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Learning to Play Guitar

How Many Months Does It Take to Learn Guitar?

2023-10-27T12:32:26+04:00

Learning to play the guitar is a journey that varies in duration from person to person. While there’s no one-size-fits-all answer, the time it takes to become proficient at playing the guitar depends on several factors, including your goals and the amount of time you invest in practice. Basic Skills in a Few Months For many beginners on their guitar-learning journey, the prospect of playing basic songs and chords can be realised within a few months of consistent practice. During this initial phase, you’ll typically focus on mastering fundamental chords, learning strumming patterns, and getting comfortable with the instrument. This period [...]

How Many Months Does It Take to Learn Guitar?2023-10-27T12:32:26+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 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

Why Learning Guitar Is Good For Your Mental Health

2022-11-09T17:34:22+04:00

Improves Your Mental Wellbeing! Many studies have been conducted in various universities around the world on the effects that music can have on the human brain. Music has been proven to stimulate different parts of both sides of the brain, and how these effects can help to reduce stress, lower chances of depression and reduce seizures, as well as improving cognitive and motor skills. Listening to music even stimulates the brain for patients of severe Alzheimer’s who are otherwise unresponsive in the later stages, causing their eyes to light up and for them to make physical movements. Even if you aren’t [...]

Why Learning Guitar Is Good For Your Mental Health2022-11-09T17:34:22+04:00

Learning to Read Music On The Guitar

2022-09-07T00:09:50+04:00

One weakness that many guitar players have in common is reading music, most often in contemporary styled players who never see the need to learn how this works. But what if you have reached the point in your playing where you think this may help take you to the next level, or you want to learn the basics to improve your overall musicality? These tips will help you get started. Learn Some Basic Classical Guitar One of the many things that I appreciated later on in my guitar journey from starting out on classical guitar, was the fact that I had [...]

Learning to Read Music On The Guitar2022-09-07T00:09:50+04:00

How To Teach Yourself Guitar

2022-08-18T15:25:09+04:00

Start With The Basics I have seen many new students of mine who have been learning guitar for some time independently skipping many fundamentals, which ultimately holds them back as they try to progress further in their guitar journey. Many people skip the basics such as the body parts, open string names, basic fretting technique and picking/strumming/plucking techniques. Once these fundamental techniques have been practised it will make learning new songs a million times easier since you won’t be held up thinking about which string is the B string or why the note sounds weird since you aren’t fretting it correctly. [...]

How To Teach Yourself Guitar2022-08-18T15:25:09+04:00

How Many Hours Should You Practice Guitar A Day?

2022-08-12T14:37:41+04:00

How Long Is a Piece of String? The blessing and curse of this question is that there is no straight forward answer to how many hours a day you should be practising the guitar. This will depend from person to person, and will also depend on other factors such as how much spare time a person realistically has per day to dedicate to their practice. This will also vary depending on the age of the student. If a child student realistically has 15-30 minutes free after school before they eat dinner to then start winding up for the day, they may [...]

How Many Hours Should You Practice Guitar A Day?2022-08-12T14:37:41+04:00

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