Category Archives: blues

FREE HARMONICA LESSON!

How many of you have bought a harmonica, blown and drawn a few chords, got bored with it and put it down, discouraged and not sure what to do next? I suspect, most of us. That’s because we probably didn’t … Continue reading

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Lightnin’ Hopkins and His Blues Guitar Style

Learning to finger pick the guitar is an adventure, and I look back with great memories on some of those turning points that led me closer and closer to the logic of fingerpicking. There is a logical approach to it … Continue reading

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“Knitting” Tunes

In this article I would like to compare “doing” music to the art of knitting. What? Have I lost my mind?! No. Far from it. If you’ve read even some of my articles on this blog page you will already … Continue reading

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Play That Old Guitar

I have no way of knowing what percentage of you who read my articles are musicians. Many of you who want to turn that corner from listener to musician might be afraid to try. After all, picking up something like … Continue reading

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Tablature Is Hope For All Musicians

Tablature can be controversial, especially to those who are content with playing by ear. Some musicians love it. Some don’t want to learn it. You probably already know what tablature is. We’ve talked about it in other blog articles I’ve … Continue reading

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Those Danged Piano Lessons!

As parents, we want to give our children every opportunity we can afford. I knew that’s what my parents had in mind when they insisted that both my sister and I take piano lessons. Back then most people were unaware … Continue reading

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Native American Flute Types

As a fanatical player of the Native American flute, this question is often asked of me: How does the material a flute is made of affect the tone? The answer is greatly! So in this article I will talk specifics about … Continue reading

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Pentatonic Scale On the Native American Flute

If you already play an instrument, you probably play the guitar. Everyone wants to play the guitar. The guitar is a rock instrument, a folk instrument, a bluegrass instrument, a blues and jazz instrument, a classical music instrument, a sacred … Continue reading

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