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6 Signs It’s Time To Dump Your Metronome App

Metronome apps are a common practice tool that all musicians should be using to improve their internal clock. There are many great ones out there. However, even the best metronome apps may not suit your current musical goals. Worse, they may be slowing down your progress. Here are 6 signs...

October 6, 2021

10 Ways to Grow As A Songwriter And Write Better Music

Do you love songwriting? Do you want to write songs that people absolutely love? I believe it’s possible with hard work, steady practice and brutal honesty. While songwriting isn’t my full-time gig, I still have big dreams and I’m constantly trying to sharpen my craft. The following tips have made my process a lot more fun...

October 6, 2021

Blow people’s minds with exotic runs!

Modal Buddy for guitar is a fun and unique practice tool that teaches you modal theory in one day. It’s also a jam tool that provides looping backing tracks, scale charts, and let’s you explore the anatomy of modal scales. Now you (and your students) can conquer modes quickly and...

October 1, 2021

8 Guitar Practice Mistakes You Didn’t Know You Were Making

Jan 8, 2018 How is it possible that some guitarists continue getting better year after year while some of us stay pretty much the same for decades? It’s because guitar practice is a skill in and of itself. We have to become aware of what’s not working and continually find...

January 8, 2018

10 Tips for More Effective Rhythm Practice

“How is it possible that I practice all my drills and scales with a metronome, yet I don’t feel confident playing with other musicians?” “How come I never feel like I’m playing ‘in the pocket’?” “Why can’t I improvise without losing my place?” I’ve heard these questions often from musicians...

January 20, 2016

Music Practice: The Huge Downside To Using A Drum Machine

For practicing a musical instrument, drum machines are a good improvement over metronomes. They can give you the real feel of a drummer and let you program essential things like bar-breaks, time-signature flips, and dynamically shifting beats – which can really help your musicality. However, the huge downside is that drum...

January 20, 2016