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Here are some free guitar lessons, articles and other resources to help you with mindset, technique, practicing, motivation and a number of other topics. Enjoy them, and implement!

Improvising In Different Keys With The Major Scale

Improvising In Different Keys With The Major Scale by Marco von Baumbach   Are you one of the people who have learned the major scale without being told how to use it to actually make music, or you can only use it in one specific key (probably C major)?   If that sounds familiar to you, …

How to Write Music When You Can’t Play an Instrument

How to Write Music When You Can’t Play an Instrument By Chris Glyde Obviously, not playing an instrument makes it a bit harder to write music, so if you can learn an instrument, I would suggest at least taking up basic piano. That being said, this article is going to operate under the premise that …

3 Methods To Tune Your Guitar

3 Methods To Tune Your Guitar If you have started to play the guitar or are thinking of playing guitar, one of the most important things to do is make sure that your guitar is in tune. You will not be able to play the songs you like (and have it sound any good) if …

Organise Your Fretboard Knowledge To Play Any Song

Organize your fretboard knowledge to play any song Let‘s assume that you have left the beginner stage of playing guitar and know the most common bar chord shapes for major and minor. There are a lot of articles about those shapes so I will brush over these and show them below. What comes next is …

5 instant fixes to help you with your strumming

5 instant fixes to help you with your strumming Are you trying the sound of your strumming and it just isn’t sounding right?  Are you getting frustrated at how it doesn’t feel natural to you when you are strumming? It doesn’t come across as effortless like other guitar players you see?  Lots of beginner guitar …

Choosing A Guitar Teacher – Part 2

Are you still looking for the best guitar teacher in Kuala Lumpur and Petaling Jaya areas? I hope you read and enjoyed the 1st part of this article on How To Choose A Guitar Teacher. This is the 2nd part of the article, and should help you get closer to choosing the best guitar teacher for yourself, your children, your family or friends.

Choosing A Guitar Teacher – Part 1

How do you decide which guitar lessons to take, who is the best guitar teacher, or which guitar school your should choose? Surely all guitar lessons are the same, right? If I want to learn guitar, it should be the same to learn from teacher A or B or from the music school down the road, right?

Do You Have What It Takes?

“Am I musically inclined?” Many people have asked themselves this question. Or they tell me, “I don’t think I’m musically inclined”. They have a sense of self-doubt as to whether they can learn a musical instrument or whether they reach their desired playing level.

Natural Talent

What is Natural Talent? Do you really need “natural talent” to learn how to play an instrument? In my experience teaching guitar to hundreds of students over many years, I have come across many different types of students.