This simple trick will improve your strumming right away…

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There is a super simple way to develop your strumming & your rhythmic feel. Based on the principle of “the more you do it, the better you get at it”, it involves spending time strumming your guitar. That’s right… I’m going for the obvious here. One thing I’ve noticed is that when students are working…

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Of Sonic Imagery and Canadians…

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I have a not so great habit of forgetting to pay attention to who is coming into town to do shows, and so, on more than one occasion, I have found out about a show after it’s too late. I’ll be on Facebook & see pictures of Derek Trucks & Susan Tedeschi playing the prior…

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Writing Things Out – Part One (or, Why I Rote What I Wrote)

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This blog post will address those that wish to strengthen their skills in applying their theory knowledge to the guitar. You need a solid understanding of basic music theory & the note names on the guitar fretboard to do the activities suggested here. Most people start out learning their chords & scales using diagrams that have…

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Mind Blown…

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Knowing where you are going & then going there is far more efficacious than going there & then figuring out where you are. With that statement, I’m pretty sure I have raised the standard for my blog when it comes to being deep, insightful & intelligent. Or trenchant (at this point, you’ve realized somebody got…

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Accelerators for Your Guitar Playing

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I am always looking for simple ways to speed up the process of learning & here is the first in a series of articles on various ways you can hasten your development as an artist, musician & guitarist (you realize you are all three, right?).   There’s a lot to be said for the simple action…

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