2013 Open House


Every year I look forward to the beginning of school. It’s not just because my kids destroyed the house all summer; I am a certified education junkie. Yes, I’m one of the weirdos who loves school and all that comes with the start of a new year… the look of a newly organized classroom, the […]

How to Close the Gap – Part 2


Fridays rock – especially with a free music lesson from beansandstrings.com! Enjoy! In “How to Close the Gap – Part 1”, I gave you four tips for getting from chord to chord without stopping. These are things that every guitarist should do when closing the gap. Let’s review:1. Memorize your chord shapes.2. Memorize the chord […]

“Proof of Your Love” by For King and Country

I have recently been working on goal setting with my guitar students. One student set a short term goal to learn to play “Proof of Your Love” by Christian rock artists For King and Country. We looked it up online and found this live in-studio performance for the radio conglomerate KLOVE. Enjoy!

“I Got Mine” by The Black Keys

This is a great song by the modern blues-rock band, The Black Keys, playing live on The Late Show with David Letterman. I use this song as an introduction to the minor pentatonic scale. This album was from 2008. Personally, I am a fan of the “giant super CD format“!

How to Close the Gap – Part 1


Fridays rock – especially with a free music lesson from beansandstrings.com! Enjoy! You’ve learned a few chords in first position… and your fingers didn’t fall off! Congratulations!Now you’re facing the same major obstacle that every newbie guitarist fears – the dreaded gap. Have you experienced the pause that happens when you’re changing your hand from […]

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