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I've Got Talent!

For those guitarists out there who are interested in taking your playing to the next level, consider reading "THE BIG LEAP: Conquer Your Hidden Fear and Take Life to the Next Level" by Gay Hendricks, in which the author refers…

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One Step Forward for Guitarists

Hi there guitar lovers and lovers of life.  We’re here to tell you that you can achieve anything if you are consistent and take one step forward with everything that you do.  All you have to do is take…

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Goal Setting for Guitarists (and anyone else)

In our latest article here at Shred-Machine, we’d like to address goal setting. Goal setting is not only something that is important to us as guitarists but it is also important to us as people in general. Without goals, it

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Interested or Committed?

A great karate instructor once said – “are you interested in learning karate or are you committed to learning karate?”  While this was said in a dojo, this brings up a great point when applied to learning guitar – are

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Performing and Stage Fright

Performing in front of an audience can be a nerve wracking experience. We can become tense even just thinking about being on stage in front of people let alone when we actually have to perform on stage. This is…

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Practicing on the Guitar

"How often should I practice?" "What do I do if I don't have time to practice?" "What do you do when you don't feel like practicing?" "What if you're not feeling very good about your playing and don't feel like

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