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Every Tuesday at 10am MST Tony Polecastro gives you his list of 5 acoustic guitar geek finds that will help your guitar playing or turn you on to new guitar gear or music. Learn about small bench luthiers, guitar gadgets, new acoustic guitar music and artists, books, guitar education and tips and so much more!

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Every Tuesday at 10am MST Tony Polecastro gives you his list of 5 acoustic guitar geek finds that will help your guitar playing or turn you on to new guitar gear or music. Learn about small bench luthiers, guitar gadgets, new acoustic guitar music and artists, books, guitar education and tips and so much more!

    131 - 4 Guitar Mistakes (Music Theory?)

    131 - 4 Guitar Mistakes (Music Theory?)

    ➜All show notes and links: https://acousticlife.tv/at131/
    ➜Get the show: https://tonypolecastro.com/get-acoustic-tuesday
     
    Making one of these mistakes can set you back weeks or months (years?!) when learning guitar. Check out this episode of Acoustic Tuesday to make sure you're not making any of the 4 guitar mistakes regarding music theory.
    I'm also featuring a BRAND NEW Boucher BG-52, incredible Acoustic Tuesday Artist Jon Gomm is going to answer your questions, and finally, you'll hear about a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to visit Ireland and the Emerald Guitar factory.
    Now, back to the 4 music theory mistakes that most guitar players make...
    Mistake #1: You don't think you're ready.
    This can happen to ANY guitar player. Professionals, beginners, and everyone in between. I gotta say, you're always ready to learn some music theory.
    The fact is, when you start to learn theory, it's going to accelerate your progress. Whether you've been playing for a week or a year, learning theory will make your progress that much faster. You'll be making connections that will make everything make sense.
    Mistake #2: You need a comprehensive understanding of music theory.
    If you think you have to understand everything about music theory, from composition to harmony to modes, you're dead wrong.
    I mean, it's nice to know these things, but the bottom line is that you don't need to know everything to play guitar.
    Instead, you should target the 20 or 10% of music theory that will help you every day on your guitar journey.
    Mistake #3: You don't have enough time.
    Instead of learning theory, you think that you should just play the songs and scales you already know...right?
    Here's the funny thing...when you start learning music theory, you learn other concepts faster. In the short window of time you have to work on your guitar playing and music, if you incorporate music theory, you can have lightbulb moments left and right.
    Mistake #4: You have self-doubt.
    There's no easy way to talk about self-doubt. As a guitarist, you're putting yourself out there, and it takes a lot out of you.
    Whether you're playing with friends, at an open-mic night, or posting a song to TAC or YouTube, remember that you can do it!
    Learning music theory is no different. You can do it. Don't let your self-doubt take control of the situation. Whether you're brand-new to guitar or coming back after years off, learning music theory can truly change how you practice and play guitar. You got this!
    Now, if you noticed that you're making any of these mistakes, I want to tell you about something special...
    On March 1st, I'm starting my Fretboard Wizard Challenge — a course that focuses on the bare essentials of music theory (specifically for guitar players!).
    To learn more about my Fretboard Wizard Course, visit https://fretwiz.com

    • 44 min
    130 - Why Barre Chords Are Worth the Pain

    130 - Why Barre Chords Are Worth the Pain

    ➜All show notes and links: https://acousticlife.tv/at130/
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    • 40 min
    129 - Learn THIS Scale (know them all)

    129 - Learn THIS Scale (know them all)

    ➜All show notes and links: https://acousticlife.tv/at129/
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    • 47 min
    128 - How to Find Any Note On Guitar (2 Tricks)

    128 - How to Find Any Note On Guitar (2 Tricks)

    ➜All show notes and links: https://acousticlife.tv/at128/
    ➜Get the show: https://tonypolecastro.com/get-acoustic-tuesday

    • 36 min
    127 - 5 EASY & Classic Blues Guitar Riffs

    127 - 5 EASY & Classic Blues Guitar Riffs

    ➜All show notes and links: https://acousticlife.tv/at127/
    ➜Get the show: https://tonypolecastro.com/get-acoustic-tuesday

    • 54 min
    126 - 5 Female Blues Guitarists You Need To Know

    126 - 5 Female Blues Guitarists You Need To Know

    ➜All show notes and links: https://acousticlife.tv/at126/
    ➜Get the show: https://tonypolecastro.com/get-acoustic-tuesday

    • 41 min

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Scotch, GUITARSENAL (TAYLOR, MARTIN AND LAG)...LOVE THE SHOW!

Thanks for the shows, so much information. Shout to Columbus, Ohio’s Six String Concerts!

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A home for guitar geeks

A great, interesting resource for guitar players and acoustic lovers. Tips on playing, reviews of gear, and a warm personality to deliver it all. I look forward to it every week. Don’t miss it.

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Five stars ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

Tony is always reviewing some kind of new product and giving insight on something guitar players can benefit from. I love the show! Keep it up please.
Btw I go to the acoustic life website and watch every episode, I hope that’s not hurting iTunes status ..
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