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Oddly Even

Friday, December 7th, 2007

A clever way to add some rhythmic variety to your playing is to phrase notes in groups of odds and evens. Even the simplest melodic idea can become an ear-twister with some odd rhythmic voodoo thrown into it. The example below shows a basic E major pentatonic scale, played in groups of 4 then 5 […]

Productive Practice Sessions

Wednesday, September 19th, 2007

One of the worst habits I’ve developed is sitting down with the guitar and noodling on things I have played a million times before, not really trying to work on anything new or fresh. This is the ‘Unproductive’ way to practice.  I can try to justify it by telling myself ‘Any playing is good…’ or […]