Today I have launched my first course on Udemy, Guitar for Music Educators. Over the past 5-6yrs I have researched and worked with music educators about guitar programs in secondary education. What I have discovered is music educators that desire to start a program lack the fundamental skills and knowledge to do so. This is […]
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September 24, 2012
NFL replacement officials have been getting a lot of heat for their calls – or lack there of. These officials are from the college ranks, and not even the elite ranks at that. One thing that strikes me is their lack of knowledge about NFL rules. I understand that these referees are not used to […]
February 27, 2012
I just acquired a 2012 Hill Signature Spruce guitar. This guitar is one of the newer evolutions in guitar construction. It is a double-top, Spruce over Cedar, latticed braced, elevated fingerboard canon. Double-top guitar construction was developed in the 1980s by Dammann. Utilizing Nomex between two guitar tops gives the luthier the opportunity to fashion […]
August 10, 2011
Here is a great cartoon depicting the state of standardized testing in the US and the rapidly declining arts/culture education.
June 24, 2011
I love quotes. I write them down everywhere. Here is a great quote from Theodore Roosevelt I picked up from nomeatathlete.com. “It is not the critic who counts: not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles or where the doer of deeds could have done better. The credit belongs to the man […]
June 16, 2011
“A worker’s appetite works for him, for his hunger urges him on.” Proverbs 16:26 Staying focused on your goals is extremely difficult in the age of always “on”. Being derailed from your to-dos and even loosing clarity as it relates to your goals happens far too easily. Currently I am involved in a lengthy research […]
September 3, 2010
Popular musicians spend a great deal of time listening to and copying records. Most of them do this without the aid of a master teacher. Through listening to music, usually a singular genre, extensively, popular musicians develop their ears to the point where chord changes and melodic/solo ideas can be played on their instrument. As […]
May 13, 2010
My Summer Calendar has recently been updated. Please check out new dates and make note of the summer guitar camp in Brownwood, TX at King Music Co. For information or if you have questions about the summer guitar camp leave a comment in the comments section and check out the guitar camp flyer.
February 20, 2010
Welcome to the new site. Here you will find my thoughts on the guitar, all aspects. One of my main focuses for this new site is to provide consistent, new content on teaching the guitar. Feel free to submit comments and ask questions related to the guitar.