October 21, 2021
Rhythm is a crucial skill to work on - even if you consider yourself as a 'lead' guitarist.
This episode will explain a simple exercise that will help you grow the type of rhythm patterns you feel comfortable playing and help you identify areas you might need to work on.
Check out useful resources and the episode transcript at https://guitargearfinder.com/podcast/episode-46/
The website includes photos that show how to set up this exercise, so check it out for full details.
October 5, 2021
Teaching yourself how to play guitar is so much easier today compared to the past thanks to an abundance of online resources.
This episode will share two useful tips to help you teach yourself more effectively and keep on track with your guitar playing.
The tips may seem simple, but keeping them in your mind will help you avoid common issues or feeling stuck.
Check out useful resources and the episode transcript at https://guitargearfinder.com/podcast/episode-45/
September 17, 2021
Find out what guitar plugins are, why you might want to try them out, and how to get started.
Once you dive into the world of plugins and you find out what they're capable of, you can have a lot of fun with them and your guitar.
This episode will go through the absolute basics of plugins, then check out the guides and tutorials on the website for in-depth information.
Check out useful resources and the episode transcript at https://guitargearfinder.com/podcast/episode-44/
September 3, 2021
Find out how to deal with the criticism you will get at some point as a guitarist.
Knowing what criticism you should ignore and what criticism you should listen to can be tough, so this episode will go through how to deal with it.
Check out useful resources and the episode transcript at https://guitargearfinder.com/podcast/episode-42/
August 20, 2021
This guitar lick challenge will give you four different ways to work on your sense of rhythm and melody. The challenges will also help build your confidence and freedom over the fretboard.
You can work on these challenges whether you're a beginner just getting started learning guitar or you've been playing for years.
Access the resources needed for this challenge and the episode transcript at https://guitargearfinder.com/podcast/episode-42/
August 5, 2021
Find out the main reasons why people burn out on guitar and end up quitting. Knowing the reasons why people quit guitar can help you avoid falling for the same traps.
Anybody can burn out on guitar, whether you're a beginner or you've been playing guitar for years. It's something that creeps up on you, so have a listen to this episode to know what to look out for.
Check out useful resources and the episode transcript at https://guitargearfinder.com/podcast/episode-41/
July 22, 2021
This episode sets a challenge to help you develop your creativity and songwriting skills.
The Cover Song Challenge is a great way to build your understanding of the music you enjoy listening to as well as help you figure out your own unique style of playing.
Check out useful resources and the episode transcript at https://guitargearfinder.com/podcast/episode-40/
July 8, 2021
If you want to grow as a musician, learning another instrument is a great way to do it.
Learning the basics of another instrument helps you improve as a guitarist in ways covered in this episode.
Even if you're intimidated by the thought of learning another instrument, have a listen to this episode to find out why it might be worth the effort.
Check out useful resources and the episode transcript at https://guitargearfinder.com/podcast/episode-39/
June 24, 2021
This episode looks at the one thing you should work on if you want to become a better guitarist.
You've probably seen a lot of videos on YouTube with titles like that, so I don't blame you if it sounds like clickbait.
This episode takes a different approach compared to those videos and you should finish this short episode with a clear idea on what you should work on over the next two weeks.
Check out useful resources and the episode transcript at https://guitargearfinder.com/podcast/episode-38/
June 11, 2021
You may have heard the 10,000 hour rule mentioned when people talk about practicing guitar.
This episode will look at the 10,000 hour rule and why you should ignore it.
Even if you want to become an elite-level guitarist, the 10,000 hour rule isn't something you should focus on. Listen to the episode to find out why.
Check out useful practice resources at https://guitargearfinder.com/podcast/episode-37/