Guitar Soloing… Are you thinking of everything?

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I thought of phrase while working with a client the other day… “From cognition to speaker.” It refers to the path an original thought in your brain travels as it goes from an idea in your head to becoming a musical sound that comes out of your guitar amp. Thought → Fingers → Guitar → Cable → Amplifier…

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Anchors! The Secret to Better Chord Transitions…

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Remember when you were a kid and you played “lava”? No? Bummer. It was a fun game. You had to get from one part of the living room to the other without touching the floor. Why? Because the floor was really made of molten lava, right? So you had to climb all over the furniture to get…

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Ideal… Or No Ideal.

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Ah, perfection. Personally, I am quite fond of it. That is, when it does actually happen. And I think that one’s own concept of what perfection truly is will determine one’s own experience of it. What are you striving for when you play guitar? Perfection? And what exactly is your idea of perfection? I have seen…

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One is Good, Two are Better…

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You’ve got two hands, you should use them. Well okay, you probably already do that when you’re playing the guitar. And when you’re eating. And perhaps typing. (although you might not use all ten fingers) What I meant is that you should probably pay as much attention to your picking hand as you do to your…

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Effective Practicing: It’s all in how you look at it…

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Visualization: You’re Doing it Wrong! This was my first idea for the title of this blog post. I know… cheesy. I’m playing off of those “life hack” articles you see on the internets where they show you the best way to use some device or achieve some result. The idea is that most of the planet’s…

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