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Marlene Hutchinson posted a blog post

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Sing along with your music to increase memory abilities.  Dr. Sanjay Gupta, CNN correspondent and neurologist, recently shared that when you sing you're using your left brain for the words and your right brain for the tune, and let's face it, singing while playing guitar is a great way to keep the song moving ~ so go ahead and belt it out!!Play on...Marlene Marlene's Musicwww.marlenesmusic.comAs Seen On PBS, CBS, NBC, Acoustic Guitar, WiMN2014 Player's…See More
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Jeff Hatcher replied to SGGW's discussion Guitar of Robert Johnson
"I picked this set up last week.  Thanks for the tip.  Feldman does a great job breaking down Johnson's style."
2 hours ago
Dan replied to Michael Shaw's discussion What kind of/maker of pick do you like best?
"I make custom wood picks . I use many materials but currently offer bloodwood. Do you prefer an engraved pick like this http://www.ohiomill.com/#!product/prd1/3181814131/bloodwood-guitar-pick%2C-classic-351"
4 hours ago
Šandor Gion replied to Šandor Gion's discussion My new Simon & Patrick Songsmith in the group "Seagull" Spoken Here ... (also fluent in "Godin" Gab)
"Can`t go wrong with any Godin brand. I have also Norman B20HG and for my taste,Norman it`s better for  playing strumming chords with pick and S&P Songsmith is better for fingerpicking. When I am playing few songs from Knopfler`s last album…"
5 hours ago
Alan Cargile replied to Alan Cargile's discussion Ernie Ball Aluminum Bronze Strings
"It's really amazing to me how different guitars respond to different strings. As that D28 loves D'Adarrio. But when you find a string the guitar likes it's truly a great moment! As far the breaking strings, that is so odd. You…"
5 hours ago
Tony K. replied to Alan Cargile's discussion Ernie Ball Aluminum Bronze Strings
"I had a funny strange experience with those strings.  Wanted to buy my typical Elixers a couple years ago and my guy was out.  I gave him a bit of a lecture ( LOL! ) about him not having good regular stock supply of mainstream strings so…"
5 hours ago
joey pinter replied to Alan Cargile's discussion Ernie Ball Aluminum Bronze Strings
"funny I should read your post now. I just removed a set of those (11's) off my D-28. they were on about 2 or 3 days and I didn't like the way they sound on that guitar, when I put them on my blueridge BR-140 they sound great. however, on…"
6 hours ago
Tony K. replied to Šandor Gion's discussion My new Simon & Patrick Songsmith in the group "Seagull" Spoken Here ... (also fluent in "Godin" Gab)
"Can't go wrong with a S&P!  I have 2 of them and love them both dearly.  8-)"
6 hours ago
Tony K. replied to Janet M House's discussion 2 in 1 question about beginner playing chords & first guitar
"Thanks Jan!  I've got fairly fast growing nails so even to this day, there's days when I'm thinking to myself when trying to play clean guitar, "Doh and double good grief!  Shoulda cut my nails today!" …"
6 hours ago
Tony K. replied to Janet M House's discussion 2 in 1 question about beginner playing chords & first guitar
"No problem Janet!  And ya, I'd love to hear about any progress made.  Always nice to hear success stories.  8-D. Never heard of a Samick guitar before.  Do you know what the nut width on that is?  There are 4 main sizes…"
6 hours ago
Alan Cargile replied to Alan Cargile's discussion Ernie Ball Aluminum Bronze Strings
"LOL!!! Glad that I could be of service to you. I hope you get the results that I did. Good luck."
7 hours ago
Walt Pilcher left a comment for Acoustic Guitar
"Hello, I'm an Administrator of the Acoustic Newb Group, and I want to appoint two additional Administrators so I can step down from this responsibility. Two people have volunteered. Can you please tell me how to do that? Is that something only…"
7 hours ago
Alan Edmunds commented on Jud Hair's group "Seagull" Spoken Here ... (also fluent in "Godin" Gab)
"Your folks are very fine people with great priorities. It was not only about rock-'n-roll in those days. I will hasten to add that lots of the shows I've seen (and a few that I've been in) have not been very good - Pippen…"
7 hours ago
FloridaGull replied to Alan Cargile's discussion Ernie Ball Aluminum Bronze Strings
"I bought a set to put on my Guild GAD 30R - haven't put them on yet - thanks for the reminder... :-)"
7 hours ago
Alan Cargile posted a discussion

