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    By Jennifer Barlow What’s one of the things about your performing that if you improved, would help to captivate your audience more when you perform? You might think it’s your stage moves, maybe playing more complicated songs, or maybe even improving the sound of your singing.  All of these are important but there’s something else you can do that will help to get your listeners attention and keep hold of it throughout entire songs, or even entire shows. The big skill for you to work on The big skill that is most overlooked is something called “dynamics” (put simply, playing loud and quiet).  This is one skill that great performers are using throughout every song they ever play. Here’s how

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    Are guitar scales important or is that stuff just for the theory buffs who want to do everything by the book? The short answer to this question would be: “Yes they’re important. But to what extent and how many scales you should learn depends on your musical goals.”  Let me explain further. I talk about the importance of goal setting in many articles but for the specific purpose of learning guitar scales, I’ll simplistically divide your musical goals in two: Whether you intend to just play other people’s music only. Whether you also intend to create your own music. Because while learning scales is important if you have either of these goals, a more thorough understanding of, and ability to

  • 11
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      Many Beginner to Intermediate Guitarists struggle to learn and improve their Strumming skills to their satisfaction. This begins with the challenges presented by the right hand not being in sync with the fretting hand that is playing the chords.  What most beginner guitar players fail to understand is that it’s the easiest thing to learn and develop on guitar, if you pay dedicated attention towards it.  This might require practicing strumming in isolation, playing rhythm to a metronome or drum beats and lot of other ways. Whatever is your method to work on your strumming skills, you can fasten the learning process  if you just remember a few key principles every time you practice strumming.  This would begin with

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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

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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

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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.

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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

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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

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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

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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