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The Beginner’s Guide to the Musical Alphabet on Guitar

The First Step: Whole Steps and Half Steps A step is the smallest distance between two different notes. There are two types of steps, a whole step and a half step. They are played differently on other instruments, but on a guitar they are played as either skipping a fret ...

Practice & Theory

The Beginner’s Guide to the Musical Alphabet on Guitar

The First Step: Whole Steps and Half Steps A step is the smallest distance between two different notes. ...

Four Bar Phrasing

What is a Four Bar Phrase? A four bar phrase is the smallest measurable unit in musical composition/writing. ...

How to Tune a Guitar to Open G

Playing in an open G tuning has been a common practice among guitar players in rock n roll, ...

Equipment & Technology

Choosing Your First Recording Software

DAW may seem like a silly word, and it is. Go ahead, say it. DAW. Silly, right? It’s ...

5 Apps Every Beginner Musician Should Be Using

One great thing about being a beginner musician in the 21st Century is the plethora of amazing apps ...

How to Restring Your Guitar In 6 Easy Steps

If you are like I was when I started playing guitar, restringing your instrument seems completely overwhelming, and ...

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The Beginner’s Guide to the Musical Alphabet on Guitar

The First Step: Whole Steps and Half Steps A step is the smallest distance between two different notes. ...

Four Bar Phrasing

What is a Four Bar Phrase? A four bar phrase is the smallest measurable unit in musical composition/writing. ...

How to Tune a Guitar to Open G

Playing in an open G tuning has been a common practice among guitar players in rock n roll, ...

Four Absolute Truths: How to Become a Good Musician

While learning how to build chords or what a crescendo means can help you develop your craft, there ...

How to Keep Your Voice Happy

A healthy voice is a happy voice! As a singer, the need to take proper care of your ...

3 Performance Prep Secrets Beginner Vocalists Miss

So - you’ve got a performance coming up! You may be feeling any number of emotions from nervousness ...

4 Things All Live Audiences Want (& How to Give It to Them)

One of the most wonderful things about music is that it is such a sharable medium. It can ...

5 Ways to Overcome Songwriter’s Block

I’m sure you know the feeling. You’ve been working on a song - trying to get something, anything ...

Playing Slide Guitar in Standard Tuning

As previously mentioned in the last blog, open tunings are the most commonly used tunings when playing slide ...

Slide Guitar: The Basics

What is Slide Guitar? The slide playing style in guitar has been prevalent in popular music since the ...

How To Play Well With Others

Every musician has a moment when they have had hours of practice under their belt and are starting ...

Songwriting for Beginners: Part 1 – Lyrics

*Disclaimer* This is my approach to songwriting, one that has brought me a lot of joy and a ...