The Perpetual Beginner: changes, goal-setting and commitment

September 18, 2017
The Perpetual Beginner: changes, goal-setting and commitment

I moved into a new office yesterday in a new building in a new part of town, and I’m energized and excited by the new possibilities that this change will open up. It’s also got me thinking about strategies Continue reading

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Three reasons why everyone should practice scales.

September 11, 2017
Three reasons why everyone should practice scales.

Not everyone wants to be a lead player.

And it’s easy to think that the purpose of practicing things like scales is to learn to play lead guitar. There’s some truth to that, but the fact is that everyone can Continue reading

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The Perpetual Beginner: powerful practice tips

September 5, 2017
The Perpetual Beginner: powerful practice tips

Let’s face it, practicing is hard work.

It’s hard enough just to get yourself started. It’s no different from all the other things we know would be good for us but never do. But if you would like to play Continue reading

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The top 3 challenges for singers learning guitar, and how to conquer them

August 21, 2017
The top 3 challenges for singers learning guitar, and how to conquer them

Living and working in Nashville, I meet a lot of singers who want to learn to accompany themselves. Even in a music town like this one, where competent guitarists are easy to find, there’s a lot of value in Continue reading

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Why Does It Hurt When I Play?

July 3, 2017
Why Does It Hurt When I Play?

I should say at the outset that this is not meant to be medical advice. Serious chronic pain should be addressed by a professional. But understanding some basic mechanics can help you tell the difference between a signal to change Continue reading

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