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YEAR 2005 ARCHIVE

Exercise Week Sixteen: January 6, 2005 Special Effects

Exercise Week Seventeen: January 13, 2005 Blues/Rock Soloing--The Box

Exercise Week Eighteen: January 20, 2005 Blues/Rock Soloing Part Two--Bending the Box

Exercise Week Nineteen: January 27, 2005 Blues/Rock Soloing Part Three--Vibrato

Exercise Week Twenty: February 3, 2005 Blues/Rock Soloing Part Four -- Majorly Outside the Box

Exercise Week Twenty One: February 10, 2005 Tendonitis and Carpal Tunnel Syndrome. AVOID IT!

Exercise Week Twenty Two: February 17, 2005 Getting Sor with an Etude... Apoyando PART TWO

Exercise Week Twenty Three: February 24, 2005 Sight Reading 101 with a Giuliani Rossiniane (Opus 119, No. 1)

Exercise Week Twenty Four: March 3, 2005 Bend and stretch, doing two things at once and finger independence

Exercise Week Twenty Five: March 10, 2005 Apoyando Part Three -- using Carcassi Opus 60 No. 16 to get that ring finger resting...

Exercise Week Twenty Six: March 17, 2005 Get those fingers where they ought to be! Proper Left Hand Positioning

Exercise Week Twenty Seven: March 24, 2005 Drop D tuning a classical guitarist's perspective on a common practice.

Exercise Week Twenty-Eight March 31, 2005 Right hand Technique --tone production on the Electric Guitar

Exercise Week Twenty Nine: April 7, 2005 Right hand Technique -- tone production on the Classical Guitar

Exercise Week Thirty: April 14, 2005 Sight Reading 101 Part Two -- Back to a more Basic Approach

Exercise Week Thirty-One: April 21, 2005 Sight Reading 101 Part Three -- Let's Read all over the Freakin' Neck, man

Exercise Week Thirty-Two: April 28, 2005 Sight Reading 101 Part Four -- We got the flashlight and the Lizard Poison!

Exercise Week Thirty-Three: May 19, 2005 Sight Reading 101 Part Five -- The shape of things to come and tone ranges

Exercise Week Thirty-Three: May 25, 2005 An old Carulli Prelude gets that Butt-Ugly Thumb moving like a champ!

Exercise Week Thirty-Four: June 2, 2005 Jon Voight taught me not to be late. But until that time when I really learn the lesson, here is a neat Carulli Andante for you to finger.

Exercise Week Thirty-Five: June 9, 2005 Practice Versus Playing The Bout of the Century -- but who will win? He who practices, not just plays...

Exercise Week Thirty-Six: June 16, 2005 The Stretcher You want to get used to this here rather than at a gig. Actually an easy exercise that builds a skill.

Exercise Week Thirty-Seven: June 23, 2005 Lute Tabulature You'll need to know how the various methods work to cop some good early music. Viel Ton, the tab of Dowland. THIS IS PART ONE

Exercise Week Thirty-Eight: June 30, 2005 Lute Tabulature Spanish, Italian and French. The cuisine is great, but the tabulature is good too! THIS IS PART TWO

Exercise Week Thirty-Nine: July 7, 2005 Lute Tabulature German Tablature -- this is the tough one to interpret (at first.) THIS IS PART THREE

Exercise Week Forty: July 14, 2005 Standard Notation It's not just for musical snobs!

Guitar Exercise or Technique Session Number Forty-One: July 21, 2005 Planting and Hold That Note! Making your fingers work a little keeps them from working alot!

Guitar Exercise or Technique Session Number Forty-Two: July 28, 2005 Planting and Hold That Note! Part Two: Grab a chord, play a melody!

Guitar Technique Session Number Forty-Three: August 4, 2005 Rasgueado (Oops, I didn't mean to let that one slip out.) Yeah, it is a sound, but not that one.

Guitar Technique Session Number Forty-Four: August 11, 2005 Basic Reading Again (How my students learn the fingerboard. PART ONE)

Guitar Technique Session Number Forty-Five: August 18, 2005 Basic Reading Again (How my students learn the fingerboard. PART TWO)

Guitar Technique Session Number Forty-Six: August 25, 2005 Basic Reading Again (How my students learn the fingerboard. PART THREE)

Guitar Technique Session Number Forty-Seven: September 1, 2005 Basic Reading Again (How my students learn the fingerboard. PART FOUR)

Guitar Technique Session Number Forty-Eight: September 8, 2005 Basic Reading Again (How my students learn the fingerboard. PART FIVE)

Guitar Exercise or Technique Session Number Forty Nine: September 15, 2005 Back to Basics PART SIX -- teaching the new student to read above the fifth fret.  This is the last part of the series.  Next week, something new!

Guitar Exercise or Technique Session Number Fifty: September 23, 2005 Pedaling a rig.  How do you know where you put things without both hands and a flashlight...

Guitar Exercise or Technique Session Number Fifty One: October 13, 2005 Your Amp.  Does your rig sound great in one room and like a dog's arse in another? Here's how to sort it out!.

Guitar Exercise or Technique Session Number Fifty Two: October 20, 2005 Raiding Hollywood's soundtrack to find great tunes for transcription -- The Harry Lime Theme

Guitar Exercise or Technique Session Number Fifty Three: October 27, 2005 A pop tune? Really? What is this guy thinking? -- Le Clochard by Jan Akkermann

Guitar Exercise or Technique Session Number Fifty Four:  November 3 2005  Looking through the 'lite' classic repertoire for a gem that the student can use -- so can the accomplished performer!

Guitar Exercise or Technique Session Number Fifty Five:  November 10, 2005  Mauro Giuliani gets down with his right hand. 

Guitar Exercise or Technique Session Number Fifty Six:  November 17, 2005  Napoleon Coste shows us a glimpse of the 19th Century.

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