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How To Make Faster Progress From Practicing Guitar Exercises
By Mike Philippov - 02/21/2013 - 08:20 PM EST

The secret to getting the most results from each minute of practice time is in knowing how to use any guitar exercise to improve multiple areas of your guitar playing. Read this article to learn how to  be more efficient and effective with practicing guitar exercises.

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The Secret To Achieving Great Success As A Guitar Teacher
By Tom Hess - 02/19/2013 - 01:08 AM EST

Have you ever noticed how some guitar teachers seem to “have it easy” when it comes to getting great results for their students? You too can achieve great things as a guitar teacher once you understand exactly what makes these teachers so successful...

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Your Music Career is a Pentathlon: The Five Currencies of Success
By Bill Pere - 02/13/2013 - 03:35 PM EST

In the music business there are five primary currencies.  "Currency" here does not mean money.  It is anything that you can trade in specific amounts to obtain certain things or objectives.  Having worked with more than 10,000 artists over more than three decades, it is clear that one of the main things impeding the forward progress of a career is not knowing what the five currencies are, when to use them, or even how much of each you have.    Many aspiring artists simply don't know what or where their five "bank accounts" are,  what their balance is, or when and how to draw on them.  This article will make it clear.

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Being A Wordsmith
By Beth Lawrence - 02/13/2013 - 02:27 PM EST

We communicate through music.  It touches our hearts.  So when we are creating words and music we must write and speak to the heart.  A Wordsmith must be clear while also being eloquent.  That's where art meets feeling.

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How To Create Rock Guitar Solo Improvisations
By Tom Hess - 02/11/2013 - 11:28 AM EST

Learn how to write rock guitar solos and improvisations by reading this article.

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CD REVIEW: Raina Krangle - Raina's Rainbow Party
By Dan Cohen - 02/05/2013 - 05:34 PM EST

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CD REVIEW: Damani Phillips - The Reckoning
By Dan Cohen - 02/05/2013 - 04:00 PM EST


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