Guitar Articles by Jeremy Cotton

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  1. Jeremy Cotton (7938)
    Posted on 1/31/2000 · 8685 Hits
    <font size="5">B</font>alance refers to the ratio between contrast and unity. <b>Contrast</b> consists of all of the different parts and pieces you assemble, while <b>unity</b> refers to the similarities (or exact copies) of the parts you ass...(more)
  2. Jeremy Cotton (7938)
    Posted on 10/4/1999 · 6700 Hits
    I started to play guitar years ago, back in 7th grade. I would suspect that my story is not too different from many other stories. I found something I was good at and I could be proud of. I was cruising through Mel Bay quite content and ha...(more)
  3. Jeremy Cotton (7938)
    Posted on 3/12/2003 · 33068 Hits
    Guitarists, pianists and percussionists have the luxury (or is it a curse?) of not having to provide wind for our instruments. Vocalists, woodwind and brass players spend years developing their stamina and breath control while most other instru...(more)
  4. Jeremy Cotton (7938)
    Posted on 11/1/1999 · 10781 Hits
    Unfortunately for all of us, there is only so much time in a day. We all are faced with things we need to do, like work or school, sleeping, and eating; things that tend to "get in the way" of all of the things we would like to do. There ar...(more)
  5. 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)
  6. Jeremy Cotton (7938)
    Posted on 11/15/1999 · 9522 Hits
    It can not be denied that the piano and the guitar are entirely different instruments: their physical disparities are obvious. Why then, do we tend to approach understanding and playing these instruments in the same way? There are, of course, ...(more)
  7. Jeremy Cotton (7938)
    Posted on 12/7/1999 · 8998 Hits
    There is a lot of great music in the world, some of which I have never heard, but I am willing to say that jazz is the pinnacle of musical expression. Playing jazz well involves the synthesis of several high level skills: careful listening, ...(more)