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Folk Guitar

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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...
Classical Guitar

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Practise the classical guitar tremolo

I'm sure many of you will have heard the beautiful guitar piece by Tarrega entitled Recuerdos...
Classical Guitar

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Are graded examinations essential?

Graded instrumental exams provide a stable learning process for a lot of pupils. The carefully...
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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  • Learning Guitar By Ear

    Andrew Souter Jazz Guitar Teacher (Birmingham) Picture I am a firm believer in learning by ear as a supplement to learning from tab or notation. Like many guitarists, I began by learning a few essential chords (in my case from my Dad), and then spent many happy and sometimes frustrating hours studying chord grids and tab in guitar magazines and,...
  • The Joy Of The Pentatonic Scale On Guitar

    Richard Constable Electric Guitar Teacher (South West London) Picture The Pentatonic scale comes from the 2 words "Penta" which means five and "Tonic" which means note. As per the words in the name it reflects that there are 5 notes in this scale. One of the reasons we learn scales is because the notes that are in the scales go really well together and this is the...
  • 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...

 

  • Ten Little Things That Help Mindful Music Practice

    Craig Oxley Electric Guitar Teacher (Kingston upon Thames) Picture This is all about DELIBERATE practice; getting granular, Micro vs Macro. Perfect practice really makes the difference when it comes to performance and using this little hack really worked for me so give it a try. Here's what do : - Find a short passage (one to two bars long) and play through it,...
  • Why Choose To Play Guitar?

    TobySeed Electric Guitar Teacher (South East London) Picture The chances are that if you are reading this article you have already selected to play the guitar, but maybe you need to convince your parents. Of course you should only opt for the instrument that you are passionate about, a second choice will always leave you thinking, "maybe I should have...
  • Finding Your Sound On Electric Guitar

    Myers Music Electric Guitar Teacher (Halifax) Picture With electric guitars, you have a vast array of tonal options. Which guitar, amp, pedals and all the ways of playing to which material of plectrum you play with, all contribute the final result of the sound. You can make one note on a guitar sound different in many ways just by how and where...