Tommaso Zillio
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The Best Ear Training Exercise For Guitar Players

• Author: @tommaso-zillio
"To train your ear you should learn to recognize all your intervals"... How many times you have heard that? And maybe you can recognize all your intervals by ear, but still you can't play on your guitar the melodies you hear.

The Ascending Melodic Minor Misconception

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The melodic minor scale is a pretty interesting one, as it has both an ascending and descending version. But this is also what makes it kind of confusing. Can You Use The Ascending Melodic Minor Scale In Both Directions?

What is Chord Tone Soloing

• Author: @tommaso-zillio
Note choice is a big topic whenever we talk about guitar improvisation. How can you pick the best notes for your solo? Let me introduce you to the concept of Chord Tone Soloing.

How To Change Up Your Guitar Solos Licks

• Author: @tommaso-zillio
Why your guitar improvisations sound all the same. When we aren't continuously pushing ourselves to learn new things with our guitar playing, it's easy to get into a habit of repeatedly playing the same licks. You might try to learn a new lick, but then even that turns into your same go-to sound.

The Key To Making Your Songwriting Interesting

• Author: @tommaso-zillio
While its great when songwriting can come from a completely raw and personal place, there's are also tools you can implement to make your writing better and more interesting.

How To Create A Song From An Idea

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What do you do when you are in the middle of walking your dog and all the sudden your thoughts are consumed with an amazing idea for a song?

Learning To Compose Songs From A Single Sentence

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Have you ever gotten that sinking feeling where you've got a start on a song, but can't seem to figure out how to end it? When that happens, do you store the fragment, hoping to one day complete it? Is it even possible to finish after that original idea has come and gone?

How Real Songwriters Are Made

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Are you a current or aspiring songwriter who is feeling in a bit of a slump? Maybe you feel like you just aren't good enough or that you don't have what it takes? This article will work to ease your worries, and also give you the tools to start improving on your songwriting today.
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