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My Fingers Hurt! Is This Normal?

22/08/2016 | by Mario Bap | Posted in Guitar Basics

This is a question that I get asked on many occasions. Many of my beginner students worry that they are doing something wrong.   I’m here to tell you that finger pain is a normal and necessary part of learning how to play the guitar.   We use our fingers everyday. That’s a fact. However …

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Private Classes or Group Classes ?

08/08/2016 | by Mario Bap | Posted in Guitar Basics

Many people have this question on their minds when looking into taking up guitar lessons.   The truth is, there are benefits to both types of classes.   Group Classes:   Group classes can be a fantastic way to learn how to play the guitar. It can be a very rewarding social experience. Players get …

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How Do I Stay Motivated ?

25/07/2016 | by Mario Bap | Posted in Self Improvement

The next question I thought needed some time is ” how do I stay motivated? ” This is an awesome topic that I love talking about.   I’ve always had a love for self improvement and actively seek out books, podcasts and any other forms of media to help me along this journey.   A …

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Do I need to be musical to learn how to play the guitar ?

11/07/2016 | by Mario Bap | Posted in Guitar Basics

This is another important one that needs to be discussed. This point is very important to me as many people struggle with this.   The perception out there is that you need to be musical in order to learn how to play or even master the guitar. This results in too many people not ever …

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Am I too young or too old to start playing ??

27/06/2016 | by Mario Bap | Posted in Guitar Basics

I get asked these questions quite often. First of all I would like to start off by saying… NO and NO !! Anyone can learn how to play the guitar or do anything for that matter. As long as they are willing to work at it. However let’s break these down and give real world …

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Do I Need My Own Guitar To Start Learning ? 

13/06/2016 | by Mario Bap | Posted in Guitar Basics

Another popular question that gets thrown my way is should a beginner guitarist purchase their own guitar when deciding to take classes ? My answer is always a resounding… YES.   Let me explain:   I do understand that people are afraid to cough up money and purchase a guitar. They are afraid that they …

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Which Guitar Should You Start With?

25/05/2016 | by Mario Bap | Posted in Guitar Basics

I get asked this question on many occasions. In order for me to answer this, let’s first discuss what our options are.   1. Acoustic Guitar.   These are steel string guitars. They produce awesome sound and have a workable neck. They are portable as they produce their sound acoustically and hence don’t need to …

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