10 Great Stocking Stuffers For Guitar Students
December 09, 2013
If you’re in need of some stocking ideas this Holiday season, here are some fun little gadgets that your guitar player might enjoy.
How to Solo (Part 4)
December 01, 2013
Space is an often overlooked principle of music. The power of silence and patience is a virtue that all musicians need.
How to Solo (Part 3)
November 27, 2013
The next time you take a solo, keep the principle in mind of telling a story.
How To Solo (Part 2)
November 22, 2013
Now, we are going to dive into three basic approaches to soloing. This is a lesson I learned from my good friend Jim Mings. I’ll never forget when he told me, “There are three basic ways to solo: scales, melodies, and chords.”
How to Solo (Part 1)
November 19, 2013
Perhaps one of the hardest things to teach in music lessons is how to solo. Students are down right frightened of soloing and improvising at times. One of the reasons it is so hard to teach is that there are so many factors. So I have decided to split this blog into a series. Let’s begin with the basics.
Electric or Acoustic Guitar?
November 13, 2013
Students should consider the music they listen to when deciding whether to buy an acoustic or electric guitar.
5 Ways to Improve Your Groove
November 11, 2013
These days, I visualize the word “GROOVE” as a collection of 3-dimensional stone carvings.
The Value of “In Person” Music Lessons
November 05, 2013
One can’t replicate the relationship you form, playing together in person, and the opportunities that come from private lessons.
Find Your Teacher
October 30, 2013
There is no substitute for the genuine connection that occurs between an enthusiastic student and a confident, qualified teacher.
Useful Apps for Music Lessons
October 26, 2013
These apps will help you exercise the basic elements of music, and have you more prepared for your next lesson.