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Why You Should Sing

As part of my lessons, I like to encourage my students to sing (GASP!).  I know, it’s scary.  But it’s also highly beneficial.  The voice is the one instrument with which everybody is endowed and should feel comfortable utilizing.  For most of us, it’s our first indoctrination into music.  Singing in a school choir or

13 Aug 2014
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John Legend- All Of Me Chords

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11 Aug 2014
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Birdy (written by Bon Iver)- Skinny Love Chords

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06 Aug 2014
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Why You Should Play To The Recording

So a student asked me the other day, “What is the great benefit of playing along to the recording?”  Well, there are a ton of great benefits to playing along to a recording, whether slowed down or at full-speed.  In my professional opinion, there are only three ways to demonstrate you can play a song

05 Aug 2014
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Rolling Stones – You Can’t Always Get What You Want Chords

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04 Aug 2014
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Ben E. King – Stand By Me Chords

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23 Jul 2014
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Old Crow Medicine Show – Wagon Wheel Chords

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17 Jul 2014
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How to organize your music binder

One of the most helpful things a musician can do when learning pieces of music is keeping that music organized. The best tool for this that I have found, is a standard one-inch three ring binder. To keep your sheet music or tabs from getting ripped, I highly recommend getting plastic sheet protectors. The most

14 Jul 2014
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The importance of repetition: 3 reasons to repeat

Often while teaching my students a piece of music, I will ask them to repeat small sections. I might ask a student to practice grabbing a chord ten times in a row. Or I may ask them to play part of a lead five times straight. Repetition is a crucial component of learning any piece

14 Jul 2014
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The gear you actually need

A lot of beginning guitarists can be overwhelmed the first time they step into a guitar store. Aside from the guitars, there is a huge array of complimentary products that eager sales people might try to get you to buy. Most of it is unnecessary for a person just starting out on the guitar. However,

14 Jul 2014
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