If you have read my blog before, or know me, you know that I have been learning about home recording while building a simple recording studio in my home. I have spent the last few months learning how to use the microphones, and software etc…   Leave is the first product, and I hope you… Read More

A new year looms on the immediate horizon, and its time for new years resolutions, Make Guitar lessons, and or piano lessons with John Ward music lessons a priority. Whether it is simply to make use of the new ( or old) Christmas present, start the new year off right, and make music a part… Read More

Music is a wonderful thing, let me help you discover it on a new level. In many ways the Piano is the theory instrument, meaning that it is an exceptional vehicle for training the mind in not only the intricacies of music performance, but offers a uniquely straight forward view of the concepts in music… Read More

Where to start? I have always had a special place in my heart for Gibson’s Les Paul. It was the first type of guitar I chose after having played enough to have an opinion. I was in 8th grade, and my next door neighbor owned a pawn shop. I mowed his lawn all summer in… Read More

Summer is quickly approaching North Texas, make sure to keep those kids occupied in a clean, productive way, sign them up for Guitar lessons, or Piano Lessons. Music lessons are a fun way to keep their brain engaged, and building connections. The other great thing about music lessons is as the oppressive heat grips our… Read More

The Caged method was definitely an “a ha!” moment in developing a working knowledge of the guitar fret board. I discovered it while studying David Mead’s “Chords and Scales for Guitarists”, a great resource for guitar lessons. The way this method works is using chord shapes to relate to the fret board. Once you have… Read More

Something that has irked me since pursuing music on a more serious level, is the lack of attention to theory, and literacy in written music, with a focus on memorization, and repetition. I by no means feel that literacy in formal notation is necessary to make good music, or to be a good musician. I… Read More

I have decided to amplify my old classical guitar. While I doubt seriously I will forsake either of my electrics, the strat or the sg, as of this moment I feel no need to play another guitar. After having listened to Willie Nelson’s “Stardust” album and hearing the tone he achieved, I am smitten, and… Read More