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  1. Kirk Lorange (4841)
    Posted on 9/6/1999 · 10127 Hits
    Most people naturally associate slide guitar with the blues. We all know it was invented by those late great bottleneck players, using those tunings that drip with the blues. Such a distinctive sound. I certainly got caught up in open tunings wa...(more)
  2. Kirk Lorange (4841)
    Posted on 8/30/1999 · 7591 Hits
    What's the key to knowing your way around music? Knowing your keys. <br/><br/> Im not sure how the word "key" would be defined in a formal music course, but as a self-taught musician, I define key as a "family of notes and chords". I know, I kn...(more)
  3. 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)
  4. Kirk Lorange (4841)
    Posted on 8/23/1999 · 7852 Hits
    As I wrote in The kink in the tuning, the guitar is designed and tuned to give the player a wealth of possibilities and approaches to making music. This repetition of the same notes and chords in different positions is also the reason the guitar...(more)
  5. 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)