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jeffAudio - The Music of Jeff Hentschel - Online Beginner Guitar Lessons
Online Beginner Guitar Lessons 
As the first installment of my new review section, I'd like to point out a website I've been checking out recently. Over Christmas break, I had been wanting to learn some basic guitar technique so if I need to lay down an easy track I can do so without relying on others, and so I can actually do something when I go into Sam Ash or Guitar Center.

Of course, the easiest way to get good at something is to practice, but in order to practice, I had to have some kind of instruction. After some reasearch, I came across a great series of beginner guitar lessons that were easy to learn, well written, and did pretty much exactly what I wanted to do.

There are 11 lessons as of this writing (I'm not sure if they're planning to add to it) that start off with basic chords and scales in first position, and eventually work up to more difficult things. After each lesson, it gives links to songs that use relevant chords that were just taught in combination with past techniques. The only thing I would like added is if they included the actual song file as well and not just links to the iTunes Store, but I guess they couldn't do that for copyright reasons.

If you are interested in trying out guitar for the first time, I would definitely recommend this site if you don't want to spend anything and are able to keep good practice habits. It does give suggestions on how to spend practice time too, so the only thing you might have trouble on is posture. It would be best if you know someone who can play well to help you with that so you don't develop bad habits.
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New Site Features 
I've decided to add more reviews of different audio related subjects included websites, tutorials, gear, and of course concerts. The new categories are listed to the left under "news." I hope you enjoy them.
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Site Details 
Below, I've detailed some of the major sections of the site, including the many enhancements I've added to the site. If you have any comments or questions about any of the features, just drop me a message and I'll get back to you. I hope you enjoy the new layout.

Music Downloads - The largest section of jeffaudio, here you will find all of my music available freely for download under the Creative Commons Music License. Under the music block to the left, you can go directly to the downloads page. You can also view a complete discography.

Bonus Tracks - Here you will find miscellaneous files I have created. Included are plugin settings, presentations, scripts, and programs.

Concert Reviews - In this section, you will be able to read reviews of past concerts that I have attended. These will be of a variety of genres, focusing on classical music. It is also completely searchable, so if you want to know about a certain concert, you can use the new search feature on the left.

RSS/Atom/RDF Feed - Keep track of new releases, site news, and other announcements using your own rss feed aggregegator such as newsgator.


Search - On the left, you can search the site news archive for past music releases, site news, concert reviews, and other announcements like this one.

Comments - You can now add comments to any of the announcements made here on the front page. Just click on the [add comment] or [# comments] link at the bottom of any news article.

Calendar Archive - Jump to any date to view older articles.

Site Statistics - Check the site stats showing most popular articles, site size, and other statistics.

Also included is a biography, equipment list, and artist influences.
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New Server! 
I've finally managed to snag my own domain name. I decided also to go with remote hosting from 1&1 as well. They have a good track record and will hopefully keep everything up and running more often. Check out the new site and of course, feel free to send feedback.
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Site Beta Complete 
So I think I've gotten all the major sections of the website up and running, and there shouldn't be any bad links. If you have any suggestions, please contact me. I am open to whatever you have to say. If you find technical issues with the site as well, don't hesitate to let me know - I'm still working on minor details.
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