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The Beginner’s Guide To Finding Your Sound & Creating Your Guitar Rig

by Jake Kougioumtzis I’m often asked by my guitar students “what kind of guitar should I get?” Or “what kind of amp do I need?” …

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The Three Phases Of Guitar Practice

One of the common things I hear from many new guitar students is how difficult practice is in the beginning, and how hard ongoing practice …

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Three Feet From Gold…

Why Quitting At The First Sign Of Adversity Is Always A Bad Idea There is a famous story called ‘3 Feet From Gold’ which I …

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Rocking With The Stars

How This Hit TV Show Fast-Tracks Development & Turns People Into Pro Dancers In 12 Weeks (and what that means for your guitar playing) If …

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How To Play A Guitar Solo Using Chords

If you are aiming to be a great guitar player, a solo guitarist, or even start writing your own licks, learning the guitar chords is …

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Has Your Guitar Playing Hit A Roadblock? You’re Probably In ‘The Dip’

If you’ve been playing guitar for a few months or even years you may be stuck in a rut where no matter how much effort …

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If You Can Type On A Computer, You Can Play Guitar

“Will my fingers ever move fast enough?” This is something I hear on and almost weekly basis as a guitar teacher as a student of mine …

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Learning Guitar Can Be Like Going To The Gym

Do you ever get tired of doing the same guitar exercises over and over when you’re practicing your guitar? I’m sure you do, and before you …

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L Plates For Guitar

Change Your Expectations, Change Your Outcomes I’d like to take a moment to talk about practice expectations. When it comes to playing guitar we have grandiose …

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You VS Jimi Hendrix

An Article About Unfair Comparisons Today I want to talk about the most famous guitarist of all time, Jimi Hendrix. While there have been many technically …

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Planting A Seed…

The last thing most people expected to see or hear from me was an article about gardening… but the last couple of weeks I’ve been …

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The Guitarists Guide To Overcoming RSI And Other Arm Injuries – Part 1

If you play guitar long enough you’re bound to have a day when you over do it and suffer a minor guitar related injury. Most …

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What Type Of Guitar Player Are You?

Take The Guitar Personality Test! Whether you are new to guitar or have already being playing for a few months or years, knowing your guitar …

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5 Things You Can Do To Keep Your Guitar Playing Momentum Up Post Covid

Did You Started Playing Guitar During Lockdown? Here’s What To Do Next! With Covid-19 restrictions easing in my home city of Melbourne (and all across …

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How To Tune A Guitar

One of the most important steps for any beginner guitar player is to first learn how to tune your guitar. In this lesson we will …

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4 Reasons Why Kids Do Not Practice

4 Reasons Why Kids Do Not Practice by Piotr Sierzputowski Regardless of how much your kid is or was excited to start guitar lessons, the …

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5 Reasons Why You Suck At Guitar

Private: 5 Reasons Why You Suck At Guitar A lot of the time you will get frustrated with you lack of progress on the guitar, …

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Developing Musical Awareness Through Pure Play

Developing Musical Awareness Through Pure Play Wouldn’t it be great if we could always play music from the exact same vantage point of a little …

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Finding the motivation for guitar and building up the habit of self discipline when it comes to practicing guitar

Finding the motivation for guitar and building up the habit of self discipline when it comes to practicing guitar Playing the guitar is a tonne …

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How Do I Know If My Child Is Able To Learn Guitar?

How Do I Know If My Child Is Able To Learn Guitar? How do I know if my child is able to learn to play …

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How To Become A Better Guitar Player Without Learning New Stuff

How To Become A Better Guitar Player Without Learning New Stuff By Byron Marks When I was first learning to play guitar, I thought that …

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How To Master The Blues Shuffle Rhythm

How To Master The Blues Shuffle Rhythm No matter how developed every other aspect of your blues guitar playing is, it will always sound sloppy …

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How To Play Another One Bites The Dust by Queen

How To Play Another One Bites The Dust by Queen How To Play Another One Bites The Dust by Queenhttps://www.youtube.com/embed/p5o2VyiVBGY?feature=oembed&wmode=opaque&showinfo=0

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How to Play: Hey Brother by Avicii

How to Play: Hey Brother by Avicii Here is an explanation on how to play Hey Brother by Avicii, find below an instructional video on …

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How To Start Jamming

How To Start Jamming What Is Jamming? Jamming is when musicians get together to play songs or chose a melody to improvise on together. Jamming …

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How To Warm Up Before You Play Guitar

How To Warm Up Before You Play Guitar Guitar injuries are more common than you might realize. Your fingers and hands go through a lot …

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How You Can Help Your Child’s Success on the guitar by choosing the right guitar teacher for them

How You Can Help Your Child’s Success on the guitar by choosing the right guitar teacher for them Choosing a great guitar teacher may be …

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Learn How To Quickly Become A Much Better Guitar Player

Learn How To Quickly Become A Much Better Guitar Player How To Quickly Become A Better Guitarist It feels great when you are making fast …

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Legato Lick Exercises

Legato Lick Exercises Here are a few legato exercises that mainly use pull-offs, slides and hammer-ons.Here is our first legato lick. This lick uses hammer-ons …

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My Big 2020 Goals

My Big 2020 Goals At the start of this year I set myself a personal goal to teach 1000 individual people how to play guitar …

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Pedal Point Exercise

Pedal Point Exercise Here is the Pedal Point Exercise Do you struggle to play accurately without “buzzing” notes, or do you find it difficult to …

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Songwriting: Form on a Micro Level

Songwriting: Form on a Micro Level By Chris Glyde Form on a micro level is a VERY LONG topic. I could write a 150-page book …

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The Best Way To Practice Guitar Without A Guitar

The Best Way To Practice Guitar Without A Guitar The Best Way To Practice Guitar Without A Guitar By Ryan Duke Have you ever found …

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Video Games vs Guitar Playing

Video Games vs Guitar Playing There seems to be a variety of students, from ones who are very willing to pick up their guitars at …

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What is the Difference Between A Major and A Minor

Here is a video explaining the difference between A major and A minor in relation to scales and chords. Do you know the difference between …

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What Makes A Guitar Expensive?

Many people who begin to take guitar lessons are often in the market for a new guitar and may find themselves astonished at the variety …

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What To Look For In A Metal Guitar

WHAT TO LOOK FOR IN A METAL GUITAR By Aldo Chircop There is more choice of electric guitars on the market today than ever before. …

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How To Begin Improvising On Guitar – 3 Easy Concepts To Get You Started.

Improvisation is the process of coming up with musical ideas on the spot and is usually thought of in a lead guitar or soloing context …

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Are You Afraid Of The Dark? How To Develop The Skills You Need To Play Guitar Without Looking.

I played a show a few weeks ago with my band Hybrid Nightmares where our regular lighting tech was unavailable and we had to use …

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5 Things You Should Always Carry In Your Guitar case

The number one rule for gigs and live shows is to always be prepared. Nothing has ever been truer for musicians than Murphy’s law and …

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How To Stay Focused With Your Guitar Playing – The 5/25 Rule For Guitar

Into them will help you make much more progress towards achieving them. Think of it like having 25 plants to water and only 12 litres …

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How To Develop Your Own Voice On Guitar

Are you trying to be the next guitar god? Do you want to shape the course of rock with your epic shred skills? Do you …

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How To Tune A Guitar

How To Tune A Guitar One of the most important steps for any beginner guitar player is to first learn how to tune your guitar.  …

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Welcome To The Melbourne Guitar Academy Blog

Welcome to the Melbourne Guitar Academy Blog Here we include a variety of special content that includes guitar lessons, music career advice, help for others …

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