You Must Have Patience Grasshopper

When I first startedĀ learning guitarĀ I was a total practice maniac! I had no real structure to my practice. I just put in the hours and hoped that I got better. And I did. But there was a problem. I practised something different almost every day. My practice...

Do You Have This Deadly Belief?

A very rewarding part of teaching electric guitar is seeing a student develop belief in themselves. It’s really cool to see that as their belief grows, so do their efforts. And of course, this means that their progress accelerates. And as their progress...

Learning To Time Travel Using Your Guitar

I think that many guitarists are frustrated by their progress. They think about how many years they’ve been playing. And then they think about how they should be much better than they are. And this causes them to feel bad. It’s an easy trap to fall into....

Understanding The Overflow Effect

When I first started playing guitar I had an incredible enthusiasm, passion and drive to get good. And this led me to practice my ass off. And this is a good thing. I don’t think anyone ever gets good at a musical instrument without this strong desire and...