Thursday, September 07, 2006

Review: Jamorama – the Ultimate Guitar Learning Kit

This package really CAN show you how to play popular tunes on your guitar… and be the center of attention in no time!

If you are learning the guitar as a beginner, as a slightly more advanced player or as someone coming back to playing the guitar, you can appreciate how frustrating it is learning the skills and techniques without seeing any noticeable results. The time and effort that many put into exercises don’t seem to be reflected in their standard of playing. There also seems to be a frustration in the lack of quality information on the market.

Ben Edwards and the team at Jamorama have bucked the trend with the latest version of Jamorama. They had considerable success with their first release of Jamorama, and given the positive feedback from the success of this package, the team decided to develop the product further. They have come up with a new package that is unrivalled in terms of quality and its comprehensive nature. This package truly does enable guitar students to accelerate their learning, and includes an impressive array of features.

In addition to the quality information in the glossy two book series, the team at Jamorama has spent 1,000s of hours developing 148 video examples and exercises so the student can hear and see exactly what they should be doing. The Jamorama team have also included two exaexclusive educational computer games to develop your skills in reading and training your ear to transcribe music. They also included the pro version of Jayde Musica and GuitEarIt! as free bonuses that give the student the ability to train their ear to recognize notes and transcribe songs from the radio. Both of these programs are very well made and presented, and most of all are easy and fun to play.

Add to this package the two additional free bonus ebooks "Advanced Learning Techniques for Guitar”.and “How to tune your guitar”. Advanced Techniques introduces the idea of mental visualization, which is a powerful tool in speeding up your rate of learning. Mental visualization uses the same pathways inside your brain other than the fact you are not performing the activity physically. The second bonus book, “How to tune your guitar” solves the problem with tuning guitars, and introduces the reader to the most effective way of tuning a guitar.

If that weren't already enough the Jamorama Metronone also comes with the package at no additional cost.

With all of the information in this package there really is no excuse to delay learning to play your guitar. The Jamorama team has given the reader four high quality books, two fun educational games and access the Jamorama forum with all the resources you need to play like a professional in no time.

This package is by far the most complete and fresh approach to guitar playing that I have seen in a long time. I highly recommend this product because I do believe it will deliver results and have you playing popular songs like a professional using the most effective techniques. There is something here for every guitar player, regardless of ability. And at the current cost, it really is worth every dollar spent!

Click here to find out more…and accelerate your guitar playing today!

Tuesday, September 05, 2006

Learn To Play Guitar: Choosing the Right Guitar

Learn To Play Guitar: Choosing the Right Guitar

When you decide to learn to play guitar, choosing the right guitar is a very important choice you have to make. There are quite a few different types of guitars out there, and they all have distinct sounds to them. If you just choose any guitar you can find when you learn to play guitar, you may get discouraged when it doesn’t sound like you expected it to sound. The types of music that you want to play will decide what kind of guitar that you should pick. That poses a problem, because when you first learn to play guitar, you rarely know what type of music that you will be playing or even if you’re going to be playing it long enough to make it worth your investment. Luckily guitars are not that expensive compared to other instruments.

The different types of guitars are acoustic, electric, classical, flamenco, semi-acoustic, 12-string, and bass guitar. Even though there are a few different types of guitars, there are two main types which are acoustic guitars and electric guitars. It seems to be the consensus that when you first learn to play guitar, you should start with an acoustic guitar. You can play them pretty much any place and they are much cheaper than electric guitars. If you buy an acoustic guitar, don’t buy a cheaply made one. It won’t be fun to play and it won’t sound very good, which means you probably won’t play it and it’ll end up in your garage somewhere.

You don’t have to pay a whole lot of money either. You can get a quality cheap “no-name” guitar for under a couple hundred dollars. You shouldn’t buy a guitar because of the name brand. You have to make sure the quality of wood is good. Most guitar players will tell you to stay away from plywood. Make sure it feels good and that it is well-made. You should also play it or let someone else play it before you buy it to make sure it sounds good.

