My Guitar Playing Rut (and how I escaped)

We all have days where nothing seems to be working, right? One of those days where no matter what you try to play, it just wont sound right… Sound familiar? Unfortunately this happens to all of us at some point or another. I’m sure even Joe Satriani and Yngwie Malmsteen … Continue reading

The Real Alternate Picking ‘Secrets’

You’ve probably heard about alternate picking before. You might even be doing it most of the time you play guitar…but are you doing it properly? I mean, you can only play as fast– or as accurately– as you can pick. So, it makes sense to make your picking motion as … Continue reading

Memorising the Notes on Guitar

Firstly, I don’t really think that learning the notes on guitar from scratch is an essential thing to do for a complete beginner. You’re much better off learning to play chords, scales and songs. I mean, even famous guitarists tend to stick to certain areas of the neck. However, if … Continue reading

The 5 Types of Guitarist- which one are You?

During my time as a teacher, I’ve come across lots and lots of guitar students. I’ve also kinda noticed that the majority of them could fit into five categories- each with their own strengths and weaknesses. As it’s vitally important to recognise your own strengths and weaknesses as a player … Continue reading