Top 10 Practice Tips for Guitarists

Top 10 Practice Tips for Guitarists

Guitarists of all levels talk of the same problems with making progress: Stuck in a rut, lack of improvement, slow progress, no time to practice, strains and injuries, lack of inspiration. It’s all too predictable.  So, I’ve put together the Top 10 practice tips for Guitarists. In there are plenty of new ideas to bring you inspiration and progress, plus …

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Tommy Emmanuel Cascading Harmonics

Cascading Harmonics

Cascading harmonics are a technique that combines alternatively plucking harmonics and open strings to create a harp-like effect. It’s a great technique that provides another shade of color to your playing palette. I was inspired to practice this technique by a Tommy Emmanuel video YouTube. There’s a series of videos from his 2013 Master Class in San Francisco, click here …

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Thumbpick vs Fingers vs Nails vs

Thumbpick vs Fingers vs Nails vs Pick’n’Claw

I’m in the midst of an internal debate.  What picking technique to I invest practice time in? I’ve played with picks, of course, over the years. Especially for electric. I’ve use my fingers and not-so-long nails for acoustic.  Especially for fingerstyle. I’ve experimented with Chet-Atkins-Tommy-Emmanuel style thumbpicks. But I’m not satisfied with my progress on any of these fronts.  Where …

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Free Book: Nobody Wants to Read Your Sh*t (by Steven Pressfield)

Steven Pressfield, popular author on the creative process, just gave away his latest book.  Get a free digital copy of “Nobody Wants to Read Your Sh*t” by clicking here (Available in formats for Kindle/Nook/iTunes/PDF/etc.). Why get the book?  Because Steven Pressfield has done an amazing job of addressing the problems that plague creative folks, from pianists to playwrights.  His most …

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StudyWithAdam.com Online Fingerstyle Guitar Lessons

StudyWithAdam.com Review: Funky Fingerstyle Guitar Lessons Online

A while back, I took a look at online lessons for fingerstyle guitar.  As modern acoustic fingerstyle playing has grown in popularity, so have the options for lessons.  There’s video courses (like JamPlay), tab sites (like gtdb.org), Skype lessons (like Callum Graham), etc. One of the sites I looked at was the StudyWithAdam.com site.  Run by Adam Rafferty, StudyWithAdam.com is a membership …

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