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Gospel Guitar Chords

What does, “Gospel Guitar Chords” mean? Before answering that, let’s try and find out about the term Gospel music. According to this Wikipedia article, Gospel music is a genre of Christian music. The same article goes on to say that, the most famous variant is “black gospel.” Black gospel music often has very rich harmonies. […]

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Guitar Finishing Sander

What is a guitar finishing sander? Actually I am referring to a neat little hand held sander that takes the grunt work out of sanding. It isn’t made exclusively for guitar, but one of the first uses that I had for it was for working on guitars. Watch the video below where I sand down […]

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Chords Educational Online Courses

Guitar Scales Around Chords

Knowing how to play guitar scales around chords gives you a certain amount of freedom to improvise and compose. Start with the basic major chord shapes and learn the scales around those chords. Watch the video below to see a lesson from “Guitar Fretboard Secrets,” a course available on Udemy, and now with Part 1 […]

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Guitar Fretboard Secrets

You don’t need to know these Guitar Fretboard Secrets if you have a photographic memory. For those who don’t, keep reading! First, some background. I was fortunate to have had classical guitar lessons from 8 years old. In the beginning I learned to read comfortably playing in a few keys in open position. Later as […]

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How to Pull Frets

This article and video shows how to pull frets from a guitar or other fretted instrument without causing damage to the instrument. With the correct tools this is not as difficult as you might think. In the video that follows, watch how I did this for the first time without much difficulty. Since this was […]

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Mixcraft Tips and Tricks Software Reviews and How tos

Using Melodyne in Mixcraft

Using Melodyne in Mixcraft works similar to the way it does in other DAW software applications. Melodyne is typically used for vocals to correct pitch and timing. However, in the video below I show how to use it for guitar and bass. If you have Mixcraft Pro, you will also have an integrated license of […]

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Educational Online Courses

How to Learn the Guitar Fretboard

How to Learn the Guitar Fretboard – try these… Print and study the guitar fretboard map pdf download. Try the chord inversions exercise in the video below – these are inversions for F Major chord. Use the shapes with other root notes for other chords. Take the Guitar Fretboard Secrets course. If you don’t know […]

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Mixcraft Tips and Tricks Software Reviews and How tos

Create TAB in Mixcraft Pro

Did you know that you can Create TAB in Mixcraft Pro? Well, at least you can make a file that to import into Noteflight that allows you to print out TAB and Standard Notation from there. Noteflight is an online Music Notation program that you can access from your PC, phone or tablet. Setup a […]

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Product Reviews

Budget Ukulele Shootout

In the Budget Ukulele Review we compare models with street price of around $100. Some well meaning advice: Avoid buying the absolute cheapest instrument when starting to play an instrument. When shopping for any instrument, it’s always a personal judgement. I chose one of these to keep. Based on the video, it’s likely that you […]

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Ukulele Review – Kala vs Cordoba

Cordoba 15TM vs. Kala KA-15T In this Ukulele Review – Kala vs Cordoba we take a look at the Cordoba 15TM vs. Kala-15T. Both instruments are priced at around $100 and represent reasonably priced models that are good enough to play – perhaps as a first instrument. What to Look for in a Ukulele Whenever […]