The Real Secret to Mastering the Guitar

 I stopped in to my local music store the other day to purchase an assortment of guitar picks for my private lessons students and was chatting with the clerk when a mother and her son approached the counter. She asked us, “What is the best way for my son to learn guitar without practicing?” We…

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New Guitar Center Coupon

New coupon code going on at Guitar Center.  Click below to go to the site and use code BDAY30 Birthday Party Weekend! $30 off purchases of $199 or $100 off purchases of $499 or more. Use coupon code BDAY30. Expires midnight 8/14.

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Learn to Play Metallica

  I just picked up the new Lick Library DVD- Learn to Play Metallica Volume 3. This is an excellent DVD if you are looking to learn some classic Metallica.  Andy James is the instructor and does a fantastic job taking you through some of the “easier” Metallica songs.  I have volumes 1 and 2…

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Develop a Good Guitar Practice Routine

I get asked all the time by my private students, “What should my practice routine look like?”  The answer is different for every person.  As a private guitar teacher, it is my job to help each of my students develop that routine. I always tell my guitar students that 15-20 minutes a day, 5 to…

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Blackstar HT5 Amp Review

Most of my guitar playing is done through Amplitube but I picked up a Blackstar HT5 for my students that I give private lessons to use during their weekly lessons. I was looking for a low wattage amp that had dual channel and this fit that bill and was also reasonable priced.

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Learn to Play Metallica One

“One” was released in 1989 as the fourth and final single from the album And Justice for All. This lesson is the clean tone guitar intro by Hetfield before Kirk Hammett comes in over the top with a clean-toned solo. A favorite among Metallica fans and is fairly easy to play.

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Win a Fender Road Worn Guitar Autographed by Sheryl Crow

  In honor of all the miles Crow and her band, “The Thieves,” will be logging this summer, Fender is giving away a Road Worn® Player series Telecaster guitar – in gorgeous candy apple red and autographed by Sheryl Crow – to one lucky winner in a prize package that also includes a CD copy…

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Guitar Center Coupon Code

Guitar Center has a great coupon code out there right now where you can save $10 on $49 or $100 on $499 and up.  Act quick though as the coupon expires 7/31.  Click below! $10 off purchases of $49 or $100 off purchases of $499 or more. Use code SAVEUP. Expires midnight 7/31.

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How to Change Strings on a Guitar

One of my students, Rob just bought a guitar from a friend of his and brought it to lessons for the first time last week.  He was ear to ear smile as he handed me his new axe so I could look at it.  Although I was really excited for him, I noticed the strings…

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Free Guitar Tuner iPhone App from Guitar Jamz

Ever find yourself at the music store trying out a guitar that is out of tune (aren’t they all?!) or cant find your tuner at home?  Marty Schwartz over at GuitarJamz.com put together a great tuner app for your iPhone.  Here is a screenshot-                      …

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