Recent Blog Posts

Second Inversion Drop 3 Chords as Arpeggios in the Key of C

Another one minute lesson. Second inversion drop 3 chords make great arpeggios. I’ve been diving back into these voicings lately. So much color with the interval of a second on…

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Voice Leading Drop 2 Chords Through Giant Steps

My first video lesson in awhile. Today we’re looking at voice leading drop 2s through Giant Steps. PDF: Giant Steps Voice Leading More notation coming soon. My first video lesson in…

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A better way to listen to music
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A better way to listen to music

As technology advances, the vast amount of music available at the click of a finger seems to be expanding exponentially. Up to the advent of recording, the only way to…

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On modes: modal backing tracks for the modes of C major
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On modes: modal backing tracks for the modes of C major

Learning modes When learning any new musical concept I like to “explore” the possible sounds seemingly ad infinitum until they become part of my musical vocabulary. Until I can’t help…

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More Podcasts for Musicians
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More Podcasts for Musicians

Podcasts are a great way to pass time during commutes. I am always coming across new podcasts and have found some great ones lately. Be sure to check out my…

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Using single string scales to deepen understanding of position playing
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Using single string scales to deepen understanding of position playing

This is a blog post from my personal website (LaneGarner.com) in 2014 that I am reposting at GarnerGuitar.com You can also check out these videos I made more recently on a similar…

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Recent Podcast Episodes

GRP 011: Lindsey Miller – On the diversity of the Nashville music scene, guitar gear, & the TV Show Nashville.
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GRP 011: Lindsey Miller – On the diversity of the Nashville music scene, guitar gear, & the TV Show Nashville.

http://traffic.libsyn.com/guitarrelatedpodcast/GRP011_-_Lindsey_Miller.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: iTunes | Android | RSSLindsey is a guitarist based in Nashville, Tennessee. We talk about living in Nashville, gigging, gear, high school jazz…

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GRP010: Finances for Musicians with Guest Co-Host Chris Vallejo
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GRP010: Finances for Musicians with Guest Co-Host Chris Vallejo

http://traffic.libsyn.com/guitarrelatedpodcast/GRP010_-_Finances_for_Musician_with_Guest_Co-Host_Chris_Vallejo.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: iTunes | Android | RSSGuest co-host Chris Vallejo and I discuss finances for musicians. We talk about the importance of tracking and saving…

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GRP009: Dan Burgess
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GRP009: Dan Burgess

http://traffic.libsyn.com/guitarrelatedpodcast/GRP009_-_Dan_Burgess.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: iTunes | Android | RSSDan Burgess runs this1smyne effects out of Charleston, South Carolina. T1M makes custom hand-built effects pedals, routers, and controllers.…

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GRP008: Pete Weise
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GRP008: Pete Weise

http://traffic.libsyn.com/guitarrelatedpodcast/GRP008_-_Pete_Weise.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: iTunes | Android | RSSPete Weise is a professional guitarist and educator based in Dallas, Texas. He is an associate Professor of Jazz Guitar…

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GRP007: Gig Preparedness with guest co-host Chris Vallejo
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GRP007: Gig Preparedness with guest co-host Chris Vallejo

http://traffic.libsyn.com/guitarrelatedpodcast/GRP007_-_Gig_Preparedness_with_guest_co-host_Chris_Vallejo.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: iTunes | Android | RSSI’m trying out a new format with this episode. Rather than the normal interview based podcast I invite guest…

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GRP006: Chris McQueen
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GRP006: Chris McQueen

http://traffic.libsyn.com/guitarrelatedpodcast/GRP_006_-_Chris_McQueen.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: iTunes | Android | RSS Austin, Texas based guitarist Chris McQueen is the epitome of a versatile guitarist. His work ranges from playing with…

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Guitar Geography

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Guitar Geography is dedicated to helping a beginning guitarist understand some basics about the guitar. This eBook teaches about the musical alphabet, tuning the guitar, and every single note on the guitar. A great resource for a beginning guitarist to learn some basics and for more accomplished players to use with their own students. Guitar Geography is sampled from the upcoming book and course Beginning Guitar Lessons for All Ages.

Position Playing

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Position Playing was created for intermediate and advanced guitarists.  I walk you through single string playing and connecting major scales to seventh arpeggios, drop two, and drop three chords in position. This interactive ebook is optimized for iPad but will work great on a computer or phone too. Position Playing is sampled from the upcoming book and course Intermediate Guitar Lessons for All Ages.

Practice Journal

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Great for beginners and seasoned professionals alike. This interactive PDF practice journal allows a student to document his or her practice routine. It contains fifty-two pages with seven entries each- perfect for a years worth of practice sessions. After one year is up (or if you wish to keep track of more than one practice session per day) simply download the PDF again and start over.

The journal contains editable text boxes for date, time, material, and practice goals.

For some inspiration on building your practice routine be sure to check out my blog posts on Playing vs Practicing and Creating an effective practice routine through incremental change.

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