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On the use of downstrokes vs. other picking techniques

I made something of a breakthrough in my playing recently thanks to Dave Mustaine. Megadeth has always been my favorite metal band and a few years ago I saw them play at the Aragon Ballroom in Chicago. When they played…

2020 updates

I’ve neglected to update this page in a while, but I just wanted to give you some news about everything that I’m up to lately. 

My bands Thy Shade and The Union are both actively gigging in the Southwest having…

Faith

Interestingly enough, all things do converge in your favor so long as you keep the faith in the positive nature of your actions and the universe’s willingness to reciprocate. 

Go beyond the constraints of what you understand of yourself or…

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The 3-octave pentatonic scale.

This whole thing sounds intimidating, and I should say it’s not a simple thing to execute, but the concept, once divulged, will come across as exceedingly simple.  Today we’re going to talk about a 3-octave pentatonic scale using a couple…

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Maintaining Focus

It’s a new year.  We always see this marker as a time to make big changes in our lives.  I don’t think this is necessarily a bad thing if we can stick to these changes but I always find this…