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Postings - June 2014:
80's Melodic Pop-Rock Guitar | Balancing Tension & Relaxation | Practicing Diatonic Arpeggios | Physical and Technical Expression |

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June 06, 2014:
80's Melodic Pop-Rock Guitar

One style of music with a strong connection to the guitar itself is the 1980s Melodic Pop-Rock style. Bands like the Pretenders were a great example of multi-layered guitars, with lots of chorus and delay effects coupled with interesting arpeggio riffs and open string suspended chord sounds. Watch the video lesson to find out more, and Download the FREE MP3 JamTrack and PDF lesson handout for the practice examples.

GUITAR STYLES: 80's Melodic Pop-Rock Guitar

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June 13, 2014:
Balancing Tension & Relaxation

Musicians quickly learn that tension is one of the main causes of poor performance. This means that one of our primary rules for both practice and playing, resides within staying calm, centered and relaxed. This lesson covers several methods that we can apply right away to remain both highly focused and very relaxed while playing guitar. Watch the video lesson to find out more, and Download the FREE MP3 JamTrack and PDF lesson handout for the practice examples.

PRACTICE & TRAINING: Balancing Tension & Relaxation

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June 20, 2014:
Practicing Diatonic Arpeggios

Diatonic arpeggio practice is one of the most important areas of study musicians can undertake. Once this arpeggio concept is well rehearsed, a musician can specifically target any chord tone at any time. One of the difficulties musicians face is learning the best methods for this study. This lesson works to clear up the confusion surrounding the practice of diatonic arpeggios. Watch the video lesson to find out more, and Download the FREE MP3 JamTrack and PDF lesson handout for the practice examples.

GUITAR THEORY: Practicing Diatonic Arpeggios

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June 27, 2014:
Physical and Technical Expression

Improvisation and composition revolve around areas that go well beyond general music theory principles. Theory may rightly be the basis, however when it comes to guitar music, the improviser /composer also must rely upon both physical ability and technical knowledge to produce truly interesting guitar music. Watch the video lesson to find out more, and Download the FREE MP3 JamTrack and PDF lesson handout for the practice examples.

IMPROVISATION: Physical & Technical Expression

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