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How I Got My Guitar Cover Featured In The "FRIENDS" Reunion

You may have heard that my arrangement of the Friends theme song was used in the recent Friends Reunion episode on HBO Max.

It still feels pretty surreal to say that...

Today, I'm sharing the story with you of how this happened. And the reason I'm sharing this, is because I learned a very important lesson from the experience - that can be...

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The Only Tremolo Exercise You'll Ever Need

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In today's classical guitar technique lesson, I'm giving you the only tremolo exercise you'll ever need.

It's beautiful and musical like an actual tremolo piece - while still being simple and effective as a tremolo drill.

The reason I believe this is the only tremolo exercise you'll ever...

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The Classical Guitar With Built-In REVERB (HyVibe Review)

Today, I'd like to share with you a pretty incredible guitar I've been fortunate to get my hands on...

The HyVibe Smart Classical Guitar has a ton of built-in effects, including reverb, all of which come straight out of the guitar's soundhole with no need for amps or cables.

The first time I picked up this guitar, after hearing that reverb - I...

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My Student FIXED My Guitar Arrangement

One of my students has been practicing my "Ancient Stones" arrangement from the video game Skyrim and, because he was struggling to reach a certain stretch - he made a really creative (and honestly suprising) change to the arrangement.

I think part of him was nervous that I wouldn't like him making changes to my arrangement...

But when I...

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Reharmonization - Stop Playing BORING Chord Progressions

Today I'm teaching you a simple reharmonization technique for guitar that will help you completely transform the chord progressions in your guitar arrangements and compositions - so you can stop using the same old boring chord progressions!

Ever wonder how some guitarists can make happy songs sound sad?

Completely changing the mood of a song in...

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How To Reach Big Stretches On The Guitar

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I have very average-sized hands... and yet, I can hit some pretty crazy stretches on the guitar!

If you've ever played any of my arrangements, you've probably experienced some of the painful chords I like to sprinkle in there :)

Why do I make these stretches look easy, when they feel...

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The Villa-Lobos Effect: I stole this idea from a famous guitar composer

When you find yourself playing the same melody over and over - whether it's in an arrangement you're working on, or an original composition - you need to use creative variations to keep the melody fresh and interesting. 

In my latest arrangement of the Davy Jones Theme from Pirates of the Caribbean, I found myself in this exact...

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GUITAR PRO - MY FAVORITE PRACTICE TOOL (thanks to this 1 hidden feature!)

My favorite practice tool isn't just any old metronome. It's actually a feature within the Guitar Pro software that you probably don't even know exists!

In today's video, I walk you through this feature and why it's so game-changing to our practice.

Our focus is very delicate, and easily broken. But our practice is only as effective...

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The Ultimate Hammer-On Exercise

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I have a fun video for you today... or at least I think it's fun. Maybe it's just embarrassing :)

The video is very tongue-in-cheek, but I wanted to share with you a really cool hammer-on exercise I composed - inspired by one of my old arrangements.

The exercise requires you to...

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How I Create Guitar Mashups - Seamlessly Blending 2 Different Songs

 

If you're ready to up your game as an arranger - you're gonna want to learn how to make your own mashups and medleys.

In a mashup - you take 2 or more different songs and find ways to creatively blend them into 1 cohesive arrangement.

Like I did recently with my Mandalorian / Force Theme mashup. Or one of my personal favorites - my Star...

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