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More Then One Way To Use A Metronome

It’s very important to use a metronome when practicing. Some players get caught in a trap though and never develop a strong relationship with the click. They tend t obey instead of communicate. Here are some tis on how to strengthen your relationship with a metronome.  

The Mystery Of Chord Voicings

When I was young and first taking up guitar, I bought a book of guitar chords. This seemed like a logical thing to do. My thought was anytime I saw a chord, I could immediately look it up. I would spend time going through the book everyday. I experimented with all kinds of chords. I […]

Lesson on Memorizing Songs Using Games

There is a lot of time we’re away from our instruments. Valuable time we wish we could be practicing. Who says we can’t practice when we don’t have our instruments though? I get some of my mot valuable practice time when I don’t have my instrument in my hands. This is partly due to the […]

How To Pace Learning New Guitar Skills

It’s hard when you’re learning guitar to have a concept of the amount of material you can handle. One of the drawbacks to teaching yourself guitar is pacing. Players can get stuck because the overload prevents them from progressing. It took me a long time to understand this. I was self taught. I would overload […]

Musical Rhythmic Sentences

Music is language, so let’s start thinking about it as one. How often do you have to think about a word before you speak it? I’m betting the answer is not very often.   Don’t you think it would to be your own great advantage to think of musical phrases that way?   Rhythms work […]

What Kind of Guitar Player are You?

  Understanding how your brain works can greatly help you advance as a guitarist. There are two kinds of mindsets. Some players don’t even notice this for years. Usually after much frustration.   You must be thinking there are much more then two kinds of players, right? I mean, there is jazz, metal, country to […]

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