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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Adam Rafferty

Q & A about “Study With Adam” [launching tomorrow]

Hey! Thank you for all of your questions and responses! Here are some of the answers to the most common questions I got this last week. [Reminder: studywithadam.com will be launching TOMORROW April 14, 2015!] Q: “How much will it cost?” A: It will be very, very affordable, and it …

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Adam Rafferty

Win an iPad Mini When “Study With Adam” Launches

This was such a hit the last time I did it, I figured I’d do it again! I’ll be running a prize drawing for “early birds” who join studywithadam.com (launching April 14, 2015) (I highly recommend joining my email list if you haven’t – my list gets notified first about …

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Adam Rafferty

“Study With Adam” Website Launching April 14, 2015

If you’ve ever asked me about lessons for cover songs how to arrange songs personal / SKYPE or workshop lessons with me You probably got a message from me like: “I am working on a new site, and I’ll let you know when it’s ready.” On April 14th – it …

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Adam Rafferty

How You Can Apply Aikido Principles to Fingerstyle Guitar

I recently started going with my girlfriends 13 year old son (gulp…almost stepson?) to Aikido training. He is an introverted artistic kid and needs to connect the body to the head more – but without competition. He reminds me of me at age 13, actually For about a month, it’s …

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Adam Rafferty

Learn Guitar Technique, then Throw it Away

Usually I stress the importance of a good musical education. Often I teach hands-on guitar techniques. Without my teachers & mentors I would not be the person and musician I am today. However, there is a fundamental but “advanced” step in making music. What I am about to say may …

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Adam Rafferty

Do You Need a College Music Degree?

Most of my favorite musicians in the world did not get college degrees in music. The list is very long to name a few…Tommy Emmanuel, Charlie Parker, George Benson, Stevie Wonder all do not have degrees. Should you? If have a playing career or plenty of students with no degree …

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Adam Rafferty

Thumb and Finger Independence for Fingerstyle Guitarists

I got a question from a blog reader recently that said: How, in your mind, can you coordinate both a bass line with your thumb and a melody line with your fingers? I can’t seem to divide my mind that way. What can I do to gain finger independence? There …

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Adam Rafferty

What’s the Best Approach for Improving Your Guitar Technique?

I got a question recently from a subscriber that read… I was wondering what your opinion was on practicing technique, learning scales, chord progressions, and theory in the context of a song versus on their own. This is really a good – and complex question. Here goes… Many guitar players …

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Adam Rafferty

Practicing Guitar and Your “Happy” Brain Chemicals…

This is a pretty taboo subject, but let’s dive in. I recently got an email from a reader saying: “Hi Adam. I’m going through a phase where I can’t find any I situation or have as much fun playing as I used to. Have you got any idea or any …

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