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Pedagogy

Jonathan Smith
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Authenticity in Music

What does it mean to be an authentic musician?

Jonathan Smith
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46 Ways to be an Infectiously Good Person

“Think good thoughts.”

Jonathan Smith
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Setting the Mood—What to Listen to While You Write and Create

Turn on music like this to influence your mood.

Jonathan Smith
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A Solution for ♭ and ♯ Keys on the Guitar

How retuning and capos help guitar players in atypical keys.

Jonathan Smith
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Bossa Nova #1 - a la Machado

An intro to chords and comping in the bossa nova style.

Jonathan Smith
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My Rock Heroes Show Up Again

These four guitarists have appeared on the cover of Guitar World Magazine 79 times!

Jonathan Smith
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5 Reasons Why Composers Avoid Writing for the Most Popular Instrument: The Guitar (And What to Do About It)

Solutions for guitarist and composers.