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Guitar Playing Tips for February 2010

Welcome to my guitar playing tips for February 2010!

Each month I will be providing you some guitar playing tips that will help you become a better guitar player.  Although the tips may be short, they are very powerful and I strongly encourage you to read them over several times and begin using them.

Let’s get started!

Guitar Playing Tip #1 – “Which Pic To Pick?”

There is more to picking than just gripping the pic between your fingers and using it to strike the strings. Picking technique includes an enormous amount of different skills that must be studied, practiced, refined and mastered in order to truly get the benefits of exceptional picking.
Read on!

Guitar Playing Tips for January 2010

Welcome to my guitar playing tips for January 2010!

Each month I will be providing you some guitar playing tips that will help you become a better guitar player.  Although the tips may be short, they are very powerful and I strongly encourage you to read them over several times and begin using them.

Lets get started!

Guitar Playing Tip #1 – “Get Rid Of the Death Grip”

Do you find your fretting hand getting tired, cramped up or sore after playing your guitar for a while? If so, one very common cause of this is you are gripping the neck too tight. Read on!

I Know Why You Aren’t Playing Your Guitar More!

Yes… I really do know why you aren’t playing and practicing your guitar more.

In fact, you may find it surprising that I don’t practice my guitar as much as I know I should at times for the very same reasons as you!

Tell me if this scenario sounds familiar to you:
You look over at your guitar sitting there on it’s stand, leaning up against the wall, laying on the floor…. Where ever you keep your guitar. You want to play it and you know you need to practice but you just don’t feel like it.

But what if you knew you could play anything you wanted on your guitar? Read on!

Tips For Increasing Practicing Time

Having trouble finding more time to practice your guitar? Here are some quick tips to help you manage your time better and spend a little more quality time with your guitar. Read on!

Quick Facts About Guitars

Did you know that…..

The origins of the guitar can be traced back as much as 4000 years. Read on!

Help Improve Your Child’s Grades

Study after study has proven that brain function improves during the process of learning to play a musical instrument or study music. A very welcome bi-product of this is improved school grades. Read on!

Guitar Legend and Inventor Les Paul Died

Les Paul was undoubtedly one of the most innovative talented guitarists of all time. Many people may not even know that the Gibson “Les Paul” guitar, made famous by such musician’s as Jimmy Page, Peter Frampton, Ace Frehley, Al DiMiola, Pete Townsend, Randy Rhoads and Zak Wylde, was named after the man, Les Paul. Read on!

Running Out of Time

“Last week I was so busy doing other things that had to be done that I didn’t have any time to practice my guitar”.

As a guitar teacher, I hear it all of the time. That good old standard excuse that almost everyone uses when they asked how much time they have spent practicing their instrument. But wait, there’s more.

So You Want To Play Guitar, Huh?

I remember when I first decided I wanted to learn to play guitar. I was 11 years old and my sister and her boyfriend had just taken me to my first concert. Aerosmith was playing with AC/DC opening the show for them. I was  mesmerized with Joe Perry’s playing and the sound of his guitar. I just had to learn how to do this! But wait, there’s more…