Surround Yourself With the Right People - 113

podcast Feb 26, 2020

Dealing with people can be difficult when playing music. 

This is the other stuff!

This is what most don't think about when they start to become musicians.

We tend to focus on what is in front of us, like:

  • A challenge
  • A new riff 
  • A new scale
  • A new song or setlist
  • New Chords or Rhythms...
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Should I Upgrade My Guitar or Buy New? - 112

podcast Feb 18, 2020

Does your guitar leave something to be desired. Does it struggle to keep up with your playing?

Today, I’m going to go over the things to consider before you decide whether to upgrade or buy new.

Upgrading and buying a new guitar can be so much fun. I've purchased and...

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Know Your Common Chord Progressions on Guitar – 111

podcast Feb 12, 2020

If you asked me what the one thing is that you can master that will give you the best results in the shortest amount of time, I’d say: Chord Progressions.

I learned pretty early on that having a solid foundation in chord progressions would help me in almost any area of guitar that I wanted...

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Interview With Angela Petrilli - 110

podcast Feb 05, 2020

Today, I Interview LA Guitarist Angela Petrilli.

We’re talking about solid rhythm guitar playing, tasteful solos, open tuning, singing and playing and so much more! 

Angela Petrilli is a pro guitar player from Los Angeles.

Growing up in a musical and artistic household, Angela first...

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Guitar Hand Strength and Flexibility - 109

podcast Jan 29, 2020

 

Have you had hand or wrist issues when playing chords? Have you experienced hand cramps or sharp pains when trying to play certain things? Today, I talk about how much hand strength you need and about a type of exercise that can help these problems.

First, I go over the different types of...

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Problems Playing Chords - 108

podcast Jan 22, 2020

 

Are your chords being played as clean as possible?

Have you had issues getting all of the notes to ring true without any unwanted notes or sounds? Today I fix the two biggest chord playing problems and give you the steps to take to play them great, every-time!

Did chords come easy to you...

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When Do You Move On? - 107

podcast Jan 15, 2020

 How do you know when enough is enough?

 

 

When does practicing the same thing over and over start to have diminishing returns.

 

Today, I go over three big signs to look out for that you might be over practicing, and a new way to practice to fix this situation.

This topic...

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Strumming Problems - 106

Last year, the podcast that, by far, had the most responses was my episode that helped career beginner guitarists. They are guitarists who have played for years and years and never seem to get any better. 

I've found by helping a lot of "career beginner" players that they have several...

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Happy New Year - 105

podcast practice Jan 01, 2020

Just a quick episode today to wish you a happy new year and to work out why it’s so difficult to stay on a practice routine.

Every January, a lot of guitarists start up new practice routines. I find that it parallels the very common new year exercise resolutions.

It's common knowledge that...

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Take A Step Backward To Start Moving Forward - 104

podcast practice Dec 25, 2019

On today's episode, We take a look back at our playing and practicing this year. It's time to ask the questions:

  • Am I any better now than I was last year at this time?
  • What have I done this year that worked?
  • What have I done that didn't?

I then use my own playing as an example of how you can...

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