Archive for the ‘general’ Category

Old notes 2

Wednesday, May 12th, 2021

Old notes 1

Tuesday, May 11th, 2021

1st Del Mar Summer Guitar Camp

Monday, May 27th, 2019

A state of mind

Saturday, March 23rd, 2013

Welcome to the circus

Monday, March 11th, 2013

The extraordinary manifesto

Sunday, February 10th, 2013


Saturday, November 24th, 2012

Two dimensions of control

Friday, November 23rd, 2012

The missing component

Sunday, October 28th, 2012

The greatest myth of speed

Saturday, October 20th, 2012

The greatest fallacy

Sunday, October 14th, 2012

The non-physical components of virtuosity

Friday, September 28th, 2012

Too freeing

Sunday, May 27th, 2012

The key to effortlessness

Sunday, May 6th, 2012


Saturday, May 5th, 2012


Sunday, April 22nd, 2012

A desiderata of the guitar

Saturday, December 10th, 2011

Occupy Music School

Sunday, November 20th, 2011

Preparing pieces for performance – six levels of commitment

Friday, November 4th, 2011

How to be extraordinary – a new book

Thursday, October 20th, 2011

The bed of Procustes

Thursday, September 29th, 2011

A third criteria

Tuesday, September 27th, 2011

It takes two to tango

Thursday, September 22nd, 2011

A commentary on the Tavis Smiley/Michelle Rhee interview on PBS

Saturday, September 17th, 2011


Wednesday, August 31st, 2011

Details and principles

Monday, August 15th, 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 essence of virtuosity

Sunday, May 29th, 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

A lesson with John Duarte

Friday, April 15th, 2011

Some random thoughts

Monday, April 11th, 2011


Friday, April 8th, 2011

The uselessness of information

Monday, January 10th, 2011

Effortless vs. no effort

Thursday, January 6th, 2011

A unifying treatment

Saturday, January 1st, 2011

Reverse engineering

Friday, December 31st, 2010

The essence of education

Wednesday, December 29th, 2010

The art of obfuscation

Monday, December 27th, 2010

A word from the wise

Friday, December 24th, 2010

The secret to speed 2/Roll with the momentum

Thursday, December 23rd, 2010

The secret of speed

Wednesday, December 22nd, 2010

Another take on the Tao Te Ching

Monday, December 20th, 2010

The importance of skills

Friday, December 10th, 2010

How to apply the AOV2/Technique vs. principles

Monday, December 6th, 2010

Meeting the tiger

Saturday, November 27th, 2010

How to teach your fingers to walk

Thursday, October 28th, 2010

Walking the fingers

Friday, October 22nd, 2010

Logic vs. magic

Saturday, October 16th, 2010

Letting nature do your playing for you (3)

Friday, September 24th, 2010

Anticipation and planting

Monday, September 20th, 2010

Letting nature do your playing for you (2)

Sunday, September 19th, 2010

Letting nature do your playing for you

Saturday, September 18th, 2010

Letting nature do your work for you

Friday, September 17th, 2010

One size fits all

Thursday, September 16th, 2010

The Incredible Lightness of Virtuosity

Monday, June 7th, 2010

How to Perform Like a Pro

Thursday, May 20th, 2010

Lean Six Sigma

Monday, April 5th, 2010


Monday, February 22nd, 2010