Learn these 7 things and start improvising on guitar

Do you think that you need to be a pro to start improvising on guitar? Or else, that you need to learn a ton of scales and techniques before you can attempt your first guitar impovisation? Do you think you need to be able to play fast to start playing guitar solos? If you already […]

You Don’t Need to Play Fast To Improvise Good Guitar Solos

Many a time I have students who have the ability to at least start to improvise guitar solos, good solos if they commit to practicing the art of improvisation for a while, but they’re afraid that it’s not within their reach because they think they can’t play fast enough, that they can’t “shred”, and that […]

How to focus and get more out of your guitar practicing time

Do you sometimes feel that practicing guitar involves learning a bunch of unrelated things without knowing the reason why you’re learning them? That you have to learn all this so that finally, one day, years from now, it will magically tie up together and “you can play guitar”? I know exactly how this feels because […]

The Tritone: A Lesson on Consonance and Dissonance

What makes beautiful melodies…..beautiful? There are quite a few things you need in place to write a great melody, but the one thing that makes a melody stand out is a good relationship between consonant and dissonant notes. Consonance and dissonance in music is a concept you need to understand from a theoretical level as […]

When do you become good at playing guitar?

There was a time when I thought I had become pretty good at playing guitar. Then I got a bit better, and found out that the things I knew were far from enough. So I practiced more, got better, only to find out that the horizon was even further away than I had thought. Until […]

How to Feel Inspired to Write a Song Any Time You Want

Inspiration to write songs may come in abundance on some days but seems to dry up on others. Do you have days when you’re spending more time dwelling on whether you’re going to start writing the words or with the music, the melody or the harmony, or on which topic to write about rather than […]

You Don’t Need to Body build Your Fingers to Learn Guitar

When I was just starting out on guitar I saw a guitar finger building product for guitar players in a music shop and thought “cool, with this I could keep practicing while I’m on the bus” Though I hated real life pushups and sit ups, I liked the idea that I was “body building” my […]