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Fundamental Changes in Guitar

Nicolas Caged System

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Guitarsmart has been slow to get art up on the walls. Only took about 6 weeks!

[01/29/19]   Closed tomorrow due to the cold. Stay warm everyone!

[01/20/19]   We're moving down the hall!

HoB Chicago was a blast this year!

Fretboard Anatomy

my PA got stolen... and it was kind of awesome - https://mailchi.mp/fretboardanatomy/my-pa-got-stolen-and-it-was-kind-of-awesome

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Music lessons make children smarter, new study reveals

We already knew this ;)

classicfm.com A recent study shows that studying music can boost a child’s brainpower and academic ability.

Check out Saenger Guitar Studio for music lessons in Chicagoland. Dave is a solid dude and an amazing musician with an impressive resume!

I’m absolutely thrilled to get the opportunity to play the last 2 weeks of Beautiful in Chicago. This band/show are fantastic!

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What's the point of ear training? -

House of Blues Chicago last Friday. Guitarsmart got to play for another sold out crowd!

[12/21/17]   GuitarSmart is touring all week. He'll be back on Tuesday!

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A Gigging Musician's Survival Guide-8 Things I’ve Learned from 29 Years On Stage

We love TastyGuitar!

youtube.com Ever wanted to make your living as a full time musician? These 8 important tips from an experienced pro can save you alot of trouble, money, heartache, frust...

Our students can make their own charts! Killer job, Mike.

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Concrete and Gold Song Books

Foo Fighters giving away FREE LEAD SHEETS to their new album!!!!

bangingontheceiling.com View and download sheet music for each song on the new Foo Fighters album, Concrete and Gold here.

GuitarSmart playing for about 1300 people in Grand Rapids.

We teach the skills that the players use to get on the big stages.

312-600-8238
Lessons for Guitar, Bass, piano and more in Elgin, IL.

[04/07/17]   Being guitar smart is not always synonymous with being regular smart. We are aware of the problems with the cart system on the website. Many apologies to new students who were having trouble signing up for lessons but Eric is working on the problem and we will get it fixed soon!

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Nile Rodgers on Twitter

https://twitter.com/nilerodgers/status/847573155103346688

twitter.com “Intro: Eb7 Eb7 (1st inversion) Eb7 (2nd inv) Eb7 (3rd inv) Bbm7sus11 Bbm13 Gb6 Bbm7 Ab Db Eb Db Eb Ab Db Eb Eb11 Eb Ab Fm Db re-intro https://t.co/e59FL9jAIM”

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Nile Rodgers on Twitter

https://twitter.com/nilerodgers/status/847573155103346688

twitter.com “Intro: Eb7 Eb7 (1st inversion) Eb7 (2nd inv) Eb7 (3rd inv) Bbm7sus11 Bbm13 Gb6 Bbm7 Ab Db Eb Db Eb Ab Db Eb Eb11 Eb Ab Fm Db re-intro https://t.co/e59FL9jAIM”

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Fender Releases New Hybrid Gas-Electric Guitar

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Nile Rodgers Giggin Tips

The educational series of ImGiggin.com

Grant Green transcription.

GuitarSmart will fill this book with solos before the end of the year.

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Piano class: Giant Steps

GuitarSmart is slowly transcribing this video

This video is part of a collection of videos which Frans Elsen recorded during workshops that Barry Harris gave at the Royal Conservatory in The Hague betwee...

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Bill Evans ft. Mike Stern - #1 Blues Bop - 30 Sax Licks - Guitar Lessons

Neato!

DOWNLOAD NOW w/ tab & more: https://truefire.com/c1015

[10/23/16]   GuitarSmart borrowed his girlfriend's car and as a result forgot to bring his studio keys.....

Studio will be open by 11 today....sorry y'all!

Oscar Peterson

Oscar Peterson appears on the Dick Cavett Show in 1979 and gives a short "piano lesson".

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[09/28/16]   "aptitude plus attitude equals altitude" - Lionel Richie

[09/19/16]   New website is going to look very hip and we will be offering online lesson registration and payment!

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[09/14/16]   New GuitarSmart website design is about to drop soon! Gimme a week or two more tops! Promise Thomas :)

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How to Read Sheet Music

A helpful guide created by an unqualified individual.

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Toots Thielemans - Bluesette (1962)

RIP Toots. Everyone make sure you take a whistle solo or two or ten this week.

The original 1962 debut version, from the out-of-print "The Whistler & His Guitar" with Arnold Fishkind (b), Sol Gubin or Don Lamond (d), Toots Thielemans (g...

Soundfly

Thelonious Monk doesn't hide the fact he's playing the "wrong" note, he celebrates it. Princeton Musical Director Vince Di Mura explains how to embrace "the devil's interval" and improvising in two very dissonant keys at once. Watch more in our free course, A Conversation with the Blues.

Startup Musician

"Lesson No. 5: Cap'n Geech & the Shrimp Shack Shooters pays the bills"

http://www.startupmusician.co/6-things-that-thing-you-do-taught-me-about-being-a-musician/

GuitarSmart welcomes Noe Perez to the Guitar Teaching staff!!!

I'm super stoked about this. We have a new teacher at GuitarSmart. Noe Perez is a heavy hitter on the Chicagoland music scene and plays guitar in the popular jam/funk band EGi. He's a trusted friend of GuitarSmart and he'll be available for lessons on Mondays starting this month! Noe can help beginners get started playing as well help more advanced players tackle the cool guitar skills they've always wanted master.

Listen to Noe and EGi at https://www.facebook.com/EGiMusic

Learn more about GuitarSmart at www.guitarsmartstudio.com

Setup lessons with Noe by calling us at 312-600-8238

[07/22/16]   I have some exciting news to share....stay tuned.

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Here's a guitar chart for 'Killpop' by Slipknot.

A FREE easy to read guitar chart for 'Killpop' by Slipknot.

guitarsmartstudio.com How To Play 'Killpop' by Slipknot Ay, fam, check my lead sheet. I have a student who wanted to learn this hot Slipknot jam so I figured I'd take a stab at making a readable chart for it. For those of who don't know, Slipknot is an American metal band who broke in the late 90's. They look like this:...

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