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Why The Roman Numerals?

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You may have run across some sheet music or transcriptions that use Roman numerals instead of chord names. Even if you haven’t yet, you’ll be...

The “sonority” of Andrés Segovia's Sound

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The “sonority” of Andrés Segovia's sound so often commented on is in part caused by his use of equal parts flesh and nail of his right hand. As...

How to practice music


No matter which instrument you are trying to master, there are some basic considerations you may want to keep in mind. RHYTHM In order to...

Minor Pentatonic Scale Phrasing Lesson #1

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This week we are going to learn a simple device to help you build coherent phrases with the Pentatonic or Blues Scales. We are going to use just a...

Minimal, Effective Guitar Practice

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At times it can be a struggle for a musician to fit daily practice in around friends, family and employment. An obvious truth is that the more...

The Importance of the Metronome to Guitar Players

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The metronome is a very important tool for all musicians, especially guitarists. Many guitarists are self-taught, more than most players of other...

Perseverance in Practice

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Perseverance in practice is absolutely, 100% fundamental. Persisting and moving past what you previously found difficult or impossible, is what lets...

Using Your Metronome Effectively Practice Tips and Techniques

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Nearly every music student has been told by their teacher to "Practice with a metronome."  Metronome practice is arguably the most effective way to...

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