Tom Serb

Tom Serb is a Chicago area guitarist who has been making music professionally since 1978. Over the course of the past twenty-five years he has managed to amuse himself by teaching, writing, performing, producing and composing. He is the author of Music Theory for Guitarists (NoteBoat, Inc., 2003), and a frequent contributor to the Guitar Noise forums.

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  1. Pasquale
    November 22nd, 2011 @ 3:21 pm

    Enjoyed the thoughts. I sometimes think when driving, listening to mp3 and a non rock song plays my friend who is into rock may not enjoy it. I often suggest he can skip to the next song. But I have found in my own experience, music is so emotional in the performance sometimes I don’t feel the performance or the style of music. What I mean is that I may enjoy a Punk song today this morning @ 10 am and within the day I have moved onto something even heavier or gone rthyhmic like Cuban. When playing I have noticed the change in my arranging like you mention the pauses are just as important as the attack of the chord and melody.

    Good article for musicians to understand.


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