Easy ‘Teleharmonic by The Smile’ Guitar Tutorial for Beginners

Embark on a musical journey with “Teleharmonic by The Smile,” a song that captures the essence of emotion through its melody. This beginner-friendly guide will take you through mastering the song with open chords, a capo, and the Travis picking pattern, making it an engaging challenge for new guitarists. Why “Teleharmonic”? “Teleharmonic by The Smile” […]

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Unraveling the Rhythmic Complexity of “Read The Room by The Smile”
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In the ever-evolving landscape of contemporary music, few bands blend rhythm and melody as compellingly as The Smile. “Read The Room by The Smile,” the latest track from this group, is a masterclass in rhythmic complexity and innovation. Tom Skinner: The Jazz-Infused Backbone of The Smile Tom Skinner, whose drumming prowess anchors The Smile, brings […]

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Mastering 2-5-1 Progressions for Blues
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Blending Jazz Elegance with Blues Soul – The 2-5-1 Chord Progression Welcome to the vibrant intersection of blues and jazz guitar! Today, we’re embarking on an enriching musical journey focused on mastering 2-5-1 progressions for blues. This journey explores how the 2-5-1 chord progression, a staple in jazz, can beautifully meld into the soulful world […]

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Beginner’s Guide to Drumming
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As a music educator passionate about nurturing budding talent, I have created a ‘Beginner’s Guide to Drumming’ focused on a system I created based on what I call the “Block Notation,” a method designed to simplify the complexities of rhythm for new learners. This guide serves as a welcoming introduction to the rhythmic world, offering […]

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The Best Drum Sets for Kids
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Welcome to a rhythmic adventure designed for our young, aspiring percussionists! Today, we’re delving deep into the world of drumming for kids. But it’s not just about having fun – though that’s a big part! Drumming serves as a gateway to musical growth, fostering a love for rhythm and coordination at a young age. As […]

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Choosing the Best Guitars for Kids
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Hello, young rockstars and budding musicians! Today, we’re diving into a topic that’s close to the heart of every music-loving parent and educator: finding the perfect guitar for kids aged 6 to 10. As we explore the top guitars for kids, it’s all about striking the right chord between size, playability, and quality, ensuring our […]

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