These aren't guitar lessons - they're single topics.
They won't teach you to play better - but they'll give you a better understanding of the guitar.
They address the sort of issues that don't get discussed in "teach yourself guitar" books.
Index of one-page teach-ins
- Articulation - the most overlooked way to make music come alive
- Cadences - understanding musical punctuation
- Campanella - sounding like bells and not like a bag of spanners
- Chord Types - how classical chords are named
- Damping - we spend years learning to get the "damn ping" to come out right - now learn how to stop it with "damping"
- Degrees of the scale - how to name a note without using its name!
- Dynamic Range - the highs and lows of every performance
- Equal Temperament - why "in tune" isn't "in tune"
- Fast Playing (see Speed)
- Graded Exams - what are they?
- High Position Work - see also Seventh Position1
- How fast is fast? - How many notes a second?
- Intervals - measuring the gap between two notes
- Italian Terms - understanding the wishes of the composer
- Key Signatures - how many, and what are the rules?
- Modulation - what it is, what it's likely to be
- Musical Devices - how to turn notes into music
- Phrasing - a little look at this mystical subject of lyricism
- Restringing - how to tie those knots
- Seventh Position - what a great place to be - see also High Position Work
- Speed - how does one play effortlessly and quickly?
- Strings - how to restring and when to restring
- Sustain - how to sound more effortless
- The Three Chord Trick - understanding what's underlying the music
- Time Signatures - why isn't 2/2 the same as 4/4?
- Tone Production - the whys and hows
- Tuning Problems - why is it so hard to tune up?
- Up the neck - some pluses and minuses
- Vibrato - what's it for?
- Volume (see Dynamic Range)
- When to restring - see also Restringing - the how-to
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