resources FOR GUITAR AND voice
So you have started music lessons for a year now, and there are times where you will rather not play. There could be other people telling you to practice for your next music lesson. Or you could just not feel motivated enough to practice, distracted by video games.
This article is for you if you are a parent or student is looking for specific strategies to stay with your instrument. You may be in ‘music lessons limbo’, and wonder ‘what’s next’.
Believe it or not, no guitar is ever manufactured perfectly.
There are dents, the action is too high, it’s too hard to push the fingers on the strings…
Even the frets may be dirty from all the wear-and-tear of the store.
So here are 6 tips on how to maintain your guitar, so that it is squeaky clean and easy to play.
Learning guitar is a fun and exciting endeavour. But it can also be very nerve-wracking, especially if you don’t know what to buy, or how to prepare for your lesson. Here are the frequently asked questions I get asked by beginner guitarists, especially if you are buying your first guitar.
Having the right guide is essential in your learning process, but being proactive and an eager learner is just as important.
In this article, Fernando Sanchez from Musico Express shows you 7 ways to reinforce what you have learned in your music lessons.
Who are your guitar superheroes?
In this article, Brian Parham explores what it is like to surrender to your inner rock star, and develop as a rock guitarist, regardless of age.
Why should you join a rock band program at your school?
In this article, Dirk Johnson explains five reasons why teens should enrol in a rock band program at schools.
How to properly warm up the voice for singing is probably one of the most common questions I get asked as a voice teacher. In this article, Lauren Bateman discusses the purpose of warming up the voice, and suggests how to structure your vocal warm up for singing.
Do I learn songs or theory in my guitar, piano and singing lessons?
The truth is: you can do both, and here are some things you must consider in your first music lessons.
How do you choose the right music teacher for you? Justin shares one tip and three stories to show you how. Read on!
Here is one way you can structure your guitar practice routine.
Guitar practice is like practicing for any sport. It requires exercise and warm-ups before you start playing. Follow these 5 hand stretches to get the most out of your guitar practice.
To play chord transitions well, every guitar player must learn the shape of the chord, timing on your strumming hand and the string clarity of your fretted hand. Learn 3 guitar exercises that can help you practice chord transitions more effectively.
Learn the 4 guitar scales every beginner and intermediate player should know. A guitar lesson for lead guitar players. Featuring my brother on bass!
In this episode, Justin shows you 3 strumming patterns on the guitar for any rock and pop song in 4/4 time. A guitar lesson for beginners.
In this episode, Justin discusses 3 left hand exercises on the guitar for beginners.