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09/19/14 12:00:00AM
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By Josephrodz
09/17/14
Tag: News

10 Things I Wish My Guitar Teacher Told Me on Day One

10 Things I Wish My Guitar Teacher Told Me on Day One



1- The more you teach yourself, the faster you will progress.

 If you just memorize what the teacher tells you, without asking yourself  “does this make sense” or “how would I explain this to another Guitarist”, you will miss a lot.

Don’t assume the teacher is always right or that he knows the simplest way to explain things.

Private Lessons or self-taught, the players that get good, quickly, are the ones that put the time and effort in. You can’t stop for a few days and expect to keep up your momentum.

 Remember, you can practice mapping your fingerboard or running scales(in your head, without a Guitar) while you are waiting in a checkout line, or anytime you’re bored. It all counts towards your practice time.

2- If you learn everything (chords, scales, chord progressions) on one string first, it will make much more sense on the grid of the fingerboard.

3- All Scales are easier to remember, with their corresponding Chord. You can group this information together. eg. 5th position A Maj scale, is related to a 5th position A Maj chord. You should be able to visualize the Root, Third and Fifth degrees of the scale as a Chord.

4- Learning problem solving, visualization and self-assessment are the most important skills you will gain from playing Guitar. Being fun at parties is just a bonus.

5- The spaces between the notes(numbered intervals I-VII) are more important than the notes themselves. You will be able to transpose and write charts more easily with numbers. Lettered notes have no quantity, unless you already understand music theory (or have perfect pitch perception), it’s hard to see how an E relates to an A.

 Most professional/studio musicians use a system call “Nashville Numbering” which is based on Intervals.

Trying to visualize the difference between a Maj and min scale/chord, transposing or seeing the relationships that are presented to you in the circle of Fourths and Fifths becomes much easier using numbers.

6- Guitar technique and Musical theory are two separate subjects.

Don’t let one  slow down your progress with the other.

7- Learning simple 3-string triad chords before the CAGED chords, (and the formula to build them) makes more sense.

8- You can learn just as much from a Drummer or Bassist, as from another Guitarist. Even if they play a completely different style of music than you. A Drummer will have a different approach to playing Music, they will count bars and measures automatically and be able to feel when they are ahead or behind the beat.

 I find that good Bass players generally have a better understanding of Harmony than Guitarists.

9- Learning to play the Guitar is not like a pyramid, where you take lessons, pay your dues(bottom level), graduate to being a pro(middle) and eventually are the best(top/pinnacle).

The learning pyramid actually upside down, the longer you play and the better you become, the more you are capable of learning. It is impossible to be the best at every style and discipline of Guitar playing. There are a few that come close but for the majority of us, there will ALWAYS be something new to learn! There is always someone that can (technically) play better than you. It’s not a competition, the “BEST” Guitarist is the one that plays the “most like the most like themselves”. Develop your own style.

10- Practicing without the Guitar, being able to visualize notes, scales and chords without any kind of reference is as important as physically playing the Guitar. When you close your eyes, your brain doesn’t know whether the Guitar you are playing is real or imaginary.

You don’t need the Guitar to practice!
Edit; Here’s some more points I should really mention:

-always be in the habit of tapping your foot and counting.
-Try humming or singing scales, melodies and chord progressions.

hearing the sound IN your head is different than hearing your Guitars sound through your ears.

-Warming up(and down) makes a big difference. Guitarists put an incredible strain on their hands. Warming up will keep your hands from cramping, when you have to practice or perform for several hours straight. Learn where your pressure points are, for your hands,arms and shoulders. Here’s a hand reflexology chart . Drink plenty of water.

-This sounds dumb but, breathe. Beginners will hold their breath when concentrating on a particularly challenging piece. I’ve seen lots of people drool on their fingerboards, it happens. You have to be relaxed to perform, trying really hard has an negative effect.

-It’s natural to look down at the fingerboard when you are learning a new piece. If you are playing a song you already know, you should not be able to see the front of the fingerboard when you are playing. This is what I see when I look down at my neck.

As you can see, I can only see one string, the other 5 are hidden behind it.  If you can see the front of the fingerboard, your head and neck are too far forward and the position of your hand is compromised! Don’t tilt the Guitar towards you so you can see the fingerboard.

-Practice new riffs, scales and chord progressions slowly and build up speed. You will actually be able to play the piece at full speed, sooner if you start slowly. Playing Guitar is a physical performance like dancing or martial arts. The point of practicing slowly is to eventually be able to make perfect, consistent movements, automatically. This is sometimes called “Muscle memory”. Could you tie your shoe the first time you tried? Probably not. Now you do it without thinking.
By Admin
09/06/14
Tag: News

That Time of Year Again - Halloween Songs 2014

That Time of Year Again - Halloween Songs 2014 Yep it is that time of year again. Halloween Songs for 2014!! As many of you know, for the last 8 or 9 years we have been doing Halloween Songs and it has always been fun. Considering all of the "site songs" we do, this has probably been the favorite from everyone. 

If you have not done one before, here is how it works. Create your spookiest or funniest Halloween Song you can. You have plenty of time to get it done and also enough time to find other artists to work with if you want to collaborate. Vocals are not required so do not feel like you have to have them in. 

Obviously the due date will be Oct 31st but if at all possible, let's try and get them in by October 25th. This will give our DJ's plenty of time to get them added into their shows. When you upload them, please use a genre of "Halloween 2014" so we can find them easy. I will see if I can get some added from prior years so you can have a listen and get some ideas. 

