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Frustrated about your guitar playing? This might help…

From time to time I get stuck with my guitar playing.

No matter how many guitar students I’ve taught, no matter how many articles I have written, no matter how much I have practiced, every few months I feel like I got stuck.

I feel like I am not improving, lacking direction, running in circles.

No motivation, no inspiration, no will.

It’s like hitting a brick wall.

When it happened in the past, it always caught me off guard. I felt frustrated and angry.

But here’s the funny thing.

As I got older (and maybe little wiser, or at least more experienced), I started to treat these episodes of hopelessness as a signal. A signal that something is not working properly.

The more it happened, the more I started to understand it.

Now I know that no matter how smart do I try to look, eventually I will get stuck again. I will question my direction and everything I do. I will feel down. And a little bit confused.

And that’s ok because now I know that it is all part of the process of becoming better and better on guitar. And I also know how to handle it.

If you are anything like me and from time to time feel the same frustration as I do, today I would like to show you, how you can escape it. Continue Reading →

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Guitar practice doesn’t have to be fun. Here’s why.

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Some people believe that playing and practicing guitar should always be fun. From their perspective, something that doesn’t bring happiness and enjoyment right away, is not worth doing.

In their world, everything should come easy and naturally. If not, then something is wrong. Either with them, with their guitar teacher or with the learning process.

If they face a hurdle that needs to be overcome, they start looking for escape. They start to look for something new, something easier, something more fun. They will do whatever it takes to avoid solving problem at hand.

But let me tell you something.

Playing and practicing guitar doesn’t have to be always fun.

And I believe it is ok that way.

We have to learn how to keep on moving when there is no visible progress and no one around to support us.  Continue Reading →

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