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01.29.15

2015 Django in June features the return of Don Stiernberg.
The Django in June website has been updated for 2015 and is now ready to take registrations for full immersion Django Camp , June 16-21.
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01.27.15

Rigel Blue. Up for sale again!
It adorned the original banner of our landing page for the first few years we opened the site and became a sort of icon. It
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01.25.15

Expanded tenor guitar series at Ibanez
Two new Ibanez tenor guitars introduced at the Winter NAMM show, up from the parlor body AVT1NT released at last year's Winter NAMM. Solid Sitka
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Exercises &Technique
The Altered Scale: Bebop Mandology
ii V7 I Major Patterns
ii7b5 V7 i Minor Patterns
FFcP Index (Four Finger Closed Position)
FFcP: Moving on Up
Super FFcP: A Thorough Warm-up Routine
Advanced FFcP: Over the Fingerboard
Working Chromatic Descending and Ascending Tonal Centers
FFcP Pentatonic Studies
Developing 3rd & 4th Finger
Guides and Gravity
Minor in Possession. Minor scale Gravity Notes
Maj7 Arpeggios
Min7 Arpeggios
Aug 11th Exercises
How do I hold it?
Tremolo. Stirred, not shaken
Maximizing the "E" Zone
E's & W's: Tone and transition while chording
Getting the Shift
Picks and Doorknobs
Turn Around Patterns
Minor in Possession. Minor scale Gravity Notes
Guides and Gravity
Polishing and woodshedding
Sweeping for tone
Whole(some) notes
Seamless shifting
Maximizing pick propulsion
The Perfect Swing
The benefits of third position fingering
Going outside with Pentatonics
Octave Splicing
Two Octave FFcP
Two Octave FFcP continued


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