Why Learning Guitar is Good for the Environment

There are many ways you can spend your time. Surfing the net, watching TV, playing video games, going for a drive, going to the movies or going Shopping. So how do these options compare to guitar? Lets look at TV. An average TV uses around 200 watts per hour. More if its a plasma TV….

How do Rockstars become Rockstars?

Watching an episode of Law & Order about desperate young hopefuls in New York City made me realise that many of our students are probably asking the question ‘How do Rockstars actually make it?’ The lead detective describes how by his estimates 50,000 guitarists every year give up everything on a quest to become the…

Where to from here?

Many guitar students will reach a point in their learning where they will complete all the G4 GUITAR Levels and will want to go to the next stage. At G4 GUITARwe see our role as taking you to a level where you will be accepted into a higher education course enabling you to become professional. That leads us…

Live Music Concerts – What’s all the fuss?

Live music is one of those topics that when described by one person who was at the concert to another who was not is actually quite annoying. When someone says to me “I saw this amazing band. They were so tight and the guitarist was so good it was scary. The songs were simply magical…

Are you progressing too slowly?

A student recently ask me a question about their progress. They were concerned that they were not progressing quick enough after comments from someone who said they thought their progress was slow. Here was my response; Your progress. Ultimately we (G4GUITAR) can only guide you. Your personal progress will depend on many factors and is…

Don’t Give Up Your Day Job…

Perhaps your parents, friends, neighbours or even the TV told you to get a real job. “You will never earn a living playing guitar”. Well I am here to say they are WRONG! Very wrong. Playing guitar has pretty much supported me for over 20 years and will continue to do so probably for the…

Don’t Sell Your Guitar…

If you are learning to play the guitar or if it is already in your blood, there will come a time when you will obviously buy a guitar and then probably at some stage in your life due to circumstance or whatever trigger, want or need to sell your guitar. I would like to advise…

The expert opinion

I want to mention an often overlooked area regarding the expert. In Malcolm Gladwell’s (Author of ‘The Tipping Point’) latest book ‘Blink’ he talks about how often market research of the general public can be quite wrong and misleading. For example. When record companies want to know if a song will be a hit they…

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…