I am currently learning guitar with Justin Guitar’s beginner course and my fingertips are sensitive to the touch. They feel bruised, I have blisters and they are red. I have done enough reading to understand that calluses will eventually form and this is an important part of learning the guitar. […]
For many years I have suffered from depression and anxiety and about 2 years ago I came off the medication (prozac) I was using and have been off them ever since. Part of keeping off medication for me is about keeping busy and challenging your brain. Keeping busy with a […]
*If you are looking for a recommendation on the exact electric guitar to buy then head here Introduction At the time most of us buy our first guitar, we know relatively little about the instrument and what to look for. As well as having to learn some new terminology and […]
With any hobby that takes a long time to master, it is easy to fall off the wagon. Life can take over and you can stop picking up guitar quite so often before stopping altogether. Whether you stopped five months or fifty years ago, it is never too late to […]
As a beginner, it can be very difficult to work out which type of guitar is best for your own needs, and even if you have established that the classical guitar is for you, how do you decide which to buy? This guide is designed to help walk you through the steps of a classical guitar, explaining the multitude of considerations for those looking to take the plunge and make a purchase.
When you picture yourself as a guitarist, you probably think of playing loud on stage in front of lots of people. The image of struggling through practice sessions at home when you know you can’t make a lot of noise is not the most romantic. However, having the option to […]
Buying a guitar for the first time can be intimidating for the player who is just starting out. There are so many different kinds of guitars with lots of features, and price tags can swing from being as affordable as a pair of sunglasses up to the cost of a used car.
The most common issue among newer students who are learning acoustic guitar is in determining the manner in which to strum a song they want to learn. “What is the strum pattern?” and “How do I figure out the strum pattern?” are by far the most common questions. In order […]
Well this is awkward. Here I am, a guitar instructor, with something to say about whether or not you need a teacher. Why would you listen to me?? Because I am a guitar player first… Because I have had both formal and non-formal instruction… Because I’ve spent the majority of […]
When you buy your first guitar, wondering whether to learn it sitting down or standing probably isn’t the first question that jumps into your head. In fact, many beginners don’t even realize how important this decision can be. If you learn to play in one position, changing from sitting to […]