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

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

Guitar Habits I always give my students a few pieces of advice to build a guitar habit Play for 15 minutes each day Put the guitar down and walk away after 15 minutes You can pick it up again if you want to – but do at least 15 mins  Repeat every day If you […]

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: 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 Create a daily guitar habit of practice

Create a daily guitar habit of practice

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 […]