Play SLOWER! when practicing music

It's a mantra among all the best musicians I've ever known. It is a message I repeat to my students at least 40 times everyday. I say it because I care.

Here is an excellent article that breaks down why this is so crucial and yet so often ignored.
http://www.bulletproofmusician.com/is-slow-practice-really-necessary/

Play SLOWER! when practicing music. It’s a mantra among all the best musicians I’ve ever known. It is a message I repeat to my students at least 40 times everyday. I say it because I care.

Here is an excellent article that breaks down why this is so crucial and yet so often ignored.
http://www.bulletproofmusician.com/is-slow-practice-really-necessary/

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Hello. My name is Rob and I am a guitar pick addict

Actually I don't think I'm an addict…I can stop anytime I want…

Hello. My name is Rob and I am a guitar pick addict.

Actually I don’t think I’m an addict…I can stop anytime I want…

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As much as I love electric instruments, effects and amplifiers, acoustic guitar sometimes…

As much as I love electric instruments, effects and amplifiers, acoustic guitar sometimes makes you feel closer to the "Core of existence."

That sounds so corny, but I think it's true! For two months now, I've been loving the simple life of an acoustic musician. Think I'll just hang out here a while longer.

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As much as I love electric instruments, effects and amplifiers, acoustic guitar sometimes makes you feel closer to the “Core of existence.”

That sounds so corny, but I think it’s true! For two months now, I’ve been loving the simple life of an acoustic musician. Think I’ll just hang out here a while longer.

#CertifiedAwesome  

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My first YouTube video in some time, this doubles as a studio tour as well as a…

My first +YouTube video in some time, this doubles as a studio tour as well as a dual between my Jazz guitar and the classical. Bach brings it all together.

Omitted from this video is the improvisational duet on Bach’s invention that preceded what you see here.

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Our view from the bandstand yesterday

Somehow, we suffered through.

Our view from the bandstand yesterday. Somehow, we suffered through.

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I very rarely use tablature (tab) when notating music

Is this a mistake? Which method of notation do you find most helpful?

Does learning to read music seem too difficult? Or has tab proven to be sufficient for your requirements?

I'm often asked for tabs of my music and I offer lead sheets (music notation), but is tab better (more informative) to you?

Please let me know what you prefer!

I very rarely use tablature (tab) when notating music. Is this a mistake? Which method of notation do you find most helpful?

Does learning to read music seem too difficult? Or has tab proven to be sufficient for your requirements?

I’m often asked for tabs of my music and I offer lead sheets (music notation), but is tab better (more informative) to you?

Please let me know what you prefer!

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This Saturday evening, a special concert will take place for the lucky people in…

This Saturday evening, a special concert will take place for the lucky people in downtown Petaluma CA. 

Especially in the past few years, I've been delighted to collaborate with musicians all over the world and am lucky to count them as good friends as well. 

Though he won't say it, +Neil Alexander is a keyboard genius. He and I have recorded two EPs together w/ internet supergroup LegoLand Empire (http://legolandempire.bandcamp.com/) and I'm thrilled to finally perform live with Neil..

Bassist +Steve Uccello is from Santa Cruz. He and I recorded a lovely live album in front an internet audience (http://store.atmosmusic.com/album/live-stream-jazz) and I psyched to have him holding down the low end.

+Darin Wilson and I have played together and sub gigs out to one another from time-to-time. Darin has organized this concert and I'm super-glad to hang with him again.

Join us this Saturday night. RESERVATIONS ARE HIGHLY RECOMMENDED: http://darinwilson.wix.com/petalumajazz

This Saturday evening, a special concert will take place for the lucky people in downtown Petaluma CA. 

Especially in the past few years, I’ve been delighted to collaborate with musicians all over the world and am lucky to count them as good friends as well.

Though he won’t say it, +Neil Alexander is a keyboard genius. He and I have recorded two EPs together w/ internet supergroup LegoLand Empire (http://legolandempire.bandcamp.com/) and I’m thrilled to finally perform live with Neil..

Bassist +Steve Uccello is from Santa Cruz. He and I recorded a lovely live album in front an internet audience (http://store.atmosmusic.com/album/live-stream-jazz) and I psyched to have him holding down the low end.

+Darin Wilson and I have played together and sub gigs out to one another from time-to-time. Darin has organized this concert and I’m super-glad to hang with him again.

Join us this Saturday night. RESERVATIONS ARE HIGHLY RECOMMENDED: http://darinwilson.wix.com/petalumajazz

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