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Learning to Solo Chromatically

September 30th, 2016 by


If you’re new to jazz, you’ve probably heard at one time or another, people talking about soloing with the chromatic scale. This is one of those subjects in music that is easier said than done. The chromatic scale, containing (more…)

What is a Secondary Dominant Chord?

September 23rd, 2016 by


Do you write music but struggle to understand how to add more chords to your composition? A secondary dominant may be the answer to your problem. This simple tool is (more…)

Scale Highway

September 16th, 2016 by


Traveling around the neck doesn’t need to be difficult and this fun and simple way of playing is easy to execute. (more…)

Your Guitar Journey

September 9th, 2016 by


When first learning a guitar, students focus so much on moving forward that they have difficulty seeing how far they have progressed over time. Instead of picking up the instrument for the sole purpose of playing for enjoyment, it is always with the intent of (more…)

A Guitar Vacation

September 2nd, 2016 by


Sometimes the best way to move forward with your guitar studies is to take a break from playing. Why? Playing guitar is as much a mental game as it is (more…)