10 Classic Guitar Solos (OK, 11)

Guitar solos have long been part of what makes a good song great. They have inspired millions of us to pick up a guitar (or a broom, or a hockey stick) and get busy learning our scales. The guitar is such an expressive instrument that is can sound like like many different instruments, not in... Continue Reading →

Music and Memory: Raising the Bar

“The true art of memory is the art of attention.” — Samuel Johnson A good memory is the single most important skill a musician can have. If you haven't been blessed with a great memory, don't worry, it is something that can be improved and enhanced. Memories are like muscles and they can be developed... Continue Reading →

Learning Guitar with Micro Goals

"You can't learn something faster than you can learn it. "  "Still Life with Guitar" by Juan Gris. 1920 Oil on Canvas Residing at Saint Louis Art Museum. Courtesy of Widimedia Commons. Students often tell me that they are practicing every day but don't seem to be getting anywhere. My advice: define "anywhere". The solution... Continue Reading →

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