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Six Blind Students And The Elephant

Six Blind Students And The Elephant

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  I understand this story originated in ancient India. Six blind men were asked by their teacher to determine what an elephant looked like. They approached the animal and begin by feeling different parts of the elephant's body. The blind man who felt a leg pronounced “the elephant is like a pillar extending from the earth”. The one who felt the tail exclaimed...

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Top 10 Guitar Lessons of 2015

Top 10 Guitar Lessons of 2015

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[vertical_spacing height=”30″] MESSAGE  FROM  TOMAS [vertical_spacing height=”20″] I’ve selected these 10 lessons based on a combination of requests that I’ve received, which have been the most popular, and what I believe to be the most useful based on my many years of teaching experience. In these 10 lessons I’m giving to you what I...

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The Key To Guitar Improvisation – Imitate, Assimilate, Innovate

The Key To Guitar Improvisation – Imitate, Assimilate, Innovate

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Imitate​Start by imitating your favorite players. Copy there licks and transcribe their solos from recordings. Also attempt to emulate their sound and the subtle inflections that create the magic in their playing.Here's what Clark Terry has to say about the first step:By imitating the players you love, you’ll begin to understand the music on a deeper level and begin...

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The Last Teardrop – Slow Melodic Fingerstyle Song With Both Hands Shown

The Last Teardrop – Slow Melodic Fingerstyle Song With Both Hands Shown

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I composed this song many years ago and recorded it for my first CD “Heart Coming Home”.  To date my youngest daughter tells me it’s her favorite song from all of my 7 CDs.I was inspired by the passing of my older friend Mathew who was 92 when he died. He filled the role of a grandfather, telling me stories from long before I was born of what life was like...

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