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

Do you sometimes feel that playing 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

In music theory an interval refers to the distance between two notes. Every interval has its own name, for instance the interval between C and G is called a perfect fifth, the interval between C and D is called a major second. Every interval has not only a different name, but also a different sound. […]

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

Are there times when you want to write songs but inspiration doesn’t seem to come from anywhere? 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 what topic to write about rather than actually writing […]

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

When I was just starting out on guitar I saw a 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 fingers […]

How to write your first guitar riff

Are you able to play some of your favorite guitar riffs but find it hard to come up with your own? This lesson will show you that to get started is probably easier than what you may have thought, and that if you can play a riff – you can easily learn how to create […]

Overcoming songwriter’s block: The moment of revelation

Songwriter’s block is a very frustrating feeling many songwriters struggle with at some point or another in their musical life. A period of time when the ideas dry up and nothing seems to inspire them anymore. Or else, they may still get inspired but find it hard to turn their ideas into actual songs. I […]