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How to buy a guitar amplifier

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An amplifier is just as important as the guitar itself. Finding the right one can be difficult, but if you know what you’re looking for the search will be easier.What matters the most: tone, flexibility, size, weight, or brand? And how do you know when you have found the right amplifier? Judging an amp at a music store is difficult because it will sound completely different on the gig. Unfortunately, there is no simple way to know, but there are a few things to keep in mind that will make your decision easier. Read More

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How to get organized and prioritize your material

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The number one question I get from my students is “how do I practice”. Obviously we can’t improve without some practice, but what makes some people improve faster than others? Is it talent or just the way they practice? Talent can help, but even talented people have to practice.  So, how do we get the most out of the limited time we have? Read More

Shaking hands with the President

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I never thought in my entire life I would get the opportunity to shake hands with the President of the United States, let alone take pictures of the event. Sometimes teaching has its perks. I have a student who works for the CIA and he was kind enough to get me and my nephew security clearance at Moffett Field to watch Air Force One land and meet the President. Read More