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Guitar Lessons: Beginner
If you've practiced for
years and never really improved you must learn these simple tips.
feel like I'm not getting anywhere!
I have had my guitar back and I have been practicing and I feel
like I'm getting nowhere! it seems so hard!
The first thing to do is to correctly diagnose what is giving you
trouble with your guitar playing. Are you having difficulties with
* Tapping your foot
* Chord changes
* Remembering the chord shapes
* Getting the guitar in Tune
* Sore Fingers
* etc ?
In your studies it is very important to be aware of the effects of
environmental factors such as weather, light and background noise.
If it is a hot, stifling day, the oxygen count is low, your
learning is going to be affected. Improper lighting can cause
fatigue and eye strain. Be sure that your practice area is
Next be aware of distracting noise in the environment. We live in
a world of 60-cycle hum. The electricity in all of our walls is
humming away, producing a pitch somewhere between B flat and B
natural. If there is an air conditioner or refrigerator nearby,
the sound can influence everything you play. You can be severely
out of tune with the refrigerator and easily mis-diagnose the
problem as a fault of being "tone deaf" or lack of
How to Play Guitar
Rave Reviews for Express Guitar:
|As a student of Mike Hayes since 1999, I have found his teaching methods and products to be first class. Whatever style or area of music I have been interested in, he has provided me with useful information, advice and study materials. His style of teaching and teaching products enabled me to progress through his guitar course far quicker than I ever imagined. He also helps in teaching yourself to find and develop your own style of music. Mikeís teaching gives his studentís the ability to become useful musicians, not just guitarists.
Stephen J Reid
Guitarist & Musician
This course teaches us how to learn, how to retain, and how to recall information quickly. This entire program is built around "connected learning" with key phrases, picture words ( yes there is such a thing ) and the most dynamic personal motivator I have ever had the pleasure of knowing.
Ken C Simpson
Business Owner & Guitarist
The course is varied, in-depth and well-structured, making learning and comprehension fast, thorough and enjoyable. Itís a great way of learning, as you can pace yourself and move onto the next stage when you feel competent. I find this course both innovative and inspirational. I find myself leaving Mikeís lessons with the determination to reach my new
Karl J Ricker
Sunshine Coast, Australia