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Metronome or Drum Machine

I really need to work on my right hand technique and timing. I've tried to use a metronome but I find that it is not working out all that w…

Started by Jim Samuel

9 Mar 10, 2012
Reply by Jim Samuel

Scales Reference

I need to start doing a better job of learning scales. Can anyone recommend a good reference. Thanks.

Started by Jim Samuel

3 Jul 27, 2009
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Practice Routine

I think one of the things that is really holding me back is that I have a very undisciplined practice routine. In fact, undisciplined is to…

Started by Jim Samuel

1 Apr 16, 2009
Reply by Steve Alexander

Don't throw tomatoes!!!

I wanted to drop a link to a myspace page that has some recent songs I've mixed down. This is my first solo effort I've ever done. It's an…

Started by scott

9 Mar 24, 2009
Reply by scott

Anybody want to do 15 minutes a day with me?

John, Since finishing up the album, I've resumed at least 15minutes a day on the guitar! Last night, I first practiced the arpeggio from yo…

Started by scott

1 Mar 6, 2009
Reply by Steve Alexander

Describing your practise sessions

I have been asked to come up with a catchy phrase to describe the guitarist's act of practising a lick or phrase over and over again to get…

Started by Steve Alexander

9 Feb 22, 2009
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I have found that nothing takes your skills to the next level better than playing consistently with musicians that are at or just above you…

Started by Mish S

18 Feb 15, 2009
Reply by John Carlini

question on chord substitutions

I'm a bluegrass guitarist. I use that term loosely but I was brought up playing the old 1,4, 5 bluegrass for the most part. I've found some…

Started by scott

5 Jan 26, 2009
Reply by scott

Looking Forward to This Forum

I am sure most of the content will be way beyond me but I am still hoping to pick up some information and direction. Jim

Started by Jim Samuel

3 Jan 26, 2009
Reply by John Carlini

Tab vs. Notation

I've been reading tab for years and have tried to quit (ie learn to read standard notation) many times and mostly failed. I have this theor…

Started by Tommy Reilly

2 Jan 23, 2009
Reply by John Carlini


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