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Boundaries and Creativity Apr 30, 2020
Some friends of mine have just started a new songwriting group. I've done live song groups before – this new one, in fact, is inspired by...
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Indirect Listening Apr 23, 2020
Every six months or so, I put on Louis Armstrong and wait for two of my main philosophical impulses to slug it out. On the one hand, I'm for...
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Last Call For The Fingerstyle Five Apr 14, 2020
According to my friend Tim, there was a college professor in the William Patterson jazz program who began every sentence with the word "Dig." As...
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"Who's It For, What's It For?" Apr 14, 2020
The studio where I've been shooting my new Youtube live streams is only ten minutes from my house. Last fall, when it was still a half-hour drive...
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So Not A Marketing Email Apr 14, 2020
Word on the street is you can't make an omelette without shattering a few eggshells. Inside the sanitized cocoon that is the Fretboard residence,...
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Improvising on "Key To The Highway" Apr 13, 2020
I feel like I've spent more time thinking about improvising than almost any other aspect of playing music. Some of that time has been spent...
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Arranging "House Of The Rising Sun" Apr 11, 2020
At its simplest, arranging just means starting with the bare bones of a song – a single pass through the melody and the chord progression...
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The Membership Is Open Apr 10, 2020
I did my first live-on-Facebook performance today. I know The Face is not everyone's jam, particularly among the Fretboard subscribership, but it...
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