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  1. Craig Smoot (906)
    Posted on 10/4/1999 · 5295 Hits
    For my second installment in this series I'd like to address an element of playing that <i>EVERY</i> serious musician should work on mastering... <b>Dynamics</b>. What are dynamics you say? Well, the musician's definition would be something a...(more)
  2. Jamey Andreas (731)
    Posted on 9/5/2001 · 10909 Hits
    I want to address an issue that seems to keep coming up for people who are familiar with my work, and beginning to use my methods. People are reading my essays, and it seems a new awareness is beginning to dawn for them, which is good, that's th...(more)
  3. Jamey Andreas (731)
    Posted on 9/25/2001 · 10212 Hits
    <b>Understanding and Allowing the Step by Step Process</b><br> You must understand that your ability to effectively change bad habits is going to depend completely upon how deeply and truly you understand the fundamental mechanics of the process...(more)
  4. Tom Hess (90)
    Posted on 9/18/2002 · 22753 Hits
    The electric guitar has advanced far beyond the time when someone could teach himself (or herself) to become a world class player. If your ambition is to become a competent player and a competent musician, you need a competent teacher. Even if...(more)
  5. Josh Graves (2401)
    Posted on 3/27/2000 · 47419 Hits
    First of all, let's get acquainted with some terms, as well as some other aspects of key signature theory. The most common of all progressions would be the I-IV-V idea. In the key of C the chords are: C (I), F (IV), and G (V). The one (I) cho...(more)
  6. Jamey Andreas (731)
    Posted on 4/15/2003 · 30831 Hits
    The longer I teach, the more I am impressed with one unassailable fact: most of what becoming good or great on the guitar is about has nothing to do with "musical ability". It has everything to do with that group of qualities loosely spoken of a...(more)
  7. Will Landrum (293)
    Posted on 3/6/2000 · 10486 Hits
    I've talked to a lot of people who's main complaint is "I can't get out of playing the same scale pattern." After a little more probing, I discover that they are totally familiar with the root pentatonic minor pattern, (like A pentatonic min...(more)
  8. Jamey Andreas (731)
    Posted on 3/14/2002 · 7984 Hits
    When I was a teenager I spent a lot of time educating myself about music. I used to read a lot of the excellent educational material produced by Leonard Bernstein. I remember reading an essay of his describing the role of the conductor in an orc...(more)
  9. Jamey Andreas (731)
    Posted on 11/21/2001 · 9443 Hits
    In my essay, "Discover Your Discomfort", I alerted you to the simple necessity for paying absolute attention to the physical body during the practice process. I explained that unnecessary and excessive physical tension is always present when we ...(more)
  10. Tim Floto (6151)
    Posted on 1/9/2001 · 17022 Hits
    I decided to write this article because if you get tantalized by the theory of music you will irreversibly expand your musical universe. With that said, this article skims across the top of very huge subject. My intention is to give you a glimps...(more)
  11. Will Landrum (293)
    Posted on 5/15/2001 · 7588 Hits
    Once I got over the initial learning phase of implementing arpeggios into my playing, I began to experiment with other ways of using them in my compositions besides with just sweep picking. I wanted a new riff so I began thinking about arpegg...(more)
  12. Tony Farinella
    Posted on 2/21/2000 · 8071 Hits
    There are several aspects of cable design one should be aware of when deciding how to construct a cable for use with music instruments or for us in a studio. Awareness of these aspects is certainly not required to buy, use and enjoy a good cable...(more)
  13. Harry Jacobson (50)
    Posted on 12/20/1999 · 9642 Hits
    It seems that so much attention has been placed upon topics such as scale choice, modes, and arpeggios. Granted, these are very important and valuable topics that I will be addressing in future articles, but I would like to take yet another appr...(more)
  14. Jamey Andreas (731)
    Posted on 7/17/2000 · 8262 Hits
    Okay, I'm going to explain some powerful things for the practicing guitarist who wants to see RESULTS from their practice. In other words, the guitarist who wants to do what I call CORRECT PRACTICE. <br/><br/> Have you ever had trouble playing...(more)
  15. Jamey Andreas (731)
    Posted on 11/7/2001 · 10762 Hits
    After gaining an appreciation of the Floating Arm and Light Finger, you need to discover the Heavy Arm and Firm Finger. These are the names that describe the sensations that accompany the actual doing of Bar Chords, and they proceed from the Sen...(more)
  16. Christoph Pascher (129)
    Posted on 3/19/2001 · 16615 Hits
    Don't be afraid of singing, and know the importance of having a repertoire. <br/><br/> Well, in fact I'm not the best guitar player since I've played for about 5 month now only, but I think I can tell you something about singing. Many people I k...(more)
  17. Jamey Andreas (731)
    Posted on 5/20/2003 · 19347 Hits
    There are some aspects and levels of the teaching process for guitar that are very subtle, very hard to convey in words. I think I would go so far as to say they are impossible to convey in words. These understandings can only be conveyed by dir...(more)
  18. Craig Smoot (906)
    Posted on 11/8/1999 · 7936 Hits
    As a player who began his musical pursuits on the skins <i>(well, actually I first played on Crisco cans and other canned goods with spoons for drumsticks in my mom's pantry)</i>, I can wholeheartedly say that aside from singing, I owe a <b>...(more)
  19. Will Landrum (293)
    Posted on 10/25/2001 · 7130 Hits
    Dynamics are essential to your guitar playing and songwriting. They are yet another weapon in the arsenal of many techniques you can use to spice up your music. <br/><br/> What are dynamics? <br/><br/> Well, they come in many forms. I'll discu...(more)
  20. Jamey Andreas (731)
    Posted on 10/25/2001 · 33545 Hits
    In this essay, I am going to apply a number of the Principles of Correct Practice to a technical area that is of major concern to players. For beginners, it poses one of the most challenging difficulties, and an incomplete appreciation of it's ...(more)