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Ten Weeks on the Road

Hi Everyone! Many of you know I was in Europe for ten weeks over the summer. I went to eighteen cities in eleven countries, and things were pretty wild. Instead of getting into too much detail, I’ll just share my last newsletter where you can hear more about it, here. Did I mention I have a newsletter?Continue reading “Ten Weeks on the Road”

Fundamentals, Revisited

I’m not the fastest or most technical guitarist, but I’m working on it. I try to remember the same approaches I teach when encountering my own challenges. Part of a solo I’m working on is quite difficult, not only for the left hand, but the speed, string skipping, hammer-on/pull-off pattern (just new to me), and—whereContinue reading “Fundamentals, Revisited”

Growth: Romance vs. Reality

Playing guitar takes a lot of work. Playing any instrument has challenges. Many of my students struggle with improving, even in optimal environments. They often voice their concerns in such a way that reminds me of their inner sensitivity (this is at least partially responsible for why they are drawn to the self-expression of aContinue reading “Growth: Romance vs. Reality”

Making a string mute from a bridge cover D.I.Y. (Fender offsets, Jazzmaster, Jaguar, etc.)

If you own an offset like a Jazzmaster of Jaguar, then you might dislike the microphonic noise created by heavy strumming. I enjoy banging on my axe pretty hard, and sometimes (like when I’m playing funk!) I don’t want to hear that noise build-up from the excess string length between the bridge and tremolo. IContinue reading “Making a string mute from a bridge cover D.I.Y. (Fender offsets, Jazzmaster, Jaguar, etc.)”