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05/31/2016 / Uncategorized

I call this concept Erase The Bar lines….if you are learning music from a page the Bar Lines are there to divide up the music into packets of information that can be counted. They can…

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05/31/2016 / Uncategorized

Teaching people to improvise from a major scale is not a good place to start. Why? Not every note in the scale is created equal at all points in time. You need to know where…

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05/31/2016 / Uncategorized

The reason you are failing at a jam or on stage is your practice is not a very good replica of the jam or the stage……If you play through a song and mess up, in…

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05/31/2016 / Uncategorized

Jams can be unpredictable, so practice shouldn’t always be predictable…try playing along with recordings to songs you’ve never heard, try playing a song in a key you never have, try playing a song at a…

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05/31/2016 / Uncategorized

Your success will largely be determined by your ability to do the same boring things over and over. If you approach it as always wanting something new, your studies will not be thorough enough. If…

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05/31/2016 / Uncategorized

When studying someone else’s solo it’s not enough to simply play what they played. You should understand WHY they played what they played. If you don’t understand the why all you will ever be doing…

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