Archive for September, 2009

Preventing guitar related injuries


wristWell over a year ago, I sustained a serious repetitive stress injury (RSI) in my left wrist. The injury had become chronic before I finally figured out what kind of corrective action to take. Hopefully, the information you find in this little post will help you to prevent, or at least lessen the likelihood of RSI.

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Satchmo: a master at work


iron-manYesterday, while trading comments with a student (ZacAttack) on this blog, I made reference to a player who’s nothing short of legendary. The player’s name? Joe Satriani. Poor Zac didn’t know who Joe was, so I told him I’d try to get a video posted of Joe in action…



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A Tale of Two People

Today’s post is short and sweet. It involves a dilemma which you as a player or would-be player have to deal with. I call it the tale of two people dilemma and it goes like this…

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Great Expectations

After 30 plus years of playing the guitar, a full third of that time in a professional capacity, a decade of on-again/off-again teaching, and finally, as a full time professional guitar instructor, I’ve come to the conclusion that virtually anyone can learn to play the guitar, even those with severe disabilities.

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