Why You Struggle To Learn Guitar

Very likely, you’ve already seen many guitar lessons and methods, and perhaps have had a teacher or two. Why have none of these resources given you what you need to become a REAL* guitar player? 

*real guitar player - one who plays music that sounds like music

Knowing why you are struggling to learn guitar is vital, because it is going to show you what is missing from all those wonderful guitar lessons you are trying to learn from. Whether you are beginning, or recovering, you need to know these things so that you can avoid these pitfalls, and travel firmly on the path to real guitar success that I will show you. 


If you want to build the essential FIRST LEVEL OF GUITAR SUCCESS

You will find everything you need to know, and everything you need to do in

"The Principles of Correct Practice For Guitar"

The ONLY guitar training method that sets you up for SUCCESS, instead of failure!

BEGINNERS

This package is best if you are beginning to learn guitar.

The "Principles" book & DVD will show you exactly what you need to know and do to train your fingers for relaxation & control, and get solid results from every practice session.

PLUS

"First Chords & Songs" to teach any beginner their first chords PERFECTLY!

PLAYERS

This package is best if you can already play but are stuck in your progress.


"The Principles" 

Book & DVD

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About the author 

Jamie Andreas

Jamie Andreas has one goal: to make sure that everyone who wants to learn guitar is successful. After her first 25 years of teaching, she wrote the world acclaimed method for guitar "The Principles of Correct Practice For Guitar". She put everything into this method that was essential for success on guitar. Called "The Holy Grail" of guitar books, the Principles has enabled thousands of students who tried and failed to play guitar for years or even decades, to become real guitar players. In 2012 Jamie was profiled in "Guitar Zero" (Penguin Press 2012), a study of how adults learn to play guitar. Jamie was interviewed along with some of the worlds leading guitarist/teachers, including jazz legend Pat Martino and Tom Morello ("Rage Against The Machine").

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  1. Hi Jamie,

    I got your Principles years ago and read it through twice before even daring to sound a note on the guitar I’d just bought (nervous I’d break it). As I remember, I nearly sweat blood trying to teach my fingers to keep from flying around at first. (At least the method book I was using started the preteens I think it was intended for in 7th position, so there wasn’t the problem of holding the left arm up in the air at the same time.) Somewhere in Lesson 9 I had to put the guitar aside, and when I picked it up 10 years later I soon developed a sharp pain under the right shoulder blade using the same Principles and the first lessons in the same method book. So I started doing rhomboid exercises to strengthen the muscles in the area, and after 6 weeks or so that seemed to help. At least now I can put in enough time to make some progress. Slowly.

    1. Hi Jude, It is very possible you are doing some things wrong. I suggest you take my Online Class “Getting Started With The Prinicples”. You will be under my supervision, and I will make sure you do not run into trouble.

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