The first 5 things beginner guitar players should learn

You’re ready to start learning guitar. That’s fantastic. You’re about to embark on a lifelong journey – it’ll be a challenge, but seriously rewarding.

To help get you started, I’ve put together five things that a beginner guitar player should learn. From how to hold your instrument to playing open chords, these basic skills are […]

Five habits that will make you a better guitarist

Looking to improve your playing technique? Developing good guitar-playing habits will help you become a better guitarist without even thinking.

So, without further ado, here are five to start working on today.
1. Step outside of your comfort zone
If you play classical guitar, give a contemporary rock song a try. If you are a passionate electric […]

How long does it take to learn guitar?

One question we hear again and again from guitar students at the Liverpool Academy is this: How long does it take to learn guitar? In other words, our aspiring guitarists want a rough timeline that details how far they will progress, and how long it will take.

Unfortunately, there is no one answer to this […]

5 Reasons to Learn Guitar in 2018

New year, new resolutions. 2018 has just begun, and the time is now to set your goals and intentions for the months to come.

If you’ve always wanted to learn guitar, put that on your list. Learning an instrument is a lifelong journey that not only gives you a new appreciation for music, but also […]

3 Ways to Find Motivation to Practice Your Instrument

Nobody’s perfect. Sometimes it can be difficult to find motivation to practice your instrument as often as you should.

If you find yourself feeling uninspired, try these three ways to rediscover your passion for music, and fall back in love with your chosen instrument.
1. Go and See Some Live Music

If you’re a guitarist, head to […]

Free Tab Download for Beginner Guitarists

Playing the guitar is unlike anything else: it’s challenging and rewarding, frustrating and fun, disastrous and successful all at once. And, these ups and downs can be even more pronounced when you’re just starting out.

That’s why Liverpool Academy of Music Director Steve Flack has put together two free tab playlist downloads for beginner guitarists. […]

Online Guitar Lessons at Steve Flack’s Guitar Academy

Looking for good quality, easy to follow online guitar lessons by an experienced guitar teacher? Look no further.

The Liverpool Academy of Music’s own Director Steve Flack has launched the Steve Flack Guitar Academy.

He’s now ready to share his passion for teaching guitar with people around Australia, and the globe.
Online Guitar Lessons: 10 Iconic Songs […]

Study Finds Health Benefits of Learning an Instrument for Seniors

A study out of the Western Sydney University’s MARCS Institute for Brain, Behaviour and Development has found numerous benefits of learning an instrument for seniors.

Even a small amount of social singing or playing an instrument can have staggering, lasting effects on those aged 65 and over.
The Study
Music and psychology researcher Dr Jennifer MacRitchie organised […]

Types of Bass Instruments

There are two main types of bass instruments:

The upright bass, which is held and played vertically.
The bass guitar, which is held and played horizontally.

The upright bass and bass guitar are used in many genres of music, and are usually tuned to the same notes: E1, A1, D2, and G2.
The Upright Bass
Upright basses, […]

What is the World’s Loudest Instrument?

Have you ever wondered what the world’s loudest instrument is?

The question is not so simple to answer. Here are a couple of different perspectives.
Loudest Instrument in the Orchestra
If we focus on just the instruments within a standard orchestra, there are two front-runners: the trumpet and the trombone.

More often than not, the trumpet is the […]