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Fingernail Care Tip

July 1, 2015

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For a guitarist, fingernails can be an Achilles heel. Nails are important in shaping the guitarist’s sound. Most guitarists that I know say they have been blessed with “good, strong nails” or “nails that are like paper”. Each of us has a unique approach to nail care and shape. The portion of the nail that […]

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What I Learned from John Pizzarelli

May 9, 2013

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My wife and I attended a John Pizzarelli concert a few weeks ago. Pizzarelli puts on a fantastic show and I’m a big fan. I have seen him in concert before and knew what to expect: great performances from the American Songbook, burning solos, and great story telling. This night, I was assuming, would be […]

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Practicing While the World is On Fire

March 14, 2013

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“Those who make the worst use of their time are the first to complain of its brevity.” – Jean de la Bruyere More often than not I feel like I am running around with my hair on fire. My day is packed with a thousand different things that demand my focused attention. I am also […]

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How to Play in Any Style: Listening

December 11, 2012

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Making a living playing guitar is difficult. To be successful as a guitarist you must be able to play in multiple styles, all at a high level. Playing in multiple styles goes beyond playing the correct groove or notes but also includes sound. A guitarist must be able to replicate the vast timbres present in […]

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Welcome

February 20, 2010

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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.

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