19. 01. 2021
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No. 22: Guest Lesson by Nick Didkovsky

I can’t tell you how thrilled I am to have Nick Didkovsky contributing a lesson to this page! But I can try. And I will in my next video, “Why Weird Guitar Lessons?”...

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05. 01. 2021
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No. 21: Modern Primitive Guitar

“Harmonic Ambiguity”, the first lesson of 2021! Many more lessons planned for this year with several guest appearances also in the works. Please subscribe to the YouTube page, like videos, and make comments,...

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23. 12. 2020
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No. 20: 8-String Baritone Etudes

The only thing uncommon about this performance and lesson is that is played on an 8-String Baritone Guitar – but that counts too. More etudes to come, and they do get weirder. Enjoy....

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15. 12. 2020
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No. 19: Diatonic Dissonances, Christmas Edition

A special Christmas edition of The Uncommon Guitar Lesson featuring “We Three Kings” harmonized in diatonic sevenths!  

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07. 12. 2020
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No. 18: Live Looping “Eight Queens…”

A live looping performance of and lesson for “Eight Queens On An Imaginary Chessboard” from Halloween Baptizm by Shawn Persinger is Prester John.

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25. 11. 2020
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No. 17: Double Harmonic Minor

Harmonic Minor with a Blues Note! Shawn Persinger is Prester John demonstrates one of the many uses of the Double Harmonic Minor scale by deconstructing his composition “The Thanksgiving Visitor”.      ...

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13. 11. 2020
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No. 16: Prog Rock Lesson, Boud Deun

No. 16: Prog Rock Lesson, Boud Deun

My first Boud Deun (pronounced booed dee-un) video lesson. And for those of you who don’t know… From 1994-1999 I was the guitarist and principle composer for the Progressive Rock/Fusion band Boud Deun. Hmmm…who...

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09. 11. 2020
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No. 15: Guest Lesson, Metal Counterpoint

I’m delighted to post this special guest lesson from Baring Teeth guitarist Andrew Hawkins. In this lesson, Andrew breaks down an outrageously complex section of music from his composition “Dripping Sun” and demonstrates...

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28. 10. 2020
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No. 14: Guitar Quartet Scrolling Notation

No. 14: Guitar Quartet Scrolling Notation

“Fare Tredici: A Blessing For Korzybski’s Map (From Order To Chaos And Back)”  by Shawn Persinger is Prester John Excerpt from the composition and performance notes in the Halloween Baptizm portfolio book. • •...

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22. 10. 2020
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No. 13: Compositional Continuity

 This new series “The Uncommon Guitar Lesson” will continue the WEIRDNESS! Performance Video

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