The Best Practice Setup According to Tomo Fujita

I’ve never taken a lesson from him but I always pay attention when the Japanese guitar master Tomo Fujita talks about best practices.  He just has this uncanny ability to pick out kotsu — a Japanese word for hidden pointers that can make significant difference — when it comes to getting better on guitar.  Here…

Don’t Let Mistakes Stop You

This is one of the common mistakes I see myself and others make.  Stopping when you make a mistake. Yes, it’s understandable, but make a habit never to stop when you make mistakes.  In particular, don’t break out of rhythm!  Keep going! Why? It’s because that’s how it is in performance.  When you’re playing to…

The Sweet Spot on My Fingers

Sweet spots are something guitarists often talk about, but mainly in reference to pickup height or settings on amp/effects. Well, I think there are sweet spots on your fretting fingers. It’s a tiny area that’s very close to the finger nails.  To hit them, I have to fret in such a way that the fingers…