September 24, 2019

Guitar: Why Do Some Fail to Make Progress?

Why do some guitarists fail to make progress even after hours of practice and dedication?
July 9, 2019
How to Start a Band

The Importance of Winning

Winning isn’t everything, but it sure is important. How many times have you had a “winning experience” at some point in the day and felt negative afterword? Seldom. What we do as guitar players to improve can be a slow, gradual move forward. For example, today I can play this at 79 bpm when yesterday it was 78 bpm. Progress? No doubt. But it doesn’t really feel like winning does it?
July 2, 2019
How to Start a Band

How to Play with Feeling – Part 2

Feel is your guitar fingerprint, the totally unique aspect of your playing style. It doesn’t matter your level of experience, there is something unique about your sound.
June 11, 2019
right guitar instructor

Find the Right Guitar Teacher – 12 Tips

Choosing the right guitar teacher is an important decision. Regardless of how you choose to improve your skills, with or without a personal coach, it takes time. We all must guard our precious time because there’s so little of it to spare. This article is all about making the correct choice to find the right guitar instructor. There’s a big payoff when you make this decision correctly.
June 6, 2019
How do I get better at guitar?

How to Play with Feeling

Drop the analytical decision making and allow your many hours of practice and repetition to take control. To play expressively, allow your emotions to choose notes, rhythm, and playing techniques. Become the passenger instead of the driver. I like to think of this as “thoughtless” guitar playing.
May 25, 2019
How do I get better at guitar?

How do I get better at guitar?

The answer to "how do I get better at guitar?" usually is, practice. It's more complicated than that. Easy answers are often clear, simple, and wrong. In my list of Top Ten Tips to Master Guitar, the following is my number one tip. Check it out.
May 17, 2019
Free beginner rock guitar lessons

Beginner Rock Guitar Lessons

This beginner rock guitar lesson includes everything needed to get started playing rock guitar today. Learn to read tab, play power chords, tune, and more. 4 lessons free of charge.
May 11, 2019
How to Start a Band

How to Form a Band – Complete

Doug Marks knows a thing or two about How to Start a Band. He's been a band mate of Scott Travis (Judas Priest) and Lonnie Vencent (King Kobra, Bullet Boys) and recorded an album featuring Matt Sorum (Guns N' Roses) on drums. He developed these strategies beginning with small local bands.