Pedalboard Day 12-4-16

So… I was in the studio yesterday and did a little Live stream on Facebook about the pedalboard I used in Memphis back in October for BGU Live. It seemed to answer some questions so I figured out how to migrate it over to YouTube and embed it here (jenius!) It’s a little rambling… it…

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Blues In A With The A Minor Blues Scale

Don’t you just wish sometimes you could sit down, grab a guitar, and just play? I often call that “Playing On The Porch” style playing, because it reminds me of my youth and playing on the porch or in the living room with my family when we would all get together. Turns out, that style…

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Hard Skills Vs Soft Skills

Over the years you may have heard me talk about “Hows” and “Whats,” when referring to skills or ideas you will need to be proficient at… Well I’ve also heard them referred to as “hard skills,” and “soft skills,” which might make a bit more sense… plus it also tells you a little bit about…

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Many Ways To Blues Solos

A lot of folks wonder about how the blues scale(s) and the blues chords go together… Well, there’s no 1 right answer, there are (as with most things) a lot of answers. Some are easier, some are not ๐Ÿ™‚ So in today’s video we’ll talk about some of the options and hopefully you’ll get an…

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Skills To Pay The Bills

Guitar playing revolves around a lot of different skills… some of them are basic like plucking a string, while others are a bit more complex like strumming in time. Some skills are what I call “hows” in that they revolve around how to do something – how to switch from C to G smoothly, or…

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0 To Frustrated In Seconds…

Recently I’ve been “conversing” with quite a few students (both privately and digitally) about their biggest struggles… Well I’ve been reading through some of the responses over the last several hours and one thing has been sticking out that I can address well in this format – so here goes ๐Ÿ™‚ The problem is –…

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The Half-Whole Diminished Sound

Today’s video is not for everyone, and I get that… Some folks love this type of sound, some folks down, and either way is okay. I’m not saying you have to learn this and make it part of your everyday playing (unless you love it like I do,) but you should be aware of it.…

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BGU Live 2016 Wrap Up

Well, it’s hard to believe another BGU Live is over… but wow, what a great time we had! In case you couldn’t make it out, I’ve got a few early videos for you so you can get an idea of just what goes on here… Here’s a POV video of the venue – pretty cool…

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Play Cooler By Playing Slower

Who doesn’t want to sound cooler and at the same time play slower? It seems that when you want to add some excitement and “mix it up” in your solos, that you should play faster, right? I think most of us think that way… But what you really want to do is add some interest,…

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How To Practice Without Your Guitar

At some point most all of us go through a time when we’d love to play… but just can’t. Often it’s some sort of medical thing, or maybe it’s an extended vacation or a family thing – whatever it is the end result is the same… you’re not going to be on the guitar for…

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