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The practice hump: Why some guitarists find it hard to practice

Practice is the backbone of improvement for any guitarist, yet many of us struggle to make it a consistent part of our routine. In this article, we’ll explore common reasons guitarists avoid practice and delve into why cultivating a positive mindset towards practice is crucial for achieving rapid progress on the guitar. Top 10 excuses …

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Attenuated earplugs: The key to protecting your hearing while practicing music

As a musician, practicing is an essential part of honing your craft. However, the noise level of your instruments can lead to permanent hearing damage over time. That’s why attenuated earplugs have become an essential tool for musicians who want to protect their hearing without sacrificing the quality of their practice sessions. What are attenuated …

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Tinnitus and guitar players: Understanding the connection and protecting your hearing

Tinnitus is a common condition that affects millions of people around the world. It is characterised by a persistent ringing, buzzing, or humming sound in the ears, which can be distracting and even debilitating in some cases. For guitar players, tinnitus can have a significant impact on their ability to perform and enjoy their music. …

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Can I learn to play guitar without having to learn basic music theory?

As a guitar performance coach, I regularly meet or receive coaching enquiries from guitar players that share a common problem. They’re usually self-taught and have a rudimentary understanding of basic chords. More often than not, they might know one or two shapes of the major and minor pentatonic scales. These players all have the same …

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