Update: 10 December, 2012
The Holidays are upon us. Christmas is right around the corner. Have you got your Christmas and Winter themed songs ready to go? I really love doing gigs during the Holidays. It's so much fun to help people celebrate the time of year and contribute to the "good will toward men..." we should be exercising all year 'round! That's one of the biggest reasons I am a musician: we bring joy to peoples' lives all year long. Music has that effect upon people; you can't be mad when a great band is laying it down!
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The Archive is now "live" - and the bugs have been fixed! Sorry about that. Here you can find past lesson articles quickly and go directly to a topic you wish to study. Click here to access. It's slowly expanding, so if what you're looking for isn't there yet, it will be soon. Articles of interest will soon be archived there, too, to keep the home page a little less cluttered.
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5 December: Guitar Players: The new Basics column is available. This series focuses upon things guitar players transitioning from beginning to intermediate ability should know. It isn't meant to be exhaustive, but more a reference of what you should be somewhat familiar with if you've been playing for around two years. The start of this series is here.
5 December: Bass Players: The Bass Fundamentals column is here. This series focuses upon things all Bass players in transition from beginning to intermediate level should know. It isn't exhaustive, but a reference of what you should be familiar with if you've been playing for up to about two years. The beginning of this series is here
13 November: Mandolin Players: Lesson Two in the Beginning Mandolin column is here. The beginning of the series starts here. Jump on into the world of this amazing instrument.
26 October: Worship Musicians: The newest 'The Art Of Worship' can be found here. This column covers a lot of ground about the music of worship, what it means to be part of a worship team as a leader and a team member. It also covers some important elements, such as arranging and practicing and all kinds of stuff you should know. So it's for all you worship music folks out there. The beginning is here.
10 December: Music Theory: the newest installment is here; the introductory Primer is here. Posting is periodic and will be progressive. It will appear in the Archive after a few more lessons are posted.
5 September: Philosophy; the final column in this series can be seen here. The beginning of the series is here. To browse through this series, you can go here and touch on any of the many topics covered.
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