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Composing can introduce you to new techniques, concepts, and most importantly, a new side of your own voice.

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• Learn the fundamentals of harmonic minor scales.

• Understand the elements of serialism.

• Develop a better sense of polyrhythms.

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Music is an art. Its value and longevity aren't measured in notes per second. Technique certainly has its place, as it allows you to deliver ideas fluently, but it can't be a substitute for substance. History shows that the ceiling of instrumental virtuosity is constantly on the rise, and ultimately, it's great writing that endures. I'll be looking at seven guitarists who employ techniques derived from composed music, and whose compositions warrant real appreciation and invite deeper study.

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