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More Sticky Notes from Shelley

1. My guitar doesn’t have a button for a strap at the top of the body. What can I do/recommend to students with a similar setup? Installing strap buttons is a lot easier than you think it might be. But, if you’re not comfortable, your local music store should be able to do that in…


Sticky Notes from Shelley

By Ragesoss (Own work) [GFDL or CC BY 3.0], via Wikimedia Commons If you’ve been to a Teaching Guitar Workshop, you’ve put your questions down on Sticky Notes and passed them to your instructor. Sticky Notes are our crude – yet effective – way of taking questions and setting everyone on the right course. If…

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Enjoy Bill Swick’s Weekly Guitar Newsletter!

Uh oh! It’s the first week of guitar class and you’re drawing a blank! Bill Swick, Chair of the Las Vegas Guitar Task Force, has your back. Bill’s weekly newsletters contain step-by-step instructions on how to move your class along. To sign up for his newsletters, email Bill at: with the words “Free Newsletter”…


3 Ways to Create a Guitar Culture

There are few things that have as strong of an impact on culture than music. Many students use music as a symbol of their personality. Tapping into this social element has the potential to affect local school culture, too! Here are three ways you can create a guitar culture at your school. 1) Bring your…

Guitar with a Capo

21 Tips for Becoming a Better Guitar Player

Congratulations! You made it through to the end of the year. Your guitar class had tons of very interested kids, but it’s not over! You’ve got a line of kids out the door who want to take guitar next year. Take the summer to get a little better at guitar. It will make a big…

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