Here Are 3 Reasons Why You Will Want To Learn In A Group

  There is a common belief that one on one private lessons are better than group lessons. This is based on the idea that teaching several students at one time means each student gets less attention. Such logic is not based on  evidence but is instead, just assumed. The fact is the evidence as I discovered, is…

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…

Buying a guitar (for beginners)

Buying your first guitar is not so scary. In fact its probably easier than buying your second because there are only a few things you need to consider. Here are the most important considerations ehrn choosing;Type: A classic guitar with nylon strings is the best option for a beginner unless you are fixed on playing an…

How old can a child begin to learn guitar?

We are often asked the question of how old does a child have to be to start on guitar. At G4 GUITAR many of our teachers can start students from 3 or 4 years old. Its not actually about the child its mostly about the teacher and parents. A teacher needs to be trained in working with…

PLAN your PRACTICE

One of the best pieces of advice I can offer any student is to plan your practice. Time is precious and you need to make every minute count. Start with short practice sessions of 15 to 20 minutes and break it down into 5 minute topics. Example; 5 minutes picking practice. Leave your left hand…

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…

Improving your guitar skills advice

Improving your guitar playing is not just about practice. Jamming with others is an important an often underrated part of any guitar player’s program.When you jam with other guitarists and musicians you are putting what you know to the test. You will quickly determine your level of proficiency. E.g. If your timing is not spot on…

Count Those Practice Minutes

The classic quote “What you can measure you can multiply” can be applied to your guitar practice. By measuring how much practice you actually do in theory you can improve on your score. I can say with complete confidence that in 99% of cases the students who use a practice log to measure their practice are…

Bite Size Theory Lesson – F major key

Learning all the keys in one go is a big ask so how about we learn one at a time. Today’s key is F major. F major has 1 flat note. All keys consists of 7 notes (alphabetic letters). So every key will have an A, B, C, D, E, F & G. In the…

The Ultimate Guitar Teacher Training

The G4 Ultimate  GUITAR Teacher Training Pack is ideally for those guitar teachers who are serious about their teaching and want to be the best guitar teachers possible. Guitar teachers traditionally work alone preparing their own lesson plans, doing their own marketing and generally running their own business without any outside help. This is okay but many teachers…