Guitar advice

Learning how to play the guitar as an adult


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

Struggling with your guitar playing? – here’s how to FIX it!


You may have been playing the guitar for a number of years, but you still feel that your progress is too slow, and in fact you feel as if you are not going anywhere. The good news is that this is quite common and the great news is that there is a solution to your problem. What you are doing wrong Please do remember that I am generalising this article and that obviously your situation may be different. But what I have seen from past experience is that most guitar learners who are practising the guitar are not making progress, primarily [...]

Struggling with your guitar playing? – here’s how to FIX it!2020-07-01T19:56:15+01:00

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


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

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

10 Guitar improvement rules you will learn to live by and love as a student of LGI!


You'll Learn To Live By – and Love! - as a London Guitar Institute Student Guitar improvement article by Stefan Joubert (The London Guitar Institute's Head Guitar Teacher and Guitar Virtuoso - Rule #1: You will have a Very Clear Goal of What and Why You're Practicing. Excellent guitar playing doesn't just happen out of the blue. A tremendous amount of effort and time needs to be put into learning technique, sound, effects, scales, chords, lines, vibratos and other valuable guitar-based assets. The first rule is to have crystal clear goals when you practice your guitar. Typically a session can [...]

10 Guitar improvement rules you will learn to live by and love as a student of LGI!2021-03-02T11:39:36+00:00

5 Steps to take when frustration sets in


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 in2021-03-02T11:39:42+00:00

Guitar and War


"GUITAR AND WAR" The art of being prepared. “Proper preparation prevents poor performance.” Have you ever been in the situation where you had to improvise on the spot, and your solo did not work out quite as you have expected? I have. (Anyone claiming they never have an adverse solo day is simply lying. We all have at times even the best of us). A lot of intermediate and semi-advanced guitarists have troubles improvising with confidence, primarily due to a lack of knowledge. Your knowledge of the guitar, neck, repertoire of leads and lines and understanding of theory (e.g. the 9th [...]

Guitar and War2020-07-01T18:30:52+01:00
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