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Matt Logan

Basic Finger Picking Technique And Patterns

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I know that many of us use finger picking patterns on a regular basis. It gives us some dynamic control and provides some nice movement in our music. Every now and again it’s good to check in on technique. Are our movements as efficient as they could be? Here is a video about technique and a couple simple patterns you can employ to work on improving your finger picking skills: If you’re interested in learning more, please check out the Guitar Club!

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HUGE Announcement

By | Guitar, Site News | No Comments

Are you tired of feeling s0-so on the guitar? Are you ready for a confidence boost? You can improve your clinical guitar skills, you can do it with me, and you can start now. Over the past few weeks, I’ve been working behind the scenes to put together a new resource. Some of you may have already seen this, as I had somewhat of a “soft” launch that involved some emails going out. So: this is the official announcement for the Guitar Club! I do a lot of private teaching, conference…

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Friday 5! You’ve Already Won The Lottery

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Good day! I hope your 2nd week of 2016 was swell. Here’s what I’m digging this week: THOUGHT I was contemplating the chances of winning that huge Powerball, and the odds were pretty darn slim. I didn’t buy a ticket. But then I remembered a thought that I’ve had at various times since I was ten or eleven years old: what are the odds of me being born? I was about to get out my calculator and start planning an article, but thank goodness some other people have already done…

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Friday 5!

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Happy New Year! It’s Friday, which means I’m posting 5 things I’m digging this week. If you know someone who might enjoy something listed here, please share this post with them! You can also get these delivered straight to your email inbox by clicking here. Take care and enjoy this holiday season! APP Way of Life. This is a simple habit-tracking app that lets you input things you would like to do (or not do) each day or a certain number of times per week. It sends you a reminder…

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Why You Shouldn’t Advocate For Music Therapy

By | Advocacy | 6 Comments

It’s social media advocacy month. I don’t know if I’d call it a pleasure to publish this article. Frankly, I don’t see eye to eye with this guest author, a music therapist by the name of Mr. G.T. Atonal. But I do think it’s important that all views have a forum. And now, I unfortunately present to you… Why You Shouldn’t Advocate For Music Therapy: Five Sound Reasons by Mr. G.T. Atonal If advocacy were a bubblegum flavor, it would be blueberry and liverwurst. Advocacy stinks, and I will tell you…

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Friday 5

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Season’s greetings! Here is the weekly installment of the Friday 5 – five things I’m excited about this week that I just have to share. If you know someone who might enjoy something listed here, please share this post with them! You can also get these delivered straight to your email inbox by clicking here. Take care and enjoy this holiday season! MUSIC I’m not going to do it! No holiday song recs here! I won’t give in! Instead, I’m going to share with you a song that I wish…

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Friday 5

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Happy Weekend! It’s time for another Friday 5! This is where I share 5 things I’m digging on each week. Some relate to music and music therapy, and some are just straight up random (but interesting, at least in my own humble opinion…). If you would like to have these delivered conveniently to your email inbox, please click here and subscribe! BOOK Getting Things Done – The art of stress-free productivity. GEAR String Swing – I like to display some of my guitars and keep them accessible for playing. But…

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Friday 5

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Greetings! It’s time for another Friday 5! This is where I share 5 things I’m digging on each week. Some relate to music and music therapy, and some are just straight up random (but interesting, at least in my own humble opinion…). If you would like to have these delivered conveniently to your email inbox, please click here and subscribe! BOOK Walden – Henry David Thoreau (1854). A classic piece of literature out of the American Romantic Period that I must have missed during high school. I’m glad to finally…

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Friday 5

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Hellooooo! It’s time for another Friday 5! For newcomers, this is where I share 5 things I’m digging on each week. Some relate to music and music therapy, and some are just kind of random (but interesting, at least in my own humble opinion…). Enjoy! BOOK The Power of Habit: Why We Do What We Do In Life And Business by Charles Duhigg. The title says it all, and the implications for our personal and professional lives are fun to think about/put into practice. MUSIC I usually put newer music…

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