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Musical thoughts…

by Conor on October 30th, 2013

I’ve been thinking about how I can use my website to better effect.  As a guitar teacher and person who loves music, I find in the course of preparing and teaching I come up with all kinds of ideas.  Ideas that in the middle of a lesson would derail the point I’m trying to make.  But curiosity peaked, I think are still worth pursuing.

The majority of my students are simply interested in how to get from a G chord, to a C chord, or nailing the opening riff to Back in Black by AC/DC.  These are noble and important pursuits at the beginning, and must be mastered. But having taught those things many times now, I find myself faced with some questions.  Why do those chords sound good together?  Why does that riff make every young male student feel like they’re hearing music for the first time, and want to jump around the lesson studio?  Take it from a guy who busted his first real guitar amp by standing on top of it rocking out in his bedroom, there is a certain magic that accompanies the sound of a crunchy electric guitar.

So I thought I’d put up some simple ideas I’ve come across.  Covering everything from how and what to practice, to why Eric Clapton is actually a brilliant guitar player.

If you have any questions about anything I’ve posted, or maybe haven’t posted I’d love to hear from you.

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