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Ten Thousand Hour Rule for a Guitar Player and How Long it Takes to Reach that Level

The “10,000-Hour Rule” is a popular concept that suggests it takes approximately 10,000 hours of practice to achieve mastery in any field. This idea gained widespread recognition through Malcolm Gladwell’s 2008 book, ‘Outliers: The Story of Success’. While the rule has…

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Some tips for guitar players on how to prepare for a recording session

For a performing guitarist and composer, one of the major tasks is recording new tracks at the studio. Any studio session requires adequate preparation which is slightly different than the preparation for a live performance.  I’ll try to highlight some of…

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Difference between playing live and playing in front of the camera

I have been mostly making music at home since 2009. I was very active in the live music scene prior to that but since 2009, due to other commitments, I have focused more on music teaching and my own practice.  And…

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Realistic expectations when getting guitar lessons. How long does it take to learn to play at an elementary level?

Over the years working as a guitar teacher, I have come across many different types of students with different mindset and expectations. Some understand the process of learning and maintain a realistic expectation whereas some (including parents) would have very unrealistic…

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Do not use a metronome when you are practising guitar

This probably goes completely against what you have read on forums or being taught by other guitar teachers. We have always been taught that practising with a metronome is the best way to practise and it helps to improve ones rhythm…

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Playing in bands can slowdown your growth as a guitar player

This is a controversial topic but in my experience I have noticed that playing in bands or being a performing artist can slowdown ones growth as a guitar player. I have come to this conclusion from my own experience and also…

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Do I need to take lessons from an experienced guitar teacher to learn how to play?

The short answer is ‘yes, you do’. The long answer is ‘it depends ………’ Private music lessons are usually expensive. But the expense is well justified because you get to learn from someone who is not only experienced in playing the…

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5 essential tips to become a successful guitar player

I have been giving guitar lessons for more than 10 years now and over the years, I have noticed certain traits that make people successful with the guitar.  By success, I don’t mean how many followers one has on Instagram. Success…

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