Issue 9 Contents
Piano feature: Dave McKenna's
Applied Riffery: The Gypsy Turn
The Musician's Ego
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- The King of Octaves
Gipsy Kings with SlowGold
Are you learning or just copying?
Tips for applying those riffs and licks you're transcribing with
On jazz and keys
Chromatically Descending Chords
How to set levels and record tapes, LPs and other material into Wave files.
One of our most popular articles.
The Future of Music
Technology - The Plug-In Interview with Warren Sirota
wood.shed n. v. shed-ded, -shed-ding n. 1. A shed for keeping
wood for fuel v.i. 2. Slang to practice a musical instrument assiduously and
with a specific goal in mind: Hes woodshedding for next weeks show
Welcome to Woodsheddin'
the e-newsletter of playing better!
Hi! I'm Warren Sirota, and I've been a writer and programmer in the music world
for quite a while. I've written about music and music gear for Guitar Player,
Electronic Musician, Musician, BAM, Multimedia World and many other publications. I'm
also the author of SlowGold, the Woodshed's flagship product and the editor of
Woodsheddin', this e-newsletter.
I play a lot of guitar (and have been doing so
for over 30 years), yet I'm always trying to learn how to play
better. Sometimes improvement is accomplished through physical
exercises, but just as often through listening, transcription, study and ear-training.
After all, it's one thing to have fast fingers, but an entirely different thing
them something worthwhile to play.
In this area, which will be updated on a regular basis (please bookmark this
page, or click here to receive update notices via e-mail), I
will be sharing some of the practice tips that have served me well. I also will publish
your comments and letters, and inform you of updates to the Woodshed's products - both
free and otherwise.
You Are Invited...
to contribute to Woodsheddin. We are interested in reviews of
practice tools, ear training and notation software, comments on learning music, case
studies of our products in action, or other comments or announcements that are of interest
to the community. Just send a comment or letter of inquiry to firstname.lastname@example.org.