Author Archives: L Pass

Hardcorejamz interviews Lauren Passarelli

1. Where did you grow up? Paramus, NJ. I had the best guitar teacher, Lou Sabini, who introduced me to superb guitarists like Johnny Smith, Buddy Fite, Tal Farlow, and wrote out chord melodies to standards and gave me a … Continue reading

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LAUREN’S TOP TEN for Guitarists

Create meaning everyday. Do your thing – practice, write, play, record. Make yourself proud. Learn to set your intonation and play in tune. Each string has to be balanced at the 12th fret so the guitar is in tune with … Continue reading

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Introducing the L Pass Newsletter

  Brand New, sign up for the, L Pass Newsletter for news, guitar tips,  & dachshund fun.

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Q&A about playing live with AfterFab: Gear, & thoughts while playing.

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‘Cause It’s Love

  ‘Cause It’s Love words & music: L Pass,  2015, January At a theater in the Bronx, kissing through the show. They happened so deliciously, missing Ivanhoe. They would soothe and inspire, speak gentle fire Kindle sweet desire to be together. At … Continue reading

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For Dogs: Healthy teeth, skin, muscles and joints.

I have three dachshunds, 3 yrs old, 8 yrs old and 12 yrs old. They all eat Nature’s Instinct dry, wet, and raw food & omega caps. They are very healthy, and super fun. But my little man, Romeo 8 yrs … Continue reading

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Pass’ Words

Video Blog: Welcome to Pass’ Words Lauren on CBS Sunday Morning Smoothie! Harrifest 2014 New Projects To London This is a close up video of me playing the song, What Are You Doing The Rest of Your Life:  Song Demo … Continue reading

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Song Writing, Creativity Sessions & Beatle Events

Master guitarist, Lauren Passarelli has been a guitar professor at Berklee College of Music since 1984. • She’s an entertaining Performing Songwriter, • Beatles’ Expert • Creativity & Technology Clinician • Recording Engineer • Music Producer & Music Arranger • … Continue reading

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99 ways to play better guitar

cool guitar player mag link

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Questions for Lauren, by Robin Stone

Questions for Lauren, by Robin Stone Bolstered By Blue and many other tunes on this record have arrangements that are very complex, with multiple backing vocal parts and various instruments coming in and out. How do you go about composing … Continue reading

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Jordan Lucero interviews Lauren Passarelli

On Mar 14, 2012, at 12:47 PM, Jordan Lucero wrote: Thank you! I loved reading all of your answers! Hey Lauren, I have to do an interview for my professional development seminar and I was wondering if you could answer … Continue reading

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05/09/11

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For Fab Four fan, it gets better all the time

For Fab Four fan, it gets better all the time Thursday, April 28, 2011 LAST UPDATED: THURSDAY APRIL 28, 2011, 11:18 AM BY BRYAN WASSEL TOWN NEWS STAFF WRITER A former Paramus resident has accomplished a series of firsts at … Continue reading

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Online Guitar Lessons

We’re busy people. You may have always wanted guitar lessons but don’t know to fit them in & get there during regular hours. Online lessons are your ticket to the music. You can set something up with me over the … Continue reading

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Blackbird & Bellabye

            I’ve always gotten a kick out of learning songs & guitar parts deeply to sound like the recordings that I loved. That was my measure of how well I knew the music & how … Continue reading

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Happy 70th Ringo!

Steve Gorman (Black Crowes drummer) wrote this a while back in response to a fan letter: Quote: Ringo Starr’s drumming is infallible, untouchable, and he is quite simply the greatest drummer in the history of rock ‘n’ roll music. So, … Continue reading

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Come Alive

Don’t ask yourself what the world needs. Ask yourself what makes you come alive, and then go do it, Because what the world needs is people who have come alive. ~ Harold Thurman Whitman

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More on Creativity

Ever since I met Kate Chadbourne we’ve been talking about the creative process & recently on the phone she said three things that I couldn’t wait to share with all of you. We’re all constantly saying many of the same things … Continue reading

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Go To Your Studio & Make Stuff

There’s every reason on earth to enjoy the creative things you enjoy as often as you choose to. We see ourselves in definitive ways & at various times or ages in our lives we allow ourselves to have & be … Continue reading

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Brenda Ueland on Creative Work

I think there is something necessary & life giving about creative work. A state of excitement. And it is like a faucet: nothing comes unless you turn it on and the more you turn it on, the more comes.  But … Continue reading

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Keepin’ On

It’s so much fun to have a new project or song or idea in my head. My brain desires to be captivated & chewing on something delicious as often as possible. As an Artist it’s important for me to have … Continue reading

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Words from a student

Wavicles By Greg Arney11. November 2009 18:04 My first guitar teacher at college, Lauren Passarell, taught me a number of things that I am still learning years after the fact. After carefully eyeing my picking hand, she faulted it for … Continue reading

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7 Thoughts on Teaching and Learning Guitar

Knowledge speaks, wisdom listens. When I listen, I can hear whether my students are ready to absorb what I have to offer. First I need to know they believe in their ability and, at the same time, that they’re willing … Continue reading

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Great Quote

To charm, to strengthen & to teach. These are the 3 great chords of might. Written on the outside of Harvard University’s Music building.

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Remember This

YOU CAN

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The purpose of work

We have been taught that we need to work for a living. And that we keep the things we love to do as our hobbies. Has it ever struck you that this is distorted and weird? Have you ever wondered … Continue reading

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You go forth from time to time, place to place, open & eager for all you can feast upon, dancing with words to have the resources to peal through for things to sing, songs to write, thoughts to share.

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Changing Your Perspective

We’re asking you to trust in the Well-being. In optimism there is magic. In pessimism there is nothing. In positive expectation there is thrill and success. In pessimism or awareness of what is not wanted, there is nothing. What you’re … Continue reading

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Staying Well

“The doctor of the future will give no medicine, but will interest his patients in the care of the human body, in diet, and in the cause and prevention of disease.” – Thomas Edison

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Spring Off Reality

Have you ever seen the acrobats on the big trampolines, or the people in the circus on the big bounding nets? And they hit that net and they spring forth into flight. Well, the moment that they hit the net, … Continue reading

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