• 10
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    Playing an instrument is very rewarding for both the child and the parent. To see the progress that they make over their guitar play journey and over a lifetime. One of the essential elements to make them improve their guitar playing is practice. For all children, they will be more motivated at certain times compared to others when it comes to practicing the guitar. There will always be challenges and difficulties when learning new things on any instrument. The key is overcoming those challenges through determination and practice. This really helps the child build confidence in the fact that when they work hard, they can get result from it. Playing guitar gives them a very clear example to reference from

  • 07
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    By Byron Marks One skill guitar teachers usually overlook when teaching their students to play guitar is communicating with other musicians. Yes, the teacher communicates with their student but they rarely teach the student how to communicate with other musicians.  Regardless of the setting that you are playing in; playing around the campfire with friends, local jam nights to jam nights, live gigs with a band, working in a recording studio or just jamming with friends for fun. There will be plenty of situations where you will have to communicate with other musicians. You will have to be able to do this quickly and effectively. Because communication isn’t usually taught during guitar lessons; most guitarists won’t understand how important being

  • 21
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    By Piotr Sierzputowski Imagine a situation like this: All week long you have been trying to play the guitar... still you find it very hard to do because of work/shool, home, family, a lot of stuff that need to be done etc. Finally you manage to get 2-3 hours of free time. You pick your guitar …. and you don’t know what to to do. You start playing same thing as always - your favourite riffs or licks... but you keep wondering if this is really the best thing you can do at the moment. Then you get an idea: „I’m going to write something new!‘ and you’re bending over backwards trying to make the greatest song of all time.

  • 02
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    Using A Fake Book or Song Collection Book to Sky Rocket Your Guitar Progress By Eric Dieter  Everyone wants to learn songs on guitar, right? How do you know which songs is right for your skill level? What will you do when you encounter a chord you don’t understand? What if you spend 3 months learning a song and all you know at the end of that time is… ONE song? These are all common problems. Let’s take a look at the first question: What song is right for my skill level? I think this question is fundamentally flawed, especially if you are working with a qualified teacher. I think the better question is: How do I take ANY song

  • 24
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    Dispelling the Creativity Myth In Music By Bryce Gorman "You need to be born with creativity, there is no way to learn it." Chances are you've heard this before in your life, that no one can learn to become more creative and therefore are stuck with the level of artistic creation that they can muster after a day or two of training. I'm here to tell you that that assumption is dead wrong. The fact is that creativity can be trained. If you think oherwise, bear with me as I explain why the opposite is true. Creativity is a skill, just like any other. It is a skill used in engineering, architecture, surgeries, and beyond. I'm not quite sure why

  • 20
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    Enjoying the Musical Now By Dennis Winge Spiritual teacher and best-selling author Eckart Tolle has deep insights on the nature of goal setting as they relate to your own well-being and contentment.  Setting goals is fine, he says, but one must at the same time realize that those goals, once achieved, will not make you happy.  The only thing that makes you happy is the present moment. According to Tolle, “the egoic self is always engaged in thinking.  It is thinking more of this or that to add to itself, to make itself feel more complete.  This explains the ego’s compulsive preoccupation with the future.  Whenever you become aware of yourself  living for the next moment, you have already stepped

  • 09
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    Jimi Hendrix Didn’t Study Music Theory – why should I? By Vishaal Kapoor Many guitar players tend to shy away from Music Theory. This tends to be true especially for self-taught players, but applies to the majority of guitar players everywhere. I can understand it – I too used to run away from Music theory and thought that I didn’t really care for any of it. But when I decided to learn to understand what I was doing on the guitar, why it sounded good and how I could write better songs, or even understand what the heck my favourite guitar players were talking about, my eyes were completely opened by the world of Music Theory. So, one of the

  • 13
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    By Matti Carter Would you like to achieve bigger and better results at playing your instrument? Would you like to reach your musical goals faster? I am going to show you how to plan your practice time more effective, so that you can get better and faster results at playing your instrument. To do this, we must first figure out what we ultimately want from playing our instrument. Down below is a list of action steps you can take now to ensure that your progress on your instrument gets faster. Set Musical Goals The first thing to do is to set some musical goals for yourself. If you have a hard time figuring out what your goals are, think about

  • 11
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    Action Steps Toward Making Your Practicing More Entertaining and Efficient  By Chris Glyde This article is an extension of an article I wrote entitled “ Why Your Practicing Is Boring.” This article will provide you with some additional action steps towards improving your practicing skills. If you hope to be able to cure your boredom and make your practicing more fun and efficient, read this whole article to the end! The Root Problems 1) No specific practice goals. Monthly goals and yearly goals are great, but daily goals will be even more effective toward improving your skills and making progress with your playing. You want to make sure that when you sit down practice the guitar, there is one thing in

  • 09
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    By Maurice Richard   Musical talent. The elusive gift that those awesome guitar players you see on stage have. They obviously have musical talent and a lot of it too. That's what separates them from you isn't it? If only you had that gift, that talent, that ability to play the guitar and make it sound good, in a way that you and others would enjoy and appreciate. It would be such an awesome thing to have, don't you think? The Talent Equation Very often I hear people talking and about a special athlete, artist, author, businessman, or musician. The thought continues that these people have such a gift for what they do. They are so blessed and talented. They