Open Strings versus Closed Strings

Open Strings versus Closed Strings By Mattie O’Boyle This blog entry is key for string players If you play violin/fiddle, viola, cello, bass, guitar, banjo, mandolin or any other string instrument, you will need to make the choice of playing a the same note on an open string or a closed string. Is there a … Read more

10 common chord combinations for Harmony Ear Training

10 Common Chord Combinations For Harmony Ear Training By Mattie O’Boyle Get ready to learn thousands of songs If you play chords on your instrument, and you play them in popular or folk music (ie: Pop, Rock, Soul, Blues, Funk, Hip Hop, Reggae, Metal, Country, Bluegrass, Old Time, Irish etc….), here are 10 common chord … Read more

Walking around the house develops impeccable musical timing

Walk around the house for impeccable musical timing By Mattie O’Boyle How can walking around a house develop impeccable musical timing? Earl Scruggs, shook up what was country music when in 1945, at just 21 years old, he joined Bill Monroe’s Blue Grass Boys band. The impact of his three finger banjo picking was immediate … Read more