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Ear Training 101: My Favorite Ear Training App

 Most ear training apps are just... bad.

Ever since I started teaching arranging and ear training myself, I've been on a quest to find the perfect ear training app to recommend to my students...

And I think I've found it!

Most ear training programs rely heavily on teaching you how to recognize "intervals," which I never really agreed with....

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Make Better Guitar Arrangements Without Changing A Single Note

“Light Of The Seven” Example Tabs/Sheet Music

“A good arrangement performed poorly might as well be a bad arrangement…”

What if I told you that I could teach you how to make your guitar arrangements better without changing a single note?

Throughout the arranging process, we’re constantly thinking about...

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Ear Training 101: How To Identify Chords By Ear (Part 2)

Believe it or not, there is a method to the madness that is ear training. You don’t have to rely entirely on your ear to figure out what notes you’re hearing. In fact, like we established in my last video, with just a little bit of music theory and trial and error, you can figure out an entire chord from just one note!

We’ve...

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Ear Training 101: How To Identify Chords By Ear (Part 1)

(Watch Part 2 here)

To make your own classical or fingerstyle guitar arrangements, you need to be able to identify notes and chords by ear.But so few people develop that very necessary skill! Why is it so hard for us to pick things out by ear?

Other than the obvious reasons (practice ear training!), it’s because we often don’t...

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3 Easy Ways To Harmonize Melodies On Guitar

In our last lesson, I showed you how to make guitar arrangements, specifically your very first arrangement. It was simple with just a melody and bassline, but it was a start! Now where do you go from there?

The next natural step is to add a harmony line to your melody. This is a lot easier than you might think, and instantly makes your...

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How To Make Your First Guitar Arrangement

Many guitarists want to learn how to make guitar arrangements, but so many never follow-through and actually complete their first arrangement.

I get it… the arranging process can seem overwhelming at first. That’s why you need a clear path forward, to help you get started.

Today I’m showing you, step-by-step, how to start and...

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7 Different Ways To Play The Same Melody On Guitar (EASY to ADVANCED)

Download tabs / sheet music examples here

If you’re wondering how to make your classical or fingerstyle guitar arrangements unique and interesting, you need to consider adding variety to how you play your melodies.

Audiences love to be surprised by hearing a familiar melody played in a completely different context, or with a different...

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The Best Software For Making Guitar Arrangements

Learning how to make your own guitar arrangements is not easy, but thankfully there are a ton of helpful tools out there that can help you through the process. Today, I’m showing you my favorite music notation and audio editing software that I use for every single one of my arrangements.

There are many obvious benefits to using these...

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Arpeggio Tips & Tricks I Use Every Day

Arpeggios are, in many ways, the backbone of classical and fingerstyle guitar playing. Today, I’m showing how to turn arpeggios into powerful creative tools for your guitar arrangements by giving you some of my favorite tips and tricks I’ve learned from years of putting arpeggios in my arrangements. Much love!

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2 Very Different Ways To Use Harmonics In Your Guitar Arrangements

It’s no secret that I’m obsessed with harmonics. I use them in almost every arrangement for 2 very good and different reasons. Today I’m going to break down how and why I use harmonics in my arrangements.

Download a free copy of the tabs and sheet music of the examples I composed for this video here.

I hope this inspires...

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