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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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 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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