Silent Night Tablature

Fun With Guitar Chords And Christmas Music

Posted by - December 11, 2011

For this experiment what I’ve done is play the melody as it’s written and toyed with the harmony built around it, so the song is irrefutably recognizable as Silent Night, but through the power of harmony you can still produce new feels.

For Your Musical Book Shelf: 7 Books For Learning and Self Discovery

Posted by - December 6, 2011

Previously, I talked about 13 “jazz” books that every guitarist should own, but since many guitarists focus extraordinary effort in developing the technical elements of playing and performing, I want to focus this post on a smaller number of books that address the deeper issues involved in music making in general, learning and self discovery.

Advancing Guitarist book

13 “Jazz” Books Every Guitarist Should Read (And Own)

Posted by - November 21, 2011

In this first post of a short series, I’m going to list a number of books that are off of many guitarists’ radar (but shouldn’t be). Some of these books are not even specifically jazz per se , but I think are they’re really useful to any guitarist (and most will help other instrumentalists as well).

Guitar Neck

11 Challenging Guitar Songs To Learn To Expand Your Style

Posted by - October 18, 2011

Some of you that have read my other articles know that I’m always seeking ways to grow as a guitarist, expand my style, do something different, or break out of the box.
One of the best ways to do this is to learn songs for a different reason than you normally would.

How to Read Guitar Chord Diagrams

Posted by - October 10, 2011

The beginning of a short series exploring guitar chords in detail. We’re starting really basic here, so if you’re a beginner, join us, or if you’re advanced – share with your students or less experienced friends.