The Double Edged Sword of Guitar Idols Part 2

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June 11, 2014 by admin

In Part 1 of this column, we discussed the transcendent ability of every ‘guitar idol’ to inspire a new generation …
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The Double Edged Sword of Guitar Idols Part 1

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May 6, 2014 by admin

Every guitarist (myself included) can likely point to one main source of inspiration that captured our ears’ undivided attention during …
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The Harmonic Hierarchy of a Scale

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March 26, 2014 by admin

A common source of confusion for less experienced guitarists are the concepts of chord tones, non chord tones, passing tones, …
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Choosing your Battles on the Guitar PART 2

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February 20, 2014 by admin

In part 1 of this article, we identified some options that can maximize the amount of quality information you receive …
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Choosing Your Battles on the Guitar PART 1

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January 19, 2014 by admin

A new year is upon us, and with it comes the familiar and arguably cliche theme of new beginnings. People …
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Musical Purity is Overrated

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January 2, 2014 by admin

In July, I wrote a column called “Finding Inspiration in Unlikely Places” for Guitar World Online.  In it, I encouraged …
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“Letting Go” of Perfectionist Tendencies

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August 12, 2013 by admin

I remember my first time playing in front of a crowd like it was yesterday.  I was sixteen years old …
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The Importance of Musical Inflections

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July 29, 2013 by admin

Sometimes, we guitar players can get so caught up in executing that blazing 16th note scale run at 180 BPM, …
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Demystifying Music Theory Part 2

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June 11, 2013 by admin

I’ve heard some musicians refer to a concept known as the Circle of 5ths (or even the Circle of 4ths)…what …
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What role does music theory play in songwriting?

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May 6, 2013 by admin

  The songwriting process can be a tricky thing to write about and even trickier to teach.  This is because …
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