Some years ago I decided to start writing down the essential knowledge and insights that had presented themselves through all the musical experiences and opportunities that had come my way. Many of these observations were not normally found in any printed matter or instructional videos, but were key to my development as a composer and musician. They were discovered by way of working with other musicians, many who were already established players, in different musical scenarios. By keeping my eyes and ears open (and my mouth shut) a style and pattern of knowledge began to evolve – a large portion only being evident through what we would term as “street knowledge”and “flight hours”.
By learning which music theory was applicable and which was unnecessary, I was able to streamline my thought processes while playing. And, at the same time, I systematically became aware of the origins and sources of my own creativity and inspiration. What this awareness did was to enable a flow to develop, both in application of practical guitar theory and creative expression. Unfortunately, very little of these universal discoveries have ever made it to the printed page. These skills are, more or less, acquired over a career and become shared conventional wisdom among professional players.
My goal was to try to articulate these discovered gems, some which have still remained “unwritten”, and to share them with the player who has not yet had the opportunities to encounter them and benefit from their practice.
Instructional sessions: $100 per hour
Weekly, bi-monthly or monthly
Conducted at the studio in Los Angeles or Skype and Facebook Messenger via webcam.