I’ve never been the kind of musician who enjoys practicing.
For every Grinch out there who's already sick of the holidays, here’s a reprieve from the overload of “joy” and “cheer.”
Every musician gets stuck in creative ruts every now and then. Our licks get stale, our riffs feel boringand we feel like we’ll never get out of this funk.
As a YouTuber and guitar instructor, there’s one question that comes up more frequently than any other: “How long have you been playing guitar?”
If you’ve ever sat down to learn a scale that isn’t called the minor pentatonic scale, you’ve definitely made a few mistakes as you ascended and descended through the various positions.
Unless you’re Django Reinhardt, you’ve got a pinky that could be doing more for your guitar playing.
Finding “the pocket” is a concept traditionally associated with drums or bass—the rhythm section. However, you have to have rhythm no matter what instrument you play, from guitar to trumpet to kazoo.
Have you ever heard the phrase “diminishing returns?” It’s a financial idiom that refers to a point at which the level of profit gained is less than the amount of energy you’re investing to earn it.
If you’re like me, you started your guitar journey rooted in classic rock, cutting your teeth on the stylings of Jimi Hendrix, AC/DCor Led Zeppelin, to name a few.
Guitaritsdeal with things that non-musicians just don’t understand. This camaraderie is a special bond that is acknowledgedbut not typically discussed.
Some of the greatest memories we have as people are the TV shows we grew up watching. After not seeing some of these shows for years, it’s easy to forget how special they were to us.
The easiest mistake to make as an eager, developing guitarist is to neglect the basics in our later stages of experience.
As you depart on the highway of improvisation in search of your own voice on the guitar, the journey can be daunting.