Archive for the ‘Guitar Practice’ Category

Limited Space In Our Free Online Guitar Lesson

Posted by Rock Dojo on Friday, September 11, 2020

Enrich Your Child’s Life With Music As a new school year gets underway, it is undeniable that this school year will be very different for children across the country. Parents who want to keep their children safe while the effects of the Coronavirus COVID-19) pandemic linger may find themselves wondering how they can ensure enrichment […]

How to Set Up the Perfect Guitar Practice Space for Kids

Posted by Brian Parham on Tuesday, July 30, 2019

  When it comes to guitar lessons for your kid, a great practice space can inspire your child to practice longer, work harder, and achieve more on the guitar than you ever imagined. That’s why I put together five easy tips for setting up the perfect guitar practice room for your son or daughter. Tip […]

Chords & Strumming: Guitar for Beginners

Posted by Brian Parham on Thursday, February 1, 2018

Chords are the basic building blocks of all songs, so once you’ve learned a handful of chords and a few simple strumming patterns, you can easily play thousands of songs! In this lesson, you’ll learn the I IV V (A, D, & E) chords in the key of A major. What is a Chord? A chord […]

1 Must Know Musical Formula for Guitar: The 12-Bar Blues

Posted by Brian Parham on Thursday, January 4, 2018

  If you want to rock your guitar, you got to learn to play some blues!  The History of the 12-Bar Blues The blues was born in the Mississippi Delta and made famous by legendary guitarists like Robert Johnson, Son House, and Mississippi John Hurts. It’s hard to overestimate the vital role these early bluesmen played […]

Gamify Your Guitar Lessons for Maximum Impact

Posted by Brian Parham on Tuesday, December 12, 2017

Harness the power of games to reach more students, improve student engagement, and grow your guitar teaching studio! The Struggle: Music Theory Like most guitar teachers, I struggled to teach kids basic concepts like how to tune their guitars and how to read guitar tab in large group guitar classes. After a few unsuccessful attempts […]

Three Steps for Being Totally Awesome at Playing Guitar or Anything Else

Posted by Brian Parham on Tuesday, November 28, 2017

Believe it or not, you can be awesome at anything you do! Whether it’s math and science, Minecraft, or playing the guitar, simply follow Dr. Tasha Eurich‘s three steps for radical improvement, and you will make the leap from ordinary to extraordinary! Know Thyself According to Dr. Eurich, “most people are completely delusional about their […]

Rock Hard on the Guitar in 5-Minutes or Less

Posted by Rock Dojo on Monday, October 9, 2017

  Let’s get one thing straight, mastering the guitar is a lifelong challenge. There’s an endless array of scales to discover, songs to learn, and skills to master, but that doesn’t mean you can’t rock hard on the guitar in five minutes or less if you learn a  few tricks. In this easy guitar lesson for […]

80/20 Guitar Part Two: Minimal Practice for Maximum Results

Posted by Rock Dojo on Saturday, September 30, 2017

  I. 80% of your practice time leads to 20% of your total progress on the guitar. & II. 20% of your practice time leads to 80% of your total progress on the guitar. Believe it or not, you can get more results playing the guitar with less effort in the practice room! I know […]

How to Tune Your Guitar

Posted by Rock Dojo on Friday, September 22, 2017

Before you can rock your guitar, you need to learn how to tune it first! Why Tune Your Guitar? If you don’t know how to tune your guitar, no amount of guitar lessons will help you sound good because an out-of-tune guitar sounds like a mewling cat on a hot summer night! For that reason, […]

Rock’s Secret Super Power: The A Minor Pentatonic Scale

Posted by Rock Dojo on Wednesday, July 26, 2017

Just like every superhero needs a super power to beat up the bad guys, every guitar player needs a musical scale to belt out rockin’ riffs! The minor pentatonic scale is the secret super power of rock ‘n’ roll!  The A Minor Pentatonic Scale Consisting of just five tones (A, C, D, E, & G), […]

Guitar for Kids: Learn a Riff So Awesome It’s Terrifying!

Posted by Rock Dojo on Saturday, June 17, 2017

In this lesson,15-year old Luke is going to teach you the infamous guitar riff from Halloween Thing. What’s a Riff Anyways? Riffs are the short musical phrases that keep you coming back again and again to your favorite songs. From Suzie Q to Seven Nation Army, a great riff can grab you by the tail and pull you all […]

80/20 Guitar Part One: Minimal Practice for Maximum Results

Posted by Rock Dojo on Tuesday, June 13, 2017

I. 80% of your practice time leads to 20% of your total progress on the guitar. & II. 20% of your practice time leads to 80% of your total progress on the guitar. If you’re unfamiliar with the 80/20 Rule, get ready because it’s going to change your guitar playing game for life! Business and […]

Music Theory for Beginners: The Musical Alphabet

Posted by Rock Dojo on Wednesday, May 24, 2017

      What is Music Theory? Music theory is the study of harmony, melody, and rhythm and how they interact with one another to make the music you love. A thorough understanding of music theory can help you write better riffs, improvise with greater confidence, and deepen your appreciation for the music you listen to every […]

3 Practice Tips for a Guitarless and Recovering Guitar Hero

Posted by Rock Dojo on Thursday, May 11, 2017

  While most die-hard guitarists have little problem establishing efficient and daily practice routines, they often struggle with “not practicing.” Busy schedules, outside distractions, and repetitive stress injuries can impose a quick halt to their best intentions. For many musicians, imposed time off from their instrument can cause frustration, anxiety, and depression. However, the truth is time […]

Portland Surf City

Posted by Brian Parham on Friday, May 27, 2016

  Portland Surf City Backing Track:   Portland Surf City Full Song:   For the full lesson, click on the PDF below: Portland Surf City 

Power Chord Rock

Posted by Brian Parham on Friday, December 11, 2015

If you want to play rock guitar, you have to master power chords. After all, nothing captures the rage and the fury of rock music like power chords. Furthermore, they’re easy to play on the guitar. For a more in depth investigation of power chords, check out pages 39 – 45 of The Ultimate Rock Guitar Dojo for […]

Becoming a Black Belt Musician- The Bridge Article

Posted by Brian Parham on Monday, October 5, 2015

      Becoming a Black Belt Musician Using martial arts motivators to get kids to practice. By David Aldred – October 5, 2015   If you’re like me, you may have occasionally asked yourself “What do music and martial arts have in common?” . . . or not. Fortunately for aspiring young guitarists, a local Portland […]

Theta Music Trainer – Earn Your Musical Black Belt Faster and Easier Than Ever Before

Posted by Rock Dojo on Monday, June 15, 2015

Are you on the path towards earning your black belt at The Ultimate Rock Guitar Dojo for Kids? Well, Theta Music Trainer can make the journey towards musical mastery easier and more fun than ever before. Product Description: Featuring 43-games covering sound, pitch, rhythm, scales, and more, Theta Music Trainer is a complete system for sharpening your […]