Guitarist Cecilia Villar Eljuri recently released "Eljuri on Guitars" on SoundCloud as a three-part educational series created to provide tips and advice for inspiring people to find their "inner voice" and to pick up a guitar a play. According to...
OK, your band has finally starting to get more gigs which is really awesome. That feeling you get when you’re having a good show is beyond amazing. Of course, it’s a huge bummer if something breaks down which stops the show. So you definitely want to be prepared to be able to make a quick fix so you can keep on rocking.
I am often asked how many minutes to practice per day. Remember that you will get back what you put in, the more time spent practicing, the closer you will reach your goals as a guitarist. For beginners, ages 8 -10, I...
You know as a guy I’m in no way an expert or an authority on makeup, but a few years ago while watching my girlfriend at the time try out all kinds of funky makeup tricks, I realized that when done right, it’s actually an incredibly fascinating form of art. And while watching her learn to do all these crazy things with her eye liners and her eye shadows, I realized that there were actually quite a few simple lessons that I could learn from her as a guitarist.  
We’ve all been there: You’re on stage singing your most heartfelt song when all of a sudden you feel your heart stop as you realize you’re playing the wrong chord. A little stunned, you look down at your hands to see...
So, you've heard that wah-wah sound in Hendrix, (early) Clapton, and even John Squire's guitar solos. You've watched guitarists express themselves with their feet as well as their fingers, and you're wondering if you could do the same. How...
As seen in Guitar Girl Magazine Issue 7 Americana music is a broad genre that is historical as well as contemporary, growing and changing. According to AmericanaMusic.org, influences in Americana range from “country, roots-rock, folk, bluegrass, R&B, and blues, resulting...
As seen in Guitar Girl Magazine Issue 4. One of the best-kept secrets in the vocal technique world that is gaining some recognition lately is that of the Straw Technique or Straw Phonation. If you ever experience vocal fatigue, strain for higher notes,...
AS SEEN ON GUITAR GIRL MAGAZINE ISSUE 6  A seasoned guitarist knows what they like. They know what strings give them their sound of preference, what tuner suits their needs, and what picks they can depend on. In other words,...
The average woman packs nearly 60 items for a two-week vacation, but only wears one-third of those items. When you are headed on the road to perform, either alone or with other musicians, there are several things to consider when packing for...