Adam Rafferty

Tour News – Australia “Acoustic Guitar Spectacular” Aug 14 – 22, 2015

Hey Gang, I hope that if you are an Australian fan and guitar picker, you can come to one of these very special concerts! Michael Fix, Andrew Veivers and I will be doing the “Acoustic Guitar Spectacular” from August 14-22, 2015 in Australia. 14 August – Mt Tambourine 15 August …

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Adam Rafferty

How to Practice Guitar Like Bruce Lee

When I am asked about practicing guitar, I usually preach the gospel of repetitive mindful practice. However – I have been wondering lately…”do I really know what the heck I am doing?” You can usually find me on tour in a hotel room practicing the pieces I play on stage …

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Adam Rafferty

What do People See in YOUR Guitar Videos?

I recently had a guitar student upload a video to Study With Adam for coaching, the title read “In My Life, The Beatles, Arranged by Adam and Butchered by Craig” I had to laugh out loud. LOL!!!! It’s important to know that what we HEAR in our playing is different …

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Goldfinch DIY

How I sold 1,000 copies of my book in three months (and maybe you can too).

If you’re like me, a relatively new author without a strong “platform,” no real fan base yet, and no influential connections so far to help promote your book, trying to put together a plan for selling it can be daunting. And if you manage to put something into action, how many copies …

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Goldfinch Select

Meet our New Author, Michael McCarthy

“While the novelist is banging on his typewriter, the poet is watching a fly in the windowpane.”  –Billy Collins. Michael McCarthy is, in his words, “a lifelong explorer of the sacred.” Through a deepening poetic lens, he sees profound beauty in the commonplace. The ordinary is indeed richly extraordinary. He …

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Adam Rafferty

8 Tips for Playing Fingerstyle Guitar Without Making Mistakes

Here’s a question I get from a lot of readers: “Adam, I can’t seem to get through a piece without making mistakes.” Well, neither can I! There are a few tips and insights I can give you though – on how I practice and “problem solve.” If you want to …

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Adam Rafferty

How to Get More Paying Gigs Playing the Guitar

This article is about some of my early struggles as a pro guitar player and how I overcame them…I hope you like the info here. As a young jazz guitar player I really struggled making ends meet. I taught, played weddings, did little gigs and in NYC it was a …

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Adam Rafferty

iPad Giveaway and Bonuses End Tonight at midnight

First off…big big thank you for being a friend, fan and part of my guitar community. Students are going nuts over the lessons in Study With Adam, and some “trail blazers” are posting videos to me already! There are only a few hours left to take advantage of the special …

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Adam Rafferty

Only 3 days left to win an iPad Mini from Adam

It’s been totally busy (in a wonderful way) at “Study With Adam”. My web techs are on call, answering questions and working around the clock. So far, the response has been INCREDIBLE! Register before April 21, 2015 (midninght) you’ll be entered for the contest & the free On-Demand download bonus …

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Adam Rafferty

It’s LIVE! Try ‘Study With Adam’ Free for 14 days…

It’s HERE! Thanks for rolling with me this week. StudyWithAdam.com is launched, LIVE and open for registration. Click here NOW to Try it FREE for 14 days This week has been… crazy busy (I am also on tour right now) exciting exhilarating a little stressful to be honest… overall…AWESOME! This …

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