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Stefan Joubert

About Stefan Joubert

Founder of S&C and master guitarist. He loves teaching guitar and believes everyone can learn to play!

Why Guitar Lessons Are The Ultimate Gift For A Loved One

2024-01-19T15:25:49+04:00

When it comes to choosing the perfect gift for a beloved friend or family member, there's often a desire to go beyond the ordinary and offer something truly special. Material gifts have their charm, but the gift of an experience can create lasting memories and personal growth that can enrich a person's life for years to come. In this article, we'll explore why gifting guitar lessons is the ultimate expression of love and care for your cherished one. From unlocking their musical potential to fostering discipline and creativity, guitar lessons provide a remarkable journey that resonates deeply with passion and practicality. [...]

Why Guitar Lessons Are The Ultimate Gift For A Loved One2024-01-19T15:25:49+04:00

Five Steps Towards Becoming a Better Guitarist

2023-10-19T16:54:20+04:00

Becoming a better guitarist is a journey of dedication and continuous improvement. Whether you’re just starting your musical adventure or looking to enhance your existing skills, there are five fundamental steps that can set you on the path to becoming a more accomplished and versatile guitarist. These steps encompass not only technical aspects but also the mindset and practice routines that can make a significant difference in your musical theory, this guide will outline the essential elements to help you become a more proficient and expressive guitarist. So, pick up your guitar, and let’s dive into five steps that will empower [...]

Five Steps Towards Becoming a Better Guitarist2023-10-19T16:54:20+04:00

Playing The Guitar With Others: Where To Find Jamming And Gigging Opportunities For Amateur Guitarists

2023-06-16T15:12:27+04:00

Jam with Friends! It can be quite a daunting thing to go from someone who enjoys playing guitar at home by themselves, to playing in front of real other human beings! I have had many adult aged students reach a point in their playing where they are really getting comfortable playing in their chosen genres and are keen to take it to the next step, but struggle to do so if they don’t know of anyone or have any opportunity to jam with other people. This is a crucial step to becoming a better musician, as playing with others teaches you [...]

Playing The Guitar With Others: Where To Find Jamming And Gigging Opportunities For Amateur Guitarists2023-06-16T15:12:27+04:00

All About Vintage Guitars

2023-04-05T15:25:38+04:00

Why The Hype? So I’m sure that if you’re into guitars and guitar gear that you’ve no doubt come across people passionately arguing about whether vintage guitars sound, feel and look better than their modern counterparts. The “vintage” tag is often given to guitars over 30 years of age, or more likely in the guitar community, guitars built before the year 1980. Many collectors however consider the golden era of the guitar (in particular the electric guitar) the late 1950’s and 1960’s. Obviously there are exceptions to this generalisation, but think about how many of those museum-piece models are from this [...]

All About Vintage Guitars2023-04-05T15:25:38+04:00

How To Spice Up Your Blues Chords

2023-03-16T12:50:22+04:00

Use Extensions So we all know the regular boxy 7th chords that we probably start with when playing the blues, so our first step will be breaking out of this sound to use something with a little more colour. 6th, 9th, and 13th chords work great over a 12-bar blues, and offer up different flavours that work great within the style. Try the following for a blues in the key of A: Chromatic Lead In A great and simple way to add a bit of spice is to use one of the chords that we already have, the D9 chord in [...]

How To Spice Up Your Blues Chords2023-03-16T12:50:22+04:00

Why Am I Not Improving On The Guitar?

2023-03-16T12:51:43+04:00

Not Enough Practice! Ok I’m just going to go straight there - the most likely scenario for why you’re not improving on the guitar is that you’re not practising enough. We’ve all heard this spiel before, so if you’re finding that you’re constantly having unsuccessful attempts at doing some decent practice on the guitar, it’s probably time to establish a solid practice routine and stick to it. There’s no exact number on how much practice you need to do, but a few times a month, once a week or even a few times a week will often not be enough to [...]

Why Am I Not Improving On The Guitar?2023-03-16T12:51:43+04:00

Should I Do Zoom Guitar Lessons?

2023-10-19T16:58:26+04:00

Flexibility One thing that I notice my Zoom students love about their lessons is the flexibility and convenience of it. They can go straight from their regular home routine into their lesson for 30 - 60 minutes, and then go straight back into whatever they were doing. There’s no commute time to a music school nearby, where you would need to make sure that you remember all of your worksheets and everything else that you need for your instrument. Everything you need is close by and basically within arms reach should you need it in your lesson. Students often seem even [...]

Should I Do Zoom Guitar Lessons?2023-10-19T16:58:26+04:00

How To Prepare For Your First Gig On Guitar

2023-01-18T17:01:47+04:00

Learn The Songs! Sounds obvious, but you’d be surprised at how many people breeze over this and worry too much about all of their different preset changes or buying all sorts of gear to use! Everyone has their own way of learning songs for a gig, so find what works for you and make that your routine leading up to a gig. Personally, I like to start going over the setlist as early as possible to allow the material plenty of time to sink into both my brain and muscle memory. My goal is to always be at a stage where [...]

How To Prepare For Your First Gig On Guitar2023-01-18T17:01:47+04:00

How To Keep Your Motivation When Learning to Play Guitar

2022-12-06T19:20:43+04:00

Learn Songs That You Like! There is nothing worse than summoning up the courage to sit down and practice a song that you don’t like. We’ve all been there, and we all know that we’re far less likely to practice these songs. That’s why it is extremely important to learn songs that you like! Whether it’s completely subconscious or not, you will be 100 times more likely to sit down and practice if you’re learning your favourite songs on the guitar. You can start off by making a playlist of your favourite songs of all time (or you may already have [...]

How To Keep Your Motivation When Learning to Play Guitar2022-12-06T19:20:43+04:00

How to Hold Your Plectrum

2022-11-09T17:35:48+04:00

A small but important detail that is often overlooked in guitar playing is how to hold your plectrum. Now although there are many different approaches and techniques to this, some are more correct than others, and will depend on what you are playing! Find The Right Pick For You Before you even worry about how to hold the thing, the first thing you should consider is what pick is the right one for you. Depending on what style of music you play, different thicknesses, sizes, and materials will have a big affect on how comfortable the pick will feel to use. [...]

How to Hold Your Plectrum2022-11-09T17:35:48+04:00

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