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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.

Fun With Arpeggios Video Lesson

Hey Everyone… Here I am defining and demonstrating the creative use of major scale arpeggios in the key of C major. It is actually a video extension of the Fun With Arpeggios lesson I posted a few months back.

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Fingerpicking 101 and Beyond

Hey Everyone. I would like to digress a bit in this blog. For the past few articles I have been writing about arpeggios across the fretboard. In this blog I would like to discuss basic fingerpicking patterns. One of the most … Continue reading

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Arpeggio Inversions

Hey Everyone! In the past few blogs I have been discussing various arpeggio exercises in order to gain more knowledge about how the notes on the fretboard are connected and also to master the fretboard. In this blog I would … Continue reading

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The Greatest Lessons That Changed My Life

This past week I was doing some spring cleaning and I came upon some old notes given to me from a few lessons I took from a very famous jazz teacher in the late 1980’s here in NYC.  I won’t … Continue reading

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Six Note Three Octave Major Scale Exercise

As you can tell from my previous blogs, learning and knowing the fretboard to the best of ones ability is of the utmost importance to me as a guitarist and something I stress to all of my guitar students. How … Continue reading

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