Please post if you have any questions!!
By Admin
08/24/14
Tag: News

Welcome New Artists

We have had a ton of new artists signing up on Mixposure and I just wanted to take a moment and welcome everyone! The site can be a little confusing at first so please speak up if you are having any trouble. We will be glad to point you in the right direction.

Todd
By Admin
08/12/14
Tag: News

Song Review Updates Made Easier

I just wanted to let everyone know that we added a small icon on the New Song Page with a small pen on it. When clicked it will bring up a window to add song reviews. This is much easier I think.  I will be adding these to all of the chart pages soon also. I may need to tweak the popup size a bit since it auto resizes and I think it is a bit large on some computers. Your mileage may vary :).

Thanks,

Todd

 
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Mixstream Radio

Steve & Bubba Show Saturday Night


By BobbyGOCR, 2014-09-19
This Saturday night Steve & Bubba are playing some great music  right here at mixposure.com on the MixStream Radio . From the artists from mixposure.com . So if you went to listen in here how you can listen in to our show starting at 7=pm Central or 8=pm EST time ( http://www.mixposure.com/mixstream_radio) /Now if you want to come to ChatRoom  to Chat with us ,friends or just met some people here at the Mix here how you can join us in Chat. Look at bottom of page to see how to get to ChatRoom.
( http://www.mixposure.com/mix_radio/ ) .When you get there you'll see a box on left of 
( login as guess) check the box, Then put in your name like BubbaR in( Username ) no password needed . Hit enter and your in. If you don't hear music just ask and someone will help you get a player . Hey hope to see you there .YEE HEE=

Song List for Show

Buddrumming & Ian Perry==I Know I am
 
jOHNNY gRAY==gOTTA kEEP oN rUNNING
 
gIVE mE sOMEETHING
 
sOUTHERN sOLSTICE==gOOSEBUMP
 
Brain Brooks==The CuCkoo 
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ol Mofos==Churches & Bars
 
Shelter==Show Me Love
 
David C Clay==The Devils Highway
 
DR BLT==Billie Jean
 
Buddy Eugene Claudia==Angel In A Devils Paradise 
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The Truevulgarians==Easy Way Out
 
Satarated==Midnight Lover
 
TLT50 & Yvonne J==A Song For You
 
Lyrical Princess==His Love
 
David C Deal,Dave Coonrod, Fender Bender,, Reuion
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Ira Walker==Blame Me 
 
Jonnnyriley==Have Mercy
 
Mack Sanders==Stell Wheeling
 
Barefoot Music==Born With Nothing
 
Buck69==Sweet Spot
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Black Stone==Feelin Good
 
Silvertrain==One Night Stand
 
Medicinekingband==Homegrown
 
Farrell Jackson & JosephRodz==Lucky Day
 
Gwyn Ashton==Fortunate Kid
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Farrell Jackson-=Voice In The Distance
 
Mack Sanders==Walk Like That
 
Shelter==Blacklight Friday
 
Ira Walker==Fancy
 
Buck69==I'm A King Bee
 
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By KED RECORDS
09/15/14
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My short film

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My updated and corrected short film can be found at this link
By Marco Akamawa
09/13/14
Tag: GOODMORNING WORLD

Moved my Good Morning Blog ...

Moved my Good Morning Blog ... Hello Dear People,
In order to not 'dominate' the frontpage of this wonderful (music) website I have moved my daily thoughts to: Marco Akamawa's GOODMORNING WORLD blog on private website.

Have a Great Day, Y'All!
Love, Marco

By Barefoot Music
08/28/14
Tag: Barefoot Rock n Blues

Encore Presentation of Trevor Sewell's Face To Face Album on Barefoot Rock n Blues

United Kingdom Time Friendly Encore of Trevor's album Face To Face~




This Monday, September 1, 2014. 7pm GMT - 1pm EDT
 Hear Trevor Sewell’s newest album release in it’s entirety.
“Face To Face” is a beautiful acoustic compilation of Trevor’s signature style and sound an independent (and spontaneous) project recorded at Capital Records Studio in L.A.
I personally fancy the music of just a musician & their instrument, no bells, no whistle’s. Just the pure music.
Hope y’all will be joining Barefoot Rock n Blues on Mixstream Radio on Mixposure.com

www.mixposure.com/mix_radio/ 

In Trevor's words:
" This album is very different to my usual electric offerings as I just wanted to see what the songs were like when they were completely stripped back to just one guitar and one voice - it was completely unplanned and there was no set list. I was in Capitol Records in Hollywood to record tracks for my new electric album which will be released later in the year and the engineer set up my acoustic and a microphone and as I liked the sound through the headphones I just said ' Can I make an acoustic album while I'm in position' - Joe the engineer just smiled and said 'why not?', so that's what happened and less than 3 hours later the Face To Face album was in the can - we could have easily gone back and added lots of other instruments but that would have defeated the purpose so the only rules were no overdubs just one guitar, like I say there was no set list so I just played songs that happened to pop into my head at the time and Joe let me know when we had ten tracks. To sum up, although this was recorded in a studio it is in every way a Live album, so if anyone comes to my solo shows this is a good representation of what it sounds like. Capitol is a great place to record in and I managed to get started on my new electric album later that afternoon but with the bonus of an unexpected extra album already recorded, so all in all I think it was possibly one of the most productive days I've had in any studio - If Carlsberg made studios ... thank you Capitol. "   ~ Trevor Sewell
 
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