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The Mission of HCG

HCG has developed a surprisingly simple and elegant method for understanding the basic framework of how music works, and how it applies in patternistic ways on the neck of the guitar.  With this knowledge at your fingertips, the creative possibilities will be wide open whether you're an improviser, a composer, or just a player who wants to explore some new possibilities. 

Paul Murin, guitarist for Phix and the DeadPhish Orchestra, has created this website to provide a valuable resource for guitarists who want to learn the art of improvisation, and who want to hone their knowledge and skills with the best practice tools available on the web. 




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Recent Blogs

Northwest String Summit 2015

A review of the 14th annual Northwest String Summit @ Horning's Hideout, North Plains, OR, August 16-19, 2015


Interview with Jake Cinninger of Umphrey's McGee

Excellent long interview with Jake Cinninger, half of the two-man guitar assault squad that is Umphrey's McGee.

The end of Guitar Center

Fascinating article about how big investment dollars pumped Guitar Center up to the breaking point. The prediction is that GC is about to bite the dust in a big way.

Guitar Center

The Wal-Mart of guitars:  A few thoughts about an article in the Nation about Guitar Center employees unionizing in New York.

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