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Obliterate Your Frustration By Thinking Long-Term

I've noticed from my guitar teaching experience that many guitarists often feel immense frustration when it comes to their guitar playing. And while there are many potential reasons for this frustration, a very common one is having a short-term mindset. What I mean by...

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Inverting Guitar Licks: Part 1

In this guitar lesson, we're going to take a look at the concept of inverting guitar licks. This is a very simple, but often overlooked, strategy that helps you to get a lot more mileage from all the licks that you learn. The basic idea of inverting licks is to take a...

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How Fast Should You Be Progressing?

Occasionally I'll get an email from a guitarist wanting lessons from me who says something like..."If I start lessons with you, how fast will I progress?". This type of question bugs the hell out of me for a few reasons... I don't know what their practice habits are...

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Playing Guitar Licks With Different Subdivisions: Part 1

I think we've all had the frustration of woodshedding a lick only for it to never appear in our soloing when we improvise. It can often feel like a waste of time to work so hard on something, only to notice that we can't use it in our playing! So what causes this...

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Embracing Repetition

Let me ask you a couple of quick questions… How long did it take you to memorise the alphabet when you were a kid?How many times did you write it out, read it, and say it out aloud before you had totally mastered it? If you're like me then you probably can't remember....

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