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, this is the number one tip.
May 20, 2019
How to be a great guitarist

How to be a Great Guitarist – A Simple Secret

Ever wondered what it takes to go from ordinary to extraordinary? Dan Mumm shares his secret. It's important insight into becoming an original.
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 12, 2019
Practice Guitar

Guitar Practice: Practice Makes Perfect by Dan Mumm

Neoclassical shred guitarist Dan Mumm explains his guitar practice secrets. These tips show that guitar mastery depends on a great practice routine. This in-depth article explains how proper practice technique has contributed to Dan's success.
May 12, 2019
Sweep Picking for Beginners

Sweep Picking for Beginners by Dan Mumm

Sweep Picking for beginners is a guide that will quickly show you the fundamental techniques to play sweeping arpeggios. Master this within a week. This is easy enough for a beginner but still enlightening for experienced players that haven't yet mastered this technique.
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.
May 5, 2019
An Ego Problem

Ego and Progress on Guitar

One of the main reasons people are drawn to the guitar is the idea of self-actualization.  Because the guitar is a means to express oneself, to see measurable personal growth and to find success in an incredibly competitive space, it’s a beacon to the ambitious.  Of course, this can lead to a bit of a catch 22 that many serious guitarists have to deal with at some point.  This has to do with a little thing we call ego.
May 5, 2019
Recording software for guitar

Recording Software for Guitar

Tips, pointers, a review and poll about recording software for guitar. These are the digital audio workstations recommended by our students.