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Getting Your First Gig Getting Your First Gig

When learning to play any instrument, and not least the guitar, it is fairly common... 

Learn The Way That Makes You Comfortable Learn The Way That Makes You Comfortable

The big question for many amateur guitarists is a tricky one to answer. What is the... 

Going Deaf For A Living? Going Deaf For A Living?

A number of the most talented musicians in the world share a particular tale of woe.... 

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If You Find That You’re A Talented Guitarist If You Find That You’re A Talented Guitarist

There are some things at which some people find out they are gifted without having... 

How Different Genres Have Used Guitars How Different Genres Have Used Guitars

Some of the most proficient guitarists in the world are not known to many people,... 

Say Goodbye To Your Fingernails … And Other Guitar Side-Effects Say Goodbye To Your Fingernails … And Other Guitar Side-Effects

Any long-time guitarist will tell you, as you are starting out as a beginner, that... 

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If At First You Don’t Succeed… If At First You Don’t Succeed…

The first time you pick up a guitar and try to play it, you will probably not get very far beyond strumming the strings a couple of times and getting a noise that is on the very far outside wing of what is considered “music”. It’s the same for most guitarists first time around, no matter how brilliant they go on to be. The tricky part can be keeping... [Read more of this article]

Finding A Guitar Teacher The Easy Way Finding A Guitar Teacher The Easy Way

Everyone who loves guitar-based music thinks, however briefly, about how wonderful it would be to be able to make that music themselves. Some of us give up at an early stage, convinced that, like particle physics and fine art, the guitar is one of those things you can either do or you cannot. For those of us with more perseverance, it is then a matter... [Read more of this article]

Can You Learn Guitar From A Book? Can You Learn Guitar From A Book?

One of the most time-honored ways that people get started when learning the guitar is to buy a “primer” – a book which explains, often using pictures, how to learn the correct fingering techniques to get a tuneful sound from a guitar. There is certainly a benefit to being ready to learn from such a book – it lets you see the basics, how to nail... [Read more of this article]

You Won’t Sound Like That To Start With You Won’t Sound Like That To Start With

There are, it cannot be denied, some guitarists whose talent is so clear and so pure that simply listening to what they create makes you want to applaud. Some riffs are so amazing that they make you want to sing, or dance, or jump about the room like a moron, and some songs which would be nothing, absolutely nothing, without that guitar-led intro that... [Read more of this article]

Would You Rather Be Good Or Famous? Would You Rather Be Good Or Famous?

There is an old parable which relates to humility and goes along the following lines. A training musician is visited by a magic genie who says he can give him a choice between two wishes. He can make him incredibly talented at playing his guitar but unsuccessful commercially, or incredibly successful without having any talent. The musician plumps for... [Read more of this article]

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