Posted on Category: Uncategorized The Minor Scale

The Minor Scale

The Minor Scale The natural minor scale is contains 7 notes with the following intervals between notes Tone Semi-tone Tone Tone Semi-tone Tone Tone You should practice this sentence: “Tone-Semitone-Tone    Tone-Semitone-Tone-Tone”. TIP:  There are several types of minor scale (natural minor, melodic minor, harmonic minor). Usually if someone just says “minor scale”, they mean […]

Posted on Category: Practice Tips, Uncategorized Habit-stacking – a fun way to develop a guitar habit

Habit-stacking – a fun way to develop a guitar habit

One of the things I hear regularly from students is that they can’t develop a guitar habit. They can’t find a way to get “into the habit” of guitar playing. They would LOVE to! But it’s just not happening for them. In this article, I’ll show you a surefire way for developing a guitar habit […]

Posted on Category: Practice Tips Unlock perfect Right Hand Guitar Technique

Unlock perfect Right Hand Guitar Technique

Perfect Right-Hand Fingerpicking Technique This guide helps the beginner fingerstyle or fingerpicking guitar player to analyze their right-hand fingerpicking technique – particularly for posture that helps achieve comfortable playing, builds speed and avoids future pain in the wrist or arm. Note that I have a companion article for left hand fingerpicking technique that you should also check […]

Posted on Category: Practice Tips Set a guitar playing target

Set a guitar playing target

The ONE thing necessary to play great guitar Having taught dozens of guitarists in person and with over 13k online students, people often ask me “what is the ONE biggest factor in student success?” The answer might surprise you because it’s not about ability or having lots of time to practice. It doesn’t matter whether […]

Posted on Category: Rhythm Beginner Fingerpicking (with Guitar Pro Files)

Beginner Fingerpicking (with Guitar Pro Files)

Guitar Pro can help you practice Unlike classically trained musicians, guitar players are often self-taught. As a result, it is common for guitar players to have an under-developed sense of rhythm and timing.  Classically trained musicians: read sheet music can read and feel rhythm as a result have a strong accurate sense of timing Self-taught […]

Posted on Category: Practice Tips Unlock perfect Left Hand Guitar Technique

Unlock perfect Left Hand Guitar Technique

I regularly speak to people learning guitar who complain of arm, wrist and finger pain. Not only that, but when I ask people the reason why they gave up guitar, I often hear that playing was painful and they gave up as a result. It’s important to have perfect left hand guitar technique and I […]

Posted on Category: Getting Started, Practice Tips How to create a daily guitar practice habit

How to create a daily guitar practice habit

How to create a daily practice habit A few students have reached out to me this week with the question “how do I practice more” and “why can’t I manage to find the time”. This is probably the most common question I am asked – and the most common objection to why progress isn’t happening. Firstly, let […]