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THE HONEST GUITARIST

Hello and welcome to the "Honest Guitarist" a community of musicians on  common ground to mastering music in general and the guitar specifically.
First, a thank you to J.Herman for Everything Guitar and opening the way for guitar players to communicate their experiences.
To be perfectly honest and avoid wasting the readers time, let me state clearly that the ideas presented here are targeted toward the intermediate to advanced player and represents the most basic music and guitar knowledge that an aspiring musician should have command of before moving to more advanced study.
Although the material is advanced, any player should find something of interest to study or to encourage further research. 
The idea for presenting such a project was born of my own experiences.
After many years of playing I decided to further my studies under a professional tutor, only to discover many weaknesses in areas of music, harmonic function and guitar technique.
Although the experience was inspiring it was, to a greater extent, disheartening, discouraging and expensive.
While I did continue with my studies I also kept a list of things that I realized I should have known before attempting to learn at the "bended knee" of a professional teacher.

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After using MuseScore for some time and after recently completing a "master class" (I use the term loosely) it seemed to me that this great music software program could serve an excellent teaching tool to present that exact information.
Hopefully, the "scores" presented will generate some serious thought and study while the student awaits the next book or video or Heaven forbid spends a small fortune on Skype lessons.

I'm working on Book #1 and in the mean time here is a voicing of "Christmas Time Is Here"  for guitarists this season.
MERRY CHRISTMAS!
   

Drumline Cadences

 Hello everyone,

I am currently looking for anyone who would be interested in having some drumline cadences written for their group/band. I have a fair amount of experience in writing for drumline and am looking for ways to further improve and refine my skills.

If anyone is interested let me know. I am willing to accommodate particular needs/requests and prepared to meet any possible deadlines (no charge). 

Thanks! :) 

Drumline Cadences

Hello everyone,

I am currently looking for anyone who would be interested in having some drumline cadences written for their group/band. I have a fair amount of experience in writing for drumline and am looking for ways to further improve and refine my writing.

If anyone is interested let me know. I am willing to accommodate particular needs/requests and prepared to meet any possible deadlines (no charge). 

Thanks! :)

Timbre for con sordino F horn?

in Brass

Hi!  I seem to recall there used to be a way to specify/choose various muted brass timbres, but I'm having trouble relocating that info: am I misremembering?  (My present need is for an F-horn "con sordino," but I'd appreciate the general knowledge of either how to or where to find such timbre mods.)  Thanks!

Take a Listen to a drumline cadence I wrote recently!

 I'm currently 15 and a Junior in highschool and I've decided to share a couple of my cadences, here's the one I wrote most recently. Please take a listen and give me some feedback. I'm considering buying Musescore Pro but even the year plan is expensive... Do you think it's worth it for me to buy it and upload more? https://musescore.com/user/28637296/scores/5878662   

Take a Listen to a drumline cadence I wrote recently!

I'm currently 15 and a Junior in highschool and I've decided to share a couple of my cadences, here's the one I wrote most recently. Please take a listen and give me some feedback. I'm considering buying Musescore Pro but even the year plan is expensive... Do you think it's worth it for me to buy it and upload more? https://musescore.com/user/28637296/scores/5878662  

Take a Listen to a drumline cadence I wrote recently!

I'm currently 15 and a Junior in highschool and I've decided to share a couple of my cadences, here's the one I wrote most recently. Please take a listen and give me some feedback. I'm considering buying Musescore Pro but even the year plan is expensive... Do you think it's worth it for me to buy it and upload more? https://musescore.com/user/28637296/scores/5878662 

Thoughts on show concept/Help writing it

Ok, so I had a great idea: In short, it's Minecraft. And before you disclose this as a joke, here's an unnecessarily detailed synopses: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1urSuPIWT1yy7EMyWyo81kFSazDWxkMVF2YMWjU9iJmk/edit?usp=sharing
I actually think this show idea has a lot of potential to be a fantastic show from a design standpoint, but the issue I'm having is that as a percussionist (with most experience on rudimental and battery percussion, much less with mallets) I can only write drumline music really well.
So give this a read if you want, let me know what you think and if you so decide, you can message me if you're interested in helping me design this show. Thanks!