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How to Have a Terrible Band Practice in 10 Easy Steps

If you're anything like me, you're always trying to find ways to sharpen your skills as a musician and as a bandmate. Even though you try your best, there are still days when nothing seems to go right.  So I wondered, what would the absolute worst band practice really look like? Guitar teacher Jessica D. shares her nightmare vision of a rehearsal gone terribly, horribly wrong... Step 1: Nothing's worse than not knowing if your bandmate will show up for practice, so why not have a l … Read More
How to Have a Terrible Band Practice in 10 Easy Steps
If you're anything like me, you're always trying to find ways to sharpen your skills as a musician and as a bandmate. Even though you try your best, there are still days when nothing seems to go right.  So I wondered, what would the absolute worst band practice really look like? Guitar teacher Jessica D. shares her nightmare vision of a rehearsal gone terribly, horribly wrong... Step 1: Nothing's worse than not knowing if your bandmate will show up for practice, so why not have a l
The Best, Baddest, Loud Guitars for Metal
On a quest to find the best guitars for metal? Guitar teacher James W. shares a few of the baddest guitars around... Why are metal guitars so easy to play? The simple truth is metal has been around a long time, since way back in the 1960’s, and technology has kept pace with musician's demands. Read on, and we shall see how knowing what to look for in a guitar makes or breaks your crunch lead! 1. Schecter Guitars These guitars are perhaps the holy grail of metal masters. They are completely
4 Essential Classic Rock Guitar Solos That Will Make You a Better Player
Learning to play other people's guitar solos is a great way to begin learning to write your own! Guitar teacher Nils B. shares his tips to learning four classic rock solos so you can develop your technique... An essential part of every musician's development is to imitate those who have already mastered their instrument. After settling on a song, give it a couple of close listens (preferably on headphones or a decent stereo), pick up a good transcription, then learn the rhythm parts, while an
Electric Guitar Accessories: What's in Your Gig Bag?
Got the gig? Great! Now… what should you bring? Read on to learn about the electric guitar accessories that Charleston, SC teacher Christopher A. recommends stowing in your gig bag… As you get into playing guitar, opportunities may arise to showcase your talents in a live setting. Regardless of the performance location, be it a bar, coffeehouse, or your high school gymnasium, there are a few essentials you should carry with you in your gig bag or guitar case. Making a list of items you need f
Why You Should Learn Acoustic Guitar First
Not sure whether to buy an acoustic or electric guitar for your first try at the instrument? Read on as Corona, CA teacher Milton J. shares his expert advice...   Deciding on which guitar to start with is a big step. Not only do you want to feel comfortable with playing guitar for the first time, but you also want to suit your musical tastes, style, and aptitude. So should you learn to play acoustic guitar first? Or go straight to the electric, if your style leans more toward He

Guitar in Louisville

Everyone hits a rough patch now and again when it comes to playing music, but look no further than guitar lessons in Louisville to find some motivation! With live events every week, two festivals dedicated to the guitar, and plenty of options to pick up new equipment, accessories, and music, the city is a musical haven for guitarists. Unsure where to begin? Check out these top choices.

Live Music Venues

Stevie Ray’s Blues Bar http://www.stevieraysbluesbar.com/#news-and-location Opened in 1994, Stevie Ray’s began as a pure blues bar; today, the venue also hosts rock, jazz, funk, and Motown performances from the best musicians in Louisville. Come down any day between Tuesday and Saturday to listen and dance to music from some of the most talented local guitarists. You can even get on stage yourself during a jam night and show off everything you have learned during your guitar lessons in Louisville.

Haymarket http://www.haymarketwhiskeybar.com/calendar/ This whiskey bar and bottle shop features a large music hall that can hold up to 225 people where local and visiting bands and artists perform all genres. Check out the events calendar beforehand to find out when guitarists will be playing your favorite music styles!

Festivals

U of L Guitar Festival and Competition https://louisville.edu/music/guitarfest Whether you are a student, professional player, or simply someone with a passion for the guitar, you are invited to the Guitar Festival and Competition at the University of Louisville. A chance to improve your playing, learn more about the instrument, and meet other musicians, you are sure to return inspired to your guitar lessons in Louisville. Held over a weekend in May, you can attend the entire festival and competition or just some of the concerts. If you have what it takes to win the competition, you could even be walking away with a cash prize, a concert guitar, and a slot to play at a concert in the Guitar Festival the following year.

Latino Arts Guitar Festival http://www.latinoartsinc.org/Strings/GuitarFestival.htm The Latin Arts Springs Program holds the International Guitar Festival at the beginning of each year. Another chance to win a competition for your playing, you can also attend master classes and classical guitar concerts.

Guitar Stores

Guitar Center http://stores.guitarcenter.com/louisville If you love everything guitar, this is the place to go. The Guitar Center has a variety of new and used products, including amps, tuners, pickups, performance aids, picks, sheet music, and books — all of which can help make your practice more interesting.

Guitar Emporium http://www.guitar-emporium.com/ Check out the huge range of electric and acoustic guitars, amplifiers, effects pedals, and more. This store stocks all top brands in new, used, and vintage; plus, they are able to make repairs on your current instrument. After you pay the Guitar Emporium a visit, you will not be able to put your down guitar for hours.

Take your guitar skills to the next level! Pick up prizes at the next guitar competition or get up on stage to play at one of these venues. The best way to achieve your goals is through private lessons in Louisville, so start your search today for a qualified tutor who can meet your needs!

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