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Electric Guitar

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The Internet: A Helpful Hindrance

We truly live in an age of unprecedented opportunities for growing as guitarists, and indeed,...
Electric Guitar

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Recording Yourself Practising

Recording yourself practise is a habit well worth encouraging in your students. Not only does it...
Bass Guitar

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What Bass do I buy?!

You walk into a music shop, and they are stacked to the rafters on either side with Guitars and...
Folk Guitar

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Fingerstyle Guitar

Fingerpicking is a hugely popular technique in the folk genre and has experienced a resurgence...

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  • Visualising The Fretboard In Intervals

    Dan Smith Guitar Electric Guitar Teacher (Manchester) Picture If like myself you are a guitarist interested in becoming a 'well rounded' player and all that comes with that, you will have no doubt encountered the hundreds if not thousands of scales, chords, arpeggios, diagrams, chord boxes and chord sheets with chord names longer than your arm, that you...
  • The Importance of being creative

    Rob Guitar Classical Guitar Teacher (Chelmsford) Picture I have taught alongside many great players/teachers, many of whom studied music at prestigious universities, and I have learned a great deal from them. However, take away the sheet music and ask them to improvise and a surprisingly large percentage of them freeze up! This is because formal...
  • What Guitar To Buy?

    Nick Jones Guitar Classical Guitar Teacher (Harrow) Picture People often ask me what type of guitar to buy for their child as a first/beginner guitar. Unfortunately, some parents don't ask me this before taking lessons and end up buying an unsuitable guitar. So heres my opinion... I think most children, if they are a beginner, should start with a 3/4...

 

  • Posture and Classical Guitar

    Gareth Parker Classical Guitar Teacher (Bromley) Picture I would highly recommend that any study of classical guitar also entails a study of how one holds oneself. Over the years, classical guitarists have always sort to find the best position in which to sit and whether to use a footstool, A-frame, cushion or any other support device. Having tried...
  • The Electric Guitar

    Tibo Electric Guitar Teacher (Redhill) Picture Since its invention in the 1930s, the sound of the electric guitar has evolved significantly. Over the years, guitar players have made full use of its components, from the bending the strings to tweaking the pickups, to generate music like never before. Electric guitars bring an unlimited...
  • What Bass do I buy?! Editor's Pick

    Charlie Roberts Bass Guitar Teacher (Sunderland) Picture You walk into a music shop, and they are stacked to the rafters on either side with Guitars and Basses, astronomical price tags and more "Please ask for assistance" signs than you can shake a stick at.  But do not fret! (no pun intended). This article should nudge you in the right direction of...