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Music Transcriptions

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  I hope you enjoy some of the music transcriptions below! ♫Sally Goodin Texas Backup ♫Emperor’s Hymn  ♫Floating Crowbar  ♫Glenroad To Carrick ♫Jerusalem Ridge ♫Gypsy D Minor tune ♫Lady’s Fancy ♫Leather Britches ♫Misty Morning ♫Queen of Hearts ♫St. Louis Blues

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How to Buy a Guitar for a Beginner

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People ask me all the time what kind of guitar to get for a beginner. There are a lot of choices but some stand out. It is hard to go wrong with a Mexican Fender Stratocaster. These guitars are Fender’s “middle of the road” models. These can be found in the $300 price range and […]

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Keeping the Beatles Book Open

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The Beatles Complete Chord Songbook How to keep The Beatles Complete Chord Songbook open! Do you have music books that have a hard, straight binding that make them difficult to stay open on a music stand or table? Take them to Fed Ex or Staples and for 5 or 6 bucks they will cut them […]

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Take Care of Your Gear!

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Roadie Boot Camp for your gear! When you are a musician or musical hobbyist or collector you always have to deal with caring for your gear. What you sometimes need is Roadie Boot Camp or Guitar Tech 101! Some things that always come up and need to be dealt with are: Guitar strings: Always play […]

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Rhythm, Ear Training, Technique and Theory

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Rhythm, Ear Training, Technique and Theory By Paul Howard, Owner PHVMS Learning to play music takes motivation and dedication. It can also be frustrating and there is a lot of delayed gratification. But it is also one of the most joyful, satisfying and challenging endeavors one can engage in. People enjoy music at many different […]

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Relaxation Tip for Drummers

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by Drum Teacher Tido Holtkamp As I work with students who are preparing difficult audition pieces, I am amazed at how often I need to remind them of the importance of relaxation in playing music.  Drummers often tighten their grip, raise their shoulders and tense their neck and jaw when they play, and the more […]