If you aren’t playing at the speed of at least 200 BPM in sixteenth notes, Mike Philippov’s latest article will greatly help you to get closer to this goal.
Sometimes the desire to fix every problem a student may have all at once may cause even more problems. Tom Hess describes how to break down a bad habit so that both teacher and student can tackle it in easy, manageable steps.
Have you ever thought about teaching but then thought that you might not be qualified? Let’s dispel a lot of the myths about what it takes to teach guitar.
In his latest article, Tom explores some of the problems that beginners tend to have making and changing guitar chords. Whether you’re a guitar teacher or just someone starting out on the guitar, you’ll find some very valuable tips here on how to go about practicing chord changes.
One way of developing speed, whether you’re a shredder or not, is to combine your picking and legato (slurring) techniques. Mike Philippov lays out some step-by-step exercises to help you gain both speed and accuracy in your playing.
In the second article in this series, Tom examines the sloppines of extraneous string noise and demonstrates some excellent muting techniques that can benefit advanced players as well as beginners, giving them more control over their playing.