John Marvin Scott

Musician, Session Guitarist, Composer, Music Philosopher

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Five Reasons You Should Start to Learn Music Theory
a month ago
Music theory. Every self-taught musician's nightmare. If who I am describing sounds like who you are, then this article is exactly what you need. You've been playing music for a while now. You always ...
Why You Should Learn Alternate Tunings on the Guitar
3 months ago
We've covered where standard tuning comes from in my previous post (if you haven't had a chance to read it, here it is), and in all honesty, standard tuning is surprisingly important to being able to ...
Where Did 'Standard Tuning' Come From?
3 months ago
How long have you been playing guitar? Some people can't even remember that far back. But what if I asked you how long you've been playing in standard tuning? The largest collection of guitar music is...
5 Reasons to Start Playing an Ergonomic Guitar
3 months ago
Yes, we all know that if you aren't a true guitarist if you don't play one of the "Big Four" guitars (Strats, Teles, LPs and SGs). Well, I'm here to tell you that is 100 percent FALSE. In the last fiv...
The Beauty in Discovering Old Music
3 months ago
What does one consider old music? I suppose if we look at it from this exact moment, music from the 1980s is technically old music. But I want us to go back further than that. Further than the 1900s even. Let's go back to the 1600s. It is close to here where I want to take you first. Imagine for a moment that we are living in Austria in the mid-1600s. It's quite crazy to imagine, yes? I completely understand. But for a brief moment, let's imagine that that is where we are. You wake up from your ...
What Is 'Music Philosophy?' What Makes It Special?
3 months ago
Alright, for those of you who saw my latest post, you'll know that I'm going on this journey to dive into what music philosophy is. My main goal is to attempt to understand what the philosophy of musi...