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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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Open Tunings

Open tunings are a great way to explore new terrain on the guitar. They're popular in folk music...
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Mastery over the Instrument

The Guitar Mandolin Banjo and Ukulele The Secret to gaining and improving your ability and skill...
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What Makes A Good Guitar Tutor

The best guitar tutor is one who inspires you, and the best environment to make this happen is...

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  • Changing Music Tastes On The Guitar

    James Hickman Folk Guitar Teacher (Shrewsbury) Picture I was given my first proper guitar lesson by my Dad; we played an old folk tune on acoustic guitars. But before that I had been messing around for a few years on electric guitar, and not getting very far with it. Which goes to show, there's a lot to be said in finding what type of music you can...
  • Mastery over the Instrument

    Ridgestone John Folk Guitar Teacher (Rochester) Picture The Guitar Mandolin Banjo and Ukulele The Secret to gaining and improving your ability and skill on any instrument or in any skill generally is to practice and enjoy practicing. It is possible to learn an instrument without any tuition as is true in my case but it may take some time, it took me...
  • What Makes A Good Guitar Tutor

    Pete Mona Folk Guitar Teacher (North London) Picture The best guitar tutor is one who inspires you, and the best environment to make this happen is face to face. While online tuition can support you, it’s no substitute for the real thing. When you’re sitting next to your tutor in a room, he or she can inspire and guide you, adjusting to your...

 

  • Open Tunings Editor's Pick

    Josh Geffin Folk Guitar Teacher (North London) Picture Open tunings are a great way to explore new terrain on the guitar. They're popular in folk music and have been used by the likes of Martin Carthy, Bon Iver and John Fahey. I've experimented with a number of different tunings myself, and love the blank canvas of a new tuning, the potential for...
  • How To Get Beyond "It’s Hard!" With Guitar

    Anthony Pinnick Folk Guitar Teacher (South West London) Picture “I don’t want to do it. It’s hard.” Those words were repeated ad infinitum by a 7 year old piano and guitar student I had when I first started tutoring. I wasn’t sure how to deal with it. How can you teach something when the student clearly doesn’t want to learn – won’t even sit down to try the...
  • Learning Guitar Tabs Or Notation?

    Folk Guitar Teacher (Glasgow) Picture Many guitar students avoid learning music theory and guitar tutors often say that it's not necessary to read music if you want to play tunes on the guitar. This is true, and I suppose it goes for other instruments too, but it does impose a limit on how fast you can learn and how deep your...