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  • 24
    Jul
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    5 Tips To Help Tackle Stage Fright By Jason Wilford Getting on stage in front of people can be quite daunting, especially if it’s something you’ve never done before, or have limited experience with. Whether you’re going on stage at a casual recital, or playing in front on an audience with a band, the anxiety can start even when you’re weeks away from an upcoming performance. Just thinking about having to get up there in front of other people can leave you feeling nervous, anxious, and stressed out. When I first got on stage in my teens, I felt the exact same way; I would get more anxious the closer the performance got. But over the years of performing with

  • 24
    Jul
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    5 Easy Tips On How To Improve Your Guitar Tone By Jason Wilford Improving your guitar tone doesn’t have to cost you a lot of money - and you certainly don’t need to go out and buy a new instrument to work on this! Here are my top 5 tips on how to improve your guitar tone; focus on these one at a time and I guarantee you’ll notice a difference! Keep Your Strings Fresh  Nothing can make a guitar sound more alive than a fresh set of strings. I see many players playing strings that are way past their prime. My general rule is to keep strings on a guitar that I play often no more than 3 months — and

  • 02
    Jul
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    Using A Fake Book or Song Collection Book to Sky Rocket Your Guitar Progress By Eric Dieter  Everyone wants to learn songs on guitar, right? How do you know which songs is right for your skill level? What will you do when you encounter a chord you don’t understand? What if you spend 3 months learning a song and all you know at the end of that time is… ONE song? These are all common problems. Let’s take a look at the first question: What song is right for my skill level? I think this question is fundamentally flawed, especially if you are working with a qualified teacher. I think the better question is: How do I take ANY song

  • 29
    Jun
    Cool Licks
    Written By proguitarstudio
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    Here's my list of 15 amazing Canadian guitar riffs. This is by no means a comprehensive list (there are so many great Canadian bands and guitarists), and it's in no particular order, but it's a place to start exploring the world of Canadian music. Enjoy! Bridge To Nowhere - Sam Roberts Try Honesty - Billy Talent I Don't Know - The Sheepdogs Heart Of Gold - Neil Young Little Bones - Tragically Hip Turn Me Loose - Loverboy The Spirit Of Radio - Rush If You Could Read My Mind - Gordon Lightfoot Cuts Like a Knife - Bryan Adams Fly At Night - Chilliwack Both Sides Now - Joni Mitchell Ocean Pearl - 54-40 American Woman - The Guess

  • 24
    May
    Guest Articles
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    Dispelling the Creativity Myth In Music By Bryce Gorman "You need to be born with creativity, there is no way to learn it." Chances are you've heard this before in your life, that no one can learn to become more creative and therefore are stuck with the level of artistic creation that they can muster after a day or two of training. I'm here to tell you that that assumption is dead wrong. The fact is that creativity can be trained. If you think oherwise, bear with me as I explain why the opposite is true. Creativity is a skill, just like any other. It is a skill used in engineering, architecture, surgeries, and beyond. I'm not quite sure why

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