How to play jazz guitar for beginners

One of the first things every aspiring jazz guitarist quickly realizes is that jazz is hard. Really hard. And once they realize what they’ve gotten themselves into they inevitably start looking for ‘​The Secret’. That one scale, arpeggio or II-V-I that will make them a seasoned jazz man or jazz girl overnight. Well, I’m afraid […]

How to Use Palm Muting to Write Great Electric Guitar Riffs Palm muting technique is an option you can't do without if you're writing riffs

If string bending and vibrato are the techniques the lead guitar player can’t get enough of, palm muting technique is the one rhythm guitar players cannot do without. For good reason. As we’ll explore below, palm muting technique gives a different sound to the same note/chord you’re strumming, thus it gives you an infinite amount […]

How to Use Guitar Scale Sequences to Create Licks and Riffs Using guitar scale sequences creatively, can turn a boring exercise into real music

If you are learning scales on guitar, you have probably encountered guitar scale sequence exercises like this: Or this: These exercise are just two examples of guitar scale sequences you may use on the A minor pentatonic scale. The purpose behind these exercises is that the scale gets ingrained in your head, that you develop […]


17 Guitar Playing Tips For the Intermediate Guitar Student How to go from intermediate guitar playing to advanced in the shortest time possible

If you’re an advancing beginner or an intermediate guitar player, congratulations, you’ve survived the hardest stage of all – being a complete beginner on guitar! Many people think the beginner stage of guitar playing is the easiest, because the things they’re learning, actually are easy compared to what intermediate and advanced guitar players are doing. […]

How to Handle Criticism of Your Music

Some people are afraid to have their music criticized. They love what they create so much and are so protective of their music that any form of negative criticism is taken as an attack they feel obliged to defend. Other people on the other hand, are always looking for criticism from everyone, expecting everybody’s approval, […]

Successful Guitar Player Formula: Practicing is King. Information is Queen. Mindset is God. How to reach any guitar playing level you want

“Practice, practice, practice”. If you are learning to play the guitar, you have probably come across this advice before. But what leads to successful guitar playing? Is it just a matter of how many hours you put in? Practicing is king, right? Great guitar players are the ones who practice a lot, and the mediocre […]