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6 Practice Strategies for Finger Style Guitar

Tuesday May 27, 2014

Here are some practice strategies for finger style guitar--another article written with David Patterson. This is the third in a series of (currently) three. Also check out his articles about vibrato and about generally developing your classical guitar playing.

Classical Guitar Vibrato

Monday May 26, 2014

Shake up your guitar playing with these tips about classical guitar vibrato. Another article from David Patterson.

9 Ways to Develop Your Classical Guitar Playing

Sunday May 25, 2014
Here's the first of a series of articles written in collaboration with guitarist David Patterson, who has been mentoring guitarists for several decades. This one suggests nine ways to develop your classical guitar playing.

Inside Vocalizu/DS Vocology: A Singer Education Organization

Thursday May 22, 2014

DS Vocology is a singer-education organization, with various products for singers including the VocalizU app and various live workshops/events for singers and songwriters. Here's a profile of that company, plus an interview with its founder/CEO Dave Stroud.

15 Drum Gear Hacks

Monday May 19, 2014
Here are some tips and tricksabout maintaining, using, and otherwise wrangling drum gear.

Improve Your Drumming!

Friday May 16, 2014

Here are some tips for how to improve your drum set playing.

A Theoretical analysis of "Wrecking Ball"

Thursday May 15, 2014

The song "Wrecking Ball," performed by Miley Cyrus, is mostly popular due to the controversy surrounding the current artistic re-imagineering of the popular post-child star. It's a solid, well written pop song, though, and so here's a theoretical analysis of it, focusing on the music and its artistic impact purely as a crafted song.

How to Avoid Concert Train Wrecks

Saturday May 3, 2014

So much can go wrong in a concert. Here's an introduction to formal risk management, to help keep your concert on track.

Teaching Music Lessons for Profit

Tuesday April 29, 2014

This article presents some of the key considerations for setting up and running a profitable music lessons studio.

Do Real Musicians Use Tab?

Friday April 25, 2014

Do you think tablature for guitar, bass, ukulele, banjo, or other instruments is helpful or detrimental to the development of a musician? This article explores this debate.


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