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Compose Your Own Tunes

Compose Your Own Tunes Why compose your own tunes for contemporary guitar when there are so many beautifully written jazz standards out...

Directional Melody

Directional melody in its simplest description is defined by the direction. There are practice techniques that use an idea like "two...

Mode Practice Delightfulness

How is a practice technique made to be delightful? By embellishing or improving the experience, the reason, or the benefits from doing...

Variety, Spice, Balance

The musical kitchen is a beautiful thing. Modes, melody, harmony ... gear, genres, friends. Agreements, arguments and the amazingness of...

Alternate Tuning

Five string tuning. Strange idea? Indubitably Sound quite nice? Presumably. The tuning: low E: Bb (Tonic) A string: none D string: Major...

Ten to seven on a Tuesday.

Ten to seven on a Tuesday. That is the time and also a nice title for a song. Today is the day where musical images of enjoyment make...

The Modal Chords

Harmony is the context for melody. If there is only melody, then it is a beautiful early morning mist with a barely discernible mountain...

Leaning Module Objectives

A learning module has an objective, and that is to provide something nice to play, in a single modal tonality. This is accomplished with...

Something to Play

In my experience, most guitarists like to have something nice to play on the guitar. And then, the option of a musically similar yet...