How To Master The Guitar

The question of how to master guitar is often thought of as purely a technical one when in fact the technical aspect makes up 20% or less of your eventual success. We instinctively think that all that is required is knowing the steps involved as if we were piecing together a puzzle.   … The 80%…

Successful guitar students prepare to fail – What?

Hang on a minute. Aren’t successful people confident and positive about what they can achieve? Weren’t we told that if you expect to fail you probably will? The ‘Self fulfilling prophecy’ idea right? Well it turns out that a sign of a successful person is someone who is actually expecting to fail and this applies to…

Why you should devote some guitar practice to ear training

I highly recommend to anyone pursuing music to invest a portion of their practice time into developing aural skills. This means your ability to listen to music and understand what you are hearing so as to replicate on your instrument. Step 1 The first step I recommend for my guitar students is to learn the…

Did you expect Guitar to be EASY??

One day for one of many possible reasons you decide to learn guitar. You say to yourself “How hard can it be? After all every second person and their dog seems to be able to play guitar.” You buy yourself a guitar, perhaps a guitar book and maybe even some lessons with a guitar teacher….