Off the Wall School of Music

Guitar Lessons at Off the Wall School of Music

I’m thrilled to announce that in addition to teaching guitar lessons on Skype and in my Seattle studio, I am now also teaching at Off the Wall School of Music in Wallingford. Since 2010, they’ve been offering lessons on piano, …

Cycle of Fourths Combined

How to Memorize and Use the Cycle of Fourths

The Cycle of Fourths (a.k.a. “Circle of Fifths” or “Cycle of Fifths” or “Circle of Fourths”) is a representation of all 12 notes in the chromatic scale, arranged into a circle. It’s most commonly used to easily find the notes …

Guitar Capo

New Tool: Capo Calculator

I’ve written a new web tool! Check out the Capo Calculator. Choose any set of chords from any song you’re learning or writing or you already love to play, and the Capo Calculator will show you the best places for …

Hand Grip Strength

Grip Strength Training for Guitarists

One of the surest ways to make guitar playing easier is to supplement your practicing with grip strength training. There are several popular methods for improving your hand strength, and they’ll all help your guitar playing in subtle ways no …

Deft Digits Guitar Picks

Deft Digits Guitar Picks

In case you hadn’t noticed, Deft Digits Guitar Lessons got a spanking new logo this month. (I had it done at MycroBurst, and was very happy with the results.) To celebrate, I gave myself an awesome Christmas gift: custom guitar …