Are You Really Ready to Play Guitar Solos?
Think you're ready to learn to shred? Guitar teacher Samuel B. shares how he decides when the time is right for his students to learn to play guitar solos...
There are several factors relevant to whether or not you're ready to play guitar solos and soloing techniques. As a guitar teacher, I make the call for my students based on a combination of the following things:
1) your aptitude at playing chord changes
2) your understanding of tonal and infrastructural similarities between enharmoni
5 Guitar Tricks to Impress Your Friends
Even if you're new to the instrument, certain guitar tricks are sure to impress your audience! Here, Greeley, CO teacher Andy W. shares five to try out...
What better reason to play music than to impress your friends? Below are five guitar tricks that are guaranteed to impress your friends:
The slap technique is most commonly used by bass players. But slapping can also be done on a guitar, typically electric. There are three basic elements to slapping. One is to slap w
How Long Does it Take to Learn How to Play Guitar?
Do you want to start guitar lessons but you're wondering how long it will take you to see the payoff? Or, have you already started and you're wondering if you're really making progress? Guitar teacher Peter M. shares just how long it really takes most students to learn guitar...
This age old question has been asked by nearly all of my students for as long as Ive been teaching: how long will it take to learn how to play guitar? Will it take a week? A month? A year? Longer?
And the answer i
What Age is Best to Start Learning Guitar?
Is there a best age for learning guitar? We asked guitar teacher Linda L., who has taught young children, teens, adults, and seniors for her take...
My opinion on the best age at which to start learning guitar has evolved over the years.
I started teaching myself to play the guitar at the age of 14. The book that I used to teach myself featured photos of a 7-year-old girl demonstrating how each chord was to be played. The author of the book told the readers that he had this y
13 Guitar Apps We Can't Live Without
The secret to improving your guitar skills isn't much of a secret at all - in fact, it's right in your pocket! In this article, guitar teacher Zachary W. shows you 13 of his favorite apps for learning guitar and improving every step of the way...
As a guitar player, I find it important to keep my rudimentary skills sharp. That includes practicing with correct technique, as well as being able to improvise, control tempo, and read music. Below, I've listed 13 guitar apps that I us