August 06, 2014
There is a lot to be said about using the right pick…
April 29, 2014
No matter how much you learn organically, you can always stretch yourself and learn different rhythms you might not have ever learned otherwise.
January 25, 2014
A student signs up for lessons. They initially are fired up, they fizz out, and quit. How many times have you heard this story?
January 16, 2014
The moral of the story is this, if you enjoy music, play it, listen to it, whatever. No matter how well you do, no matter how advanced you are, the sheer activity that it produces in the brain will make you smarter, improve your self confidence, and increase your memory among other great things.
December 20, 2013
Make sure you hold and feel a guitar before you buy it!
December 11, 2013
A lot of music students come in with the question of “How do I write a song?” So, I analyzed my own songwriting, and came up with three basic approaches to sparking the songwriting process.
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.
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.”
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.
October 17, 2013
It is extremely important to come to your music lessons prepared. But whyyy, you ask, dreading the scolding that typically comes from teachers or bosses. Fear not! Below are some reasons/helpful suggestions that will make your lesson experience even MORE fun.