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Blogs at RGS

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Are You Being Mindful?

Do you ever just stop and wonder, “What are my feet feeling right now? How does the wind brushing by my face feel? Am I breathing consciously?” 

Do you ever live in the moment

Practicing mindfulness can…

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Eric Clapton interview

Transitioning to Emotional Lyricism 

How does one incorporate emotional, powerful lyrics into their music? How does one transition from being purely an instrumentalist to becoming a singer-songwriter as well? Below, you can read about Eric Clapton's emotional process during the…

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Hero

Superheroes

Who's your superhero?  When you are faced with a challenge in your life, who do you look up to?  Who comes to your rescue?
 
It seems like every other month the local theater has a super hero movie coming…Read more
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One Step Forward

Hi there guitar lovers and lovers of life.  We’re here to tell you that you can achieve anything if you are consistent and take one step forward with everything that you do.  All you have to do is take…Read more
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You Can Do It!

In this week’s article, we have a simple reminder for you – yes, you can do anything that you set your mind to!  Here at the Rob Compagna Guitar School, we experience this first hand.  Students who start here…Read more
Talent

I've got talent!

In last week’s article, we referred to the book, "THE BIG LEAP: Conquer Your Hidden Fear and Take Life to the Next Level" by Gay Hendricks, in which the author referred to entering our “Zone of Genius”.  This referred to…Read more
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Become a Genius

Have you ever wanted to do what you really want in life?  Do you feel trapped and constrained in the life you are currently living?  Many of us trudge through lives trapped in unfulfilling jobs or roles in life that…Read more
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New Year’s Resolutions

Do you have in mind any self-improvements for this New Year?  Or have you set some resolutions and are already working on the challenges to achieving them?  While there is some current buzz in the media justifying why people shouldn’t…Read more
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What are you thankful for?

This week, we kick off the holiday season with Thanksgiving.  While we all know what Thanksgiving is about, do we really take time to understand that this is one of the best feel-good times of the year?  Thanksgiving is dedicated…Read more
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Feeling better about ourselves Podcast

Self-esteem is how we stack ourselves up to the world around us.  Self-esteem is important to us as guitarists and as people in general.  If we have high self-esteem, we feel good about our ability to play the guitar andRead more
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Risk Taking Podcast

Last weekend here at RCGS, we had several students take a risk and perform on stage for our annual fundraiser show-ending song.  This was a risk on their part.  None of them had ever performed in front of an audience…Read more
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Living Life to its Fullest Podcast

In the grand scheme of things, our time here on this earth occurs in the blink of an eye.  Ask any of us who are older.  It seems like yesterday that we were kids acting goofy running around in the…Read more
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Performance and Preparation


There is an old saying, the “6 P’s” – “Proper Prior Planning Prevents Poor Performance.”  This is true in many things in life and definitely applies to us all.  Without thoughtful planning and thinking ahead of what we might need…Read more

Being True to Yourself



Just what is being true to yourself? We’ve all heard that we must be true to ourselves. What does this really mean? If we play with the phrase and turn it around, it can mean “Do not lie to…Read more

Learning to Improvise


Improvisation? What does this mean to us? Well, improvisation to musicians, actors, singers, comedians, dancers, artists, photographers and many others is the process of reacting to the moment and responding to the stimulus of one's immediate environment and inner feelings…Read more

Performing and Stage Fright



Performing in front of an audience can be a nerve wracking experience. We can become tense even just thinking about being on stage in front of people let alone when we actually have to perform on stage. This is…Read more