Guitar discipline

Should I Complete Grades On Guitar?


Preface A question that I often get asked by students and parents of school aged students is should I/my child complete grades on the guitar? It’s a great question with no clear answer; this will very much depend on the student and what their goals on the guitar will be. If you are not familiar, many different companies will have a series of books designed to teach students the fundamentals of playing an instrument, requiring them to play several pieces as well as also scales and technical exercises. These come in different grades, usually starting at a Debut or Initial grade [...]

Should I Complete Grades On Guitar?2023-05-08T13:45:47+01:00

The importance of playing and saying


Learning and mastering the guitar's fretboard is an arduous task. It requires tremendous concentration over extended periods of time and pig-headed determination to truly master the guitar's fretboard. The fastest way in my opinion to master the neck is to say and play whatever you are busy learning at the moment. As an example, let's say you are memorising all the E minor/major 7 arpeggios across the guitar neck. I would recommend learning the arpeggios in each of the five natural positions of the guitar. Whilst playing the arpeggio, I would recommend saying the degrees such as 5th, 7th, root, minor [...]

The importance of playing and saying2020-07-02T09:54:37+01:00

7 Steps to developing a great right hand technique


WARNING: Never push your right hand technique if your hands ache. Take proper breaks and frequent breaks. Please see advice on the following website: Why I have set out to write this article: It is my experience that tons of guitarists have more (speed-related) problems with their right hand than with their left. One of the reasons for this is the fact that most guitarists tend to look at their left hand and not at their right picking hand. It is frustrating to see so little attention being paid to good right-hand technique. It is my desire that you will be [...]

7 Steps to developing a great right hand technique2021-03-02T11:39:30+00:00

Becoming meticulous in your guitar playing – RAISING YOUR STANDARDS


If you want to become the guitarist that you have always dreamed of becoming, you simply have to raise your standards! Raising your standards means doing more than you have done in the past in order to achieve a higher goal. I personally get frustrated at times when I see an individual develop their guitar playing but fall short due to a lack of discipline and self-motivation. I know that private practice done in a meticulous and disciplined manner will always produce the best guitarist in the long haul. There is no amount of talent that can beat sheer hard work. And [...]

Becoming meticulous in your guitar playing – RAISING YOUR STANDARDS2020-07-01T18:37:42+01:00
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