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Sidney Artez | Guitar Tuition in Sheffield
  • Opportunity 19


    Opportunity 19

    Today was Fun!

    I'm sick of this warmup routine. I can't wait to change it up next month. Today was fun, thanks to @sebcrookes for jamming with me. We discussed ways to elongate improvisation ideas by taking a technique and using it across all seven modes of the major scale. 

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  • Today was about having fun


    Today was about having fun

    Small Goals - Big Rewards

    Generally, my life revolves around the number 16. I hear music in 16th notes (or semi-quavers to all of you traditional folk) and so whenever I can hear music, I'm trying my hardest to figure out how to play it. Today was about having fun. I cannot stress how beneficial it is to practice every day; small goals - big rewards. See you tomorrow. 

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  • Isn't that weird?

    • Post By: Sidney
    • Date: Wed, 15 Jan 2020
    • Tags: #guitar #lessons #tuition #practicemakesprogress #metronome

    Isn't that weird?

    I can't wait to see what tomorrow brings...

    Day 15.So I've started each session with a 24 minute warm-up which is doubling as a coordination exercise. I started with 16th notes at 85 BPM, expecting it to increase the further this project goes.What I didn't expect is that I've been slowing down the metronome, arriving at 70bpm today. Isn't that weird?I can't wait to see what tomorrow brings.

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  • Less is More


    Less is More

    Less is more

    I once watched a video where @paulgilbert_official and @nathaneast had a jam over one chord and it changed my life. That video still inspires me to this day. Less is more. 

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  • Escaping your Comfort Zone

    • Post By: Sidney
    • Date: Mon, 13 Jan 2020
    • Tags: #guitar #lessons #tuition #sheffield #guitarplayer #guitarist #acoustic

    Escaping your Comfort Zone

    Escaping your Comfort Zone

    Today's theme was exploration. Finding inspiration where you'd least expect it. Changing variables and escaping the comfort zone. 

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  • Don't Make Excuses


    Don't Make Excuses

    Sometimes "later" becomes "never"...

    Day 12. Don't make excuses. Sometimes "later" becomes "never". #guitar #lessons #tuition #sheffield #practicemakesprogress

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  • Deight

    • Post By: Sidney
    • Date: Wed, 08 Jan 2020
    • Tags: #guitar #lessons #tuition #sheffield #rotherham #24minutewarmup

    Deight

    It will only ever exist there and then

    Deight. Reyt. This 24 minute warm-up dealio is good. Great, in fact. I feel a lot of improvement over the last week. Tonight was about improvisation. I feel that improv is the most important part of being a musician; it's where you find out who you are. It is all of your inspirations merged into one. It's everything you've practiced and it will …

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  • On the seventh day of Sidmas...

    • Post By: Sidney
    • Date: Tue, 07 Jan 2020
    • Tags: #practicemakesprogress #guitar #lessons #tuition #sheffield #rotherham

    On the seventh day of Sidmas...

    On the seventh day of Sidmas...

    Recently, me and a student were looking at ways to explore more of the fretboard after he mentioned feeling "stuck" in one place on his guitar. So, we took both minor and major pentatonic shapes and combined them into this crazy three-note-per-string pattern. More options, more inspiration and there's always more to find.

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  • Sometimes it's good to break the monotony


    Sometimes it's good to break the monotony

    Dominant 7th arpeggio with chromatic notes

    Post no. 6 Sometimes it's good to break the monotony; here's a sweet dominant 7th lick I've been working on for a couple of years. I love these kinds of licks. Ciao. P.S. Yes, I warmed up for 24 mins. And yes, it is getting easier... slightly.

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  • Embrace the warm-up


    Embrace the warm-up

    Embrace the Warm-up

    Night 5. One has to embrace the warm-up, become one with the warm-up, think not what the warm-up can do for you but what you can do for the warm-up... or something philosophical like that. After receiving some inquiry as to what on earth I was talking about on day 2, I decided to clear it up in this short video. I decided that maybe tackling …

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Slow and Steady

Slow and Steady

Today was a test of patience. I caught the A …

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Droopy Drawers

Droopy Drawers

I haven't practiced for 2 days. I guess I took " …

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Day Forté

Day Forté

Slow and steady. A few days ago, I post a video …

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