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Guitar Instruction Articles

Read exclusive articles written by Jeff Vivrette on all aspects of guitar learning and performance.

Bar Chord Mechanics – Part 1

Forming and playing bar chords are typically difficult to learn for most guitarists. In this article, I will be showing you some of the mechanics that will make it easier for you to play bar chords.

This can also be helpful for those of you that already know how to play bar chords but may be struggling to play them well consistently and/or are experiencing issues with hand fatigue.Full article

Chord Substitution’s

It may seem very odd, at first, to think that you could use a “D minor” chord in place of an “F major” chord. However, once you understand how these two chords interact with each other and what common characteristics they share, the picture will become much clearer.Full article

How To Practice With A Metronome – Part-1

One of the benefits of knowing how to practice correctly is the confidence you have in knowing you CAN learn anything. You know that you have the tools you need to work through any problems or issues to get to the final result. You know that no matter how much (or how little) time you have to practice, you can accomplish forward progress with your playing. Full article

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. Learn how you can help improve your child’s grades Full article

Developing A Winning Mentality

Read about how the right instructor will teach you how to develop a winning mindset. They will be there to work through your struggles with you and give you solid direction and shortcuts that will bolster your confidence and quickly bring about results. Full article

Basic Elements of an Effective Practice Place

One of the most important, yet overlooked, topics of learning to play guitar is having the basic elements in place that will not only allow you to have very effective practice sessions, but will also act as motivators before, during and after you’ve practiced your guitar. Full article


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