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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...

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...

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...

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...

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