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18/12/2015

Guitar Cool: Escaping Mediocrity

Many music teachers will have students who say they want to be great guitar players, but have no idea how to escape mediocrity, ...

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06/11/2015

Guitar Cool: Are You A Multi-Skilled Guitar Player?

Many guitar players think that just playing the instrument is all that matters, but that is an idea that’'s seriously wrong. ...

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31/08/2015

Guitar Cool: Stuck In A Rut?

It's been wintery for a few months now and you may well be feeling like you're stuck in a rut. A few people have been asking ...

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12/08/2015

Guitar Cool: Playing Guitar and Singing

Many guitarists have difficulty with playing guitar and singing together. Although it looks easy when you see a confident ...

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24/04/2015

Guitar Cool: How Dynamic Is Your Playing?

One of the things that noticeably separates professional players from amateur ones is the use of dynamics. Dynamics normally ...

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17/12/2014

Guitar Cool: Octave Licks

Guitar players are always borrowing ideas from each other no matter what genre of music they are involved in. In the 1960s ...

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20/10/2014

Guitar Cool: Getting Better Results From Your Practising

Many prospective students say that they have a lot of trouble with making practising fun while getting good results at the ...

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15/09/2014

Guitar Cool: Tremolo Picking

When guitar players get together they often talk about how fast they can play, or even show off their speed. Although playing ...

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15/07/2014

Guitar Cool: Effect Pedal Chains

I’m regularly asked about effects pedals (also called stomp boxes) and what order to have them in. This is a very subjective ...

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