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7 Reasons Why Your Practice Is Not Working


Do you feel like you’re stuck in a rut with your playing?

Do you feel like your practice routine lacks structure? Not producing the results you’d like?

Would you like to have more time to practice but find that something always seems to come up and prevent you from putting in the time?

As a music teacher, many students have expressed these problems and challenges to me.

I love to practice and it’s a regular part of my life but for many it can seem frustrating and or ineffective.

So how do you get to the point where you love to practice and are getting the results you’d like?

In this article, I’ll share with you 7 reasons why your practice is not working and what you can do to fix it.

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Guitar Chord Forms and How They Work

How do chords work on the guitar? In this guitar lesson video we’ll take a look at the most common forms of chords on the guitar and how they can be moved throughout the fret board. We’ll start by looking at a common power chord based on the E String and the A String root.…
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What’s The Deal With The Modes?

  Modes of the Major Scale PDFDownload You might be curious as to what the modes are. You’ve heard other musicians talking about them. You may have found hundreds of explanations of modes around the Internet. But are you still struggling to understand what modes are and how they work? Don’t worry, you’re not the only…
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Matt’s Solo Guitar Gig

Solo guitar music can be difficult to perform but I really enjoyed putting the music together for the gig I played last week.  Combining chords, melody, improvising and keeping a groove are essential elements in this endeavor.  This was a great challenge and sparked new ideas and approaches within my practice routine.  Hope you enjoy the video!

Set List:

  • Green Tea - John Scofield
  • All The Things You Are - Jerome Kern
  • What's Goin' On - Marvin Gaye
  • Heart of Gold - Neil Young
  • Tenor Madness - Sonny Rollins
  • Black Bird - Paul McCartney
  • Gravity - John Mayer
  • Up Jumped Spring - Freddie Hubbard
  • Lenny - Stevie Ray Vaughan
  • White Room/Layla - Eric Clapton
  • Little Wing - Jimi Hendrix
  • On Green Dolphin St. - Bronislau Kaper
  • Wish You Were Here - Pink Floyd