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Classical Guitar

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How to Listen

When was the last time you listened to music? I mean, really listened? In our contemporary urban...
Bass Guitar

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Plucking Hand Technique on Electric Bass Guitar

Plucking hand technique on electric bass guitar is incredibly important, and often overlooked as...
Bass Guitar

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Be The Bass 'Backbone'

The bass in western music has had its importance in many circumstances over the last 100 years....
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,...

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  • Be The Bass 'Backbone' Editor's Pick

    Joe Downard Bass Guitar Teacher (South East London) Picture The bass in western music has had its importance in many circumstances over the last 100 years. It has been part of a section in an orchestra, the sound of the tuba in a marching band, the thud from early Mississippi blues recordings, the long legato walking bass in jazz. These are all the...
  • How to Listen Editor's Pick

    Tom Gamble Classical Guitar Teacher (East London) Picture When was the last time you listened to music? I mean, really listened? In our contemporary urban living we are surrounded by music, sounds and noises 24/7. It engulfs us everywhere, so much so that often when we are in a place which is truly silent we can feel uncomfortable, uneasy and confused....
  • Learning Guitar Tabs Or Notation?

    H Stewart 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...

 

  • Guitar Practice Tips

    Adam Hooton Electric Guitar Teacher (South West London) Picture Sitting positionWhilst seated, place both feet on the floor and keep your back straight. Put the waist of the guitar on your right leg if you are right-handed (this is the hand you hold thepick with) and hold the back of the guitar against your stomach and chest. Keep the neck of the guitar...
  • 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...