TheFretBuzz Blog

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Foo Fighters and a bunch of dedicated Italians

August 01, 2015

What day is today? Oh right, August 1st and it's another humid, brain melting day at the Atlantic Northeast TheFretBuzz HQ. A couple of days ago, a...

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Jorge Monge (Cameron) & Paco Cepero destroying it!

July 15, 2015

I'm not going say much about this. For people that have been immersed in flamenco for some time you'll certainly appreciate the phrasing, technique...

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Lowest Common Denominator

July 06, 2015

The LCD. An awful when it's you, non? Or is it?

In a musical context people are quite often scared stiff to perform, improvise, or compose with ...

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Choosing the right instrument

June 19, 2015

This is a big one everybody. This subject must be taken seriously. Let's first take our speaking voice as an example. If you can't speak clearly it...

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Creating The Perfect Practice Environment

June 12, 2015

Your kitchen? A couch with cushions lower to the floor than your performance saddle? In front of Netflix?

Probably not. Never. And it depends. ...

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Spontaneous Composition

May 28, 2015

I had the esteemed honor recently to improvise in front of two of the best musicians I know. Operatic powerhouse Sarah Lindsay Pearce and pianist T...

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A Message from Metronome

May 20, 2015

Find your edge and practice there.. at the verge of where things feel like they could fall to pieces back it down two clicks.



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How the What?!

May 12, 2015

Mark Guiliana & Brad Mehldau are gorgeous without really even trying. They’re out to impress no one.. they don’t care about odor, notes, cowlicks.....

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Benny OhMyGoodness Greb

May 08, 2015

How about we say not very much at all and you just watch this amazing musician do wonderful things. All right.. I know I said I'd not say very much...

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The Listening Room - Oz

May 02, 2015

The phrasing is metrically, gorgeously, meticulously, ecumenically, and medically stellar. This tune Get Down is more like, "get out my house i...

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April 30, 2015

We always say looking back at childhood, or as parents of grown children, or grown children who have parents but who are about to have their own ch...

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A Rey of Sunshine

April 26, 2015

There are names that folks in the Americas know to be staples of certain international disciplines. We know Pelé but probably not so much about Gar...

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April 20, 2015

From TheFretBuzz on Instagram.

So when you’re writing in G major, experiment with this voicing of Gmaj13 (g a d f# e). It’s a lil’ muddy when st...

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Amir John Haddad, Bulerias

April 18, 2015

This man is completely out of line. Finely, finely out-of-bounds. I think his best friend as a child was a metronome? For the good of your expansiv...

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April 09, 2015

There are so many of us that have killer progressions and melodies but there’s something that we neglect to work on as tonal musicians … Rhythm. Th...

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Enemies in Jail

April 06, 2015

Just in case you haven’t stumbled upon his highness and the goodness, here is some of the latest, greatest, Zappa on a date with McCartney, motown ...

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New Lesson: Prelude no. 3

March 31, 2015

Prelude no. 3 in A minor by Heitor Villa-Lobos for pick-style guitar to be precise. This new session will put you...

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Ms. Matched

March 29, 2015

Alright, so I’m always talking with people about how 90% of being a good player is listening. Listen to...

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Keys to the Time Machine

March 25, 2015

I saw the real Justin Hillman play recently in the Berkshires. When he performs Keys To The Time Machine it looks like he’s juggling while sing...

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Theory Screen Saver

March 20, 2015

I made this theory screen saver for a student who came to their private lesson [and you know who you are] with BBQ sauce on their fingers and hadn'...

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