5 Great Song Writing Tips

5 Great Song Writing Tips

The more I’m blogging, the more I’m finding that my blogs are inspired by my students and the lessons I have with them. Recently songwriting has been coming up, hence this blog. Writing songs gives such great joy that is rare to find elsewhere. It can also be quite...
7 Essential Activities For Regular Practice

7 Essential Activities For Regular Practice

In last week’s blog we talked about making practice as efficient as possible. We looked at what to incorporate into our practice session to ensure we are getting the most out of the hours we put in.   I promised to create a more practical post with specifics of...
10 Tips For Efficient Guitar Practice

10 Tips For Efficient Guitar Practice

Everyone knows that to get good at guitar, or anything, it’s practice practice practice. This shouldn’t be a surprise to anyone.   However, the saying “work smart, not hard” also has some validity, though I would argue that it is important to...
Chord Theory – Part 5: Chords and the Major Scale

Chord Theory – Part 5: Chords and the Major Scale

We’ve learnt all about different types of chords in the last 4 weeks – part 1, part 2, part 3, part 4 so now it’s time to look at the application of those chords in relation to the major scale.   From the outset it is important to be clear that there...