Connecting your chords with arpeggios and scales is a great way to see how these fundamental concepts intertwine and overlap. Understanding these relationships is fundamental to having a good understanding of most music that has been influenced by Western harmony concepts.
Things to Practice with any Scale Shape or Arpeggio Rhythms – Subdivision Play quarter notes Play doubled notes in 8th notes (alternate picking) Playing 8th notes Play the same note 3 times and feel it like triplet Triplet 8th notes Play the same note 4 times and feel it like … Continue reading
The pandemic and lockdowns have probably been among the most difficult periods ever to be a working musician. It certainly has been the most difficult time in my music career. However, during this time I’ve discovered something amazing, something that I didn’t think was possible. That is, that jamming over … Continue reading
A Fiery Delight on a Cold Wet Night October 11th was a cold and rainy day but fire and warmth reigned at the Centrepointe Theater where Chick Corea and Gary Burton were playing with the Harlem string quartet. This concert was the best I have seen in a while. The … Continue reading
The advantages of online guitar lessons Lessons can be recorded and watched over and over. Saves both of us travel time. Allows to work together from any location in the world that has an adequate internet connection. Allows us to avoid contact during flu season. Video call lessons allow the … Continue reading
Here’s a paper I wrote in 2011 on the great reedsman/composer Eric Dolphy. Feel free to contact me if you’d like to discuss.
Here are a few video examples of things you can do with the pentatonic scales.
Learn your major scales using the following info! Start off by learning the major scale on a single string. Then learn your One Octave Scale Shapes. Then move on to CAGED shapes
Buying a guitar is a personal experience like buying shoes or clothing. The instrument should sound good, feel easy to play, and some people also like their instrument to have a certain appearance. The first thing to consider when buying a guitar is what kind of guitar do you want? … Continue reading