June 16, 2011

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Staying Hungry

“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 […]

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September 8, 2010

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Becoming an Overnight Sensation

I admit that I am a huge Robin Sharma fan.  Years ago I stumbled upon his blog, downloaded a few articles, and purchased his bestselling book The Monk Who Sold His Ferrari.  Sharma is a business coach/leadership guru and best-selling author (The Leader Who Had No Title is his latest book – highly recommend).  In […]

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September 3, 2010

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Learning to Play By Ear

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 […]

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May 13, 2010

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Summer Calendar

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.

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March 31, 2010

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Teaching Creativity Through Improvisation

Teaching Creativity Through Improvisation It would seem odd that a music educator would say to a student, “be creative”.  Isn’t that what music performance is about, being creative?  Yes and no.  The answer to this question lies in your definition of creativity.  Is creativity the ability to create something that no one else has done […]

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March 16, 2010

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Washers, Dryers, and Music Education

My wife and I purchased our first washer and dryer from funds we received from wedding gifts.  This was one of the first, and biggest, declamations we made as we moved into marital bliss, “we are officially married folk”.  We were thinking that this would be great way to spend our wedding gifts.  My father-in-law […]

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February 23, 2010

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Change

On a recent trip to San Francisco I read Chip and Dan Heath’s book Switch: How to Change Things When Change is Hard.  This is a great book on the different aspects of change and our response to change.  One element that struck me is that often times in my teaching I view problems as […]

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February 20, 2010

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Welcome

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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