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After 40 years of exploring the guitar and studying music theory, I've come to develop a system of seeing and hearing music on the guitar, and teaching music to guitarists. This system is what makes the Modal Guitarist books such an effective tool for guitarists, guitar students and teachers alike. I have consolidated what might take others hundreds of pages to explain into four short books. Each book costs less than a single guitar lesson, yet explains the information a student might spend six months of guitar lessons learning. The first 3 books are now available as e-books, for immediate download. Please visit our Shop page to learn more.
Author Archives: John
Double picking, or cross picking on the guitar or bass, is simply playing with both up and down strokes of the guitar pick. I’ve got a certain method of both playing and thinking that’s worked for not only myself, but … Continue reading
I’m now selling the brass version of the ring pick. These guitar picks are made from .020″ brass, they’re unbreakable, can’t be worn out and are really hard to lose when they’re on your finger. The Rough Eye Ring Pick … Continue reading
Here’s a video of the Rough Eye Ring Pick being used:
please take a look here for some photos and description of the pick. its uses and its benefits. The pick will be available for sale in the shop soon!
I’m currently developing a guitar pick that I designed about 25 years ago so that it can be produced for guitarists to buy at a reasonable price. Way back when I started using them it was a tedious ordeal; cutting, … Continue reading
As a classically trained guitarist with about 40 years of experience I can say with confidence that I’ll never have a bad case of carpal tunnel syndrome. It’s all a question of understanding how the body functions best. When the … Continue reading
I’m currently accepting students for guitar lessons in central New Jersey. I accept all level of students. Instruction is one-on-one in my home or yours. If you’re interested in guitar lessons please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org, or call 908-722-6544. I … Continue reading
Guitar, cooking, sweeping the floor. It’s all the same. I’ve been telling students for years that music is a unique discipline, in that it provides immediate feedback (the way what we’re playing sounds) to indicate what sort of results we’re … Continue reading
Ok, once upon a time I did a stint playing bass and guitar for a group that did gaelic folk music and various other folk styles. One night after a few hours of rehearsal where i pretty much played nothing … Continue reading