Guitar Barre Chords – The Myth About ‘Finger Strength’

Guitar Barre Chords – The Myth About ‘Finger Strength’

Technique Over Brute Force The term ‘strength’ when used with barre chords kind of grinds my gears. You do need to develop some …but there’s a point where you need to look at technique. Our fingers are operated by tendons in our forearms (not muscles!), which can’t...
5 Don’ts While Learning the Guitar

5 Don’ts While Learning the Guitar

I came across this blog by Sanjay Nair (link to the original article is in the footer) and thought I’d share the wisdom here.  These are some wise words! Number 1: Trying to self learn: Are you bitten by the do it yourself bug? I love the do-it-yourself bit too....
Are You Really Playing Guitar?

Are You Really Playing Guitar?

Learning to play an instrument can be a gruelling experience, filled with ups and downs that can leave you disheartened and wondering why you even began. I shared a snippet of this video on my instagram account a while ago but wanted to feature it here in full.  I...

Follow up notes for my students

Another busy morning writing follow up notes for my students! I’ve heard some horror stories this week about people spending their lessons basically practising. Lessons are for learning and you should be leaving feeling equipped to practise what you’ve...
6 hours practise time in a day – 5 Tips For Better Practise

6 hours practise time in a day – 5 Tips For Better Practise

What do ou do when you rack up about 6 hours practise time in a day and realise the rest of your life might not be quite enough ???? After a few monster practise sessions recently, and helping some students make better use of their practise time, I thought I’d...