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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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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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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There are many myths around learning guitar. This article exposes some of the myths that are commonly heard, followed by what really happens in practice. In most cases what really happens in practice is the exact opposite of what you hear. Click the link to read the full Common Guitar Learning Myths article.

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Many guitar lesson students ask me questions about what type of pedals, multi-effect, or rack mount effects units to buy. First of all we should look at what the professionals use and then you can make up your mind, as this will give you a good place to begin. I will assume that you want…

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Are you having blues guitar lessons? Rock guitar lessons? Metal guitar lessons? Jazz guitar lessons? No matter what you are studying every serious guitarist needs to have a very good sense of musical time. The better the quality of musician you play with,the better their sense of time will be, so you need to be…

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No matter if you are learning rock, blues, jazz guitar (or any other style) there are many mistakes that keep appearing in guitarists’ previous educational background evident when they begin lessons with me. I thought I would share some of those mistakes with you so you can quickly get on the right track. The mistakes…

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There are many things a guitarist needs to prepare for before playing a gig, open mic night or rehearsal. However, many guitarists are not organised enough when it comes to preparing for breakdowns with their guitars or equipment while playing live. They need a tool bag. Have you got one? Read the full Tool Bag…

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I frequently get asked questions on guitar lessons with students like, “What is copyright?” “Can I write the lyrics out to my favourite songs?” and “Can I record someone else’s song and sell it?” “Why can’t I just photocopy music?” or “Why can’t I just copy a CD for my friend?” To delve into the…

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