Guitar discipline

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

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

How to practice the guitar without a guitar on you

2020-07-01T20:00:22+01:00

Discover how to practice the guitar without a guitar on you! Did you know that you can make tremendous progress in your guitar journey by practising the guitar without a guitar on you? All you need is to develop your visualisation by learning how to see the fretboard in your mind's eye! You can then practice during your lunch break or when commuting. Adding extra practice to your schedule will result in a compound effect and in time YOUR guitar playing will become awesome! Watch this video to find out more about how you can do just that:

How to practice the guitar without a guitar on you2020-07-01T20:00:22+01:00

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

2020-07-01T19:56:15+01:00

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

Becoming meticulous in your guitar playing – RAISING YOUR STANDARDS

2020-07-01T18:37:42+01:00

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

Developing speed in your guitar playing

2020-07-01T18:26:11+01:00

As a young lad (around 15) I was very fascinated with speed and virtuoso guitar playing. In fact, I am still fascinated, and to some degree, I have become a young virtuoso on the guitar myself. Initially, I was incredibly frustrated with my guitar speed. I could play fast, but not accurate and certainly not at lightning speed. (At least not without pull-offs and hammer-ons) I entered a period of seeking... speed playing was a mystery to me... It was like some talent bestowed only on the few lucky ones: Paco De Lucia, Yngwie Malmsteen, John McLaughlin, to name a few... [...]

Developing speed in your guitar playing2020-07-01T18:26:11+01:00

How to practice the guitar effectively

2020-07-01T18:20:32+01:00

The adage “practice makes perfect” only holds if one knows how to practice. The correct saying should be: “PERFECT practice makes perfect”. One of the biggest obstacles to becoming a proficient guitarist is not knowing how or what to practice. Practising is as much an art as learning the guitar itself. Masters of the guitar know how to practice effectively; they know how to break down their time into workable segments to work on different areas of their guitar technique and performance. Guitarists who struggle to improve their playing probably have a lack of understanding of how to practice effectively. [...]

How to practice the guitar effectively2020-07-01T18:20:32+01:00
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