||The basics of 4-to-the-bar swing rhythm guitar.
for the Working Musician
||An overview of how copyrights work: who gets
paid, when they get paid, who has to pay, and how the money is paid.
||Orchestral work is often overlooked by
guitarists, even though it is challenging and interesting work that
pays well. This essay is a discussion of orchestral guitar
playing, including what skills are needed, how to get the gig, and
how to keep it.
||How do you get a guitar player to turn
down? Put music in front of him. Let's reverse this
trend among guitarists and all start reading music. This
overview of reading music can help improve reading skills.
|What does it mean to become a master of the guitar?
||A suggestion for
developing those giant ears that all good musicians need.
||Getting your guitar in
tune seems like it should be simple, but for some reason it
isn't. Here are some suggestions for tuning.
||A tip for overcoming stage fright.
from David Russell
||A tip from a private lesson with David
||What we can learn from a master
||What is the difference between a
musician and a guitarist?
||Another tip for overcoming stage
Week in the Life
||Orchestral guitar work is both
satisfying and demanding. (Pays pretty well too.) Here
is a view of a week in the life of an orchestral guitarist.
||Things to consider as you head into
the studio to make a recording.
||Feedback is not always a bad thing.
||Don't let your ears get ruined.
Learn about musician's earplugs and how they can prevent hearing
damage from regular exposure to loud music.
Keep it Simple
||Comping only seems complex.
Simplicity is one of the keys to good comping.
101 for Classical Musicians
||The first step for a classical
musician to take to join the world of improvisation.
||A slightly unusual setup lets my L5
feel like a classical guitar.
With a Broken Nail
||Getting upset over a broken nail
doesn't seem manly, but a broken nail is a real problem for a
||Is it good for guitarists to become
obsessed with playing fast?
||Miscellaneous tips....from flying with
your guitar to extending the life of guitar strings.