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I’m a “Play Good Guitar” product and gear freak. Thanks for dropping by my reviews section where I just want to help others know more about the products and programs that I have used that made the biggest difference to my guitar playing.


#1 Victor L. Wooten’s The Music Lesson

As described under About Me in this site, this book started it all for me. Grammy-winning artist and legendary Victor L. Wooten is a bassist but he will rather be a musician, an everyday musician. A bassist plays the bass, a musician plays music regardless of what instrument he/she uses. This is just one idea of many that changed the way I play the guitar and it is my essential recommendation here. The change of mindset has helped me play music not as an egoistic thing but to enjoy it as it is, a language and a means to communication. 

The Music Lesson, tells a story of a struggling young musician who wanted music to be his life, and who wanted his life to be great. Then, from nowhere it seemed, a teacher arrived. Part musical genius, part philosopher, part eccentric wise man, the teacher would guide the young musician on a spiritual journey, and teach him that the gifts we get from music mirror those from life, and every movement, phrase, and chord has its own meaning…All you have to do is find the song inside.

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#2 Soundbrenner Pulse Metronome

I don’t use metronomes but since last year, I’ve used only this. Why I have changed my mind about metronomes? Because this is one that doesn’t gives out irritating clicks but haptic pulses to the part of the body we are wearing it on. We can either wear it on our wrist, our arm, our tight or even our ankle. With that pulse, we don’t just hear the beat, we feel the beat as if its part of us. That helps us build inner rhythm that is so important in playing good guitar.  I will share more about the product in days to come on how it helps me play good rhythm guitar as I setup this website. (**Update: I have done so, so see “What’s So Good About The Soundbrenner Pulse? “)

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#3 Jimmy Bruno Guitar Workshop 

This is for those who wants to learn jazz guitar fast. His method of connecting our fingers to the guitar fret position is the key method that got me into really playing jazz on guitar. This is not for the beginner but for people who are like me years ago, who have been playing for a while but frustrated on the level of satisfaction just playing pop music. Jazz got me to noodle around and do improvise. That means to play spontaneously and freely the notes that hasn’t already been written out for you. Or you can learn the gist of what his method is about on this DVD.

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I’m a gear junkie.

I have used quite a lot of things from online lessons to equipment like pedals. Tell me which of the below you want to know more about.
Guitars: Epiphone Dot, Epiphone Sheraton, Squier Custom Vibe Telecaster, Martin D15, Little Martin, Yamaha LW5, Taylor 104CE & 104E, Epiphone Crestwood Reissue. MJT Semihollow Telecaster, Godin Multiac Spruce & Koa,
Travel Guitars: Yamaha GL1 Guitalele, Cordoba Guitalele.
Online Lessons: Artiste Works’ Martin Taylor Fingerstyle Guitar, Artiste Works’ Andreas Oberg, Jimmy Bruno Guitar Institute.
DVDS:  No Nonsense Guitar – Jimmy Bruno
Pedals: MXR Carbon Copy Normal & Bright, Arion SAD-1 Analog Delay, TC Electronics Hall of Fame, TC Electronics Flashback Normal and X4,  EHX HOG Original, Boss OC2, OC3 and more
Looper: TC Electronic Ditto, Digitech Jamman, EHX 2880 Looper and more.
Effects: Digitech Eleven Rack, Roland GR-55 and many more.

Write to me to ask me to review  I will let you know what helps, what’s distractions and how to play good guitar.

 

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