It is my mission to encourage active thinking and artistic growth through the sharing of knowledge and musical ideas.
Alexander Liss, ‘housethegrate’
Born: Jan 5, 1985
Current Home: Portland, OR
Enrolled for life, School of Planet Earth
About the website
As an independent scholar, I’ve studied guitar and music on my own since 1996. Everything I have to share on this website is based upon my real-life experience. Over the course of my life I’ve found a number of things to be particularly helpful – lessons from some truly great scholars and the discoveries I’ve made through trial and observation. Essentially, they are the things I wish I had understood from the very beginning. This does not attempt to be a complete course in guitar or music theory, but I try to cover a few points that I feel are indispensable knowledge for a musician.
This website includes my writings and, where applicable, musical examples in standard notation and guitar tab, audio examples and video demonstrations. I will try to make everything as accessible as possible, with online streaming availability or downloadable file options. Everything is free, please leave feedback and make this an interactive place.
I’d recommend first reading the Introduction page
Thank you for visiting.