How does your birthday affect the way you learn?

Why is that some people look for a coach or teacher where others prefer to try and self teach? Is one way better than the other? Are there not great examples of people who have taught themselves? Many people think that a teacher is simply someone who passes on knowledge. In today’s information age knowledge…

Become a G4 GUITAR FAN on FACEBOOK.

G4 GUITAR now has a FACEBOOK FAN PAGE so please come and join us. Its a great place to ask questions or make any comments regarding guitar.Here are some reasons to join us;*Ask questions & get advice the G4 GUITAR METHOD *Communicate directly with the G4 GUITAR team *Buy or sell your guitar *Connect with other students in your area *Form a…

How long does it take to learn guitar?

When you begin guitar the whole process of learning can seem very mysterious. The most common question I get from beginner guitar students is ‘How long will it take to learn?’ This is a reasonable question. When I get on a plane to fly somewhere my first question is ‘How long will it take?’ The…

Give up your day job and become a pro guitarist

Many guitar students are asking about their career prospects as a professional guitarist. I think most would agree that a career as a guitarist is difficult and highly risky. But in my experience this is an out dated perception of real world of guitar. The idea that guitar is not a serious career option probably…

Keeping the Guitar Fun for Kids

Learning guitar can become challenging for children but if it all gets too serious they may lose interest. It is therefore important to put the fun back into learning by finding some songs that will spark them up. My suggestions are as follows; Progressive Guitar Supplementary Songbook. This book is graded for the first 3…

Learning language and music starts early

I have been teaching and working with children and adults for over 23 years and must admit I have been fascinated with the whole process of how we learn and succeed at music. I have always taken a research approach to my teaching as I feel it is the best way to improve results based…

Improve your guitar skills faster by playing socially

A challenge for many musicians is staying motivated. To be a successful guitarist requires daily practice for years. Guitar is not like riding a bike. Guitar is more like fitness. Use it or lose it as they say. So how do we stay motivated to practice? The best way I believe is to either build…

Amazing Guitar Stories – The ‘NO STAIRWAY’ era

When I started learning guitar as a young teen in the late 70’s I remember thinking how great it would be if I could play ‘Stairway to Heaven’. By the time I could play it every guitar store had a sign saying ‘NO STAIRWAY’. They were obviously sick of hearing people like me playing it…

Music Theory for Guitar Students

To many guitar students Music theory is not high on their list of priorities when it comes to learning guitar. In fact it would be safe to say that most guitarists have a limited knowledge of music theory. Guitar students on the whole are different to most other music students. Most guitarists take up guitar…

“I regret to say I’m retiring from guitar lessons!”

Do you ever feel like throwing in the towel? I recently received this email from a student which some of you may be able to relate to now or in the future so I think its worth blogging my response. Student – “I regret to say I’m retiring from guitar lessons! It’s been fun and I…

5 Rules to Guitar Success

How do you achieve guitar success? This question in all its forms is the number question on a student’s mind when they first begin guitar. The following 5 rules should help. Rule No.1 – Set a clear definable goal. A student I spoke to recently had been learning with a teacher for around 6 months….