Common Questions from People Learning The Guitar

Common Questions from People Learning The Guitar

Common Questions from People Learning The Guitar This is a series of in-depth discussions between myself and many students over the years about the difficulties that they have faced on the journey of learning the guitar and how we have overcome them. Note: this is...
Feel The Music When You Play Guitar

Feel The Music When You Play Guitar

Feel The Music When You Play We always hear the phrases like a guitarist’s “touch” and that one should “feel the music” associated with great players and other musicians but it’s easy to overlook the significance of these particular...
Part 5 – Pentatonic Scales

Part 5 – Pentatonic Scales

Pentatonic Scales   We have made it this far which means you should now know at least 1 major scale position (but most likely a few or even all 5) and be able to use it/them in a creative way, playing little melodies and phrases, using all parts of the position or...
Part 3 – The Minor Scale…

Part 3 – The Minor Scale…

The Minor Scale What do you mean “I already know it?”   Now, remember how earlier on we went through the Major Scale and not only memorised where all the Major Root Notes were but also added the Minor Root Notes to our mental labelling? By the end we...
Part 2 – How to Use the Major Scale on guitar

Part 2 – How to Use the Major Scale on guitar

HOW to Use the Major Scale on guitar   So by now, you (hopefully) know at least 1 major scale pattern. On guitar there are 5 patterns (often called positions) that make up the major scale between 12 frets. After 12 frets the patterns will start again because the 12th...
Think Like a Farmer: Planting and Watering Seeds

Think Like a Farmer: Planting and Watering Seeds

Think Like a Farmer: Planting and Watering Seeds I often like to say to students that learning to play guitar should be simple. I’m choosing my words very carefully here- should be simple. I’m not being smarmy! Instead, I’m just trying to remind both...
Remember Your Reasons ‘WHY’

Remember Your Reasons ‘WHY’

When to Recall Your Reasons for Playing Guitar It can be really tough to stick with things, trust me I know! It seems to be almost a curse at times that we desire so many things, behaviours and knowledge. With so many great activities to enjoy, places to see, foods to...
What You See… is What You’ll Be

What You See… is What You’ll Be

What You See… Is What You’ll Be   I have talked before about how aspiring to the wise attitude of a seasoned farmer is the way to go with approaching guitar practice (or any other practice really) and how getting ourselves to the skill level that we want...