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The Fundamentals of Fun

​ We “play” the guitar…and you can’t play if you don’t know how to have fun!The subject of Fun is one of the most serious topics we can discuss. One of the greatest achievements of my lifetime has been the maintenance of the capacity for fun from early childhood. Another has been coming to an […]

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Becoming The Music

Why We Play MusicWhy do we play music? What is the root, the fundamental thing we are really doing when we play and practice music?   We play music because a great desire has been awakened in us; and that great desire is to become the music. It is this desire, which for some is a mild […]

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Mystery, Beauty and Grace

Mystery Beauty and Grace

In my study of great musicians, I have noticed that the very greatest are also very spiritual. Bach, Beethoven, Barrios, Santana –  anyone of whom I have ever heard or read, and believe to be a divinely inspired musician, has a very strong spiritual sense.  I believe that  Spirituality, or the forms it takes when […]

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The Inner Master

Of all the things you can do to make sure you are enabling yourself to achieve your guitar playing dreams, finding the Inner Master is the greatest. All great players have found the Inner Master. The Inner Master wants us to be a good guitar player, and enrich the world with our music. How do we […]

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The 2 Kinds Of Guitar Growth You Need

Are you getting better on guitar, or just playing more things badly? There are two kinds of growth we can experience on guitar.  I call them Vertical & Horizontal Growth.Both are necessary, but Vertical growth is hard to come by!When someone who has been playing for awhile comes to me for a guitar lesson, I always […]

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