How Can I Lose Myself?


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Can’t Remember? I’ve heard and read many artists state that some of the best performances that they have given were ones that can’t even remember.  By this, I mean they give into the music/performance and go into a sort of trance, I guess you can say.  I’ve seen this in many guitarists that I admire […]
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Top 5 Mistakes Made When Learning a Song


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I’ve had many successes and failures in learning a new song on my guitar.  I don’t necessarily have a set procedure when learning a piece.  It depends on how much I like the song and/or how difficult it is.  I do make mistakes in my routine and in trying to address this, I have compiled […]
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Tab vs. Standard Notation


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I’ve witnessed and participated in many “Tab Vs. Standard Notation” debates.  I’ve heard the “purists” call tab a “crutch” where you will never learn the piece completely without standard notation.  While the the other side will argue that tab opens a door to a ton of music to those who did not get formal training.   […]
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The Big Red Button


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I would like to introduce Hercules Castro as a new guest writer for Guitar Musings. Hercules and I grew up and learned the guitar together. I know you will enjoy his insights on the guitar and making music. Meet My Friend I’d like to talk about my good friend, the big red button. By this, […]
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Guitar Tales


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Have you ever told a good fish story?  You know, the kind of one where the one that got away, gets bigger and bigger each time you tell it.  In my conversations with fellow guitar players and musicians, I’ve noticed that there can be a guitar equivalent of the “fish story.”  You know what I […]
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