Josh Smith on Rhythm Guitar

Blues wizard Josh Smith talks about the importance of rhythm guitar in a world preoccupied with guitar solos.

7 Beats Every Drummer Should Know

Just because it’s drums doesn’t mean you can’t use these beats/rhythms in your own practice. Why do scales in boring even notes? Mix it up!

Learn to Read Music: (86% off!)

Readers who buy a hard copy of Basic Music Theory: How to Read, Write, and Understand Written Music get a secret 86% discount code for the video course. Now you can get it, too.

Wynton Marsalis: 12 Rules of Practice

Wynton Marsalis knows how to practice. As a younger man, he was equally at home in front of a symphony orchestra playing the Haydn concerto, or laying down some serious jazz with Art Blakey. Check out Wynton’s discography for more evidence of his skill and artistry. That’s what tens of thousands of hours of practice sounds like. Check out his 12…

Live Music is Best: New Study

Live music is best, for too many reasons to list. But as far as practice is concerned, when you see somebody play your instrument in front of you, your brain lights up in almost the exact same way as the performing musician. It’s called the mirror neuron system, a topic I’ve written about many times. Below is…