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Playing guitar wasn't very cool in 1904 

Love's Dreams Waltz was the first guitar solo published by BMG Magazine. This appeared in the April 1904 issue. It came out at a time when guitar was not a very popular instrument when compared to the banjo and mandolin…

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Let's play Star Trek on guitar!

As season three of Star Trek: Picard wrapped up this past week, I decided to pay a little tribute to one of my favorite television franchises with a new guitar arrangement. I reharmonized a few of the chords but hopefully…

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Ancestral Melodies - Finnish Folk Tunes

Terveisiä! Greetings!

Please allow me to introduce the release of Ancestral Melodies! This is a collection of six books with over 150 brand new arrangements of traditional Finnish folk tunes. The arrangements work together in the guitar, piano, and…

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Choosing new electric guitar strings

As I sit here trying to decide which electric strings to buy for myself to put on my Telecaster, I’m reminded of one of the most frequent questions I get asked. I thought I’d take some time to gather my…

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What kind of guitar picks should I buy?

In my years of teaching, this is one of the most commonly asked questions I’ve received. Sounds simple enough, right? But have you seen how many there are to choose from?

When you get down to it, there’s nothing wrong…

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