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  1. Kirk Lorange (4841)
    Posted on 8/23/1999 · 6647 Hits
    I had a friend in England years ago, a fine guitarist, who decided one day to tune all his strings to the fifth fret of the next one down, in other words E A D G C F. He did this to see if it would make soloing easier, which of course it did. ...(more)
  2. Kirk Lorange (4841)
    Posted on 8/30/1999 · 6969 Hits
    Even though music is something you listen to and hear, I have always looked for ways of picturing it visually, both for my own understanding and as a way to teach. Below is an analogy which may help some of you get a grip on how music connect...(more)
  3. Dave Wynsen (88)
    Posted on 7/12/2001 · 32828 Hits
    Years ago, I remember picking up Sam's new Strat and giving it a quick strum. An E chord. The action was too high for my tastes but it sounded okay, not great. I strummed it again. That G-string was a bit out of tune. I tuned it, then that ...(more)
  4. Jeremy Cotton (7938)
    Posted on 11/15/1999 · 9522 Hits
    It can not be denied that the piano and the guitar are entirely different instruments: their physical disparities are obvious. Why then, do we tend to approach understanding and playing these instruments in the same way? There are, of course, ...(more)
  5. Inactive Member
    Posted on 4/22/2004 · 30504 Hits
    The pawnshop can be thought of as the world's oldest financial institution. It can be traced to ancient China, when merchants would hold collateral and heirlooms in exchange for rice. In any case, while I find this sort of thing fascinating, we ...(more)
  6. Andre Tonelli (361)
    Posted on 11/6/2002 · 19631 Hits
    Hello everybody and thank you for your patience. I know it has been a long time since my last article, but these are very busy times. The good thing is that from these busy times I got the idea for this article. What I will discuss today could m...(more)
  7. Andre Tonelli (361)
    Posted on 11/7/2001 · 8461 Hits
    We all heard that playing music is a way people use to free their emotions, express their feelings, and basically feel good with themselves. We have also heard of the joys of performing in front of an audience, and of the enormous satisfaction a...(more)
  8. Andre Tonelli (361)
    Posted on 9/25/2001 · 9578 Hits
    Welcome to the first installment of The Perfect Player. In this first article, I will try to show you how to become a proficient player and musician, starting with a new approach to practice. I know, you are probably thinking 'Man, another artic...(more)
  9. Joe Walker (2355)
    Posted on 2/19/2001 · 27712 Hits
    The construction of scales, chords, and complex series of musical notes started with the utilization of harmonics and overtones. A harmonic occurs when a frequency is multiplied by a whole number. For instance, the 2nd harmonic of the frequenc...(more)
  10. Jamey Andreas (731)
    Posted on 8/14/2000 · 14565 Hits
    In my last essay <a href="/articles/item.asp?i=71">Discover Your Discomfort</a>, I urged you to become aware of the sensations of discomfort you experience while practicing and playing. The reason is very simple. Until you do, you will not be ab...(more)
  11. Will Landrum (293)
    Posted on 1/22/2001 · 13659 Hits
    Undoubtedly, one of the most popular subjects that my students inquire about is how to get their fingers to fly over fretboard clean and fast. <br/><br/> I remember being floored by two and only two guitarists in my entire life. Ed Van Halen...(more)
  12. Paul Cheeseman (2105)
    Posted on 8/8/2001 · 16311 Hits
    I have been hearing from my students for years that improvisation is only possible if you're gifted at it. I don't agree with this statement. When I was studying improvisation with Mike Noch, he said to me that there is no mystery to becoming a ...(more)
  13. Kirk Lorange (4841)
    Posted on 9/13/1999 · 4955 Hits
    Just because the guitar has six strings doesn't mean you have to constantly go looking for six-note chords, especially if you are playing in a combo of some sort. Remember, barre chords use repeat notes to make up the full six strings. Sometimes...(more)
  14. Kirk Lorange (4841)
    Posted on 10/4/1999 · 6123 Hits
    We're all confronted with a daunting task when we take up a musical instrument, especially instruments that you can play chords on, especially the guitar. Keyboards have but one position for any given chord voicing. There are several octaves, bu...(more)
  15. Jamey Andreas (731)
    Posted on 12/20/2001 · 7678 Hits
    I was very fortunate when I was growing up, because my father worked for one of the greatest companies a person could work for, especially at that time (1950's, 60's). He worked for IBM. IBM was founded by a very great and visionary individual n...(more)
  16. Shane Roe (9823)
    Posted on 3/14/2002 · 23669 Hits
    So you can barely squeeze in any time at all in a day to practice, huh? There are many of us that share the same dilemma, but by knowing what to practice in those short moments of time you can maximize your effort. For example, if you only have ...(more)
  17. The WholeNote Community
    Posted on 12/20/1999 · 111366 Hits
    Suppose you were buying an acoustic or electric guitar. What are some of the common attributes that you look for? What might you find that would automatically rule out buying that guitar? Here's what some members of the WholeNote community had...(more)
  18. Jamey Andreas (731)
    Posted on 6/19/2000 · 20410 Hits
    Many people begin to play the guitar by learning a few chord changes to their favorite song. In fact, I learned this way. There are many things to be aware of while doing this. There are things to know and do that can make it easier, and guar...(more)
  19. Inactive Member
    Posted on 3/13/2000 · 14599 Hits
    There has been a lot of discussion on this site concerning whether or not it is possible to have perfect pitch or relative pitch or the ability to listen to the radio and accurately call out the chords as they are being played over the radio. <b...(more)
  20. Steven Faile (642)
    Posted on 11/8/1999 · 22100 Hits
    Have you ever listened to your favorite player and found that you are totally overwhelmed by their sense of rhythm or groove? Human beings are not born with "perfect time" or "internal clocks". All musicians must and will spend much time pract...(more)