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Sidney Artez | Guitar Tuition in Sheffield
  • Day 84


    Day 84

    Go Practice

    Look. Guitar isn't the most comfortable of instruments, but (and I'm sick of saying it) you get out what you put in. Yes, it's difficult and often painful but you can't deny how rewarding it is to finally nail something you've been working towards. Go practice.

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  • 7ty 6ix


    7ty 6ix

    7ty 6ix

    Arpeggios in 7/8. Accending minor 7, descending diminished 7th. 7 is such an important number to me and it immediately ignites inspiration. I could go on, but I'm gonna play with this arpeggio idea a little more tonight.

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  • Seven and five, seventy-five.

    • Post By: Sidney
    • Date: Sun, 15 Mar 2020
    • Tags: #guitar #acoustic #electric #lessons #tuition #sheffield #rotherham #guitarist #guitarplayer #practicemakesprogress

    Seven and five, seventy-five.

    If playing your instrument is a chore, you're doing it wrong. Get inspired.

    Sunday Funday. I spent 4 hours writing a tune today and this video has nothing to do with it 😂 Harmonic minor is a lot of fun and the theme is sticking: if you're not having fun, you're doing it wrong. If playing your instrument is a chore, you're doing it wrong. Get inspired. YouTube is only a click away. Ask your friends. Ask your teachers. …

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  • 1000001


    1000001

    If you're not having fun, you're doing it wrong.

    I can get really anxious about posting videos and such on social media, I worry about that **** that one needn't worry about: "What if this video isn't as good as the last one?" and "what if someone notices I only have two hoodies?". This morning was heavy on the Blues, specifically Peter Green's Fleetwood Mac; I had so much fun that it inspired …

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  • All the 5's - 55

    • Post By: Sidney
    • Date: Mon, 24 Feb 2020
    • Tags: #jazz #guitar #electric #acoustic #lessons #tuition #sheffield #rotherham #guitarist #guitarplayer #practicemakesprogress

    All the 5's - 55

    All the 5's - 55

    I once heard it's all about the notes that one doesn't play, and I'm starting to understand this. That said, I'm not going to play into all of the cliche jazz talk I've been exposed to recently. I'm gonna approach this the same way I approach all of my playing, as should you - if you think it sounds good, it sounds good. 2 5 1 

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  • Slow and Steady

    • Post By: Sidney
    • Date: Mon, 17 Feb 2020
    • Tags: guitar #lessons #tuition #sheffield #rotherham #jazz #chord #progression

    Slow and Steady

    Slow and Steady

    Today was a test of patience. I caught the A train (jk, I'll look at that tune in the near future) and didn't expect to end up somewhere familiar, but there we have it. This chord progression is descending diatonically in 4ths(ish) and is a real pain in the jazz. I'm excited for tomorrow.

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  • Droopy Drawers

    • Post By: admin
    • Date: Fri, 14 Feb 2020
    • Tags: #guitar #acoustic #lessons #tuition #sheffield #rotherham #guitarist #guitarplayer #jazz #practicemakesprogress #metronome #fender

    Droopy Drawers

    Droopy Drawers

    I haven't practiced for 2 days. I guess I took "slow and steady" too literally. None the less, I'm still trying to slooowwwwww down and pay more attention to each note. Old habits die hard. I'm gonna jump on the jazz train and see where I end up. Thanks @georgecook4195 for the inspiration to keep pushing on in discomfort. 

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  • Day Forté

    • Post By: Sidney
    • Date: Sun, 09 Feb 2020
    • Tags: #guitar #lessons #tuition #sheffield #rotherham #guitarist #guitarplayer #practicemakesprogress

    Day Forté

    Day Forté

    Slow and steady. A few days ago, I post a video of a rather beautiful chord progression that I ripped out of an old song I wrote. Today, I included new melodies and have some fun with textures. I don't feel like I played much; at least, not by the usual standard, but I'm learning more about the importance of breathing. If one compares playing an …

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  • Triginta septem

    • Post By: Sidney
    • Date: Thu, 06 Feb 2020
    • Tags: #acoustic #guitar #lessons #tuition #sheffield #rotherham #guitarist #guitarplayer #practicemakesprogress #fender #slowandsteady #metronome

    Triginta septem

    This month I plan on going slow and steady.

    If watching The Godfather has taught me anything, it's that I have 3 hours spare in a day. The whole point is to be well rounded and I feel I wouldn't roll very well. So, I guess this is a realisation that it's as important to work on your weaknesses as it is your strengths. This month I plan on going slow and steady. It's way too easy to fall …

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  • 36 crazy licks...

    • Post By: Sidney
    • Date: Wed, 05 Feb 2020
    • Tags: #guitar #lessons #tuition #sheffield #rotherham #guitarist #guitarplayer #practicemakesprogress #metronome #thegodfather #36crazyfists

    36 crazy licks...

    36 crazy licks...

    Just kidding. I'm watching The Godfather Pt. 2 

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Day 84

Day 84

Look. Guitar isn't the most comfortable of …

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7ty 6ix

7ty 6ix

Arpeggios in 7/8. Accending minor 7, descending …

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Seven and five, seventy-five.

Seven and five, seventy-five.

Sunday Funday. I spent 4 hours writing a tune …

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