I don’t have time to practice!

12/05/2019 | by Mario Bap | Posted in Guitar Basics

This is something many new and old guitarists struggle with. In today’s fast paced life people are often juggling many different activities, which leaves little time for practice. My answer to this problem always remains the same. You need to practice the most that your schedule will allow for. Be honest with yourself and commit …

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Guitar Maintenance Tips

17/07/2017 | by Mario Bap | Posted in Guitar Basics

Hi Guitarists,   Today’s short and sweet post deals with some basic things to keep in mind to ensure your guitar stays in great shape for years to come. We love playing our guitars, they have given us hours of enjoyment and self worth. Admittedly, we often forget to put in the necessary care to ensure our instruments …

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The Importance Of Having A Goal

23/06/2017 | by Mario Bap | Posted in Self Improvement

This post applies not only to your guitar playing, but all aspects of your life. Have you ever taken a memorable holiday? You jetted away to some exotic land and forged memories that will stick with you for life. Or maybe you’ve taken a local trip to your favourite spot to recharge those worn out batteries. …

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Expectations vs Practice Time

12/05/2017 | by Mario Bap | Posted in Self Improvement

Hi Guitarist,   Today I wanted to shed some light on managing your expectations based on the amount of time you put into your playing. You need to remember that playing the guitar, as with anything in life, requires work. So with that being said, you need to know that you can’t have exceedingly high …

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Enjoying the journey

05/04/2017 | by Mario Bap | Posted in Self Improvement

Today’s post is all about enjoying the journey. When we take on new tasks, we usually have certain goals in mind. As humans we are unquestionably results driven. We want our hard work, time and dedication to be paid off with excellent results. These results could be in the form of a target weight, a certain amount …

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How do I reach my 2017 guitar goals??

16/01/2017 | by Mario Bap | Posted in Tips and Tricks

Happy New Year folks! Here’s to 2017 being fantastic across the board. Pun intended 🙂   So you’ve decided that you want to either a) start learning how to play the guitar this year or b) take your guitar playing to new heights in 2017.   I wanted to shed some light on how to …

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Why do I need an instructor?

24/10/2016 | by Mario Bap | Posted in Guitar Basics

This is a question that pops into prospective guitarist’s minds.   I would like to give you the definitive answer as to why you do.   We live in a day and age where there is an abundance of freely available information. All you have to do is hit up Google and you can find …

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Why should I alternate my picking?

03/10/2016 | by Mario Bap | Posted in Guitar Basics

This is a question I usually get asked by my new students. They don’t understand why they should alternate their picking. This is what I explain to them:   When you’re playing the guitar, you want to be as efficient as possible and don’t want to waste any muscle or hand movements.   So with …

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How long should I practice for?

19/09/2016 | by Mario Bap | Posted in Guitar Basics

This is the question that is on every new guitar player’s mind.   For me the answer is not as simple as saying how long you should practice, but how long and how often you should practice.   This is due to the fact that in order to get steady, measurable progress, consistency is key. …

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What equipment do I need to start taking up guitar classes?

05/09/2016 | by Mario Bap | Posted in Guitar Basics

In order to start learning how to dominate the guitar, you’ll need a few pieces of equipment:   Guitar   You will need to own your own guitar. This is vital because you need to practice all the material that gets given to you in class.   Guitar Picks   Although some instructors will give …

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