Guitar advice

How to approach electric guitar after learning on acoustic

2021-03-15T12:33:40+00:00

It is very common for those guitarists who start out on an acoustic instrument to want to branch out and try something a bit different to see what it’s like on the dark side, and by the dark side we of course mean the electric guitar! There are many factors that will be consistent across both instruments, although there are some differences to keep in mind such as technique, volume, tuning, and the tone of the electric counterpart. Technique The first thing to consider when moving to the electric guitar from the acoustic is if you will need to make alterations [...]

How to approach electric guitar after learning on acoustic2021-03-15T12:33:40+00:00

Importance of electric guitar tone

2021-03-10T13:38:18+00:00

Matching The Song You Want To Play Have you ever sat down to practice one of your favourite songs on the electric guitar, but found that although you were playing the correct notes and chords in time, it just didn’t sound like the original? One reason for this could be that your tone isn’t matching to the song. So what is guitar tone anyway? Guitar tone is the sound or timbre of the guitar which could mean the effects that are being used, what pickup selection is being used, is it played with a plectrum or fingerpicked, and many other factors. [...]

Importance of electric guitar tone2021-03-10T13:38:18+00:00

Shall I learn electric or acoustic guitar?

2021-03-10T13:39:02+00:00

What Music Do You Like? When deciding whether you want to learn the electric or acoustic guitar, the styles of music that you listen to should be taken into account. Some genres will typically favour one over the other, for example rock music will more often be played on the electric guitar where as folk music will favour the acoustic. Although it is definitely possible to practice a song that was originally played on the electric on an acoustic guitar at home for example, it may not sound as close to the original as you would like due to the tonal [...]

Shall I learn electric or acoustic guitar?2021-03-10T13:39:02+00:00

How to become an outstanding guitarist

2020-07-02T09:57:44+01:00

Find out how to become an outstanding guitarist! Make your guitar dreams a reality and breakthrough by developing the right habits to become truly outstanding! You need passion and inspiration To become truly great at anything in life requires a fire from within. Learning to play the guitar is definitely no different. You see, the main issue at hand is inspiration... If you are inspired, you will do whatever it takes to become great at what you do. You will be passionate and willing to practice. Learning the guitar at the end of the day is more to do with the [...]

How to become an outstanding guitarist2020-07-02T09:57:44+01:00

The importance of being persistent when you practice guitar

2020-07-02T09:54:52+01:00

Discover the importance of being persistent when you practice the guitar Learning to play the guitar is wonderful. It is an exciting new journey full of adventure when you are just starting out. Once you have played the guitar for a little while, it can then at times become challenging. As human beings, we thrive upon a new product, a new idea, a new movie... The word 'new' has an amazing appeal and we love anything that is NEW! The problem is, that when we first start learning the guitar, the whole process is new and wonderful but in time new [...]

The importance of being persistent when you practice guitar2020-07-02T09:54:52+01:00

The importance of playing and saying

2020-07-02T09:54:37+01:00

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

Tips to keep you motivated when learning how to play the guitar

2020-07-14T17:57:57+01:00

Learning to play the guitar can seem like a luxury, indeed it is, and like most of life’s luxuries, when life becomes busy they fall by the wayside and can often be forgotten. During your guitar lessons in London with me, I’ll make sure you learn techniques that help you hone your skills and develop your guitar playing quickly. (My methodologies are truly world-class and I guarantee that you will make rapid progress if you apply yourself and practise wholeheartedly) I’ll also show you ways which make it easy for you to reach the next stages, it’s my desire to ensure you [...]

Tips to keep you motivated when learning how to play the guitar2020-07-14T17:57:57+01:00

Keeping your New Year’s resolution – become the guitarist you have always wanted to be!

2020-07-02T09:53:45+01:00

It's a New Year and there is a whole new wonderful adventure in store for your guitar journey in 2017! The biggest issue facing most of us at the start of the year is how to stick to our New Year's resolutions! So what is the answer to achieving the all-too-elusive goals of your New Year's resolutions? In my opinion, the secret lies in two things! Firstly, your mindset is the most important. If you believe you can achieve, then you will EVENTUALLY achieve your goals! You see the man or woman who believes that can will make it! So you [...]

Keeping your New Year’s resolution – become the guitarist you have always wanted to be!2020-07-02T09:53:45+01:00

Practice makes perfect – top tips for practicing

2020-07-14T17:59:23+01:00

Practice makes perfect... or shall we say permanent. Practising using the correct technique is essential! Discover why you need to make time to practice in order to grow as a guitarist! Most guitarists could be far better off than they are now if they would only follow a proper practice routine! Your guitar lessons in London don’t end when we finish our one to one session, you’ll be given lots of material to practice at home. (Such as right and left-hand workouts, scales, chords, note reading, sight-reading, guitar-specific techniques, theory and much more...) The more you practice, the faster you will [...]

Practice makes perfect – top tips for practicing2020-07-14T17:59:23+01:00

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
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