Category Archives: Misc

Memorial Day Sales on Guitar Courses

Memorial Day is soon upon us… and with it the semi-official start of summer! With cookouts, backyard parties, and festivities of all shapes and sizes… let us not forget to remember those that have paid the ultimate price for their country in wars far away from home… Summer is a great time to “recommit” to…

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This one thing “opens the floodgates” on guitar …

You might not realize it, but there is something available that makes playing guitar so much easier it almost seems unfair to use it. It almost seems like “cheating.” (But it’s not, I swear.) It works for any style or genre you can think of: rock, pop, blues, country, R&B, metal, alternative, grunge, shred, you…

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How to Get Better at EVERYTHING on Guitar… FASTER

Here’s a great way to improve your fretboard skills for darn near anything. You see, when you’re playing guitar, you’ll never find yourself playing a song thinking, “what can I play here at the 4th fret of the 4th string…” However, you WILL almost certainly find yourself thinking, “I’m here at the 4th fret of the…

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Vintage Air Guitar For Sale

Vintage Air Guitar For Sale on Craigslist Someone in the Champaign-Urbana area of Illinois has put up an ad on Craigslist for a “Vintage Air Guitar” that his uncle gave him back in the day. Apparently, it was secured it at a Thin Lizzy concert in the 1970s, and the instrument is described as a…

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The Best Diet is the One You Stick With

We get asked this question by guitar students all the time-  “what’s the best DVD set or online course to buy?” And it reminded me so much of a saying I heard in relation to dieting, “the best diet is the one you stick with!” And it’s so true, if you have a diet that…

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A Tribute to Prince

It’s always shocking and sad when we lose a great musician too early. It’s been happening too often in recent months, but the latest news about Prince deserves special mention … Prince obviously was such a consummate entertainer and excelled in so many different genres that it’s hard to adequately sum up his impact. The…

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Ben Zinn on “Gear Acquisition Syndrome” (What’s that??!!)

David Taub at Next Level Guitar has another cool “Instructor Interview” video for you … As you may know, David and the team occasionally like to take you “backstage” at Next Level Guitar to reveal their quirky pasts, various foibles, and secret passions … And today’s comes from the ever-popular Ben Zinn, one of the…

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Some thoughts on the challenges of learning guitar …

If you’re a beginning guitarist, then this 3-minute video might be the single most valuable thing you’ll see this year. Why do I say that? Because discouragement is a dream killer … David at Next Level Guitar put together a cool video for you … After filming a lesson recently with the ever-popular NLG instructor…

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Things You Should Consider When Buying A Guitar

Whether it’s your very first guitar, your 10th, or your 100th, buying a guitar is always a super fun and exciting time. To make sure you’re making the best guitar-buying decisions, take a look at these things to consider before buying your next guitar. Why are you guitar shopping? This is a very important question…

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Advice on strap height and playing comfortably

The world’s #1 guitar instructor, Steve Stine gets questions from guitarists all the time about playing, gear, and how to think about soloing, among other things. So he’s been working on a new video series that’s going to answer these questions and give you practical skills to massively improve your guitar playing. In this episode, Steve…

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