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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!

Why your music teacher can’t tell you what guitar to buy

Why your music teacher can’t tell you what guitar to buy As a guitar teacher I teach a lot of beginning guitar students. All of these students are eventually faced with the decision of witch guitar to buy. Maybe it’s their very first guitar or they started out on some cheap crappy guitar and now …

Essential Items You Need When You Buy Your First Guitar

Essential Items You Need When You Buy Your First Guitar When you purchase your first guitar, you should plan on buying a few other things too. These essential items make starting to play and care for your guitar much easier. 1. Pen and Paper Pen and paper is a simple thing that is often overlooked. …

How To Stay Motivated To Play Guitar

How To Stay Motivated To Play Guitar Everyone who plays guitar will at times lose motivation. To some this sounds depressing, but this is a good thing. We all go through it. If we are ready for it, we can use it to our advantage.   You are making a mistake if you’re waiting until …

4 Beginner Mistakes And How To Avoid Them

4 Beginner mistakes and how to avoid them By Miika Korte When you are starting your journey with your new guitar, there are a lot of pitfalls, that you can encounter, which could discourage you from keeping on playing, because ultimately you might realise, something sounds not quite right, but you cannot point your finger …

3 Things I Did That Made Learning Guitar Harder And Take Much Longer

3 Things I Did That Made Learning Guitar Harder And Take Much Longer By Maurice Richard   Now that I have learned to play guitar at a good level I can look back and reflect and realize I could have made it much easier on myself. My goal today is to help you avoid the …

A Good Way To Understand Rhythm Notation

A Good Way To Understanding Rhythm Notation Ever thought to yourself ,is rhythm notation is important to learn? Today I’m going to talk about how to understand certain rhythm notations. First, let’s talk about quarter notes, a quarter note is a note that has a value of one beat. Here is an example of what …

Major Guitar Teaching Mistakes Great Teachers Don’t Make

Big Guitar Teaching Mistakes That Great Teachers Don’t Make It is important to work with the best guitar teacher possible to ensure you don’t waste time learning from someone who doesn’t get you the results you want in your playing. Additionally, when you take lessons from a mediocre teacher, you put yourself at risk of …

Your first Steps On Guitar PT 1: Playing Basic Songs

Your first Steps On Guitar PT 1: Playing Basic Songs By Chris Glyde When it comes down to it, your goals will determine the subjects that you will need to focus on. So, if you’re a beginner guitar player, the best thing you can do is to create a mental image of what it is that you …

Using Chromatic Passing Tones In Your Lead Playing

Using Chromatic Passing Tones In Your Lead Playing By Matt Chanway Playing lead guitar is one of the most fun things out there. Especially as you begin to get a handle on some scales and some common lead techniques, you can really start to wow people with the music that you create through lead improvisation. …

How to Learn a Guitar Solo

How to Learn a Guitar Solo Have you been learning to play your electric guitar but haven’t tried to play a guitar solo yet? It can be intimidating to learn your first guitar solo. There are a few things that you need to keep in mind. This guide will help you master that first solo …