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  • 31
    Aug
    Articles
    Written By proguitarstudio
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    By Jason Wilford  Practice Slowly -  Nothing will slow down your progress more than playing too fast when you’re first learning a song, solo, scale or exercise. This is a simple tip, but one that's often overlooked. If you find that you’re playing something with many mistakes — slow down! To have the ability to play fast you first need to build up the muscle memory in your fingers. If you practice something wrong repeatedly, you will end up memorizing the mistake. Take your time, slow down, and practice properly from the beginning so that you ensure you’re playing things correctly. Get In The Habit Of Warming Up -  During a practice session you may notice that playing the guitar

  • 09
    Aug
    Guest Articles
    Written By proguitarstudio
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    4 Ways To Ruin Your Intonation When Playing Guitar (And How to Avoid Them) Have you ever just tuned your guitar just to realize that it sounds out of tune? I bet you have. First of all, you have to make sure your guitar´s intonation is set up properly from the start (If you don´t know how to do this, let your local guitar shop set it up for you and then learn to do it yourself). If the intonation has been set up properly and the guitar still sounds out of tune after tuning it, the reason is that you are not intonating the notes properly. What does that mean? The term intonation refers to playing a note at

  • 04
    Aug
    Mini-lessons
    Written By proguitarstudio
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    (click below for tablature) Are you unhappy with your progress on the guitar? Do you feel like you've been stuck at the same level for a long time? Or would you like to easily play licks like the one in the video above? If you're near Mississauga, Oakville, Burlington, Milton or Brampton Click here to tell me more about yourself and find out how I can help you become a better guitar player

  • 11
    Jul
    Cool Licks
    Written By proguitarstudio
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    This lick here is to help you to extend your use of the minor pentatonic scale and apply slides and hammer-ons at the same time. This example is in E minor, but you can easily take this and put it into any other key. Have fun! If you'd like to learn more about how to apply this concept to your everyday playing, Contact me for a free consultation / trial lesson Check out the video below, and click on the tablature directly underneath to enlarge it.

  • 28
    Jun
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    By Jason Wilford I know many people that feel like it’s impossible to find the time to continue practicing guitar throughout the summer at the same level they were throughout the winter months. For guitarists, the winter can be a time where it’s really easy to grab a guitar and hang out inside practicing for hours (especially in Canada). When the summer rolls around, however, we all find ourselves doing other activities and it may feel like the guitar is taking a backseat to everything else. A common response to this by many of us is to just give in and not think too much about it. Some of us stop working as hard, slow down on practicing, and maybe even just