How to Close the Gap – Part 1

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 one chord to the next? That, my friend, is the gap. […]

“Beautiful Things” by Gungor

] Gungor is a Christian “musical collective” fronted by worship leader Michael Gungor. I use this song to  teach alternate tunings, hybrid picking and dynamics for guitar. This video was recorded live in the studios of Relevant Magazine, a publication about faith, life and culture based in Orlando, Florida.

I’m Glad I Didn’t Sleep Through That!

When my alarm started ringing at 3:45AM this morning, I wasn’t happy about it. My legs were already sore and I did not want to do another early morning run. It’s been over a year since my family chose a healthy lifestyle. We’ve learned to set goals and achieve them. However, I knew that if […]

“She Talks to Angels” by The Black Crowes

This first video is of a live performance of “She Talks to Angels” by The Black Crowes on The Late Show with David Letterman from 1991. I use this song to teach alternate tunings and methods for embellishing rhythm guitar parts (scalar licks, harmonics, etc). I love what Chris Robinson has to say about the meaning […]

Video Lessons: The Right Tool for the Job?

How could I send my eighth grade shop teacher into orbit? Easy – open a gallon of paint with a screw driver instead of a paint can opener. Without exception, this would elicit the timeless man-truth, “Use the right tool for the job!”Music students often ask me about the online resources that they’ve stumbled upon. […]

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