The Informed Guitar Student

Guitar Success means becoming a REAL guitar player. What is a REAL guitar player?A REAL guitar player is a player who:Plays music like it is supposed to sound, from beginning to end with no stops, starts, and breakdowns all over the place!Plays easily with relaxed control in the fingers, even when playing fast!Gets better with

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Guitar Philosophy

The most difficult thing in life is finding something worth living for. The second most difficult thing is knowing when you’ve found it……Jamie AndreasOkay, let’s be light hearted for once. Let’s not talk about some heavy subject. Let’s pick something more down to earth and fun. How about the meaning of life?Yes, the meaning of

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The Informed Guitar Student

“Pulling Up The Slack” takes us to the furthest edge of our ability, as fast as we can get there! The Basic Practice Approach (as found in The Principles) states, as Step #1: “Review and increase your understanding of what you are about to do, and how you are going to do it.” There is a

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Guitar Philosophy

“Life is one damn thing after another!”………………………Mark Twain Mark Twain, being a humorist, often put profound insights into humorous form. One can find the inner meaning of the above quote in the writings of great philosophers, mystics, and saints. This saying is pointing to an understanding that has been recognized as an attitude whose attainment

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Guitar Philosophy

The longer I teach, the more I am impressed with one unassailable fact: most of what becoming good or great on the guitar is about has nothing to do with “musical ability”. It has everything to do with that group of qualities loosely spoken of as “character”.When I was 16 years old, I met a

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