Read On To Get Some Great Guitar Playing Tips and Advice From Rock Guitar Power!

I have taught guitar for over 10 years and have personally worked with hundreds of students. To keep you motivated, passionate and interested in learning guitar, I wanted to share with you what I’ve found to be…

The Top 10 Reasons Why People Quit Taking Guitar Lessons

Here’s 3 of the most common reasons:

1. The Student Has A Bad Teacher – Being inspired and excited to learn guitar is what makes people stick with it and strive to get better. A good teacher will know how to keep a student interested and progressing. A bad teacher will twiddle their thumbs while the student tries to figure out what’s going on.

2. You Are Not Focusing On Playing The Kind Of Music You Want To Learn – If you want to learn how to play rock music and your teacher is pushing classical guitar on your, then chances are, you are not going to want to play at all. Always tell your instructor what you want to learn so that they can keep things fun and interesting.

3. You Get Frustrated! – Any time a person learns a new skill, there is always a certain amount of frustration and second guessing. A good teacher will know how to get a student to overcome these frustrations and turn them into accomplishments.

The second you find yourself falling into any of these reasons, Stop Yourself Cold! Pick up that guitar and put all of your heart and soul into becoming the best guitar player you can be!

“Rock Guitar Power is an exciting program which has helped our students to not only keep their interest in lessons, but to further their progress by working with the methods in this innovative program”
-Fred Costello
Costello Music InstructionRochester, NY
See What Paul Hartunian “The Guy Who Sold The Brooklyn Bridge” has to say about Rock Guitar Power…


I’m a total noob when it comes to playing music so I’m very excited about learning rock guitar. I just turned 47 and figured it’s never too late to learn. My kids just strated piano and drum lessons and I thought this is the perfect time to start some lessons myself.So far in 1 day from watching your videos, I have changed my strings, learned how to tune and played Smoke On The Water-Not Bad! Well it’s back to open chords for me.
-Dan SeboltSalem, Vermont

Another very important thing to understand about learning to play guitar and getting better as a player is…

Understanding What Kind Of Guitar Player You Are!

Over the years working with people as a guitar and music teacher, I have come to find 4 main personality types that people have when it comes to how they react to learning and playing music. It’s important to figure out what personality you have so that you can maximize the time you spend when playing and practicing guitar. It’s also important to note that these are just the most common traits that I see and work with. There are certainly more and you don’t necessarily need to be just one.

As a guitarist, I sometimes come across problems and frustrations when learning to play new things. RGP has helped me to better understand how to play what I want to play, which has made me a better guitar player.-Neil Eric Sequeira (12 years old)Bombay, India
Rock Guitar Power is a fun and helpful way to learn and excel at guitar. There is something for every skill level that will help you improve as a player. Whether you are a beginner or an advanced shredder, there are sections of RGP that help with may different skills and techniques.-Grant Clark

If you are on this site right now I’m guessing that you are most likely interested in learning to play or get better at playing Rock Guitar! If this is true, I Have Great News…

See Why Rock Is The Easiest Form Of Guitar To Learn and Play!

I have only been playing guitar for about a year and a half and although I still consider myself a beginner, Rock Guitar Power has helped me to excel very quickly and get a lot more confident as a player.What a life saver this site is! It makes learning fun and easy. I have especially loved playing with a real band (Jammin With The Band) and learning a ton of great songs with their song lesson program.RGP really does offer everything you need to become an awesome player.


-Fen Gib

Montreux, Switzerland


If your just starting out a question I often get asked as a teacher is…

What Kind Of Guitar Should I Buy?


How To Choose The Right Amp For Your Guitar

Click on the links above to get my advice on both of these questions!

Ever since I was a little kid, I have loved Rock Music. I always wanted to learn to play my favorite songs on guitar. The Song Lessons from Rock Guitar Power are making it very fun and easy to learn all the awesome tunes I love listening too! I don’t have a lot of time to sit and practice but these lessons are so effective that I’m still seeing great results with only spending a little time with them.Excited to learn more songs and rock out!-Joel Sarda

Eureka, Montana

After you get setup with a guitar that inspires you and an amp that cranks out killer tone, It’s time to learn about…

The Different Types Of Guitar Adjustments

It always kills me when i get a student who has a new guitar straight from the factory and whom ever sold it to them didn’t take the time to setup and adjust the guitar properly so that it plays as well as it can. If you didn’t know this already, Guitars have adjustments and can be setup for different playing styles. If your playing on your fiddle and it doesn’t feel that comfortable to play, don’t despair! It most likely just needs a tweak here and a tweak there and you’ll be good to go!

You might also want to check out the following link whenever seasons change or your axe starts feeling a little off

Giving Your Guitar A Checkup

Because guitars are made primarily of wood, they are easily effected by climate changes, especially humidity! Ever feel the metal edges of your frets sticking out of the fretboard and catching on your hand? This most likely happens in the fall and winter. The air becomes very dry and sucks all the moisture out of the wood causing it to contract. Then when the spring and summer come around things loosen back up.

It’s a good idea to give your guitar a checkup to make sure it stays playing great during any season!

Bonjour Mike,I took a look at the lesson: “Paranoid” by Black Sabbath and it confirms what I thought about all your lessons – your the best !All of your lessons are inviting players to practice at their own pace and have fun. Even if players are beginners, intermediate or advanced. I am still practicing and loving the song lessons!

-Pierre Garon

Quebec City


Now that you have your guitar all tuned up and good to go, your amp cranked and ready to rock, let’s talk about a very important part of the guitar playing ritual…

The Importance Of Warming Up On Guitar

Yes folks, just like hitting the gym, running in a race, or any other physical activity you can think of, a good playing and practicing session should always start with a good warm up. Don’t think of this as a drag though, the trick is to put together warm up exercises that are fun, exciting and challenging. You can easily create a warm up routine out of the songs or exercises your currently working on.

Hi Mike,

I checked out some of the RGP song lessons and If this is the standard of all of the new lessons I believe these will be very popular. It’s obvious you have worked hard on them. the BEST lesson format I have ever used for songs!-Jim Grewe
Thank you Mike! Your videos so far have helped me learn a lot about playing. I’m going to keep playing with what you teach because it has taught me so much and I’ve only been with this site for a week. To everyone new like me to Rock Guitar Power, STAY WITH THIS PROGRAM!!! Once again thank you Mike!Brett Kessel Dulles, Virgina

Now that you have come full circle and turned yourself into a guitar shredding monster…Here’s one more tip to help take your playing to an even higher level

Teaching Others How To Play Guitar Makes You A Better Player!

I can honestly say that if I could attribute one main activity that has helped my playing more than anything I would have to say that teaching guitar is it! I understand that teaching isn’t always for everyone and I’m not saying to go out and try to do it professionally but grab a friend and try to show them a few chords or licks. When they ask you to explain it, you’ll find yourself approaching the instrument in a way you never did before!

I have been playing guitar for a couple of years and only recently found Rock Guitar Power. I was needing a good program on guitar modes as I was finding it hard learning them through text books, when I did Mike’s program on modes, I found it to be so helpful in learning the modes and understanding how to apply them. I already feel so much more confident in playing them and I am a much better player now for it. Thank you so much Mike, you really rock!-Ryan, Western Australia

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