Get Started Now. Note: If you’re unfamiliar with the diatonic chords, read the very first entry on this blog (all the way at the bottom) before this one! We all know that Ke$ha writes great songs, but not everyone realizes that the music she, and countless other pop musicians, write is still heavily influenced by European composers who have been dead for over 300 years! 19th Century composer
Get Started Now. In another life, I must have been a scientist. Ever since I was about 12 years old, I would lock myself in the library and read every book I could find on theoretical physics. Black holes, time travel, The Big Bang–it all fascinated me. I couldn’t understand most of the mathematics or pronounce the scientists’ names, but the search for the fundamental nature of t
Get Started Now. In my two years of teaching guitar, I have repeatedly encountered a phenomenon in adult students: “Older Sister Syndrome”. Several of my adult students, usually just beginning the journey of learning guitar, from as diverse backgrounds as could be imagined, had an older sibling or family member that played an instrument or sang in adolescence, and is considered “
Get Started Now. I still remember the first time I played guitar on stage. I was performing with my band at the Red Lion in New York City. The people in my band were complete pro’s hired by the indie record label I was working with. I was getting to play music on stage in the city of lights, the city of great rock n’ roll. Plus, I had just gotten a brand new sunburst Guild acoustic gui
Get Started Now. The best thing about being a guitar player is that we have so many options for how to express ourselves on the instrument. I remember when I just started learning as a kid, how blown away I was when I discovered that little white button on my 10 watt practice amp that made my guitar distorted, bringing me one step closer to sounding like the hard rock gods I was trying to emulate.
Get Started Now. I have been a guitar player and singer in my and for about a year now. Our lead guitarist is sort of our…leader. She’s got it all. She can write, she can sing, and she can organize like no one I have ever seen. It is my strong belief that every member of a band is an asset and a liability. My liability is that I am more of a beginner/intermediate than an intermediate/a
Get Started Now. I am in love with New York City. I always thought that it was just meant to be that NYC was perfect for me and that I was perfect for NYC. But I just heard an alternate explanation in the form of a scientific study concluding that danger increases attraction. In other words, if potential lovers meet in a hazardous situation, such as in the middle of a narrow footbridge twisting in
Get Started Now. In a city of intense work and play, endless options are presented daily in the search of the perfect after work hang out, extra activities, a life of your own outside the office.For those with a little guitar knowledge, or even proficient at the instrument, a fantastic blend of practice and entertainment has arrived; Happy Hour Guitar has been created and the buzz is building up a
Get Started Now. New York Guitar School teacher Tony Calabro filmed the newest video for his band InAshton at the NYC Guitar School EAST (our new upper eastside location). Congratulations, Tony!!! It rocks!!!!!