Building Blocks

“Building Blocks” by Tony Scaltz When I was a kid, way before I got into music, I very much looked up to my Uncle Joe, my mother’s brother. I have memories of him taking me into Philadelphia for the first time to see the 76’ers play, and he always had a coolness about him that […]

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A Musician Who Doesn’t Play?

“A Musician Who Doesn’t Play?” by Tony Scaltz Maybe you’ve been listening to our show for a while now. Honestly, I very much hope that you have been. And, if you’ve been listening to the three of us talk about everything from the gauge of strings we use to our philosophies of how to correctly […]

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Feed Back

“Feed Back” by Tony Scaltz I have been a musician all of my life. In fact, it is very difficult to remember a time when I wasn’t involved with something to do with making music. I can recall moments of my childhood when I harbored an intense curiosity to learn things, and I am proud […]

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A Signature Sound

“A Signature Sound” by Tony Scaltz Having a productive discussion about guitar tone is akin to examining how one creates a distinctive voice in art. Both are elusive pursuits and seem to carry connotations of “you’re either born with it or not”, or “great tone comes from years of experimentation…if you’re lucky”. Such sentiments are […]

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Metronomic Studies

Metronomic Studies by Tony Scaltz   There are solid techniques for using the metronome beyond checking tempo. I’ll give you two exercises below: the first was taught to me by my teachers years ago and really helped with my technical speed. The second I constructed when I was in State College, PA and still use […]

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First Contact

“First Contact” by Tony Scaltz   I’ve been playing a lot of this video game entitled No Man’s Sky. Essentially, the objective of this game is to reach the center of an seemingly infinite universe, one that teems with landscapes, creatures, and alien artifacts that can, at times, go beyond the play experiences gamers can […]

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