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  1. 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)
  2. 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)
  3. 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)
  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. 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)
  6. Christopher Sung (9641)
    Posted on 7/25/2001 · 10348 Hits
    Every once in a while, I'll see a FretBuzz message outlining a member's frustration with their progress on their instrument. It usually starts out with something like: <br/><br/> <i>"That's it - I'm quitting. I've been practicing [x] for month...(more)
  7. 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)
  8. 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)
  9. 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)
  10. Dave Evans (259)
    Posted on 6/13/2001 · 5737 Hits
    The lights go down in the house, the intro music starts and your band breaks into the opening tune of your set, the one you <b>know</b> will get the audience fired up, but you start into your backup vocals and can't hear yourself thru the monito...(more)
  11. Lior Ella (190)
    Posted on 6/13/2001 · 13533 Hits
    I picked up a guitar for the first time a little over a year ago, and Ive been assisted by private teachers pretty much from the get-go. Interestingly, the first teacher I studied with was so vastly different than the second one, and the differe...(more)
  12. 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)
  13. Gilbert Isbin (20)
    Posted on 5/30/2001 · 16273 Hits
    Improvising solo fingerstyle means you will have to be able to play 3 voices simultaneously at certain moments. The 3 voices are the melody (upper voice), the accompaniment (middle voice) and the bass (lower voice). Here are some steps I use to ...(more)
  14. 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)
  15. Kirk Lorange (4841)
    Posted on 4/30/2001 · 7319 Hits
    A long time ago I decided to throw my picks away and dedicate my playing to a more orchestral style, one that exploited the orchestral quality that the guitar offers. I was always inspired by players who combined melody, bass lines and chords al...(more)
  16. 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)
  17. 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)
  18. Kirk Lorange (4841)
    Posted on 4/16/2001 · 8449 Hits
    As a learner of the guitar and the system we call music, I was always aware of the term 'Key'. I was also aware that it was important to know what it meant -- the name itself indicated that it was fundamental -- trouble was, no one could define ...(more)
  19. 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)
  20. Jamey Andreas (731)
    Posted on 3/19/2001 · 5099 Hits
    There is a certain situation that guitar students can easily find themselves in, or, put more correctly, there is a certain situation that a student may actually <b>be</b> in, and not know it. In fact, it would be good if they did find themselve...(more)