The other day a student expressed his frustration at getting tired of a song before he was really able to play it. This is something a lot of people struggle with. We want to play satisfying music, not just beginner Continue reading →
Guitarists often learn chords by reading “box” diagrams.
If you’ve ever had a lesson in your life (or even if you haven’t) you’re probably familiar with these: essentially a drawing of the guitar neck held vertically, with six vertical lines Continue reading →
Many guitar students come to lessons with the same basic problems. They’re problems that aren’t hard to solve, but are easy to miss. You might be mostly self-taught, or maybe you’ve had lessons that weren’t as effective as they Continue reading →
I think most people would agree that success in any area of life requires commitment: in work, in relationships, in art. So it’s only natural that the same would apply to learning or improving skills on an instrument. Unlikely that Continue reading →
Sometimes the hardest part of playing the guitar is figuring out what to play. As many songs as I know, I still sometimes find myself drawing a blank when asked to play one. Thankfully, that doesn’t generally last long, Continue reading →
The word “syllabus” probably takes you back to college classrooms, final exams, and stressing over your GPA. I worked as a college professor for several years, and while my time in academia was a mixed blessing I did learn a Continue reading →