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How learning an instrument increases your brain power



In a previous blog post we talked about how playing an instrument can improve your social skills. But that’s not the only thing that happens when you start learning how to play. Many different studies have shown that the benefits of learning an instrument include a wide variety of improvements to your brain power. The […]

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Become The Best Guitarist You Can Be With These Simple Tips



Playing an instrument is an incredibly rewarding and beneficial activity on so many levels; it can help you express your creativity, relieve stress and anxiety and improve memory retention. Unfortunately, research shows that 90% of aspiring guitar players quit after the first year. This is why it’s important to have strategies to improve and keep […]

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Getting Started with Alternate Picking and the Long Road to Speed



Getting Started with Alternate Picking and the Long Road to Speed As a teacher, one thing I get asked a lot by students as they get to the point of starting to learn lead guitar, or even more complex riffs, is how do I go FASTER? So, by this point you’ve been playing a few […]

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3 Smart Practice Tips For Guitar Players



Whether you are just starting out or you’re an experienced guitar player, practice time is crucial. Research has shown that, in order to reach a professional level, an average of four hours of practice every day over the course of ten years is required. That may seem like a huge amount of time, but the quality of […]

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What Songs Can You Play (with the Chords You Already Know)?



Many beginners on the guitar and ukulele run into a familiar problem. They find themselves stuck, playing the same tune again and again. Getting good at that target song isn’t very hard. After all, most beginner tunes only use a handful of simple chords. Bob Marley’s Three Little Birds is a classic example. It’s playable […]

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