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The "Free Solo" Mindset - How To Practice Guitar Like A Pro

I'm gonna be honest, most of us just don't practice right... I adopted a specific mindset in my guitar practice about a year or 2 ago that drastically improved the quality of my practice.

I call it the "Free Solo" mindset.

You might be surprised to hear that this mindset is inspired by rock climbing, of all things, and is named after...

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The 1 Exercise Every Guitarist Needs

This might sound crazy…

Especially given the fact that I’m a classically trained guitarist with a masters degree.

But I don’t regularly practice scales or technique exercises.

I know…. blasphemy!

This is a very intentional decision, though, and one that I don’t take lightly. I want to spend my practice time...

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50 Game-Changing Guitar Tips in 10 Minutes

I took on an interesting challenge this week. I asked myself, if I had only 10 minutes with a student and would never meet with them again; what wisdom would I share with them from my guitar journey that would have a lasting impact on their playing?

That question inspired me to make one of my most ambitious videos to date. It is jam packed with...

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How To Play Guitar Beautifully

Late-night scale practice… slaving over the metronome… moments where we’d rather bash the guitar against a wall than do one more slur exercise…

Why do we do it? Why do we push day-after-day, year-after-year to further develop and improve our guitar technique?

We do it because good technique enables us to play the...

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How To Practice “Perfectly” And Eliminate Mistakes

Nothing is more frustrating than practice with no progress…

What if I told you there was a recipe for practice that guaranteed steady progress?

Sounds gimmicky, I know, but there truly is a proven approach to practice that yields consistent results and enables you to play your pieces the way you want to play them, in a fraction of the...

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The 3 Worst Guitar Habits You’re Probably Doing Without Even Realizing

Let’s face it… it’s impossible to learn guitar without picking up a bad habit or two along the way. BUT the most dangerous bad habits are the ones that you didn’t realize existed.

Bad habits can sneak up in our playing at any time, especially if you don’t have a good teacher regularly checking in on you to...

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How & Why You Should Practice Scales

I’ve never been too keen on traditional scale practice. I used to blindly practice scales over and over and over because I just figured it was something I needed to do, but barely saw any real results. Today, I’m showing you my method for scale practice, how you can use it to target and improve specific guitar techniques, and...

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4 Tips To Accomplish Your Guitar Goals This Year

Have you ever arrived at the end of a year, reflected back on what you accomplished with your music that year, and felt disappointed? Maybe you didn’t practice as much as you hoped, or didn’t end up making the arrangements you wanted to make, or didn’t follow through on pursuing performance opportunities.

I’ve definitely...

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