Archive for March 2009

String Gauge

Choosing your string gauge is a very personal thing and there is no right or wrong, but I can give you some food for thought.

Why Practice Slow?

Many students are reluctant to practice slowly, usually because it seems unnecessary and boring. In this post I’d like to share a typical scenario from my private teaching. Hopefully it will highlight the reason and benefits of slow practice.

Reading Chord/Scale Diagrams

Diagrams are an easy way to visualise where to put your fingers when learning chords or scales.

TAB versus Music Notation

In this article, we have a look at the benefits and drawbacks of using TAB instead of standard notation. It looks at how TAB can be a great help to beginning guitarists, but possibly a hindrance for greater guitar development.