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Rick Romanelli has been playing guitar for over 30 years. During those years he has played in multiple blues, rock and jazz bands. Rick received a B.A. in Music from the University of Pittsburgh in 1996. In 1999, Rick received a Music Education Post-Baccalaureate Certification from Duquesne University. During his time at Pitt and Duquesne, Rick studied with Pittsburgh's jazz-guitar great, Joe Negri, among others. Rick has been teaching guitar for over 15 years and spent 9 years teaching general music to children from kindergarten to grade 8. Rick performs rock, blues, and jazz regularly with his wife, singer Kendell Romanelli.

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An explanation of why Gb is sometimes called F#.
Explore Scale-Key Relationships
An illustration of every major key with chords and scale modes across the fingerboard.
Pentatonic Scales
Learn to improvise great solos with these intuitive scale shapes.
Learn Dotted-Quarter Notes
The dotted quarter note is very common in music. This lesson
teaches how to read, hear and play these rhythmic figures.
Learn Sharps and Flats
This animated lesson teaches sharps and flats (accidentals)
with an easy to understand graphic display.
Try Rick's Guitar Solo Challenge
Test your 70s and 80s guitar music knowledge. Hear some of my
favorite guitar solos and see if you can identify the song, band, and
guitarist on each clip.
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Rick's Tribute to Les Paul


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