Lesson #5: Crowd-Sourcing Has Made Guitar Buying For…

best guitar for beginners

If you’re like most, you probably have some anxiety about buying your first guitar. It’s understandable. You need to get in your car, drive to a music store, and then comes the worst part… …enduring the stuck-up salesperson looking down at you for daring to try something new. Yuck! Forget that idea. Here’s a better […]

Lesson #4: Instead of talent, THIS is what…

Focused Deliberate Guitar Practice

Talent is a overrated. That’s what Geoff Colvin discovered after combing through scientific research. He wrote a book on the subject titled “Talent is Overrated”. If you really do feel like you “aren’t cut out for guitar” I encourage you to read this book. The short version is that playing music is a skill. And […]

Lesson #3: If you’ve tried before and quit,…

tried guitar before and quit

Why do people quit the guitar? The short answer is because they are using broken, outdated methods to learn. Learning face to face with a teacher is a slow process. You get instruction once per week at most. Then you are left to practice on your own. This requires an immense motivation on your part […]

Lesson #1: Now is the best time to…

Now is the best time to START learning guitar, here’s why...

Sure, kids have some advantages over adults when learning things. Unlimited time being the main one. But as an adult, you actually have more things on your side than you might’ve realized. Patience, understanding the need for structure, and a refined musical taste are some key advantages. Approaching the guitar as a life-affirming recreational activity […]

Lesson #2: A “handicap” on guitar can actually…

Handicaps and Guitar

When you look around at other guitar players, you may think: “Wow, I can never play guitar because…” “…my fingers are too fat…” “…my hands are too small…” “…my hands are too big…” “…my hands are missing fingers…” But here’s the GOOD news: There are countless examples of people with those “handicaps” who are playing […]