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How to Practice Guitar Effectively!

"Why Doesn't Everyone Teach Like This?"

Hi, I'm Paul Swanson of, guitar teacher in Warwick, UK for 23 years, veteran of 1,000+ gigs and creator of Taplature back in 2007. 

Change your whole outlook for the better today with easy to follow, step by step instructions that guide you to practice guitar effectively and get you moving swiftly past problems, no matter how long they've been standing in your way!


We can use Taplature to successfully address just about any challenge on guitar, whatever the style, or level!  When you practice guitar effectively it's impossible not to improve ... fast!

My approach to teaching has changed beyond recognition since discovering the benefits of Taplature.  It's paid off though ... one intermediate student who'd been failed by multiple previous teachers asked me in amazement a while back,

"Why doesn't everyone teach like this?"

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Wave goodbye to guitar frustration with Taplature!

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Taplature is the easy to follow, step by step approach to learning guitar.  Here's exactly how you "program" yourself to play with effective guitar practice and make playing easy in the quickest time possible!

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Taplature is the simple way to deal with hard stuff on guitar!  Here's Tommy Emmanuel's "Day Tripper"!

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the free Taplature blog.

Remove the mystery of singing and playing guitar at the same time!

Anyone can master even the toughest challenges,

 whether strumming ...

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... or playing an intricate guitar part!

It quickly becomes easy when you learn it with Taplature!

The free primer, "Discover Taplature" (book plus video) shows you exactly how to use the hidden power of Taplature to master even the most advanced guitar music.

Start seeing things you've always struggled with quickly becoming easier than you ever imagined possible!   

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Problems?  Learn how to turn them into  easily mastered bite-sized loops that even beginners can quickly master!

Zoom in and start spotting the details you've always missed until now.  Practise less, improve more!

We'll be monitoring progress all the way to ensure your practice is paying off!


See clearly what works for you, and just as importantly, what doesn't.  Save days, weeks, months and even years of guitar frustration!

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For all your challenges on guitar ... any style, any level ...

100% free 1-1 tuition

in the Taplature forum!


Keep your own practice journal and watch yourself improving daily using Taplature's "secrets" of effective guitar practice!

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Get moving on guitar today with Taplature!

Subscribe below ... it's all free!

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Bikerlott Festival with the Sam Powell Blues Band (Aug 2017)


I use Taplature daily in lessons with students of all levels as well as for my own practice after 35 years of playing (click here to see me practising what I preach!).  This approach puts you face to face with exactly what's blocking your progress on guitar, and with no way of brushing it under the carpet!

Throw the endless hours of mindless repetition away.  They don't work!  Using Taplature we go looking for elegant solutions to clearly defined problems as well as monitoring progress to make sure things are working.  We replace hope with expectation .... and fast results!  You'll improve quicker than ever as you join those practice!

The free primer, "Discover Taplature" sent to all subscribers and free Taplature lessons will introduce you to the things you've overlooked. It's missing these that has stopped your practice from being effective and has hampered your progress on guitar.

The Taplature forum makes the unique offer of 100% free 1-1 tuition for any problem you might have on guitar.  Start your own practice journal and I'll be on hand along with my sidekick Tappy giving free guidance using Taplature.  If you do what's prescribed you'll be practising effectively and I guarantee you'll get moving, and keep moving forward no matter how long you've stagnated on guitar!

  Discover Taplature and wave goodbye to guitar frustration today!  It's all free!

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