Tag: tips

The Best Practice Advice You’ll Get Today

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The difference between being good at guitar and being great at guitar is a chasm that seems impassable to most. There’s no way around it, you have to put the time and effort in to get there but the critical issue here is how exactly you spend that time and effort. Not everyone wants to […]

How to Get Out of Any Guitar Rut

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If you’re committed to learning the guitar, it’s inevitable that you’re going to get into a rut from time to time. Ruts can last from a weeks to years and can be very frustrating but once you understand the psychology behind getting into a rut, you may even be able to avoid them altogether. This […]

10 Ways to Better Improvising

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Sometimes all it takes is a suggestion or a new perspective to jump-start your improvisation skills or give your solos a new lease of life, especially if you’re stuck in a rut. As guitarists we tend to fixate on scales, technique and chops when there are far more important areas to pursue when it comes […]

10 Tips to Teach Yourself Guitar Effectively

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Out of the 20 something years I’ve been playing guitar, I’ve had lessons for about 3 of those, so I’m largely self-taught, which is probably why you’ll find all kinds of unorthodox stuff on this blog to try out. On the other hand, for the three years that I did receive formal lessons, I was […]

5 Steps to Knowing Which Chords Are In Any Key

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When you come to write your own material as a solo artist, band member, composer, or anything else, you’re going to need to know which chords belong in which keys. Even if you plan on ignoring all the rules and creating a dissonant, atonal masterpiece – you need to know the rules before you can […]

6 Tips for Learning Music Theory on Guitar

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Music theory is still somewhat of a mystery for a lot of guitarists, but most have that nagging feeling that at some point they should learn some. Unfortunately, this is usually when they get stuck in a rut and choosing to dive into the world of music theory when you’ve reached the height of frustration […]