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3 Mistakes Every Beginning Guitarist Makes

3 Mistakes Every Beginning Guitarist Makes

When you begin your career as a guitarist, don’t expect to immediately sound like Carlos Santana. You’ll make mistakes along the way, but don’t lose hope. Learning to play the guitar is a process that takes time and practice. Here…

Fun With Guitar Pedals Part 2

Fun with Guitar Pedals Part 2

‘Ello! Yes, I am back for more pedal talk (with pedals!). Bill, the oh-so tired artiste, is “on holiday” of course (from what, I don’t know. He certainly doesn’t do much here save for show up once a fortnight to…

20 Guitar Players To Never Listen To

20 Guitar Players to Never Listen to

Here is my list of 20 guitar players you should avoid like the plague. Some are poor guitar players who saw success despite their extreme lack of talent while others are so unbelievably talented that listening to them will drive…

The Late Great Chuck Berry: Mr. Motor-Vator

The Late Great Chuck Berry: Mr. Motor-Vator

Chuck Berry was a pirate. An outlaw. A convicted felon. He was gifted and crazy. He was Rock & Roll. Ever considered why it’s always Harry Belafonte, Jimmy Cliff, Aretha Franklin, Stevie Wonder, the Four Tops, and the like, at…

My Advice For Practicing Guitar

My Advice for Practicing Guitar

When giving guitar lessons, I try to teach my students how to develop good habits for practicing on their own. For beginners, it’s not obvious which habits are good and which are not. Here is the advice I most commonly…

Learning To Sing While Playing The Guitar

Learning to Sing while Playing the Guitar

Many beginners taking guitar lessons cannot wait for the opportunity to start playing and singing their favorite songs. However, learning to sing while simultaneously playing the guitar is harder than some expect. Here are some tips to help you out…