How to Learn Guitar Setting Goals, Staying Motivated, and More
Ready to pick up a guitar and start learning to play? Great! Get ready to start your musical journey with this sound advice from guitar teacher Jerry W....
Learning an instrument takes more than desire alone. Many people excitedly begin learning guitar, but before long the guitar is packed away in the closet and forgotten. What can you do to make sure this doesn't happen to you? How can you stay motivated as you learn to play guitar? What is the fastest way to learn guitar?
2 Simple Tricks to Play Country Guitar
When you're taking guitar lessons, you may find it challenging to play different styles of music. Here, guitar teacher Samuel B. shares his tips to help you learn country guitar...
Compared to other music styles like jazz and bluegrass, country is a structurally simple genre. It usually shares the same three-chord structure as blues, soul, and rock 'n' roll. When playing country music, you will use playful, open-handed picking to play chords, versus the flat-picking of individual notes o
A Fun Blues Guitar Exercise to Get You Started
If you're familiar with blues chords and ready to start trying your hand at some riffs, this exercise from guitar teacher Samuel B. will help you get the ball rolling...
As an instructor (and blues guitar afficionado), I'm keen on you developing a working knowledge of the blues. The blues is the musicological basis of all recognizable forms of American music (gospel, contemporary country, soul, rhythm & blues, bluegrass, early rock n roll, the list goes on). Therefore, said knowledge will
What Are Your Guitar Leads Missing? | Lead Guitar Tips
Ready to impress your friends and family with your lead guitar skills? Check out these guitar tips from Dallas, TX teacher Mike E...
A student new to lead guitar recently asked me, "What do my leads need?"
I told him they need four technique tricks. 1) Skiing, 2) Crying, 3) Dog Whistles, and 4) Double Dribbles.
I didn't use technical terms. One of my best guitar tips is that playing music should be an expression of emotions and feelings. It is not just which notes are play
50 Little Things You Can Do To Get More From Your Guitar Practice Time
Does guitar practice ever feel overwhelming, too hard, or like a chore? Take a tip or 50 from guitar teacher Jerry W. and you'll have enough material to work with to keep practice fun for the rest of your life. As an added bonus, we've peppered in extra resources for you so you can learn even more about each guitar practice tip. Ready Freddie? Let's get started!
1. Use a metronome.
Practicing guitar with a metronome trains you to play in time, which is useful whether you want to play i