Angels and Airwaves Guitar Lesson “Automatic”

How To Play “Automatic” By Angels And Airwaves As I was listening to the most recent release from Tom Delonge’s band, Angels and Airwaves, one of the songs that really stuck out was “Automatic.” With its uptempo beat, cool guitar parts, and (gasp!) a guitar solo, I had to figure out how to play it. … Continue reading “Angels and Airwaves Guitar Lesson “Automatic””

Top 5 Fort Worth Family Activities for Oct 8-12th

If your kids are in Fort Worth ISD like mine are, then you’ve got a 4-day weekend with your rugrats! Here’s 5 ways to keep your kiddos out of trouble (or at least get in trouble on someone else’s property) this weekend: Exhibition: Picturing the American West– since we live in the city where “The … Continue reading “Top 5 Fort Worth Family Activities for Oct 8-12th”

Top 5 Things To Do Around Fort Worth This Weekend

Most of us have no shortage of activities keeping us busy with our kids, but once in awhile we find ourselves with an open schedule and an itch to get out and do something adventurous. Here’s 5 recommendations of what do around Fort Worth this weekend: Day Out With Thomas The Tank Engine A life-size … Continue reading “Top 5 Things To Do Around Fort Worth This Weekend”

Win a Week of Rock Band Camp + other prizes

Raffle tickets will be for sale at the student concert Sunday Oct 3rd at Ridglea Room in Fort Worth (cash or card accepted). Guitar, piano, drums students, and bands will all be performing. You can also enter the raffle NOW by clicking the button below even if you’re not attending the student concert (do not … Continue reading “Win a Week of Rock Band Camp + other prizes”

How To Quickly Master Scales

Have you wondered why it’s sometimes hard to play scales? Or maybe you feel scales are not that hard, but they aren’t that musical. In this article, guitar teacher Jaromy Tagg from A-Sharp Guitar Instruction in Richland, WA explains how to master scales on your guitar faster, and learn how to make them sound more musical quickly. … Continue reading “How To Quickly Master Scales”

What Kind Of Guitar Should I Buy?

Many of our beginner guitar students come in for their first guitar lesson without a guitar (which is great- we have extras), and ask, “What kind of guitar should I buy?” Others come in having already purchased a guitar. Sometimes it’s fine, but sometimes we have to tell them they might to get something else … Continue reading “What Kind Of Guitar Should I Buy?”

How To Get Started With Pentatonic Improvisation Never Worry About Not Knowing What To Play Again!

by Diana de Cabaruss When you are getting started with playing lead and improvising, it can be intimidating bridging the gap between knowing what scale fits what playing situation, and actually using that scale in a musical way. Just as you need to be able to recall the notes of a scale at the time … Continue reading “How To Get Started With Pentatonic Improvisation Never Worry About Not Knowing What To Play Again!”

Make Your Barre Chord Changes Smooth

by Paul Kleff The primary problem that most students have when changing barre chords is failing to reduce the chord grip tension in their fingers. By not releasing the tension in the left hand prior to attempting to move to the next chord, it is very difficult to maintain the desired hand shape and move … Continue reading “Make Your Barre Chord Changes Smooth”

Get a Kick Start On Your Guitar Playing!

by Darryl Powis This article is for you if you are in need of motivation for practising the guitar so that you can go on to achieve what you want on the guitar! It doesn’t matter if you are in the beginning of the year, the middle of a month, even the middle of the … Continue reading “Get a Kick Start On Your Guitar Playing!”

3 Reasons People Give Up On Guitar

There are three commonalities I’ve noticed in people who quit and give up trying to play the guitar: 1. Deciding Not to Be Successful- Every time I’ve encountered a new student who wants to just “try it out for a few months” to see if they like it quits shortly after buying their first guitar. … Continue reading “3 Reasons People Give Up On Guitar”

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