Combustible Coif

Uncategorized Oct 15, 2019
So dig it. Today is the last day to sign up for my new membership, The Fingerstyle Five. And I know there is nothing more annoying than getting a bunch of emails where some guy is writing like his hair is on fire, yelling "it's your LAST CHANCE,...
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Last Call for The Fingerstyle Five Membership

Uncategorized Oct 15, 2019
Registration for The Fingerstyle Five membership closes in one hour, at 11pm CST. I know I've been talking about this for the past three weeks, but you know what? I still haven't decided if I should be capitalizing the "T" in "the" or not. Is it...
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Membership Demo and Q&A

Uncategorized Oct 14, 2019
I'll be hosting a live-online session on Zoom this afternoon at 3pm CST to answer questions about my new membership program. Nearly a hundred people are already signed up for The Fingerstyle Five and working through a dozen preliminary...
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Answers To Questions About The Membership

Uncategorized Oct 12, 2019

Registration has been brisk over at The Fingerstyle Five, so if you're already in, this may be mostly irrelevant. But if you've been watching the videos and wondering if the new membership is for you, here are answers to some of the questions I've...

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The Membership Is Here

Uncategorized Oct 11, 2019
The wolf has been around since the Middle Pleistocene. That's just over 800,000 years of canis lupus, so I'm going to go out on a limb and say boys who cry wolf are a considerably more recent phenomenon. Now, it's been so long since I first...
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Nuances, Fine Points and Subtle Distinctions

Uncategorized Oct 08, 2019
The steam tunnels below my small and relatively elite southern New England alma mater were home to many corridors of evidently sanctioned, or at least tolerated, student grafitti, my favorite instance of which was a neatly painted bit of lettering...
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Metaphor Shortage

Uncategorized Oct 05, 2019
By early October, I run out of metaphors to describe the Austin weather, and I'm down to just making personal, pejorative remarks. Although it was a refreshing 77 degrees Fahrenheit when I finally made it out the door for a run this morning, so...
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What To Work On

Uncategorized Oct 03, 2019
I had a junior high school teacher whose favorite word was "succinct." He liked to use the word, and he liked what it stood for. And since this was the cool white-haired social studies teacher who wore Levis to class and took us outside one...
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MIlky Ways For Everyone

Uncategorized Sep 29, 2019
Our next door neighbors have just put up their Halloween decorations, even though it's still a hundred degrees here in Austin. Last year, a news crew came around and parked their van across the street while my kids were getting ready to...
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Find Your Voic(ings)!

Uncategorized Sep 27, 2019
So here are three questions I hear all the time in my lofty capacity as a pedagogical micro-star in the teeming Youtube firmament:
 
1. How do I make this song more interesting?

2. What do I do with it after I play through the melody once?

3....
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