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Author: Sebastian Gomez

5 Essential Guitar Upgrades That Will Save You Money

The sound of a guitar, like other instruments, will only be as good as the condition of its various parts. If your strings need to be changed or the nut is old, your sound probably won’t be as crisp and clear as it was when your guitar was brand new. If you purchased a used…
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The Secret to a Successful Music Study

CASE STUDY The Secret of Success Music is hard, even frustrating at times! Here are some tips to overcome the “Stormy Monday” blues when they hit!  Practice In my studio we have a saying; “Practice makes Permanent!” More than practicing perfectly, having a healthy guitar routine is important! Sitting down, even for a little every…
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Wheel of Musical Fortune

Teachers, both virtually and in-person, often struggle with keeping the attention of the class. Lectures run on and get boring, games can make a class rowdy, the struggle is real! So what do we do? Where is the easy medium? While on a Zoom call with a fellow teacher, I learned of a tool this…
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Setting The Intonation On A Faber Bridge

Guest Post – Faber USA Intonating a guitar or bass can be a meticulous and time-consuming maintenance procedure, but the basic principles behind it are actually pretty simple. When an instrument is properly intonated, all the open strings and every note on the fretboard sound at their correct pitches. If your guitar still sounds noticeably…
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4 Levels to Learn Music

What do you do when the songs you want to play are too difficult to learn?
In this article we’ll explore how to break a song down and simplify it so that even a beginner can play the most difficult song.

Moon River

An original arrangement of “Mood River” by Henry Mancini from the classic song from “Breakfast At Tiffany’s” The audio is the mic’d sound of my D’Angelico Excel EXL-1 Hope ya’ll enjoy this cover! “Moon river, wider than a mileI’m crossing you in style some dayOh, dream maker, you heart breakerWherever you’re goin’, I’m goin’ your…
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7 Essential Accessories Every Guitarist Needs!

There are THOUSANDS of guitar gadgets on the market. Some are great and you’ll use them every day. Others are fairly useless and you’ll wish you’d saved for another guitar! So I compiled this list so my students (and all my readers) can easily find what they need.These are all things I use daily as a teacher and gigging musician, so let’s see what they are.

Acoustic vs. Electric vs. Classical: Which is the BEST Guitar to Start On?

When students ask me about new instruments, it’s often something like… “What guitar is right for this genre?” or… “What guitar will help me play like [insert artist name]?” Although there are better guitars for certain styles and genres, when starting out, the crucial point to consider before buying is…. Playability New students (I know…
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3 Levels to the Guitar Power Chord!

by. Sebastian Gomez The POWER CHORD is a symbol of the guitar; of it’s character and might above other instruments. It allows anyone to pick up a guitar and star play songs within minutes! The shape of a Power Chord is simple and easy to learn and play. If you’ve never played one, try it…
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