About Nick Minnion

Nick Minnion runs TeachGuitar.com, a website designed to support guitar players who want to make a living teaching guitar. Visit teachguitar.com for loads of free resources to help you get into teaching guitar and also probably the biggest global forum for active guitar teachers.

Apr30
Video thumbnail for youtube video To Read or Not to Read? Part 3 - Some Practical Pointers

Here are some great tips for you to improve on your basic music notation reading skills in order to become better (and quicker!) at sight reading.

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Apr15
Video thumbnail for youtube video To Read or Not to Read? Part 2 - Making Musical Milestones

Nick Minnion discusses the three basic levels of playing and how being able to read notation affects one’s ability to become a better guitarist.

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Feb01
Video thumbnail for youtube video To Read or Not to Read? Part 1 - The Tyranny of Tablature

It’s an eternal debate as to whether or not a guitarist should learn to read music as opposed to tablature. Nick Minnion gives us his take on the topic.

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Jun27
Video thumbnail for youtube video Putting the Rhythm in the Blues - Guitar Noise

Nick Minnion provides a short video lesson to help beginners add riffs taken from the blues scale into their playing.

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May10
Video thumbnail for youtube video Cracking the CAGED System - Guitar Noise

Nick Minnion shares his secrets of working out the CAGED system on guitar in these two videos he’s made.

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May07

In some ways, Bob Dylan taught a lot of us how to play guitar. Here Nick Minnion recounts his early experiences as a young musician playing Bob Dylan covers.

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Jul14

Nick Minnion concludes his three-part series on solving timing and rhythm problems with a look at playing various eighth note, triplet and sixteenth note rhythms.

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Apr03

While everyone will agree that using a metronome can help you develop and improve your rhythm, it is far more important for any musician to learn how to internalize the rhythm of a song or musical piece. Nick Minnion examines ways to help you do just that in Part 2 of “Solving Timing and Rhythm Problems.”

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