Archive for the ‘AOV’ Category

Old notes 11

Friday, September 24th, 2021

Old notes 10

Tuesday, September 21st, 2021

Old notes 9

Monday, September 20th, 2021

Old notes 8

Friday, June 25th, 2021

Old notes 7

Saturday, May 22nd, 2021

Old notes 6

Sunday, May 16th, 2021

Old notes 5

Friday, May 14th, 2021

Old notes 4

Thursday, May 13th, 2021

Old notes 3

Wednesday, May 12th, 2021

Chopin Nocturne No. 5, Op. 15, No. 2

Tuesday, March 30th, 2021

The three components of effortless energy

Sunday, March 21st, 2021

Economy 6

Thursday, August 13th, 2020

Economy 5

Saturday, August 8th, 2020

Economy 4

Friday, August 7th, 2020

Economy 3

Friday, August 7th, 2020

Using the release to generate speed

Wednesday, March 11th, 2020

Information vs. Knowledge /2

Wednesday, January 22nd, 2020

Information vs. knowledge

Monday, January 6th, 2020

Ongoing project 2

Friday, March 15th, 2019

Etude No 2 (excerpt) by Juan Serrano

Thursday, March 14th, 2019

Guitar studies at Del Mar College

Saturday, February 2nd, 2019

An ongoing project

Saturday, June 16th, 2018

More thoughts on the engine

Saturday, April 7th, 2018

The engine

Tuesday, March 27th, 2018

The secret ingredient

Sunday, March 25th, 2018

The pure interpretation/2

Friday, March 16th, 2018

The pure interpretation

Thursday, March 15th, 2018

Energy—the inner dimension of virtuosity

Sunday, March 4th, 2018

Sample repertoire: Beginner

Thursday, October 26th, 2017

Additional thoughts

Monday, October 23rd, 2017

Four stages: Beginner

Wednesday, October 18th, 2017

Old article

Thursday, October 12th, 2017

A weird phenomenon

Thursday, October 5th, 2017

Controlling the tip joint

Monday, September 18th, 2017

Focusing on the fingertips

Monday, September 18th, 2017

An efficient free-stroke/2

Saturday, September 9th, 2017

Teaching guitar: Two types of knowledge

Wednesday, September 6th, 2017

An efficient free-stroke

Tuesday, September 5th, 2017

Teaching the guitar: Beginning considerations

Friday, September 1st, 2017

Energy and speed

Friday, June 9th, 2017

Study in e minor

Thursday, January 5th, 2017

AOV update 7.9.2016

Saturday, July 9th, 2016

A few notes about technique

Wednesday, June 24th, 2015

A brief history of the AOV

Saturday, December 20th, 2014

The hot and cold approach to practicing

Sunday, December 7th, 2014

Locking your notes onto the groove

Friday, November 28th, 2014

Late Night Guitar

Thursday, July 3rd, 2014

Making your playing come alive

Monday, June 30th, 2014

Singing and phrasing

Friday, June 27th, 2014


Wednesday, June 4th, 2014

A dancing lesson

Saturday, May 17th, 2014

Carcassi #7

Thursday, January 9th, 2014

Practicing the tremolo update

Monday, July 22nd, 2013

New Book – How to Become a Virtuoso in 60 days

Sunday, July 14th, 2013

Five hours a day

Saturday, April 6th, 2013

A state of mind

Saturday, March 23rd, 2013

A hypothetical

Thursday, March 14th, 2013

The extraordinary manifesto

Sunday, February 10th, 2013

Practicing the tremolo – a new book

Sunday, December 30th, 2012


Saturday, November 24th, 2012

Two dimensions of control

Friday, November 23rd, 2012

Externals vs. internals — a guitar perspective

Saturday, November 17th, 2012

The missing component

Sunday, October 28th, 2012

The greatest myth of speed

Saturday, October 20th, 2012

There’re no shortcuts

Sunday, October 7th, 2012

The non-physical components of virtuosity

Friday, September 28th, 2012

Instant enlightenment

Sunday, September 16th, 2012

Phase transitions

Saturday, September 8th, 2012

The sensation

Sunday, July 22nd, 2012

Holding back one secret

Saturday, July 21st, 2012

The vision-driven approach

Wednesday, July 11th, 2012

An addendum

Monday, July 9th, 2012

The law of abundance applied to guitar playing

Saturday, July 7th, 2012

Study in e minor by Mauro Giuliani

Monday, July 2nd, 2012

Estudio para Guitarra by Antonio Rubira

Wednesday, June 13th, 2012

A few thoughts on Tim Cartmell’s “Effortless Combat Throws”

Friday, June 1st, 2012

Too freeing

Sunday, May 27th, 2012

Two books

Saturday, May 26th, 2012

The key to effortlessness

Sunday, May 6th, 2012


Saturday, May 5th, 2012

The sweet spot

Sunday, April 29th, 2012

Only one path

Saturday, April 28th, 2012

More thoughts on learning and skype lessons

Tuesday, April 3rd, 2012

A dinner conversation

Sunday, January 29th, 2012

A desiderata of the guitar

Saturday, December 10th, 2011

The follow-through redux

Friday, December 9th, 2011

Mr. Hansen’s Tao Te Ching

Saturday, November 12th, 2011

Details and principles

Monday, August 15th, 2011

Walking fingers video

Wednesday, July 13th, 2011

Developing finger intelligence

Saturday, June 18th, 2011

Economy 2

Friday, June 10th, 2011


Thursday, June 9th, 2011

Identifying the basic elements of virtuosity 2

Thursday, June 2nd, 2011

Identifying the basic elements of virtuosity

Wednesday, June 1st, 2011

The breakthrough

Monday, May 30th, 2011

The essence of virtuosity

Sunday, May 29th, 2011

The energy in dead inanimate objects

Saturday, May 21st, 2011

Creating the automated engine

Thursday, May 19th, 2011

Shifting the beginning of the stroke to the end of the previous stroke

Tuesday, May 17th, 2011

Shifting the focus from action to pre-action

Friday, May 13th, 2011

Practicing with a metronome

Friday, May 6th, 2011

Contemplating rhythm

Thursday, May 5th, 2011

A separate reality

Monday, April 18th, 2011

Poetry in rhythm

Wednesday, April 13th, 2011

The cornerstone principle

Friday, March 18th, 2011

Cook Hii vs. Cook Ting

Wednesday, March 9th, 2011

The tremolo and the AOV

Saturday, March 5th, 2011

The secret to speed 2/Roll with the momentum

Thursday, December 23rd, 2010

The secret of speed

Wednesday, December 22nd, 2010

How to apply the AOV2/Technique vs. principles

Monday, December 6th, 2010

Micromanaging our playing

Sunday, September 26th, 2010

Letting nature do your playing for you (2)

Sunday, September 19th, 2010

Letting nature do your playing for you

Saturday, September 18th, 2010

The Incredible Lightness of Virtuosity

Monday, June 7th, 2010

Lean Six Sigma

Monday, April 5th, 2010

Anticipation is the key to virtuoso technique

Saturday, February 27th, 2010