Motivation

The Perfect Practice Sandwich

Let’s face it, practicing guitar can be a pain sometimes. Why can’t you just play songs you enjoy when you feel like it and not worry about making time for it, doing exercises, or going over the harder parts? The…

Getting Kids Interested in Music

Many parents would like to introduce their kids to music. Music is a great outlet, a chance to develop creativity, and has a slough of well-documented health benefits. And on top of it all: Music is enjoyable for the players…

5 Books that Changed My Guitar Playing

Everyone has their top books that changed the way they see things and go about their lives. Here are five books that not only changed my viewpoint, but also my approach and course of guitar playing—and none of them are…

Discomfort and the Secret of Guitar Mastery

Becoming a decent guitar player is surprisingly easy. You just have to play for many hours—whatever music you enjoy—and after a while you’ll turn some heads. You’ll probably enjoy playing on your own or for friends, and perhaps have some…

15 Ways to Write a Song (Part 1)

One of the top songwriting questions is: Where do you start? Do you begin with a feeling? With lyrics? With music? In reality, there are dozens of ways to write a song, and while many songwriters have one preferred method,…