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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The Benefits Of Using A Roadmap - 103

podcast practice Dec 18, 2019

Learning guitar should be easier than ever before... right? Then, why are so many struggling with getting significant results?

The technology has changed but people haven't. The time tested practice of having a mentor take you from point A to point B, is still the best way to learn. 


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What Guitar Accessories Do You Really Need? - 102

podcast Dec 11, 2019

Ah! Guitar accessories... extra stuff for your guitar.

Today I’m going to go over what you need, what you don’t and what to consider for the three big stages of guitar playing, beginner, intermediate, and advanced.

It's always fun to get something new for your guitar, but sometimes...

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Moving From Practicing Scales To Making Melodies - 101

melody podcast scales Dec 04, 2019

Are you stuck in practicing mode?

Do your solos sound like you are practicing scale patterns?

Today I unpack a very common problem to help a founding member of the academy.

Check out what Founding member Evan shared about his experience with guitar:

      • Now that I know the basic parts, how do I...
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