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Primeau Guitar Studio Elementary-Age Parent Guide 1/2020

Primeau Guitar Studio Elementary-Age Parent Guide 1/2020 From time to time a parent will ask me for advice on how their child should be approaching their lessons.  To help with these questions, I’ve put together this guide for parents on how they can foster their child’s learning and enjoyment of the instrument.  This will be

16 Jan 2020
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Acoustic Blues Playlist

01 Jan 2020
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Reverb Pedal User’s Guide

Reverb Pedal User’s Guide The sounds we perceive do not simply travel in a linear vector from the source to our  ear.  Sound waves move throughout the space in which in they are created, reflecting or “reverberating” off of any surfaces they might encounter.  Harder surfaces such as walls or tile floor reflect greater proportions

01 Jan 2020
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Duncan performs “Twin Sized Mattress”

30 Dec 2019
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Dawson performs “Hide Away”

18 Dec 2019
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Artie and Mazzy perform “Hey”

18 Dec 2019
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Improvising Over Chord Changes: Lesson 1

A sticking point for arises for many guitarists when attempting to solo over changing harmonies.  A straight forward approach of matching one scale to one key is effective when improvising over many rock tunes, but when it comes to the more sophisticated approach of matching your scale choice to the chord of the moment, many

14 Dec 2019
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Playlist of the Month: Classic Electric Blues

30 Nov 2019
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Chorus Pedal User’s Guide

Chorus Pedal User’s Guide  The last of the delay-based modulation effects we will discussing is the chorus unit.  When two acoustic instruments play the same notes in unison there are fractional differences in each of their pitches and timing.  These tiny discrepancies produce an effect called beating, an oscillation in volume equal to the difference

26 Nov 2019
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Blues Rhythm Guitar Lesson 10

Blues Rhythm Guitar Lesson 10: Hammering On  The Major Third and Mixing in the Relative IV/5 A major characteristic of the blues tonality is the tension created between the major and minor third.  Utilizing the blues scale or minor pentatonic scale over the dominant seventh tonality of the twelve-bar blues creates this relationship melodically.  We

11 Nov 2019
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