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Maintaining Focus

It’s a new year.  We always see this marker as a time to make big changes in our lives.  I don’t think this is necessarily a bad thing if we can stick to these changes but I always find this…

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Just another practice tip

Pick a new key signature every month.  Use this for your picking exercises, scales, arpeggios, chords, theory, composing, accompanying.  If you use iRreal Pro or Ultimate guitar, learn songs, but transpose them to this key.

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Legato

If you’re not familiar, here is the technical definition: smooth and connected; without breaks between the successive tones.

A good lot of my students struggle with this, especially on lead lines or on sustained barred chords.  For the most part…

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