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  1. Inactive Member
    Posted on 2/14/2002 · 35616 Hits
    The date of June 9, 1915 was a special day in the lives of George and Evelyn Polfuss, as a baby boy was born to them. They named him Lester William. Little did they realize the impact this child would have on the world of twentieth century popu...(more)
  2. Jamey Andreas (731)
    Posted on 11/6/2002 · 17000 Hits
    It's interesting to think of the ways people speak about time, and their relationship to it. Certainly, the subject of time has been the study of not only scientists in recent times, but even more so by mystics, sages, and saints throughout t...(more)
  3. Kirk Lorange (4841)
    Posted on 11/29/1999 · 11665 Hits
    I've been earning a living with my guitars now for thirty odd years. I did a stint as a commercial artist for a couple of years when I finished high school -- I say commercial artist, what I mean is I worked in a commercial art studio learning t...(more)
  4. Sangram Rakshit (1274)
    Posted on 8/22/2001 · 14191 Hits
    Can you make good recordings at home? Yes, you probably could, and a lot of succesful demos have been recorded out of a setup no more than a garage or basement. All your demos need are a bit of basic knowledge of acoustics, and a good knowledge ...(more)
  5. Brian Gough (32)
    Posted on 4/22/2004 · 30771 Hits
    I have often heard young musicians who enjoy jazz music saying that they wish they could play jazz but there is too much to learn with all the theory and millions of scales and complicated chords. Dont you believe it! Sure, there are theorists...(more)
  6. Shelley Jacobson (42)
    Posted on 5/9/2002 · 10966 Hits
    A dream that many of us have as songwriters and artists, is the dream of one day recording and manufacturing our own CD. <br/><br/> I'll always remember the day the Purolator truck backed into my driveway as I was waiting for my much anticipated...(more)
  7. Frederick Burton (5465)
    Posted on 1/17/2000 · 10556 Hits
    <font size=5>W</font>hy do we <b>practice</b>? What a question. We practice in order to develop and shape the physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual facilities that help us interpret the music we wish to play. To sit in one position for ...(more)
  8. WholeNote
    Posted on 3/6/2000 · 6877 Hits
    Recently, some of you may have had the pleasure of sharing guitar stories and tips with <a href="/member/profile/profile.asp?i=5762">Rex Jones</a> through our discussion forums. While Rex leads a very busy life as a biomedical tech in the Chica...(more)
  9. Andre Tonelli (361)
    Posted on 10/10/2001 · 9184 Hits
    Welcome to the second installment of The Perfect Player. Today I would like to discuss a very important facet of your musical identity, one that musicians too often overlook: <b>memory</b>. <br/><br/> What we are interested in is, of course, me...(more)
  10. Frederick Burton (5465)
    Posted on 11/29/1999 · 18745 Hits
    <i>"There is nothing permanent except change."</i><br> - Heraclitus (535-475 B.C.) <br/><br/> What!? Ancient philosophical quotes in a modern music format? Change is needed, change is necessary. Then, along comes Miles Davis. This article is...(more)
  11. Jamey Andreas (731)
    Posted on 4/22/2004 · 22591 Hits
    I am fond of saying, to others and to myself, one of my guiding principles of life and guitar: "the most important thing in life is knowing what you want, and the second most important thing is knowing whether you are getting it". You may disput...(more)
  12. Jeremy Cotton (7938)
    Posted on 10/4/1999 · 6700 Hits
    I started to play guitar years ago, back in 7th grade. I would suspect that my story is not too different from many other stories. I found something I was good at and I could be proud of. I was cruising through Mel Bay quite content and ha...(more)
  13. Tom Hess (90)
    Posted on 5/20/2003 · 33507 Hits
    Are you musically frustrated with yourself? Are you not the musician that you want to be? Or not as good as you could be or should be? Do you look with envy at other musicians who are doing what you wish you could be doing? Does reaching your...(more)
  14. Jamey Andreas (731)
    Posted on 9/18/2000 · 12368 Hits
    A guitarist is by nature an emotional sort of person. I mean, it's such an emotional instrument, I think it attracts people of a highly sensitive nature, who need to learn to play so they can express that emotion, so it doesn't drive them crazy,...(more)
  15. Jamey Andreas (731)
    Posted on 4/16/2001 · 10591 Hits
    Playing from memory is a skill that I believe is not only possible for every player, but is indeed essential for every player. I never feel that I know a piece, or have "internalized" a piece, until I have been playing it for quite some time fro...(more)
  16. Jamey Andreas (731)
    Posted on 5/30/2001 · 8558 Hits
    I will now elaborate on the concepts set forth in <a href="/articles/item.asp?i=100">Part One</a> of this examination of memorizing music. In Part One, the essential point I wanted you to understand is that attention is the foundation of the pro...(more)
  17. Brian Ritacco (79)
    Posted on 11/21/2001 · 8762 Hits
    I have come to enjoy the on-line guitar community established by WholeNote and other web sites. I almost always go through the Updates, gain a little more insight into this thing called "playing guitar", and feel somewhat connected to the great...(more)
  18. Danny Danzi (2052)
    Posted on 11/6/2002 · 32793 Hits
    I read <a href="">Danny Shatz's killer article about finding yourself</a>, and I wanted to add a few things as well if I may. I've been getting bombarded with questions from people on "how to devel...(more)
  19. Will Landrum (293)
    Posted on 12/20/2001 · 11144 Hits
    I get a lot of emails from people saying that they practice a lot but still can't seem to play or execute moves like their favorite guitarist. Let's take a look at exactly what you're aiming for here. <br/><br/> You've heard the term "Practi...(more)
  20. Jamey Andreas (731)
    Posted on 8/6/2003 · 21334 Hits
    I had previously spoke about the necessity of recording yourself if you want to be all that you can be as a musician. It was all true enough, but there is more to the story. I feel I should give you a bit more guidance in going about meeting the...(more)