Record Yourself!

It’s super easy to do with all the technology available at our fingertips – yet many of us neglect to utilize this one amazing feature of our smartphones & tablets. I’m an Apple guy, so I use the Voice Memos app on iOS, but it really doesn’t matter what you use as long as it’s …

Improve Your Groove!

10 Tips For Practicing with a Metronome Of the 3 fundamental elements of music (rhythm, melody & harmony) rhythm is undoubtedly the most fundamental. Here I’d like to share 10 progressive tips that I’ve learned over the last 20 years of playing music. These techniques apply to all string instruments played with a plectrum – …

DIY Jam Tracks

What’s your most recent musical breakthrough? Here’s mine: Composing my own Jam Tracks, or practice-targeted recordings to play along with. It has to do how I’ve learned to structure practice time with my instrument. Now this particular story starts with the banjo, but you can apply it to any instrument, and in a way, anything …

20 Best Guitar Teachers in New York 2016!

Chosen from 1,996 reviewed, and 1,205 curated teachers, I’m proud to announce that Chris Conly Guitar Studio has been chosen by Expertise.com as one of the top Guitar Teachers in NYC for 2016! Based on Reputation, Credibility, Experience, Availability & Professionalism, Expertise.com set a goal of connecting people with the best local experts. They scored …