Thursday Tips 2018-02-07T11:03:36+00:00

Thursday Tips

Show Yourself Some Practice Love, Set A Routine

Adjusting The Saddle

Set aside special time a few days per week to play your guitar. Try this; print this February calendar, then schedule realistic times to practice for the remainder of the month. Place this calendar in a prominent place (it serves as a reminder to practice), then at the end of the month notice whether you’ve practiced more. Loving to practice can be routine!
Play on…
Marlene

February 15th, 2018|Categories: Thursday Tip|Tags: |

February: Love To Practice! ~ How To Play Guitar Using A Metronome

Adjusting The Saddle

Ever wonder how to use a metronome when practicing? One way (see below) can help you increase your chord changing abilities. 
1. You’ll need a metronome, like this one found online.
2. Start at 50 bpm (beats per minute) and strum down 1 time for each ‘click’.
3. Add in chord changes. Once you can transition cleanly between 2 chords, without a pause, then speed it up by 5 bpm each time until you reach 80 bpm.
Love the rhythm, feel the beat!
Play on…
Marlene

February 1st, 2018|Categories: Thursday Tip|Tags: |

Change Your Strings Like A Pro!

Learn how to change your own guitar strings. Changing the strings on your own guitar might seem a little intimidating, but it’s really pretty simple as seen here. So grab your strings and give it a go!
Play on…
Marlene

January 25th, 2018|Categories: Thursday Tip|Tags: |

How A Truss Rod Works

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Learn how a truss rod works. The truss rod. a metal rod in the guitar neck, prevents the neck from bowing due to string tension and can be adjusted* as seen here. For a guitar ~ neck tension is good!
Play on…
Marlene
*Note: you might want a professional to make the adjustments to your guitar.

January 18th, 2018|Categories: Thursday Tip|Tags: |

Squeaky Clean Guitar!

New in 2018, monthly themes. January ~ Guitar Maintenance.
Clean your guitar every 6 months. Kick off the new year with a squeaky clean guitar by implementing this simple cleaning routine using 2 clothes, lemon or baby oil and guitar polish!
Play on…
Marlene

January 11th, 2018|Categories: Thursday Tip|Tags: |

Adjusting The Saddle

Adjusting The Saddle

New in 2018, monthly themes. January ~ Guitar Maintenance.
Learn ways to adjust the bridge saddle. The saddle helps to raise the strings, creating the action (string height above the fretboard). It may need adjusting, which can be a fairly simple fix as described in this article and video. ‘Saddle up’ your guitar’s action!
Play on…
Marlene
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January 4th, 2018|Categories: Thursday Tip|

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