April 9, 2018

What are Chords? What are Scales? Chord Substitutions? Voicing? Inversions? Ahhhh!!!

Harmony is VERY EASY! You just have to understand and memorize a few simple rules and content and you'll get it in no time. Here's a brief introduction to get you started:...

May 15, 2017

Most of us have tried achieving our goals by writing them down and then trying to follow them, but....that doesn't always work as planned.  Life gets in the way and our goals are put off.

Dr. Noa Kageyama of Bulletproof Musician recently put out...

May 9, 2017

No matter what you are working on or whether you are a beginner or a pro, you always have to practice under the same 4 guiding principles:

1) Sound Great!

-- It doesn't matter if you are just starting out. You need to make sure that every note you play sounds great. This...

January 25, 2017

If you want to get the the next level in your guitar playing follow these rules!

1) Patience & Consistency: Music is muscular, neurological, and psychological. Results only happen with CORRECT, patient, cumulative, & consistent practice.

2) Listening: Always listen t...

July 14, 2016

Unfortunately, injuries are prevalent in the stringed instrument world. Some musicians get tendinitis, carpal tunnel syndrome, and even focal dystonia. When it comes to RSIs (repetitive stress injuries), all of them are serious and need to be attended to immediately. 

H...

May 23, 2016

 

Do you get dead notes or buzzing on your barre finger when you plant a barre chord? Is it painful or vey uncomfortable to play barre chords? When planting a barre chord that includes your 2nd finger (e.g., F chord in first position), is your 2nd finger screaming for h...

May 5, 2016

Are you hearing clicking, popping, mutted, or uneven tone when you play? If so, there are a number of easy ways to improve you tone.  Here are a few ideas that will help improve your tone.

 

1) TIP-JOINTS

Try relaxing your right-hand tip-joints when you play. Think o...

April 11, 2016

The first things to decide when buying a classical and/or flamenco guitar are how much you want to spend and how "high-end" of a guitar you want to buy. Both classical and flamenco guitars range widely in both price and quality. Cheap, factory-made, beginner guitars ca...