John Marvin Scott
Musician/Composer writing about my experiences in the world of music.
Why You Should Learn Alternate Tunings on the Guitar
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 play the guitar. When you learn to play in standard, you're continuing the tradition of chordophone instruments, the tradition of Spanish musical history, and the history of the most popular instrument in the world. That's pretty wicked.
Where Did 'Standard Tuning' Come From?
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?
5 Reasons to Start Playing an Ergonomic Guitar
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.
The Beauty in Discovering Old Music
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.
What Is 'Music Philosophy?' What Makes It Special?
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 music is, and why it is important. Sounds interesting, right? I hope so.
The Practice That Saved My Life
If you've read up on the Alexander Technique a little bit, I'm sure you know the history of where it stems from. If not, I'll give you a quick overview. (It's extremely important, I promise.)
The Beginnings of My Journey Through Music Philosophy
Hi there, my name is John Marvin Scott. I'm currently a music student, as well as a full time guitar teacher and performer based out Vancouver, BC.
What It's Like to Change Direction
Here I am, a 21-year-old student who thought he knew what he was doing. Does that sound familiar? I have a passion for art. Specifically, music. I have been creating, learning, and loving music since the beginning of time (well, my time). I have always dreamed of being a musician in a band, ever since I was a small child growing up in the early 2000s. I wanted to play music for thousands of people, and more importantly, I wanted to be famous. This is what I thought as a child, and when looking back on my dream, I knew I had achieved it (to an extent).