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It may be Spring Break, but in less than a week, kids and teens at NYC Guitar School are about to Rock out even harder than during the year! As we gear up for Spring Break Rock n' Roll Camp 2016, take a stroll down memory lane and check out some AMAZING performances from previous years! Reflection - Cool Kids - NYC Guitar School Spring Break Camp 4-10-15 Now those are some "cool kids". No Wy-Fy Penguinos - Zombie - NYC Guitar School Spring Break Camp 4-10-15 Who needs "Wy-Fy" when you have a connection like that? Neon Cows - Viva La Vida - NYC Guitar School Spring Camp 3-29-13 A very moo-ving performance! Kevin - Under the Bridge - NYC Guitar School Spring Boot Camp 3-29-13 WOW!! Just wow. We love our campers! Every Spring Break brings a group of awesome and hardworking kids and teens who really know how to rock. In 5 days, boot campers go from Absolute Beginners on guitar to rocking out in front of friends and family. Rock Bands foray into the
Have you made any resolutions for 2016? If so, congratulations--according to psychologist professor and researcher John Norcross in a New York Times article, you are TEN TIMES more likely to achieve your goal over time than a "non-resolver" with the identical goal and comparable motivation to change. That's good news for people who make resolutions, but the news gets better. There are some simple steps you can take to dramatically increase your chances of achieving any goal. 1. Don't Rely On Willpower. Precommit yourself to make it easier to keep your goal. If want to get out of debt, cut up your credit card! If you want to stop snacking on junk food at home, don't bring it into the house! To practice more, put your guitar out where you can see it! 2. Make A Plan. In his chapter on motivation in the book "59 Seconds", Richard Wiseman suggests breaking your overall goal into a maximum of five smaller steps. Make sure each step is concrete, measurable, realistic and that you have a time-
It's January and our phones are ringing off the hook! People all over NYC are making the resolution to play guitar in 2016. Many of them will be successful but some of them will lose momentum as the year moves on and life invariably happens. Not you, though! You will be successful because you will have clear, achievable and definitive goals. Here are a few suggestions to help keep you on track! 1. I will practice every day (even if it's just a few minutes). Studies have shown that the amount of time you spend practicing in any given week is far less important than how often you practice. If you can get in just 15 - 20 minutes a day you'll be better off than someone who practices for three hours twice a week even though you've spent less than half the time! 2. Leave my guitar out of the case at home. This one is really easy. You just get a guitar stand for the wall or your floor and when you get home from guitar lessons, you take your guitar out of the case. This small step will remove
Check out our Online Course - Fingerpicking is Easy! Start Simple. Now some in between notes. Use your thumb for the notes on the fourth and fifth strings. Try it with a G Chord. Skip over the fifth string with your thumb and use two different fingers for the top notes. I like to use my second and third finger but good form would be your first and second. Alternate Top Notes Alternate Bass Notes Variation #1 Dust in the Windish Pattern Six Eight! Instead of counting 1 - 4, count 1 - 6!