Make Every Note Count motivation Nov 10, 2023

If you've ever felt like your guitar playing is lacking that certain spark, that magical quality that elevates it from ordinary to extraordinary, then you're not alone. I've been there too, feeling like my playing was falling flat, missing that special something that would make each note come...

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Top 5 Fingerpicking Patterns From Songs You Love! fingerstyle guitar Nov 09, 2023

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Hey there, fellow guitar enthusiasts! I'm excited to share with you some fantastic finger-picking patterns that will elevate your guitar playing to a whole new level. In this blog post, I'll break down the top five finger-picking patterns from beloved songs, and I've even thrown in...

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Top 4 Things Every Songwriter Should Know About the Guitar songwriting Nov 04, 2023

 

As a passionate songwriter and guitarist, I've always believed that music transcends borders and connects people from all corners of the world. While Nashville may be synonymous with songwriting, the truth is, there are talented songwriters everywhere. In this blog post, I'm excited to...

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Bend It Like A Pro bending notes Nov 03, 2023

As a seasoned guitarist, I've come to appreciate the profound impact that bending notes can have on a musical composition. It's more than just a technique; it's a form of communication that adds depth and emotion to every performance. From the subtlest quarter-step bends to the soaring...

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Top 5 Things Every Intermediate Guitar Player Should Know caged system nashville number Nov 01, 2023

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Hello, fellow guitar enthusiasts! Today, I want to share with you what I consider to be the top five essentials that every intermediate guitar player should know. These insights come from my 35-plus years of teaching and playing the guitar, both one-on-one with students and through...

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These 2 Techniques Cure All Your Chord Transitioning Troubles chord transitions Oct 30, 2023

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If you're a newbie or an intermediate guitarist struggling to smoothly transition between chords, you're in the right place. As a guitar teacher with years of experience, I've witnessed countless students grappling with this challenge. The frustration is real, but fear not! In this...

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Spice Up Blues Lead Guitar with 4 New Notes blues lead guitar Oct 27, 2023

Are you tired of your blues scale phrasing sounding stale? Are you looking for that extra spark to elevate your guitar playing? Look no further. Today, I'm excited to share with you an incredible insight that transformed the way I approach the blues scale. Four new notes, strategically placed...

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How to Use Scales Over Chords chords scales Oct 25, 2023

As a lifelong guitarist and music enthusiast, I've always been fascinated by the intricate relationship between scales and chords in music. Today, I'm excited to share some insights into this concept, providing a 30,000-foot view that even beginners can grasp. We'll explore the fundamental...

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