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Is there a “perfect” guitar practice routine?

Metal lead guitarist Lori Linstruth shares her views on designing the optimal practice routine for guitar, and the dangers of comparing your own progress on guitar to that of others.

Is perfectionism bitch-slapping your creativity?

Widdly "bedroom guitar players" are as common as mullets at a Nascar event; but guitarists who write songs, complete projects, and consistently get their work out the door are far fewer. You know this. But why is it so hard to squelch your inner critic and just DO something? Could ...

Playing slow to play fast – mental aspects

Learn to play guitar fast and increase your picking speed. This article describes the mental challenges of slow practice to increase speed and how to overcome them.