Guitar Lessons
Rutbuster: Play Without a Pick

Rutbuster: Play Without a Pick

This is the second post in a series called Rutbusters. Check out the first post if you haven't already. The idea for this second rutbuster is super simple...play without a pick. This is not a lesson on fingerstyle guitar. It's just my attempt to get you electric...

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Rutbuster: Rhythmic Limitation

Rutbuster: Rhythmic Limitation

This is the first in a series of blog posts intended to get you out of a rut with your guitar playing. It's all too easy (and common) to lose momentum with learning the guitar. Your playing becomes predictable, repetitive, boring. Enter the rutbuster. The first...

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My Top 7 Tips for Solo Guitar Arrangements

My Top 7 Tips for Solo Guitar Arrangements

Most of the time I'm playing guitar in a band context, but occasionally I get to play unaccompanied solo guitar arrangements. Here are my top 7 tips for creating interesting and memorable solo guitar arrangements. 1. Transpose the Melody to Different Octaves The...

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4 Steps to Becoming Your Own Guitar Teacher

4 Steps to Becoming Your Own Guitar Teacher

I've heard it said that anyone who knows anything is self-taught. There's some truth to this statement. If you're a self-taught guitarist, this post will provide a 4 step process for deeply learning any new musical concept. Of the dozens of students I've taught over...

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4 Finger Savers For Acoustic Guitar

4 Finger Savers For Acoustic Guitar

Like many of you, I am primarily an electric guitarist. So when situations arise that require me to play acoustic guitar for more than half an hour or so, I know my left hand is in for it.  The good news is that I've discovered a few hacks that make playing the...

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