Spotlight – A Better Way To Practice

A spotlight EDITORIAL post about the other side of actual practicing of the guitar; the better way to practice. In other words the cerebral side coupled with the art of being productive. In this case its an article about optimizing your time and  mental energy. So in the immortal words of one Ice-T lets kickRead More…

Christmas Carol Harmony – Part 2

This four step lesson delves into harmonic devices and how to arrange them on the guitar. Hopefully having fleshed out the basic melodic structure from the Christmas Harmonization Part 1, we are now going to furnish it with some structural components such as cadences, transposition and moving bass lines, which will help create an accompaniment.Read More…

Christmas Carol Harmony – Part 1

This six step festive lesson utilises the melody of the Coventry Carol as a vehicle for learning the basics to harmonisation. This piece was originally part of a mystery play which was performed during the Coventry Guild Pageants in the 16th century. Generally it is sung accapella. Due to the period of its inception itRead More…