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Practicing For Playing Live

Playing live is definitely a different skill to learn than practicing in your practice room. There are many different things going on when playing live which take a bit of getting used to, and you can practice these areas to get used it before you go to the next gig, jam, or studio session. Click…

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Carl Verheyen Interview

In June 2018 I was in Los Angeles and caught up with the amazing guitarist Carl Verheyen (pronounced Ver-high-in) at Village Recorders where he was working on and producing an album for Chilean singer and guitarist Felipe Tarantino.  Carl, has been the number one session guitarist in Los Angeles for a long time, is also…

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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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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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13 Tips to Get Better Practising Results

Many guitar students I teach say that they have a lot of trouble making practising fun while getting good results at the same time. If practising is not fun or you are not seeing positive results, then you need to rethink and find where you are going wrong. So click here for 13 Tips to…

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Effect Pedal Chains

A question that pops up a lot relates to effect pedals (also called stomp boxes) and what order you should have them in. Many top players seem to have a differing opinion on what order they need to go in to get a great sound, but there is an order that seems to work for…

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