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Christmas CD Practice

Use the files below to help you practice and prepare for your Christmas CD Project!!! MERRY CHRISTMAS!! 01 Jbells Slo_Solo 02 Jbells Slo 03 Jbells Fast_Solo 04 Jbells Fast 01 Silent Night Solo 02 Silient Night Acc

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Playing by ear

PLAYING BY EAR! Many students just want to be able to pick the guitar up and begin playing tunes by their favorite bands right out of the starting gate. While a few gifted souls can do this…the rest of us must travel a path that is a bit more frustrating. Learning to “pick up” a […]

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WOW I’m good

WOW!! I’M GOOD!! Did you ever observe one of those people who just pick up things quickly and never seem to have to put forth any effort?? You know the type — straight A’s and never took a book home!! I have never been fortunate enough to personally experience that! I have had to do […]

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The liar

THE LIAR This weeks tip is very simple yet very powerful.I heard a saying one time that did not make much sense to me at first.It said “Always lie to yourself; Never lie to yourself.” Ya……that’s what I thought too! A bunch of double talking hoooeyy!Then it was explained in this light. When we as […]

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Brrrrrr it’s cold – Whew it’s hot

BRRRR!!! ITS COLD—WHEW!!ITS HOT! Taking care of your guitar in cold weather is very important especially if you take it with you on the go. If you are like me,you like to warm the car up before you go somewhere. I would suggest waiting to take your guitar to the car until you are ready […]

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Timing is everything!

TIMING IS EVERYTHING Imagine what music would be like if it didn’t have a steady beat! That would be like having a bowl of ice cream without the bowl…..pretty messy mental picture huh?? I know that many of you who are just getting started may have trouble just figuring out where the heck your fingers go […]

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Just goof off some!

JUST GOOF OFF SOME While I highly encourage us all to find some sort of work ethic to better ourselves as players, there can be a lot said for just goofing off. Many times after becoming frustrated with a particular lesson I am working on, I will stray from the set course and sort of musically […]

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Time to change

TIME TO CHANGE I have been asked a lot lately how often strings should be changed. It really depends on several factors such as how much you play your guitar, what kind of daily care you give it, the type of strings you use, personal preference,etc. Here are some good indicators that it is “time […]

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