PORCH PICKIN’ – EPISODE 3




Frustrated With Your Guitar Playing? Cut Yourself a Break: Part 1

One of the challenges every guitar teacher has is that of students who want to learn more advanced playing techniques before they are truly ready. They get jazzed up and want to play all their favorite songs by their favorite artists. I love the excitement and enthusiasm, but we need to slow down here, Champ.

So You Want To Learn Guitar, Huh?

In this article, I’m going to discuss what it takes to actually learn how to play the guitar. I’m going to talk about not only the mental aspects but also the discipline required and how you should proceed to learn. Many people say they want to learn how to play the guitar.

Know Your Guitar Well With Guitar History Facts

The guitar is arguably one of the best instruments to play. This is because besides the guitar being quite intriguing and fun to play, acquiring guitar playing skills is easier than acquiring skills of any other instrument thereof. Most guitarists are very fond of knowing guitar history facts for purposes of understanding the evolution of guitars quite well.

Playing the Drums – Practical Practicing!

In this article I will share some valuable tips for practicing the drums, some that may not be obvious at first. Although the tips may not be the typical sort you might expect to find, they are valuable and, when put into practice, will set you apart from other drumming students.

5 Tips to Help You Improvise With Guitar Scales

Here are five tips to help you move from just playing guitar scales to use them for improvisation. This article will cover; choosing a backing track, using arpeggios, how to seek inspiration from other guitar solos and how to stay motivated.

The Purchasing Dilemma

As a private music teacher for over 30 years, I have been asked numerous times, “what type of instrument should I buy?” The following are the pros and cons of each of the types of instruments that one can choose from when beginning piano/keyboard lessons.

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