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Guitar Contest Legend Music

Posted  September 14, 2014  by  John Baucum

This was my guitar solo that got me to the final round. Winning the guitar contest was super exciting! The other guitarist were awesome. Legend Music was great to work with and I want to give them a special thanks for putting the contest on. Phillipians 4:13 says, ” I can do all things through […]

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Technique

Gabriel Rocks Paradise Charter singing, “What does the fox say”

Posted  September 11, 2014  by  John Baucum

Gabriel Rocks Paradise Charter singing, “What does the fox say” He nailed the song that is very hard to sing.  Great job Gabriel!!!!

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Guitar Techniques

Tempo and the real muscian

Posted  January 6, 2013  by  John Baucum

Being able to play a piece of music at a consistent speed is crucial to become a great musician.  The word for speed in music is TEMPO.  All great musicians can play at a set tempo.  They may speed up or down if the song requires it.  They will do it because they choose to […]

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Books

Are you a bass player or a guitar player playing the bass?

Posted  January 6, 2013  by  John Baucum

Are you a bass player or a guitar player playing the bass? I had taught bass for many years when I first started playing bass with our church band. I knew how to play the right notes: A, D, E.  I understood rhythmic groups: quarter, eights and sixteenth notes.  I even knew I should throw […]

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Guitar Techniques

Music Theory

Posted  January 6, 2013  by  John Baucum

Musical theory is the How and Whys of music.  Theory is a way of explaining why certain notes and chords sound good together and others don’t.  Having a good grasp of music theory is vital to becoming a good musician.  There is a big difference between a guitarist and musician.  A guitarist will typically know […]

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Tempo and the real muscian

Being able to play a piece of music at a consistent speed is crucial to become a great musician.  The word for speed in music is TEMPO.  All great musicians can play at a set tempo.  They may speed up or down if the song req...
by John Baucum
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How to play Hammer-ons and pull-offs on the guitar.

A hammer-on is accomplished by slapping your finger down quickly on the guitar in order to make the note ring without using a pick.In this example, I have placed my first finger on the 1st sting 3rd fret and am going to hammer ...
by John Baucum
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Are you a bass player or a guitar player playing the bass?

Are you a bass player or a guitar player playing the bass? I had taught bass for many years when I first started playing bass with our church band. I knew how to play the right notes: A, D, E.  I understood rhythmic groups: qu...
by John Baucum
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Guitar Contest Legend Music

This was my guitar solo that got me to the final round. Winning the guitar contest was super exciting! The other guitarist were awesome. Legend Music was great to work with and I want to give them a special thanks for putting t...
by John Baucum
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Are you too old to start playing the guitar?

People often ask me, “How old does my child need to be before he can start guitar lessons?”   It is really up to the child.  I taught a 3 year old once.  They were really focused for about 15 minutes.  They hit one str...
by John Baucum
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Music Theory

Musical theory is the How and Whys of music.  Theory is a way of explaining why certain notes and chords sound good together and others don’t.  Having a good grasp of music theory is vital to becoming a good musician.  The...
by John Baucum
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