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  1. Alan Horvath (325)
    Posted on 1/17/2000 · 7313 Hits
    Many local clubs feature an "open mic" venue, where songwriters and musicians of all kinds can get their feet wet. It's a great way to find others with which to co-write or to form a band, duo, or trio. Perhaps, most importantly, it's a great w...(more)
  2. Tom Hess
    Posted on 7/2/2002 · 15197 Hits
    One of the biggest obstacles for most guitar players comes from their own belief that, in order to be a great player, one must possess natural ability. Ive taught many private guitar students over the years and I often hear things like, "I'll n...(more)
  3. Jeremy Cotton (7938)
    Posted on 3/12/2003 · 33068 Hits
    Guitarists, pianists and percussionists have the luxury (or is it a curse?) of not having to provide wind for our instruments. Vocalists, woodwind and brass players spend years developing their stamina and breath control while most other instru...(more)
  4. Will Landrum (293)
    Posted on 11/8/2000 · 7934 Hits
    I've had several inquiries about how I played the main riff to "Fill In The _____" from my debut CD "Will Landrum", so I though I'd talk about it today. It involves a technique that I call "Piano Tapping" where you do right hand tapping as t...(more)
  5. Will Landrum (293)
    Posted on 1/24/2000 · 10512 Hits
    Howdy! Today, I want to share one of my favorite exercises. Don't worry. Just because it's an exercise, doesn't mean it will be boring! <br/><br/> When practiced enough, this exercise will single handedly improve multiple areas of your playing <...(more)
  6. Jim Graham (5168)
    Posted on 2/21/2000 · 13799 Hits
    <font size=4>A</font>long with teaching guitar and bass at two music schools, playing bass in a rock band and promoting my own independent CDs, I play solo guitar at a number of weddings each year. These are a very different type of booking tha...(more)
  7. Dave Wendler (2201)
    Posted on 5/9/2002 · 10037 Hits
    If you've played electric guitar long enough, and used a microphone at the same time, you've been shocked. While there are some amplifier conditions than can let stray currents escape, most of the time the problem lies in your power source for t...(more)
  8. Frederick Burton (5465)
    Posted on 11/15/1999 · 8585 Hits
    Practice, Practice, Practice. The words spin around your head at all times of the day. How much? How often? Who knows! So you say you have no energy on the day? You don't have a spare 14 hours to practice today? The sight of your guita...(more)
  9. Jeremy Cotton (7938)
    Posted on 11/1/1999 · 10781 Hits
    Unfortunately for all of us, there is only so much time in a day. We all are faced with things we need to do, like work or school, sleeping, and eating; things that tend to "get in the way" of all of the things we would like to do. There ar...(more)
  10. Jeremy Cotton (7938)
    Posted on 4/16/2001 · 7728 Hits
    Recently, I think that I have come to a new level of musical understanding and begun a new course in my development. I hope that you find this concept helpful in your development also. <br/><br/> I am primarily a creature of habit - I tend to fo...(more)
  11. Gerald Klickstein
    Posted on 6/26/2001 · 18569 Hits
    <b>Introduction</b><br> Most of us have heard the old joke: "A guitarist spends half his life tuning and the other half playing out of tune." Could it be that we've earned this reputation? Although every guitarist aims to tune as quickly and a...(more)
  12. Christopher Sung (9641)
    Posted on 3/20/2000 · 15786 Hits
    Over the past few months, I've had the privilege of corresponding with a surprising number of older guitarists who have either recently re-discovered the instrument, or are picking it up for the first time. This, in conjunction with a few diffe...(more)
  13. Will Landrum (293)
    Posted on 5/15/2000 · 8010 Hits
    Ever wonder how someone could be so good at what they do? Do you wonder if you could ever be as good as your favorite guitar player? <br/><br/> Well, I'm here to tell you that you can! I'm also here to give you some insight as to how. There a...(more)
  14. Jamey Andreas (731)
    Posted on 1/18/2002 · 10767 Hits
    I think very likely there exists a very common misconception about this word that we hear all the time, and one that I use often as well: relaxation. I will make my best attempt to bring your understanding of this subject up to a higher level. ...(more)
  15. Jamey Andreas (731)
    Posted on 12/11/2000 · 5498 Hits
    One of the aspects of a properly balanced practice approach that is very often overlooked is <b>review</b>. The common tendency of most students is to focus on "new" things to play, even if last month's or last year's "new" thing was never prope...(more)
  16. Will Landrum (293)
    Posted on 1/10/2000 · 62475 Hits
    <i>Note: If you're left handed, just replace the word "right" with the word "left" while reading this article.</i> <br/><br/> <b>Right hand tapping</b> was popularized in the late 70's by Edward Van Halen when he literally turned the guitar-pl...(more)
  17. Will Landrum (293)
    Posted on 6/4/2002 · 29238 Hits
    Well, after a lot of input from you all, one of the biggest questions asked went something like: "How do I make my soloing sound like music and not just scales?". <br/><br/> Everyone who plays guitar will have to pass through this phase of accom...(more)
  18. Jamey Andreas (731)
    Posted on 7/14/2004 · 21733 Hits
    Somewhere along the way in our development as guitar players, we start to get the idea that it would be a good idea if we learned some of those things called scales. If we are new to the guitar, and new to music, we are probably not even quite s...(more)
  19. Frederick Burton (5465)
    Posted on 10/23/2000 · 5585 Hits
    Hello, and welcome once again. This article will attempt to address the many questions one may have when it comes to choosing a good guitar instructor. <br/><br/> The first thing one must determine is if you really need a teacher for lessons...(more)
  20. Jamey Andreas (731)
    Posted on 6/26/2001 · 9456 Hits
    There are five chapters in "The Principles of Correct Practice for Guitar", and each one begins with a statement that practicing guitarists would do well to keep in mind. One of them is "When you see the complexity of what you think is simple, y...(more)