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How Many Note Names are There?

How Many Notes Are There? In the movie Amadeus, the Austrian Emperor Joseph II says to Mozart – as the last notes of the opera he had commissioned the young composer to write: “Mozart,

Scale Drills for Fills – Applied Creatively!

Scale Practice got you down? Try this and apply it! Remember the “drills for fills episode” on notreble.com a while back? We got the question if I could demonstrate how

The Pistol Grip

This episode called “The Pistol Grip” struck a chord with many and ignited a few discussions, too. It explains my reasoning behind the use of one-finger-per-fret. It also acknowledges that

Seated Posture, Classical Guitar Style?

Great Question About Posture: Hi Ariane! This is Matthew, I met you at NAMM, I’ve made it safely back to Singapore. Just started the course (the discount code worked, thank

What Key is this Piece of Music in?

Finding the Key to the Key… How do you know what key a piece of music is in? Great question that I get a lot. Sometimes it’s simple. other times

One to Ponder as You Figure out How the Fretboard Works

Question about Notes on the Fretboard Ask and you shall receive. Matter of fact, it is really helpful to me if the student freely asks about things he or she is

Practicing Tip: Make it Emotional

Practicing tip: If you want to remember something, make it emotional. Very often we can vividly recall times/moments of our lives that were very dramatic or loaded with emotion (good

Talking Double Stops

Talking Double Stops! This Talking Technique Episode was very popular. Check out why. Double stops add drama and excitement to a bass line. Technique, music theory and groove creation are

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