What do you think of when you hear the word Scale? We may know the theory behind it, we might know the formula. But in the real world of guitar playing it’s application, application, application. The notes or scale degrees… Read More »Do guitar scales really work for you?
Sid Bardfield is has been a top guitar player and teacher in the New Orleans area for over 25 years. Sid teaches electric and acoustic guitar and bass. Mastering a variety of styles, Sid teaches Blues, Rock, Country, Pop, Funk, Fingerstyle and Modern Christian Worship music. My passion is to help everyone I come in contact with in lessons to learn play like they've always dreamed about.
How to make the fastest progress as a beginner, start on Electric guitar, not Acoustic guitar! Here’s why…..
Did you know that it’s easier to play an electric guitar in the beginning instead of an acoustic? After you can play some songs or maybe you want to get into a Finger picking style, then get an acoustic. Let’s… Read More »How to make the fastest progress as a beginner, start on Electric guitar, not Acoustic guitar! Here’s why…..
Do you ever feel like quitting guitar and just selling all your equipment? Do you ever feel like everyone is better than you? In playing guitar for over 25 years, I’ve wanted to give up and quit many times but… Read More »Don’t quit playing guitar, success is right at your fingertips!
Hopefully, this article will take the frustration out of putting a basic guitar rig together. So if you’re liking your guitar and your amp and the cords you’re using, then next step is get some pedals to color your sound.… Read More »Guitar pedals, fun or frustrating?
There are many different ways to practice guitar and know that you’re improving every time you pick it up. Here’s some great ideas to start to learn the science of practicing. How do you know if you’re improving with how… Read More »How to guarantee progress on the guitar every time!
The Do’s and Don’t s of Jamming with a Band What is jamming? I’m going to explain mainly about if you go to club that has a band and they’re doing a Blues jam night, you sign up on their… Read More »The Do’s and Don’t s of Jamming with a Band
The number one skill guitar players need is ear training. And this may be the most neglected skill for guitar students. Why is ear training so important? Because it can limit what you can play and learn on the guitar.… Read More »Ear training for guitar, how to hear what you’re playing
Don’t fear these things, Guitar Players! From teaching so many different age groups, genders and skill levels I realize most of us have the same fears when it comes to practicing guitar, improving and performing. When first started I remember… Read More »Don’t fear these things, guitar players!
When you practice do you feel like things are really difficult or almost impossible to play? Are other people just more naturally talented than you? Do you really try but can’t really improve playing guitar? There are real specific answers… Read More »The Secret to Guitar Success, Muscle Memory