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Author Archives: Marcus Diaz

The Lag-Time Between Practicing New Things and Using them on Gigs by Dennis Winge

The Lag-Time Between Practicing New Things and Using them on Gigs by Dennis Winge It is a very common frustration among musicians that it seems to take a long time before they can actually use things they’ve been practicing on gigs.  It tries our patience and potentially even undermines our faith in the overall process […]

Rhythm Guitar How To Sound Like Iron Maiden by Michael Gumley

Iron Maiden are without a doubt one of the biggest heavy metal bands in history and although often overlooked by the guitar playing community have an endless wealth of riffs and solos to inspire countless players. Guitarists Dave Murray and Adrian Smith both have very distinct guitar sounds and styles and have brought to life […]

Tired of hurting fingers and need to build up your callouses quickly? Try This

Fingers hurt? How to build calluses for guitar playing success!

One of the biggest frustrations when you are either getting started or you had been playing for a while and then stopped for months or years is painful fingers caused by non-existing callouses or muscle weakness in your fingers and hands. So what do you do when your fingertips start to hurt? Is there a […]

Getting started: How To Find The Right Guitar For You

Need to buy a guitar? Find the right acoustic or electric guitar for you

If you walk into any guitar store, the sales rep can give you details on all of the guitars in the store. They can go over the pros and cons of any one you’re considering to buy. What they can’t tell you without being biased is which guitar is going to be best for your […]

How to Get MASSIVE Results When Practicing Guitar

Get MASSIVE, BIG, HUGE results when you practice your guitar

How to Get MASSIVE Results When Practicing Your Guitar! A quick search online will give you about 1,000 things to practice within the first couple of hits alone. So where do you start? What should you practice? Should you practice finger strength exercises or dexterity exercises? Is it better to practice playing fast or slow? […]

Need To Practice Guitar But…No Time

Trying to find the time to practice playing guitar? Some GREAT tips to help!

WHAT WOULD YOUR GUITAR PLAYING LOOK LIKE IF I COULD FIND YOU AN HOUR A DAY TO PRACTICE? One of the biggest areas of frustration that most guitarists face is the inability to find enough time to practice. Most of the time my students will describe their day to be something like this: They wake […]

5 Must Have Android or iPhone Guitar Apps

Great apps to help your guitar training and playing

As you can tell from my previous articles, I care about guitarists. I want to help you eliminate or avoid common frustrations that plague so many when learning. One great way to do that is by downloading apps to your smartphone that simplify the learning and playing process so your playing becomes far more fulfilling. […]