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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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Transforming Your Live Shows by Merging Art & Music

There is no denying that, although the US music industry is booming, it is also oversaturated with countless artists trying to establish themselves in a cut-throat field.  Setting yourself apart from other musicians in a country where consumers spent in excess of $8.72 billion on music in 2017 is pivotal. There are a number of ways you […]

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