Left Handed? How Should You Learn Guitar

God made everyone right-handed, the truly gifted overcome it. Anonymous   Ah, the plight of the left-handed. They’re always left out of the important decisions concerning design. They deal with our scissors, our can openers, and our spiral notebooks. They also have to deal with having to answer the question, “Are you left-handed?” literally every … Continue reading “Left Handed? How Should You Learn Guitar”


How to Get the Maximum Impact from Your Practice Time

Do you find your progress on the guitar to be slow? We all want to be better musicians, right?  We have daydreams of being the fastest, tastiest player out there, burning up the spotlight, desiring to turn people’s heads.  Maybe you dream of just feeling more “in control” of your playing. But more often than … Continue reading “How to Get the Maximum Impact from Your Practice Time”


Am I Too Old to Learn the Guitar?

It bothers you. Not a lot, but enough. Some days you don’t even hear it. Yet other days you can’t escape it. That whisper in your ear. It gets louder when your favorite song comes on the radio. You hear it when you witness a moving live performance. It can be at a coffee shop, … Continue reading “Am I Too Old to Learn the Guitar?”


Know Your Enemy: FIVE Guitar Roadblocks

“Know your enemy and know yourself and you can fight a hundred battles without disaster.” Sun Tzu – Chinese General “Do you know the enemy? Do you know your enemy? Well, gotta know the enemy.” Billie Joe Armstrong – Green Day Beginners Beware So, you have decided to learn how to play the guitar? Awesome! Guitar … Continue reading “Know Your Enemy: FIVE Guitar Roadblocks”


Practice Essentials: 16 Effective Practice Tools

You have been told that you have to practice to get better at anything.  But how can you get the most out of every practice time? Have you been stuck on the guitar? Wondering why you are not getting better as fast as you think you should? I’d like to show you a better way … Continue reading “Practice Essentials: 16 Effective Practice Tools”


Why Learning to Read Music Isn’t Required to be a Musician

Have you wanted to learn the guitar, but felt completely overwhelmed because you couldn’t read music? There is the music staff, notes, sharps, flats, scales, the circle of fifths, modes, etc.  It all seems unending. When you think of all the things necessary to achieve to understand how to read music, it feels completely hopeless! … Continue reading “Why Learning to Read Music Isn’t Required to be a Musician”


Choosing Your First Guitar, Part 2 – Best Electric Guitars For Your Money

Buying Your First Electric Guitar “You wanted the best and you got it!” – Kiss (live 1975) While we won’t be breathing fire or donning our platform boots today, we will be providing you with the best tools for you to start learning the guitar. Side note: We will be talking about electric guitars in … Continue reading “Choosing Your First Guitar, Part 2 – Best Electric Guitars For Your Money”


Buying Your First Guitar, Part 1 – Best Acoustic Guitars For Your Money

Buying Your First Guitar So you’ve had some sleepless nights, played the “pro” and “cons” game in your mind, and have been back and forth about what type of guitar to get first. After much deliberation, you have finally come to your decision.   …exhale…   Now what? Decisions, Decisions… It is easy to walk … Continue reading “Buying Your First Guitar, Part 1 – Best Acoustic Guitars For Your Money”


Acoustic or Electric Guitar?

So you’ve decided that you are going to take the leap and learn the guitar. Congratulations! It is an exciting journey that is filled with joy and adventure. Just think of all the cool stuff you see your favorite players doing can be done by you someday, too. Okay, so now what? You’ve decided you … Continue reading “Acoustic or Electric Guitar?”