I was taught to organize rhythms into increments of two measures at a time. Some beats/pulses get a natural emphasis in relation to their placement in the measure. I put together this illustration of the most natural points of relative emphasis in a … [Read more...]
Play Guitar Like A Rock Star — Free Five Part Guitar Course
Inside you'll learn... The proper way to hold a guitar -- you could be causing serious injury! Tips for buying a new guitar -- You really need to arm yourself well before you try haggling with your local guitar salesman. Light speed guitar … [Read more...]
Five Common Musicianship Problems – Which Ones Do You Want To Overcome?
Most of the music coaching and teaching I do involves information gathering. It's important for me to clearly identify what musical challenges my students are having so that I don't fix something that ain't broke and so I impact the problem in a way … [Read more...]
Top Secret Patterns (shhh, they’re free!)
Patterns are a great way of putting scales to work. Not only do they get you out of any do-re-mi rut, they expand your musical vocabulary. They also expand your mind by forcing you to think about systems within systems—and sometimes within … [Read more...]
Who Else Wants To Master the Diminished Scale?
The diminished scale is an extremely creative tool. Due to the diminished chord's symmetrical structure of stacked minor thirds, we have two options of diminished scales: half step-whole step and whole step-half step. A major benefit to this … [Read more...]
Free Online Relative Pitch Lesson
I just found a cool relative pitch lesson online. Songs to help you learn note intervals. … [Read more...]