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  1. 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)
  2. 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)
  3. Christopher Sung (9641)
    Posted on 5/2/2000 · 23778 Hits
    OK, so you've turning out to be a pretty good musician. You've been banging on your instrument for a little while now, and things are starting to come together. One of the natural urges at this stage of development is to want to share your tal...(more)
  4. 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)
  5. Tom Hess (90)
    Posted on 9/18/2002 · 22753 Hits
    The electric guitar has advanced far beyond the time when someone could teach himself (or herself) to become a world class player. If your ambition is to become a competent player and a competent musician, you need a competent teacher. Even if...(more)
  6. Jamey Andreas (731)
    Posted on 4/22/2004 · 22591 Hits
    I am fond of saying, to others and to myself, one of my guiding principles of life and guitar: "the most important thing in life is knowing what you want, and the second most important thing is knowing whether you are getting it". You may disput...(more)
  7. 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)
  8. 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)
  9. Tom Hess (90)
    Posted on 7/14/2004 · 21592 Hits
    If you are like most players, you are desiring to become a better guitar player. Through my own learning experience and through teaching well over 1,000 students, I have learned a lot on this subject. Students often ask why they are not not a...(more)
  10. Jamey Andreas (731)
    Posted on 8/6/2003 · 21334 Hits
    I had previously spoke about the necessity of recording yourself if you want to be all that you can be as a musician. It was all true enough, but there is more to the story. I feel I should give you a bit more guidance in going about meeting the...(more)
  11. Christopher Sung (9641)
    Posted on 10/11/1999 · 20716 Hits
    So perhaps you've learned a few basic chords. You've been working on your strumming, and it's starting to come together. There's a couple of songs that you like to play and they sound OK. When you tune your guitar, you're starting to get a fe...(more)
  12. 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)
  13. 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)
  14. Jamey Andreas (731)
    Posted on 5/20/2003 · 19347 Hits
    There are some aspects and levels of the teaching process for guitar that are very subtle, very hard to convey in words. I think I would go so far as to say they are impossible to convey in words. These understandings can only be conveyed by dir...(more)
  15. Frederick Burton (5465)
    Posted on 11/29/1999 · 18745 Hits
    <i>"There is nothing permanent except change."</i><br> - Heraclitus (535-475 B.C.) <br/><br/> What!? Ancient philosophical quotes in a modern music format? Change is needed, change is necessary. Then, along comes Miles Davis. This article is...(more)
  16. 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)
  17. Darrin Koltow (383)
    Posted on 4/9/2002 · 18493 Hits
    It's the one skill you can't do without. It's the skill on which every other skill is built. It's a force that moves mountains, builds skyscrapers, and turns 98-pound weaklings into Arnold Schwarzeneggers. <br/><br/>Enough mystery already. What ...(more)
  18. Craig Smoot (906)
    Posted on 11/22/1999 · 17792 Hits
    As an addendum to my last piece, <a href="/articles/item.asp?i=33">Strumming To Help Your Drumming</a>, in this installment I'd like to address one of the most simple-yet-effective elements of creating memorable and driving music... the <b>gr...(more)
  19. 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)
  20. 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)