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You Tube Guitar Lessons Not As Good As The Real Thing!
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You Tube Guitar Lessons Not As Good As The Real Thing!

Minneapolis (Minnetrista) guitar Teacher Scott Jensen possesses strong and impassioned ideas about the value of learning guitar with a guitar teacher in person, and he was kind enough to send us this article in which he outlines the pitfalls of learning guitar via YouTube guitar lessons rather than availing yourself […]

It’s Called “Playing Guitar” For a Reason!
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It’s Called “Playing Guitar” For a Reason!

The idea of learning to play guitar is that it will enrich your life with the sheer pleasure of finding a way to express yourself and connect with others on a uniquely human level. However, all too often, aspiring guitarists (as well as accomplished guitarists) get distracted by the technical […]

Skype Lessons Revolutionizing The Guitar Teaching Industry!
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Skype Lessons Revolutionizing The Guitar Teaching Industry!

Guitar teachers can now teach guitar to anyone, anywhere! The demand for Skype guitar lessons is on the rise, as the opportunity for aspiring guitarists to take guitar lessons with their perfect guitar teacher is no longer limited by scheduling conflicts or geographic constraints. The advancing technology of Skype, FaceTime, […]

Learning How To Play Guitar: Magic vs Hard Work
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Learning How To Play Guitar: Magic vs Hard Work

Brooklyn guitar teacher James Berry, whom many of you know from his interviews with other guitar teachers on FindAGuitarTeacher, has been a contributor to this blog on a number of occasions, and he’s sent us another article – this time in response to the recent dust-up between Taylor Swift and […]

The Art of Teaching Beginning Guitar
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The Art of Teaching Beginning Guitar

James Berry, who gives guitar lessons in Brooklyn, New York, and who has a guitar teacher profile on FindAGuitarTeacher, has written an article as part of an ongoing discussion about the art of teaching beginner guitar lessons. James’s very pertinent subject matter is in response to a topic initiated by […]

Tips On How To Play Guitar Better in 2016
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Tips On How To Play Guitar Better in 2016

Learning how to play guitar or learning to play guitar better must be at the top of the list of millions of people throughout the world … especially at the beginning of a new year! Following through with one’s promise to oneself might, at times, seem a difficult and overwhelming […]

Rhythm Connects You With Other Musicians
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Rhythm Connects You With Other Musicians

One of the hardest, yet most crucial, elements to master in playing guitar, or any musical instrument, is rhythm. Everybody’s got it, but most seem to lose touch with it when they begin to learn an instrument. Randolph Walker, who teaches guitar in Roanoke, Virginia, and who has a profile […]

Guitar Lessons: Playing Songs Inspires Motivation
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Guitar Lessons: Playing Songs Inspires Motivation

Lesley Diane teaches guitar in Greenville, South Carolina, and her straightforward, enjoyable, and effective approach to teaching guitar is reflected in her description of her guitar lessons: “Practical, supportive lessons based on the music you want to play. We’ll work together on basics and skill-building essentials, but you’ll be working on real […]

Don’t Be a Google Guitar Player!
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Don’t Be a Google Guitar Player!

Scott Jensen is a guitar teacher on Lessons.com, giving guitar lessons in Minneapolis – St. Paul, and when we put the call out to guitar teachers for articles about the experience of teaching/learning guitar, Scott sent along this very timely, pertinent commentary on the importance of working with a guitar […]

Taylor Swift’s Guitar Teacher Tells All!
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Taylor Swift’s Guitar Teacher Tells All!

At the Lessons.com offices, we often find ourselves wondering aloud about how various well-known musical artists learned to play guitar, and after watching a performance on The Ellen Degeneres Show of Taylor Swift and Zac Efron playing a song that she taught him, our curiosity turned to whether or not she had […]

Long-Term Powerful Benefits of Music Lessons
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Long-Term Powerful Benefits of Music Lessons

Untold numbers of studies reveal that the long-term benefits derived by children (not to mention adults) from guitar lessons are far-reaching and powerful in their scope, and Ileen Zovluck, an accomplished New York City classical guitarist and classical guitar teacher in Teaneck, NJ, has brought just such an article to […]

Bono Fears He May Never Play Guitar Again
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Bono Fears He May Never Play Guitar Again

In his New Year blog entry on the U2 website, Bono expressed his concern that he may never be able to play guitar again, due to his November Central Park biking accident that left him with fractures to his eye socket, shoulder blade and elbow – the elbow fracture resulting in […]

Men Who Play Guitar Attract More Women
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Men Who Play Guitar Attract More Women

A friend of ours recently brought  to our attention an article in “Men’s Fitness Magazine” focusing on the attractiveness for women of men who play guitar. The article, written by Yelena Moroz Alpert, is entitled  “Study: Women More Attracted to Guys Who Play Guitar” and leads with the tease: “Want to score major points […]

Jack Bruce of Cream, Bluesbreakers, Dies 1943-2014
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Jack Bruce of Cream, Bluesbreakers, Dies 1943-2014

Jack Bruce, whose voice, bass playing, and songwriting contributions were among the defining elements of Cream, as well as John Mayall’s Bluesbreakers, passed away on Saturday, October 25, 2014, as a result of liver disease. He was 71. Anyone who ever witnessed or listened to Jack’s singing and bass playing would […]

The Half-Hour Guitar Lesson Phenomenon
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The Half-Hour Guitar Lesson Phenomenon

We can’t help but wonder why the default guitar lesson length seems to be one half-hour each week, when a longer lesson, at a more frequent interval, is quite often the accepted default for other types of lessons. It’s hard to imagine that anyone would think that someone aspiring to learn […]

Top 4 Guitar Solos of All Time
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Top 4 Guitar Solos of All Time

Top 4 Guitar Solos of All Time As with every other top 4-10 anything, there’s no way to judge which guitar solos have earned their spot in the Top 4 Hall of Fame. Four. Why four? HOW four? Ask us again in five minutes and this will change. How do we fit […]

Find Guitar Lessons Harrisburg & Hershey
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Find Guitar Lessons Harrisburg & Hershey

Maria Wilson is a singer, songwriter, and a highly credentialed guitar teacher giving guitar lessons in Harrisburg – Hershey, Pennsylvania, and James Berry of FindaGuitarTeacher recently talked with her about how she teaches her guitar students, her guitar lesson fees, what she emphasizes in her guitar lessons, her guitar playing experience, […]

Buying An Acoustic Guitar
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Buying An Acoustic Guitar

Paul Asbell, whom we recently interviewed (See Paul’s interview), was kind enough to send us his thoughts about buying an acoustic guitar, and, if you’re thinking about purchasing your first acoustic guitar, we invite you to take advantage of Paul’s real world experience in such matters by reading what he […]

An Accurate Guitar Tuner for $3.99?
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An Accurate Guitar Tuner for $3.99?

An accurate, dependable guitar tuner for $3.99 (shipped) – is this a joke? No it isn’t! And … it’s available right here.   Purchase The Elegant, Accurate RT-21 Guitar Tuner for $3.99 In the interest of full disclosure, FindaGuitarTeacher is partnering with Reverb.com to offer this amazing value of the accurate, […]