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Software Reviews and How tos

Guitar Pro 8 Review

In this Guitar Pro 8 review, find out if this version of Guitar Pro is worth it. I also show you how to use some of the new features that are not immediately clear. Watch the video below (soon!) to see my favorite new features and how to use them. Is a Guitar Pro 8 […]

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Product Reviews

Best Budget Wireless Lav Mic

Are you looking for the best budget wireless Lav Mic? Lav microphones, also known as a lavalier or lapel microphones, are small microphones that can attach to a shirt, or a jacket lapel. Since there are many choices and brands, it’s important to understand which lapel microphone will work the best for your needs. To […]

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Educational

2/2 vs 4/4 Time

Want to know the difference between 2/2 vs 4/4 time in music? It’s all about “the feel.” Watch the video below for an example of 2/2 time or cut-time, compared with 4/4 time. The video shows part of course material that will appear in Udemy and Skillshare courses. You’ll also see examples of syncopation and […]

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Educational Music Scores and TAB

TAB from MIDI with MuseScore

Want to know how to create Guitar or Bass TAB from MIDI? Do it with MuseScore on your Windows, Mac, or Linux PC. See the video below for an example of how this works. If you don’t already have MuseScore, click here to download a FREE copy. Next, fire up the program and open any […]

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Software Reviews and How tos

ChordPulse Video Tutorials

Watch the ChordPulse Video tutorials below for real examples of how to use this virtual backing band software. See how ChordPulse is an effective and alternative to Band-in-A-Box. See other Band-In-A-Box alternatives on this page. ChordPulse Pros and Cons Pros Simple interface Powerful features “under the hood” 184 music grooves to apply in real time […]

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Software Reviews and How tos

Band in a Box Alternatives

What does Band-in-a Box Do? Before looking at Band-in-a-Box alternatives, let’s look at what this software does and why it’s valuable. The basic concept of Band in a Box is to create a backing track to accompany your practice or performance. You create tracks by typing in chord progressions, selecting pre-programmed musical styles and choosing […]

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Educational

Lift Every Voice and Sing

Lift Every Voice and Sing, aka The Black National Anthem, was written as a poem by James Weldon Johnson and put to music by his younger brother J. Rosamond Johnson. Watch a brief background story of the Johnson brothers and their most famous song below. Listen to the song in the second video and download […]

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Acoustic Guitar Classical Guitar

America the Beautiful Guitar Solo pdf

Download an arrangement of America the Beautiful Guitar Solo pdf here (soon!). Then watch the video below to walk you through the arrangement. Here’s the FREE pdf file. Guitar Level of Difficulty The pdf arrangement on this page has a few places where bar chords may not be avoidable. You’ll also need to know how […]

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Educational Software Reviews and How tos

Dorico 4 Tips and Tricks

Dorico 4 From a Guitarists Perspective I usually don’t have much patience with software that isn’t easy to figure out. However, I gave Dorico, starting with version 3.5, more time than usual for three reasons. It’s not just a legacy program that’s been around for decades It promises to be a “desktop publishing” software to […]

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Educational Software Reviews and How tos

Windows 11 Upgrade Advice

To be able to give Windows 11 upgrade advice you really need experience with Windows 11 right? Actually, the experience that I want to share with you, is in going through multiple operating system (OS) upgrades over the years. Then having to deal with the consequences. How Bad Could it Be? Why do I need […]