How To Memorize Music…

If there’s one thing that all musicians struggle with, no matter your age or experience level, it’s memorizing music and being able to keep it in your memory for longer than a day or 2. For beginners, memorizing lets you get your eyes back on the guitar as soon as possible so you can focus…

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3 Steps To Better Guitar Practice…

I was reading an interesting article about a study that was done on practicing habits at the University of Texas. You can read the article in its entirety if you want, but the goal of the study was to determine which, if any, practicing habits did the top performers exhibit? In other words, if you…

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Stupid Rules…

Rules get a bad rap… rules are great and provide much more freedom than they take away (usually.) Let’s say I’m sitting down to practice and I want to just jam over a backing track, but I want to try to come up with something new. If I go to my usual box 1/box2 stuff…

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How To Play Catch

uh…. just watch the video on this one 🙂 Try it… let me know how it goes below. Doesn’t have to be now you can always come back later…

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Take Your Pick(ing)…

If you can’t yet walk, do you run? Well, no, of course not… we all instinctively know that. So then are you one of those guitar players stressing out trying to practice your scales and chords and riffs and licks and finding that your pick seems to have a mind of its own? Now at…

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5 Ways To Play Better In 2015

With the new year you’re bound to get the inevitable New Year’s Resolutions… and there ain’t nothing wrong with some new resolve, but they stick better when you know how to make them happen. On the Blues Guitar Unleashed Member Forum there is a thread with everybody’s goal for 2015… and I suspect those goals…

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The Rising Tide

Do you ever feel like your attention is being pulled in 12 different directions? There’s a cool song to learn, scales to work on and memorize, licks to learn, maybe that acoustic thing you were wanting to do… there’s just a LOT of cool stuff out there to learn and do. I like to look…

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Guitar And Layups

Now as we all know by now… I’m not a sports guy. But I played a bit of basketball as a kid and even did a couple of seasons in a “real” league as a teenager. And as much as I hate to admit it, sports and guitar often seem to have this interesting symmetry…

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At Some Point You Have To Take A Step…

I had a really neat conversation with a friend of mine who is a great musician… but trained VERY differently than I was. He grew up playing mostly classical music until college when he had some jazz classes and some improvisation classes. I guess you could say those classes “didn’t stick” very well. And he…

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The Big 43…

Yup… I’m older today. I’ve hit the big 4-3… kind of underwhelming. It’s not 40, it’s not 50, it’s not even 45. I think I’ll skip it this year 🙂 But hey, you remember my “fake it until you make it” article? Well today’s video is a little more of that but with feeling! Enjoy and…

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