October 2013

The Best Guitar For You

New students often ask what is the best guitar for a beginner to use. Is one particular type better, or easier to play than another? This is an important question to answer since the instrument you choose is meant to be your close partner for the next several years, or maybe even life, so you […]

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Is Your Guitar Setup Right?

Many people have discovered that buying a guitar online can be a great way to save money. But what happens if your brand-new instrument arrives and you can’t play it because the action is too high or the intonation is off? What do I mean by “Action” and “Intonation”? Let me explain… Action refers to […]

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FAQ: How long to learn guitar?

Q: How long does it take to learn to play an instrument properly? And more specifically, how long to learn guitar? A: My pat-ready answer is ‘not very long‘. If you want a more detailed one, it depends on what you mean by ‘properly’. There are a few stages of guitar learning that everyone goes […]

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Free Lessons or Paid Lessons?

“Let me get this straight… you’re providing FREE lessons on this site (some of the best, most detailed and easiest to follow anywhere on the net), and yet you promote and want me to spend $$ BUYING stuff to teach me guitar? Why would I do that?” The above is a content summary of some […]

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4 Guitar Playing Pitfalls to Avoid

1. The Good Enough Syndrome This syndrome can happen if you become satisfied with sloppy guitar playing and don’t make an effort to improve your technique. As a result, you slowly slip into complacency and don’t ever seem to get any better. Beware of being satisfied with “good enough” when you should be pushing yourself […]

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