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Richard Rossicone

About Richard Rossicone

Richard W. Rossicone is a veteran of the New York City and Long Island original and cover band scene. He has been playing guitar since the tender age of 8 years old when he attended his first concert, KISS and saw Pete Townshend smash a guitar. He has studied with various instructors over the years which led him to a career in Music Therapy. He began his educational journey at Queensboro Community College where the faculty there opened up a new world to him by introducing him to classical music. He received his A.A. in Fine Arts in 1997 and from there went on to receive his B.A. in Music Therapy in 2001 and his M.A. in Music Therapy from New York University in 2004. He has been Board Certified as a Music Therapist since 2002. Hungry to learn more about different styles on the guitar, Richard decided to continue his studies at C.W. Post University pursuing a second Masters Degree in Classical Guitar Performance and Music History in early 2006, studying under Harris Becker. In addition to his “day job” as a music therapist, he has been teaching guitar, piano and theory part time since 2002 and in 2006 started his own company called Rossicone Music Studios. Richard has grown his business from 15 students a week to over 50 a week at this present time. Richard is also a contributing blogger to and Check out his blog page entitled The Complete Guitarist and visit him on Facebook at Richy Rossicone’s Complete Guitarist Page.

Finger Twisters: Combining Major And Minor Scales And Arpeggios

Greetings fellow family! In the next few installments I would like to challenge your mind and fingers with my new subject matter: finger twisters. I am always looking for new and challenging ways to make my practicing and playing … Continue reading

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Hey there faithful readers! In this second installment of Finger Twisters, I would like to examine, or shall I say re examine soloing over the I IV V progression. Now I know what you are all thinking: not another article … Continue reading

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Hello again all my faithful readers out there in guitar land. In this installment of my blog, I would like to expand upon my last two blogs and write about a great fingerpicking finger twister I use as a warm … Continue reading

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Fingerpicking 101 and Beyond: Part 2

Hey there fellow guitarists! In this blog I would like to expand a bit upon my last blog which discussed some basic fingerpicking pattern. We are going to take those basic patterns and expand upon them but not with more … Continue reading

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Solving the Mystery of “The Zone”

We have all seen it. Quarterbacks completing pass after pass. Basketball players making shot after shot. Hockey goalies making save after save. We often say to ourselves, “they are on fire tonight” or “they are unconscious” or “they are in … Continue reading

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