If you choose to get an electric guitar, you will also need to buy an amplifier and effects, which could get very expensive. If you want to play the harder and louder music like rock and roll and you have some extra money on your hands, than go for it. When you first learn to play guitar, the extra noise that the electric guitar brings could annoy you in the beginning.

So when choosing you guitar, keep in mind the type for music that you will be playing. If you don’t know yet or if money is tight, you should invest in a quality acoustic guitar. Remember, not to choose a cheaply made guitar or you’ll probably give up sooner or later because it won’t feel or sound good to you. Make good decisions now and you’ll be a successful guitar player in no time at all.

Learn To Play Guitar: Choosing the Right Guitar

Monday, September 04, 2006

Learn To Play Guitar: Practice Makes Perfect

Learn To Play Guitar: Practice Makes Perfect

Like anything in life that you want to learn how to do or to be good at, you have to practice to make it happen. Diligent practice is the key to success if you really want to learn to play guitar. Steady practice helps you to improve on the skills that you learn and ingrains them in you until you can play what you have been practicing without even thinking about it. It does not take long at all to learn to play guitar, as long you have a constant practice schedule and stick to it.

To learn to play guitar, you should set small goals to accomplish each time you practice. This builds confidence each time that you make of your goals, and makes you feel that you are able to accomplish something even harder the next time. You should not jump in and try to follow your favorite song on the radio in the beginning. It would only discourage you from moving forward and get you down.

A very important thing to remember when you start to learn to play guitar, is to practice correctly. If you start off wrong and improperly practice, it will be a lot harder for you to learn to play guitar because you will have unlearn those wrong techniques which will take much longer than if you started off right. Posture and finger positioning are a couple of the techniques that you will want to get right in the very beginning to get you started on the right foot.

When practicing to learn to play guitar, you will want to have proper instructions or teachings to ensure your success. Although, there are plenty of guitar players that have learned to play all on there own, but the quickest and best way to learn to play guitar is to have someone to teach you. Preferably, you want whoever teaches you to be an experienced guitar player themselves for obvious reasons. There are probably many credible instructors in your area, or you can get online training from various sources on the internet. There are very good training programs on the internet to help you learn to play guitar, but there are also some scams out there by people who don’t even know how to play guitar, so be very careful.

Basically to learn to play guitar, you need consistent and diligent practice. You can’t cram and practice for a few hours every once and a while to be successful, practice must be steady over time. So find you a good instructor or some good instructions, make a plan to practice and stick to it. As long as you take small steps, you will be great and learn to play guitar in no time at all.

Learn To Play Guitar: Practice Makes Perfect

Saturday, September 02, 2006

Free Online Guitar Lesson

Knowing Your Guitar Lesson 1 by Jason Covill

As a budding guitarist it is important that you learn every facet of your new chosen hobby and the most important 1st step is almost always overlooked. You must know the parts of your guitar you will need to be very familiar with the different names given to the parts of your guitar.

Although there are many different types of guitars (acoustic, classical and electric etc) they have many things in common.

Starting at the top of the guitar you can see the headstock; it connects to the neck. The tuners are located on the headstock and you will use those to alter the pitch of your strings on your guitar.

The nut is located where the headstock and the neck meet. The 'nut' is a small strip of bone or plastic with grooves to guide the strings into the tuners.

The neck of your guitar is where you will focus a lot of your time on, as you will have your fingers on various places on the neck in order to make different notes.

As we go down the guitar you can see the neck joins onto the body of the guitar. The body of the guitar can vary greatly, an acoustic and classical guitar have a hollow body and a sound hole, it's made that way to project the sound. Electric guitars are usually solid so they don't have a sound hole instead they have pickups where the sound hole is usually found.

The strings of the guitar come down from the tuners, over the nut, down the neck, over the body and over the sound hole down to the bridge where they are anchored.

Looking at the neck of your guitar you will see thin metal strips going across the entire surface, these are called frets The first fret is the area between the nut and the first metal strip, the 2nd fret is the space between the first and second strip of metal and it continues down, you get the idea!

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