Category Archives: Misc

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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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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How to Change Strings on your Electric Guitar

Want to guarantee that your guitar lives a long, healthy life? Would you like to be able to set up and maintain your instrument to your own personal playing style and preferences? Would you like to save a ton of money by doing it yourself from the comfort of your own home? If so, then…

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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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The Band Wont Wait For You

One problem that a lot of beginner and intermediate guitar players have is the tendency to want to go back and fix mistakes during a performance. Now, its ok to correct your mistakes but only during practice time. It’s VERY important that you also have times when you keep the pace (don’t slow down, don’t…

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Does it Hurt When You Do It?

If you are practicing guitar and something hurts… “Stop It!” Having been through my fair share of tendonitis and repetitive stress injuries in my hands and arms over the years I can share a bit with you about some of the dangers of not listening to your body when it tells you it’s time to…

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Even MORE Help For Your Guitar Soloing Skills

In a previous post we gave you a free one-page chart showing you how to improve your lead guitar skills by showing you soloing avenues that may not have occurred to you, courtesy of David Taub and the team at Next Level Guitar (If you missed that free download, then click here to get it.)…

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