are completely stalled in your efforts of getting better. You might even practice and play every day and still not get…

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Playing Guitar & Singing

Many guitarists will at some time want to play guitar and sing at the same time, and if you are like many others you will have a lot of difficulty with it. Although it seems really easy when you see one of your favourite artists performing, it is not all that easy to begin with.…

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