Category Archives: The Basics

Do You Suck at Practicing the Guitar?

It’s probably safe to say that most if not all guitar players have struggled with their practice routine at some time or another.  And very few guitar players know how to create a truly effective practice routine that will help them reach their goals in the most effective way. Wait did I say goals? You…

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5 Signs You Need to Change Your Guitar Strings

In all my years of teaching guitar, I am always amazed at how long students go before they change their guitar strings.  Many dont know how and certainly dont recognize the signs that their strings need to be changed. How can you tell when it’s time for a change, before it’s too late? As always,…

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10 Awesome Guitar Practice Tips

No matter whether you are a beginner guitar player or a seasoned pro, you can never be reminded too often about effective methods of practicing the guitar. David Taub of Next Level Guitar put together an awesome video lesson on his top 10 guitar practice tips Be sure to check out the #1 resource on…

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7 Things Nobody Will Tell You When You Start Playing Guitar

1. There will never be enough guitars It’s like falling for a girl and expecting you’ll never want another. There will never be one perfect guitar or even one fantastic combination of guitar/amp/effects that will deliver all the tones you will want and need. Even the guys who achieve great tone keep chasing great tone.…

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4 Must Know Tech Tips for Electric Guitar

There are HUGE benefits to learning how to properly maintain and setup your guitar! (And it’s not just about saving money … which is admittedly quite awesome all by itself). Check out this awesome lesson from the good folks at Next Level Guitar where you will learn how to adjust your intonation, pick up height,…

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5 Reasons Why You Lack Motivation To Practice Guitar

Are you feeling less motivation to practice guitar lately? Fortunately, you are not the only guitarist who goes through this. Every guitar player (regardless of skill level or experience) struggles to find the motivation to practice guitar. There are many reasons why guitarists lack motivation to practice. To help you overcome this problem and learn…

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How to Stop Wasting Valuable Practice Time

What do you think your #1 obstacle is to reaching your guitar playing goals? Most guitar players say that it’s lack of practice time. That’s completely FALSE It also has nothing to do with your knowledge about guitar playing or music theory. The biggest killer of your musical progress is the time you waste while…

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FREE video lesson on chord changing techniques and exercises

The topic for today? Chord changing mechanics. Have no fear, because David Taub and the team at Next Level Guitar are about to make chord changing WAY easier for you …. I am so excited to share this lesson with you because it’s often the simple little tweaks that can “turn on the light bulb”…

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Use Power Chords and These Four Riffs to Sound Like a Rockstar

Power chords are simple, easy to play, and well, just powerful. In this lesson David Isaacs, instructor at Jamplay dishes out four insane riffs that will have you sounding like a rockstar in just one weekend. Power chords are an essential part of the sound of rock music. From “Iron Man” to “Smells Like Teen…

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The Indisputable Laws of Good Guitar Practice

If you’re just starting out playing the guitar or bass, sure, you could just pick up your unfamiliar instrument and bash away, hoping to eventually make the jump from fledgling beginner to competent player. And with enough determination, you might even get there. Eventually. But by following a few guidelines you can get the most…

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