Roman Numerals in Music

I’m always shocked when I ask people if they know roman numerals and they reply “nope”.  How do you tell time on those old fancy clocks or read the dates that appear in the footer of movie credits;) Seriously though, there’s one major reason why roman numerals are important in music.  More specifically to guitar, there’s actually two.  In guitar we …

New Business Name!

The Music Shed It’s official, I’m now in the process of changing over my business name to “Music Shed”.  Why Music Shed?  Well for one, I do a lots of music stuff, from teaching to performing live and recording.  But the “shed” part has a deeper meaning.  Mainly, the slang term for intense practicing is “Woodshed”.  I really like this concept …

What’s in a Name?

What’s in a name? Apparently a lot!  Let me tell you it can be really frustrating to re-brand yourself. Moving from my previous business name of JWR Guitar to something else is bittersweet.  JWR Guitar represents a lot of hard work and progress over the years, but I guess it’s had it’s day.  I had some SEO issues with my …