How do you write instrumental music or play instrumental music and keep it interesting?
I absolutely love the silky-smooth sounds of a well-played nylon string guitar and I can appreciate an equally well-played acoustic steel string.
I’ve learned a great many things since picking up the instrument in 2009. One of those is that there’s no substitute for a good teacher.
Have you ever tried to learn a piece of music and find that most of it is easy enough to learn, but there is always that one spot (or two) that consistently gives you a headache that ibuprofen won’t cure? We’ve all been there.
There is a plethora of guitar methods in the world. Most of them contain a great number of accomplished exercises in them for the guitarist to learn.
Recently I’ve had discussions within my circles about Christians who don’t read God’s Word, the Bible, on a regular basis. I must admit that this perplexes me.
Go posture saves backs. I have heard numerous reports over the years of professional classical guitarists having a multitude of back issues after a long career.
Scale book review that is tailored to the areas that I need practice on, and is setup for daily practice without being overwhelmed.
So, you’re going to practice really hard and become a guitar superstar. You’ll need to practice and when you’re finished, you’ll need to practice some more.
Got up late or have plans tonight and you don’t have time to practice guitar. Here’s a way to practice even when our day is jammed packed.
Image by Mojpe from Pixabay The dreaded, the feared, the despised: The Metronome. I’ve not met a musician who hasn’t loathed the thing. However, it is the very thing that makes you good. The metronome itself will sharpen your sense of timing. According to the ever trusted and faithful steward of all things true on […]
A friend recently asked recently asked me about making videos and online streaming. Specifically about making guitar videos.
Image by Edar from Pixabay Have you ever felt like completing projects is your nemesis? I don’t know how many projects I have laying around the house. Those ideas that you come up with and are all the rage at the moment, but after you work on them for a bit, they get pushed to […]
When starting a project such as learning the classical guitar or furthering your guitar skills, you will need a few things to get started down the right path.
Image by USA-Reiseblogger from Pixabay I thought I would take a minute and say a few words about why I left “social media,” and by social media, I mean Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, and all the rest. No Friends For one, I understand that solo classical and fingerstyle guitar is not everyone’s cup of tea. When […]
One of the challenges to playing classical guitar in a live situation is volume. Usually, some sort of “electronic control” is used to allow you to hear it better. So, today, I’d like to review the NG-1 Guitar Pickup from Kremona. The Kremona NG-1 is great passive piezo pickup with the piezo crystals sandwiched in […]
Where do we play music? For what purpose do we play music? What’s the reason for music? In this article I share the reason I play the guitar.
I’ve decided to give blogging a go. My plan, is to talk about things dealing with Christianity and music, specific to the classical/fingerstyle/nylon string guitar. This will be the main focus of the blog, but not limited to that only. I think that there are many things that we can glean from the Word of God, serving God as musicians, and encouraging the church as God leads.