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Guitar Playing Tip – Guide Your Way To Some Unique Sounds With “Guide Tones”

– Guitar Playing Tip – Guide Your Way To Some Unique Sounds With “Guide Tones”-

Regardless if you play blues style guitar or not, you can add some interesting variety to your solos and melodies by adding or emphasizing the “guide tones” of the chord you are playing over.

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Studio Remodel – June Update – Week 5

Studio Monitor Stands and Monitor Isolation

This week we have the monitor system position and the listening position set up according to the design provided by “Ready Acoustics”.

The new monitor stands are complete and are looking great (if I may say so myself) and the monitors are sitting on “Primacoustic Recoil Stabilizers” to prevent resonant coupling between the monitor and the stand.
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Studio Remodel – May Update – Week 4

Studio Monitor System Upgrade

Quite a delay between week #3 & 4 I know. Sorry for that but things have been very busy. Before we finalize the acoustic treatment early reflection panel locations and installation, we need to work on tweaking our listening position.

I didn’t want to get too far into this without my new monitor system but now that I have received my new monitor system we can get back to work!
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Studio Remodel – February Update – Week 3

Installing Acoustic Panels

Sorry that I am a little late with my week #3 studio update but for good reason. We have made massive progress and have all of the “Bass Traps” built and installed and all of the High Frequency Absorber Panels” built with all but 5 installed!
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Studio Remodel – February Update – Week 2

Building Acoustic Panels – Bass Traps

We are building the acoustic panels and are focsing on the “Bass Traps”. These thick panels use 3 – 2″ rigid fiberglass panels that are glued together, put on a frame and wrapped in fabric.

We have learned the rigid fiberglass panels are shifting on the frames. We have a possible solution that we are testing and hope for a good outcome. The panels are looking great though!
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Studio Remodel – February Update – Week 1

Studio Floor

The floor is in and looking good. This is actually a vinyl laminate floor that looks like wood. It even has deep graining. I’m happy with how it turned out. Take a look at some pictures! [Read more »]

Studio Remodel Update

Wow, time flies when you’re having fun! It’s been a while since I posted any updates about the Vivrette Guitar Academy Studio remodel. [Read more »]

Guitar Playing Tip – Getting Your Chords To Sound Better

– Guitar Playing Tip – Getting Your Chords To Sound Better –

Many people, especially beginners, have issues with getting some chords to sound good. For example, you may find that you’re having an issue with unintentionally muting strings with your finger.

Well, don’t beat yourself up over this because it is very common and can be addressed fairly easy. [Read more »]

Guitar Playing Tip – Visualize Your Way To Greatness

– Guitar Playing Tip – Visualize Your Way To Greatness –

I’ve recently found myself talking to my students more and more about using “visualization” techniques to help improve their guitar playing. This extremely powerful tool has been used by many of the greatest guitar players in the world to help them reach the level of guitar playing that most people only dream about. You too can use this powerful tool to help you play anything you want on your guitar. But what exactly is “visualization” and how does it relate to learning to play guitar? [Read more »]