Adagio: At the Speed of Nature

  “Adopt the pace of nature: her secret is patience.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson The musical instruction “adagio” comes from the Italian phrase “a dagio” which means “at ease”. It’s a good word, and it got me thinking. The question always comes up: “How long will it take me to learn to play guitar?” as […]

The 8 Ways We Practice

This article is about how you can maximize your productivity during practice sessions. It is also about rediscovering how to enjoy practicing again. We all know that having clear goals is the most important thing you can do to accelerate your rate of learning. But what exactly does it mean to say that we should […]

The Musical Plateau: Just a Phase

“The gate is straight, deep and wide break on through to the other side” – Jim Morrison Anyone who has ever attempted to play a musical instrument will eventually reach a phase we like to call a “plateau.” The place where progress seems to stop dead in its tracks. This is a useful metaphor because […]

Simplicity: The Holy Grail

“Everything should be as simple as it is, but not simpler.” – Albert Einstein Music has a reputation for being a difficult thing to learn and to master. Although there are those who seem to have a natural talent for all things musical, most of us need to work long and hard to master an […]

Welcome to The Twilight Guitar Podcast

Hi, and welcome to the Twilight Guitar Podcast. This podcast is the audio version of my blog of the same name. In it, I plan to provide voice narration of the posts so that you can listen to them instead of reading them. Often, I will include musical examples to demonstrate a point I am […]