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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!
   

New Front Ensemble Etude!

    A front ensemble lot tune! It has sound effects and panned audio! MANY time signatures (9 to be exact) and it sounds spectacular! You wouldn't wanna click away! Enjoy!  

https://musescore.com/kenandpete/trilogy-of-nature-i-storm-front-ensemble-etude
Be sure to like, critique, and follow! Also, check out our penultimate project, Never Forget! 
https://musescore.com/kenandpete/never-forget-an-indoor-percussion-show-full-version

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  

Old marching tenor patch?

I see it in mixer settings but it doesn't actually play anything... I liked the sound of the original tenor drum that was part of the drumlins plugin. Must I download that again to get the right sounds? The new tenor drum is just too plastic sounding and I prefer the fullness of the old ones. The same can be said for the "Old Marching Bass" which I would like to have as well. 

Now completely separate, I seem to be having trouble attaching a bracket to the single line snare drum. Any feedback, thanks. 

First Musescore Uploads

I am pretty new to composing (only started 2-3 years ago) and I would like any critique, feedback, or suggestions, etc. for some of my original comps.

This would be greatly appreciated Thanks :)

| LAKE OF SERENITY |
https://musescore.com/user/20379356/scores/5799231

| RISE AND FALL |
https://musescore.com/user/20379356/scores/5799208

4 2017 Original Comps
https://musescore.com/user/20379356/scores/5799282

Theme

 I am looking for theme for an imaginary annual award ceremony for animation. If you are interested please say so. If you already have a piece in mind, get it to me asap. Thanks. Also the name is the Spring Creek Awards for Animation, if it helps. I would prefer a fanfare, but anything goes.

New Front Ensemble Étude!

    A front ensemble lot tune! It has sound effects and panned audio! MANY time signatures (9 to be exact) and it sounds spectacular! You wouldn't wanna click away! Enjoy!  

https://musescore.com/kenandpete/trilogy-of-nature-i-storm-front-ensemble-etude
Be sure to like, critique, and follow! Also, check out our penultimate project, Never Forget! 
https://musescore.com/kenandpete/never-forget-an-indoor-percussion-show-full-version

Check out Our New Indoor Show!

    A front ensemble lot tune! It has sound effects and panned audio! MANY time signatures (9 to be exact) and it sounds spectacular! You wouldn't wanna click away! Enjoy!  

https://musescore.com/kenandpete/trilogy-of-nature-i-storm-front-ensemble-etude
Be sure to like, critique, and follow! Also, check out our penultimate project, Never Forget! 
https://musescore.com/kenandpete/never-forget-an-indoor-percussion-show-full-version

New Front Ensemble Etude!

    A front ensemble lot tune! It has sound effects and panned audio! MANY time signatures (9 to be exact) and it sounds spectacular! You wouldn't wanna click away! Enjoy!  

https://musescore.com/kenandpete/trilogy-of-nature-i-storm-front-ensemble-etude
Be sure to like, critique, and follow! Also, check out our penultimate project, Never Forget! 
https://musescore.com/kenandpete/never-forget-an-indoor-percussion-show-full-version