Learning to play the guitar

Using YouTube to develop your guitar skills

2020-07-02T09:50:58+01:00

There are claims that you can learn anything using YouTube. All you need is an internet connection and some time to view the videos. Many new people who want to learn the guitar often start by watching YouTube tutorials and it can be a fun, inexpensive way to learn a few basics. There are reasons why many of my students prefer one on one tuition to YouTube. While YouTube is great as an introduction, most students find they learn a lot more in one hour with me than they do spending days on YouTube searching for the ideal YouTube tutorial. Here [...]

Using YouTube to develop your guitar skills2020-07-02T09:50:58+01:00

Why you are never too old to learn how to play the guitar as an adult

2020-07-02T09:50:32+01:00

In this video, Stefan Joubert debunks the myth that adults cannot learn how to play the guitar properly. Find out why you are never too old to learn how to play the guitar! The facts are that with great guitar education, a solid practice schedule and hard work, you can achieve all that you set out to achieve with the instrument! It is, however, vital to take top-notch guitar instruction with a solid mentor who can help you become the guitarist that you've always want to be! Make your boldest dreams come true and take that leap of faith to achieve [...]

Why you are never too old to learn how to play the guitar as an adult2020-07-02T09:50:32+01:00

5 Myths About Learning The Guitar

2020-07-01T20:01:36+01:00

Some people can pick up the guitar and learn it really fast. For others, it can take a lot of time and effort. There is no one quick fix to learning how to play the guitar and everyone learns at a different pace. This is why adult guitar lessons are designed to fit around your level and the time required to master the basics. We want to dispel some myths about playing the guitar and show you that even if you have never picked one up before you can still benefit from having a guitar tutor in W1. #1 You Need [...]

5 Myths About Learning The Guitar2020-07-01T20:01:36+01:00

What it takes to be a great guitar student

2020-07-01T20:00:14+01:00

If you really want to EXCEL at your guitar playing, then the key lies in being a great guitar student. By really LISTENING to your guitar instructor, you will make MASSIVE, LASTING progress and learn in the quickest method possible. Learning the guitar takes time... music takes time... our brains need time to understand the complete picture. By being a great guitar student, you will BEAT time and become better at playing the guitar SO MUCH FASTER. In this awesome video, Stefan Joubert explains what it takes to be a great guitar student and become great at playing the guitar!

What it takes to be a great guitar student2020-07-01T20:00:14+01:00

Learning how to play the guitar as an adult

2020-07-01T19:56:37+01:00

In my private teaching, I often come across many adults who are simply passionate about learning how to play the guitar. Despite the fact that they have to work long hours in stressful and demanding jobs, passionate adult guitar students always find a way to practice. This is one of the reasons why I love teaching adults. Adults make a tremendous effort and spent an enormous amount of energy on a weekly basis to master and practice their instrument. The most incredible thing is, adults who play the guitar for their pleasure can often with enough practice (eventually) become professional guitarists. [...]

Learning how to play the guitar as an adult2020-07-01T19:56:37+01:00

Why you need to just get started to become a successful guitarist!

2020-07-01T18:38:23+01:00

Discover why getting started is essential to becoming a successful guitarist. Learn how to let go of fears and make your musical dreams come true! Life happens to all of us... We all experience a fast pace, way-too-busy form of existence, ESPECIALLY if we live in London, Tokyo or NYC! The secret is not to let that phase you! You need to take control of things that matter to you. Things like seriously improving your guitar playing. Every day that goes by without you practising and developing your musicality, is simply another wasted day. Being passionate is VERY very important and [...]

Why you need to just get started to become a successful guitarist!2020-07-01T18:38:23+01:00

Learning how to play the guitar is beneficial!

2020-07-01T18:34:52+01:00

The guitar has countless possibilities and methods of playing! It can be a haunting instrument as well as a loud screaming noise! (and everything in between) It's got so much potential and offer its students an eternity of guitar pleasure! Now let's take a look at some of the benefits of learning the guitar: It's a portable instrument Unlike a piano, the guitar is an extremely portable instrument, and you can play it whenever and wherever you are! You can take it with you when you travel! You can take it with you to hotels. You can take it with you [...]

Learning how to play the guitar is beneficial!2020-07-01T18:34:52+01:00

How to make your guitar sing! – secrets from Frederic Chopin

2020-07-01T18:33:38+01:00

Frederic Chopin is perhaps the most lyrical, melodic composer for piano ever. He was a genius at composing for the piano and had the ability to incorporate melodic songlike vocal qualities into his piano melodies. His piano compositions always had a vocal quality associated with them. Chopin's advice to fellow pianists and piano enthusiasts was that they should listen to Bellini (the Bel Canto style). He explained that the piano should be touched to create a song like quality! His advice is spot on and you should listen to a little bit of Bellini in order to develop the MUCH-NEEDED vocal [...]

How to make your guitar sing! – secrets from Frederic Chopin2020-07-01T18:33:38+01:00

5 Steps to Take When Frustration Sets In

2020-07-01T18:32:49+01:00

We have all been there, and some of us are there today. I'm talking about a frustrating time in your performance and playing that seems to last forever. The problem with progress is that it is rarely a one-way street. Progress is often failing forward. Sometimes you will feel as if your guitar playing is developing tremendously, while at other times, you might feel that you are actually going backwards. This phenomenon is perfectly normal. If you look at anything to do with the human race, progress is rarely a one-way street. We can also see this in the stock market. [...]

5 Steps to Take When Frustration Sets In2020-07-01T18:32:49+01:00

The Phrygian Dominant Scale

2020-07-01T18:32:10+01:00

Phygrian Dominant Mode - Phrygian Major Third The top 10 scales of many guitarists including Yngwie Malmsteen One of the most fascinating scales that we as guitarists love to play is the Phygrian major third mode. It's a classic scale that is featured on various rock metal and flamenco records (amongst others). It's a favourite scale of Yngwie Malmsteen and various other guitarists. What makes the Phrygian Major Third? The Phrygian major third mode is a scale that finds its origins in either the third mode of the major scale or the 5th mode of the relative minor key. (Using harmonic [...]

The Phrygian Dominant Scale2020-07-01T18:32:10+01:00