“The Day I Almost Lit My Guitar On Fire…” (An Open Letter from a Beginner Guitarist)

Hey Rockstar! Steve here and I wanted to share with you a letter I recently received from one of my Beginner guitar clients… “The day I almost lit my guitar on fire…” Hey Steve, it’s Ryan… I never told you this, but a few months ago I was VERY close to committing the ultimate sin… It was…

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3 Smart Tips To Get The Most Out Of Your Guitar Practice

Hey Rockstars, Ok, I’m not going to lie… The picture at the top of the page makes me look like a KISS superfan (I’m really not). 😛 While I don’t mind a KISS tune here and there, the reason for the pictures is twofold: I’ve toured across North America opening for Gene and the boys  back in…

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Is it really possible to master Barre Chords in just 28 days?

Are you struggling to make ANY progress with your Barre Chords? Do you hate seeing an F Major or B minor in EVERY song you’re trying to learn? If so, then I want to tell you you’re not alone. The Solution I also want to tell you about an upcoming training and Q+A I’m holding, where I’ll…

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Learn Songs Faster In 6 Easy Steps!

If you’re looking to learn songs faster on your guitar, then you’ve come to the right place. 😀 I created this post because I’ve been receiving a lot of questions from guitarists about how it’s taking them WAY too long to learn songs online. Now, correct me if I’m wrong, but if this sounds like your situation, then…

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Get More Stretch And (Finally) Play That F…

This is Part 2 of a 3-part series on playing better Barre Chords: Part 1 – How to Get Rid of Barre Chords Pain in Under 5 Minutes! Part 2 [You Are Here] – Get More Stretch And (Finally) Play That F… Part 3 – Be All You Can B…minor!   This is the difference. The difference between the…

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A Common Practicing Mistake (That You Might Be Making)

Here’s one of the most common practicing mistakes that we all make – and guess what… it just took one short conversation with a client to realize I was making it too. So the question is, are you making this same mistake in your guitar playing? Please leave a comment below and tell me what you…

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Guitar Troubleshooting With The Learning Diamond!

Hey Rockstar! Are you finding that you can play parts of songs, but have trouble putting it all together? Are you able to play an entire song, but always make mistakes at the same part? Or is it that you can never play a song, riff, or solo up to speed? Either way, I think you’re…

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9 Ways To Practice Guitar WITHOUT A Guitar!

Hey Rockstars! When it comes to practicing the guitar, we all have reasons why we can’t practice as much as we want to. Most people blame time, family/work responsibilities, and life getting in the way as the main culprits for not being able to practice. The ironic part is that you DO have the time…

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The Pillow Trick (aka “Getting In Bed With Your Goal”)

So I was rummaging through some old articles I wrote and here was one that stood out. It was written about guitar practice, but can be applied to creating habits for almost any goal (getting more work done, squeezing in some extra pushups, reading more, etc.). Although I’ve gone on to modify this process, this…

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