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  1. 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)
  2. Alex Reed
    Posted on 12/12/1999 · 8478 Hits
    <b>Y</b>ou've probably heard many times from TAXI that production doesn't matter when pitching your tape--it's the song that counts. Still, a certain level of sound quality is desirable in that you don't want the recording to distract the listen...(more)
  3. 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)
  4. 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)
  5. Laura Wilson (448)
    Posted on 1/24/2000 · 8396 Hits
    When I first started playing the guitar, I always felt it was necessary to sit down and make myself write a song. I had all these visions in my head about how the song should be written. I would pound my head against the wall trying to come up w...(more)
  6. 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)
  7. Dave Wendler (2201)
    Posted on 7/23/2000 · 8300 Hits
    Contrary to popular belief, fine acoustic instruments are not necessarily the instruments to have when we are looking for higher gain levels. That being said, in this series of articles we will try to determine not only what are the best instrum...(more)
  8. Jamey Andreas (731)
    Posted on 7/17/2000 · 8262 Hits
    Okay, I'm going to explain some powerful things for the practicing guitarist who wants to see RESULTS from their practice. In other words, the guitarist who wants to do what I call CORRECT PRACTICE. <br/><br/> Have you ever had trouble playing...(more)
  9. 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)
  10. 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)
  11. Tony Farinella
    Posted on 2/21/2000 · 8071 Hits
    There are several aspects of cable design one should be aware of when deciding how to construct a cable for use with music instruments or for us in a studio. Awareness of these aspects is certainly not required to buy, use and enjoy a good cable...(more)
  12. Will Landrum (293)
    Posted on 5/15/2000 · 8010 Hits
    Ever wonder how someone could be so good at what they do? Do you wonder if you could ever be as good as your favorite guitar player? <br/><br/> Well, I'm here to tell you that you can! I'm also here to give you some insight as to how. There a...(more)
  13. Jamey Andreas (731)
    Posted on 3/14/2002 · 7984 Hits
    When I was a teenager I spent a lot of time educating myself about music. I used to read a lot of the excellent educational material produced by Leonard Bernstein. I remember reading an essay of his describing the role of the conductor in an orc...(more)
  14. Craig Smoot (906)
    Posted on 11/8/1999 · 7936 Hits
    As a player who began his musical pursuits on the skins <i>(well, actually I first played on Crisco cans and other canned goods with spoons for drumsticks in my mom's pantry)</i>, I can wholeheartedly say that aside from singing, I owe a <b>...(more)
  15. 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)
  16. 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)
  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. 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)
  19. 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)
  20. 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)