The BIG Guitar Playing Roadblock — and how to overcome it

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Guitar players know there is always a ton of room for improvement. But sometimes, it seems like you can’t get any better. It’s frustrating because the guitar just doesn’t seem to want to cooperate with you. No matter how hard you try, your progress is too slow or nonexistent and this causes frustration that sets in deep. Sound familiar? Well, I’m here to tell you why this happens and what you can do about it!

I remember all too well the days of going through guitar book after guitar book, video after video, guitar course after guitar course, app after app, guitar teacher after guitar teacher… and so on, and so on.

All in the pursuit of figuring out how to actually become a guitar player — and not someone who just “plunks” around on the guitar,

And there was never really any “one thing” I found that just explained it simply in a way where it made complete sense, and I could just do it.

I’ve come to realize over the years, a large part of the reason is that most people who play guitar don’t “get it” all themselves.

And if they do (which is rare), it’s far more rare that they can actually teach it, and teach it to YOU.

You see, I always thought everyone around me “knew” this stuff, and I was the slow one.

But as I came to find out, that wasn’t the case.

Most players are confused — many times, “directionless”.

They know where they want to be, but not how to get there.

And because of that lack of clarity and direction, they start making the same mistakes over and over again (I know, I’ve been there).

Top 10 Guitar Progress Killers

So after years of teaching, I decided to put the top 10 biggest progress-killers I’ve seen in my journey — and my students’ — in an easy-to-read book…

To help you & other frustrated guitarists navigate this huge “enigma” which we call “learning to play guitar.”

I honestly forget to talk about the book more…

Which is a shame, because one reader called it, “the greatest piece of guitar literature ever.”

Is that true?

Well, if you want to grab a copy at the link below… that’s for you to decide.

I believe it’s a critical read for any guitarist (but I guess you could say I’m a little biased).

Anyways, you can check it out here:

How To Get Unstuck: The top 10 progress-killing mistakes & how to avoid them

That’s all for today.

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