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  1. Jamey Andreas (731)
    Posted on 2/19/2001 · 9060 Hits
    Over the years, I have met many guitar students who could not actually play anything, even though they had taken lessons, perhaps for years. If they were asked to play something, the best they could do would be offer you some isolated "pieces...(more)
  2. 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)
  3. Dave Wendler (2201)
    Posted on 1/22/2001 · 11100 Hits
    Before we get into a discussion of preamps, perhaps an overview of exactly what amplification does is in order. While we may think of an amplifier as a device that just makes our instrument louder, it is really more of a copy machine and overhea...(more)
  4. 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)
  5. Jamey Andreas (731)
    Posted on 1/22/2001 · 9141 Hits
    As the years go by in the life of a player, there are two kinds of growth we can experience. Both are necessary for our development as musicians and guitarists. I call them Vertical Growth and Horizontal Growth. <br/><br/> Here is a common sce...(more)
  6. 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)
  7. John Close (177)
    Posted on 1/9/2001 · 17746 Hits
    So now you have a band. Cool, but now what? Now, you must practice, practice, practice. OK, but what about school or job schedules, family time, a personal life, sports, disco dancing, bingo, shuffleboard, writing articles for, or ...(more)
  8. Bill Dunlap (443)
    Posted on 1/9/2001 · 25129 Hits
    This article will hopefully give the reader some basic pointers that might help improve how a performer looks and presents him or herself on stage. I've also included some pointers on how to build a music set. It is mostly intended for acoustic ...(more)
  9. 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)
  10. John Close (177)
    Posted on 12/11/2000 · 23982 Hits
    Here's how to change strings on a guitar equipped with a double-locking tremolo (like a Floyd-Rose or one of the licenced variants) and have it stay in tune with the same action. <br/><br/> To start off, here's a list of the things you'll need: ...(more)
  11. Dave Wendler (2201)
    Posted on 11/13/2000 · 10946 Hits
    <b>Piezoelectronics</b><br> With piezo transducers, we are offered two basic styles in two different elements. The traditional crystal-based piezos are now being replaced by polymer based products. The main advantage of the polymers is a more co...(more)
  12. 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)
  13. Jamey Andreas (731)
    Posted on 10/30/2000 · 8221 Hits
    Could you imagine how good a band would be if the players weren't sure of who was supposed to play which notes? How good would their performance be if at rehearsals different members played different notes at different times? And yet, when guita...(more)
  14. Dave Wendler (2201)
    Posted on 10/23/2000 · 9370 Hits
    Now we start getting to the meat of the matter, and the decisions made regarding transducers will bring on not only the most controversy, but also the most disappointment. We must understand that the selection of the pickup device is <b>always</...(more)
  15. 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)
  16. Jeff Foster (244)
    Posted on 9/27/2000 · 9332 Hits
    A dear reader wrote: <br/><br/> <i>"I was wondering if you could help me find out if the guitar's sound hole must be in its usual spot and cannot be moved. If it can be moved, then how much can it move? Also, does the sound hole have to be a cer...(more)
  17. Dave Wendler (2201)
    Posted on 9/18/2000 · 8257 Hits
    We will need to define the operating parameters of our acoustic amplification system; let us first name the parts. <ol> <li>The acoustic guitar itself(or whichever is your acoustic weapon of choice). <br/><br/> <li>The input transducer(pickup, m...(more)
  18. 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)
  19. Christopher Sung (9641)
    Posted on 9/4/2000 · 24943 Hits
    A few years back, I decided that the next step in my musical journey was to become proficient in the jazz style. I realized this because some of my favorite players were either jazz players (or were using jazz elements in their soloing), and I ...(more)
  20. Will Landrum (293)
    Posted on 9/3/2000 · 8328 Hits
    String bends are an important part of your overall playing ability. This technique is great for allowing feel and emotion to come out in your playing. <br/><br/> Two important aspects of string bending are: <ol><li>Finger strength <li>Ear Tra...(more)