Memorize the Fretboard With These 5 Exercises

No matter how many strings or frets your guitar has, it has the same 12 repeating notes as every other musical instrument. Just twelve notes separated by a musical interval called a half-step. But if it's really that simple, then why is memorizing the fretboard so difficult? The strings of a guitar are tuned to … Continue reading Memorize the Fretboard With These 5 Exercises

Why is Learning Guitar So Hard?

Learning to play guitar can be really hard. Books and courses promising "guitar mastery in 30 days" tend to gloss over the part about sore fingertips, fatigued muscles, and the sheer mental effort required to play any musical instrument. What really makes guitar hard to learn is the physical aspect. Suddenly your fingertips get sore. … Continue reading Why is Learning Guitar So Hard?

How Much Should You Practice the Guitar?

“How much should I practice the guitar?” Depending on who you ask, the answer is somewhere between 15 minutes and eight hours per day. Quite a range. We’ve all read interviews where famous musicians claim they practiced six or eight hours a day to master the instrument. I call shenanigans. A better solution is to … Continue reading How Much Should You Practice the Guitar?