Guitar tips

Tips To Get The Most From Your Guitar Lessons

2020-06-17T18:26:13+01:00

Booking guitar lessons in London doesn’t automatically mean that you are going to turn into Frank Gambale. (However, with enough dedication, belief and enthusiasm you just might!) Some people pick up the guitar and learn really fast but for others, it can take a lot of time and effort. In fact, learning the guitar to a high standard can be a really long process however it is certainly worth it in the end. So, you have your guitar lessons in London booked and you are all set to embark on an exciting and rewarding hobby. The key to learning the guitar [...]

Tips To Get The Most From Your Guitar Lessons2020-06-17T18:26:13+01:00

5 Ways to Stay Motivated When Practising Guitar

2020-07-14T18:16:23+01:00

Discover 5 ways to stay motivated when practising the guitar. Improve your practice routine and improve your guitar playing! All teachers have had conversations with students about practise routines and we’ve all dealt with students who are feeling less than motivated to practise. Here are 5 ways to stay motivated when practising. These tips can be used if you are a teacher with a student feeling the pinch of motivational depression or if you are a student looking to give yourself a boost. 1. Progress Chart For young students, I find progress charts are a great way to encourage them to [...]

5 Ways to Stay Motivated When Practising Guitar2020-07-14T18:16:23+01:00

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

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

Got The Basics Mastered? You Still Need Guitar Lessons!

2020-07-02T09:49:18+01:00

So you can play the chords and you have a good understanding of the basics of playing the guitar. Fantastic! The problem is that when many people learn the fundamentals they think that they don’t need guitar lessons in Mayfair anymore. This couldn’t be further from the truth. The reality is that most people aren’t as good at the guitar as they think they are. While you may be able to impress your family and friends with your new-found skills, what about other people? What do you do when you get frustrated with your development? We want to show you why [...]

Got The Basics Mastered? You Still Need Guitar Lessons!2020-07-02T09:49:18+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
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