Successful guitar students prepare to fail – What?

Hang on a minute. Aren’t successful people┬áconfident 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…

Do Teenagers Who Learn Guitar Develop Better Adult Brains?

It turns out that during our teenage years our brains perform what is called ‘Synaptic pruning’. This where our brains remove neural connections that are not being used. A case of use it or lose it. The brain is basically going through its final stages of development which is completed by our early 20’s. What…