Why is it that some people seem to thrive when learning an instrument whereas others struggle? Is it really that some people are simply more talented than others? Do some people just have a “knack” for learning an instrument? Are some folks just doomed to fail?
I think success at learning an instrument has a […]
Here’s part 2 of Donnie Schexnayder’s series on practicing!
Practicing Stinks! – Part 2 What do you think is the single most important thing you can […]
What makes a great guitar player? Is it talent? Nope (read my prior post on talent). Is it a phenomenal guitar teacher? Well, a good teacher can help guide and coach someone, but s/he cannot make someone become a great player. Well then, what is it?
So, I’d like to tell you a little story about two musicians: Chris the Creative and Thad the Theorist.
Chris the Creative
Chris has been playing guitar for about 5 years now, and has built a repertoire of his favorite cover tunes. He’s memorized them and has even performed them at a few open mics. […]
As the title of this post suggests, I’m asking for your requests! Up to this point, I’ve been posting articles that fancy my attention and interest, which hopefully are aligned with yours as well, but I realize there’s a presumptuous quality to my assumption, so now it’s your turn. What do you want to read […]
So what’s this whole business of reading music anyway? You thought music was just for listening? Ha! You got fooled! Okay, seriously, I know the concept of “reading music” seems a bit strange, but it does come in handy at times. Let’s look at a breakdown of the major methods of reading music, from the […]
Busker. Street performer. Whatever you want to call them, they’re everywhere you look. You can’t help but bump into one every time you walk down the street! What’s that you say? You don’t see many guys or gals strumming their guitar with change scattered about their guitar case? Yeah, me neither. So what happened?
Got a bad case of GAS?? Is it causing problems at home? Looking for a remedy? Well, look no further! What? No, I didn’t mean that kind of gas? Sheeeesh! Who do you think […]
Guitars come in a variety of sizes and body styles, each with their merits towards particular styles of play. The dreadnought, for example, is designed such that it projects sound […]
Ah, the joys of tuning your guitar. You sit down to play, grab your trusty tuner, and begin twisting those tuning pegs, entering the world of tuning bliss. You listen to the strings going up and down in pitch, getting sharp or flat until — EUREKA! — perfect pitch has been reached and balanced restored, […]
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