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.
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.
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.
Nick Minnion provides a short video lesson to help beginners add riffs taken from the blues scale into their playing.
Nick Minnion shares his secrets of working out the CAGED system on guitar in these two videos he’s made.
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.
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.
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.”
Whether you are a guitar teacher or a self-taught guitar player you are likely to come across problems related to playing in time and interpreting rhythm. In this series of articles TeachGuitar.com’s Nick Minnion looks at where these problems spring from and what can be done to address them.
Let’s offer a warm “welcome back” to Nick, who brings us a look at the interlocking relationship of three important creative aspects of musicianship – improvising, composing and transcribing – and how you can use them to move up from being someone who just dabbles with the guitar to a serious musician.