Playing Guitar While Standing Up

Playing Guitar While Standing Up

Playing guitar as a hobby or professionally is quite fulfilling for every musician. It is an excellent outlet for a person’s passion and creativity. But you need to learn the guitar basics first to play the guitar. If you want to love playing guitar like your...
How To Record Your Guitar And Sound Great

How To Record Your Guitar And Sound Great

This week’s post is from a guest blogger – Leigh Fuge – from MGR Music – and this post really contains so much awesome insight into recording guitar and how to go about capturing that awesome tone. Please enjoy!     We’ve all done it. We’ve all...
Improving Chord Changes

Improving Chord Changes

Well it has been a while since the last post but we have a few great guest posts coming up and lots happening over here at TMTG. Thank you also to the new subscribers, great to have you on board!   Today we are really going to focus on improving chord changes. This is...
My Favourite Teaching Phrases

My Favourite Teaching Phrases

In this week’s post I’m collating my top 5 phrases I say to students generally anywhere from beginner to early intermediate. Why? Well in lessons I’m frequently saying these as they are vital to fundamental technique, and so for practice at home it’s great to be...
Teaching Yourself Songs

Teaching Yourself Songs

This week’s blog is inspired by a lesson I had with a student this week. I’ve long believed as a teacher – especially in this day in age – with such a vast amount of resources online, that a large part of my role as a teacher is to teach students how to...
The Nashville Number System

The Nashville Number System

This was inspired by one of my lessons with a student over Skype yesterday where we talked about using the Nashville number system (this student is undertaking learning a lot of repertoire as a guitar-vocalist).   For some of you, this will be very simple, for others...
Should I Learn the Ukulele?

Should I Learn the Ukulele?

Is learning the ukulele really worth it? Firstly, I should say that this is written in the perspective of ‘should I learn the ukulele to then make learning guitar easier?’ If you just want to learn ukulele for itself I’ll answer that quickly – yes. Also, this is...
How To Be An Engaged Listener

How To Be An Engaged Listener

Recently I’ve been focusing a lot more on writing, arranging and mixing, so it has me in a different mindset when I listen to music. I’m constantly listening for how things are fitting into the sound spectrum so that I can then apply the same principles. I think that...
Making the Most Out of Your Scales

Making the Most Out of Your Scales

It’s no secret that to become really proficient in any instrument, scales are one of the most efficient ways to do so. This is something I went over in one my earliest blogs – The Importance of Learning Scales. But are you getting the most out of your scales? Or...
The Easiest Way To Learn Chord Progressions

The Easiest Way To Learn Chord Progressions

This week we have a very special post from Marc-Andre Seguin, the webmaster brains behind jazzguitarlessons.net. Be sure to go and check them out, there are loads of video lessons, PDFs, blog posts and various resources to help you take guitar and jazz to the next...
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