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Timing is everything…


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There are some of us in the guitar playing community who just enjoy a strum every now and again (who doesn’t?) and then others who like to put a...

A Checklist of Things Every Guitarist Needs To Learn


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Most people go on several job interviews, get a job and that's it. But with side musicians, every job is an interview. Generally we are hired one...

What Lies Between: Anticipation in Rhythm


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When it comes to practicing your chosen instrument, the metronome is a powerful tool. As a teacher, I’ve found that having my students play to a...

3 Reasons That Learning More Chords Will Improve Your Guitar Solos


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For the aspiring guitarist starting out, it is a common trait to assume that chords relate strictly to rhythm playing and scales and modes to...

Making a Living as a Guitar Player


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Here are some ways I've paid the bills as a musician: Working in a Record Store Working in a Guitar Store Running Sound at a Nightclub Teaching...

Every Gig Is a Job Interview


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Most people go on several job interviews, get a job and that's it. But with side musicians, every job is an interview. Generally we are hired one...

Shortcut to Great Technique


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If you want to be free to play anything on your instrument, perfect your current ability, or you just want to impress your neighbour, we all know the...

Soloing over standards and jazz blues with "functional harmony”


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1) Play 3rds and 7ths of each chord resolving to 7ths and 3rds of the next chord in the progression. a. Start by playing 3rds and 7ths for one...

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