Ernie Ball Aluminum Bronze Strings

Hello everyone. I am new here. I know that the Ernie Ball Aluminum Bronze strings have been discussed but I would like to give my opinion. I've read varied reviews of them as you do any guitar gear and even guitars. But I put a set on my Ovation Elite TX and I can't believe the sound! They are so crisp and clear with great low end. I've been playing it almost non stop, except for sleep, since I put them on a couple days ago. I am very impressed with them and I already loved the DR Rares that I…See More
8 hours ago
michael schwartz commented on Jud Hair's group "Seagull" Spoken Here ... (also fluent in "Godin" Gab)
"@Alan...saw the movie.but not the play. You're right!! I don't know that I've as many as you ,but, my folks "made" me see most things that came around 60's to early 70's."
8 hours ago
Alan Edmunds commented on Jud Hair's group "Seagull" Spoken Here ... (also fluent in "Godin" Gab)
"Ohhhhhhh, you missed one Michael.....Kinky Boots was off the hook! Not that it makes a hill of beans of difference in the grand scheme of things, but I rank it in my top 6-7 musicals of all time (I've seen or been in 40-45 shows). No weak…"
10 hours ago
Janet M House replied to Janet M House's discussion 2 in 1 question about beginner playing chords & first guitar
"thanks Jan, a lot of good info there!I did think to show him the barre variation for the D, and also Dsus2 (open E string). and, having him place one finger at a time, get it clean, and then move on -- and when things get muted, to investigate and…"
10 hours ago
michael schwartz commented on Jud Hair's group "Seagull" Spoken Here ... (also fluent in "Godin" Gab)
"on that note...(OK) every pun intended...while in NYC last week, we saw Sting's "The Last Ship". I was underwhelmed by the entire production. The best part was that I can now say I took my Wife to a Broadway play...shoulda seen Kinky…"
10 hours ago

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We'd like to invite all members of the Acoustic Guitar Community to come check out the brand-new website at AcousticGuitar.com. This is a completely redesigned home for Acoustic Guitar (and you!), full of great lessons, songs to play, guitar reviews, and more. You’ll see digital editions from the last two years of Acoustic Guitar magazine (available to…

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Posted by Acoustic Guitar on March 29, 2013 at 3:30pm — 7 Comments

Return of The Banjo Killer, the final chapter. . .

Bryan Sutton and "Banjo Killer"; Medley: The Original Waltz/Old Lake. from Bourgeois Guitars on Vimeo.

The moment we've been waiting for: On Oct. 28, 2012, Bryan Sutton debuted the restored the Banjo…

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Posted by Bourgeois Guitars on October 15, 2012 at 7:43pm

Day 16: The Banjo Killer slays again!

This story has a happy ending, folks, and I'll start with it. After working for three weeks to painstakingly restore Bryan Sutton's flood damaged Banjo Killer, Shin Ichikawa finally got to test drive it today! The entire shop stopped working to watch this exciting moment, after which Shin received a standing ovation (well, we were all standing anyway). …

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Posted by Bourgeois Guitars on July 13, 2012 at 9:00pm — 6 Comments

Day 15: The end is near. I can smell it.

Shin Ichikawa and I started the day by fitting and glueing the back binding. Last night's fitting of the top binding was tedious, but the tricks we learned made the fit of back binding go smothly. I am amazed at how cleanly both bindings look.  Some finish touch up will be required, but the overall appearance is more than…

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Posted by Bourgeois Guitars on July 12, 2012 at 7:00pm — 1 Comment

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The Acoustic Guitar Community is a social network created by the publishers of Acoustic Guitar. Here, you can join fellow players at all levels and of every style by creating your personal profile, sharing videos or MP3s of your playing, and uploading photos of yourself and your guitars and gear. Then post gigs, events, and concerts in the Community calendar, and start discussions in the forum. We’ll keep you up-to-date about happenings at Acoustic Guitar through the Community blog. This is your space, and you’re surrounded by like-minded guitarists. So make yourself comfortable, and welcome to the Community!

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Guitar of Robert Johnson 2 Replies

Stefan Grossman's Guitar Workshop Presents:…Continue

Tags: Feldmann, Tom, Johnson, Robert

Started by SGGW in Playing Guitar. Last reply by Jeff Hatcher 2 hours ago.

What kind of/maker of pick do you like best? 2 Replies

Am thinking about a Clayton wood pick for a more natural tone.  What do y'all use?Continue

Started by Michael Shaw in Beginners. Last reply by Dan 4 hours ago.

Ernie Ball Aluminum Bronze Strings 5 Replies

Hello everyone. I am new here. I know that the Ernie Ball Aluminum Bronze strings have been discussed but I would like to give my opinion. I've read varied reviews of them as you do any guitar gear…Continue

Started by Alan Cargile in Gear. Last reply by Alan Cargile 5 hours ago.

2 in 1 question about beginner playing chords & first guitar 9 Replies

Hi all,I'm an experienced player, but very new to teaching. I'm helping a friend at church learn to play acoustic (the goal is for him to be able to play worship songs). I'm a female with very small…Continue

Started by Janet M House in Gear. Last reply by Tony K. 6 hours ago.

WTS: Pioneer cdj-2000

We are Registered and Legitmate electronics company based in the United State,we are one of the leading company here in our company deal in sales anddistributing electronics products,equipment and…Continue

Started by JIM MOORE in Gear 13 hours ago.

WTS: Pioneer cdj-2000

We are Registered and Legitmate electronics company based in the United State,we are one of the leading company here in our company deal in sales anddistributing electronics products,equipment and…Continue

Started by JIM MOORE in Gear 13 hours ago.

What's the first song or 2 you learned to play on the guitar? 2 Replies

Another thread got me thinking about this and thought it would be fun to hear what songs helped others get started on guitar.  So, if you can recall that far back [ ;-p ] what was the first 1 or 2…Continue

Tags: singing, easy, chords, songs, learning

Started by Tony K. in Playing Guitar. Last reply by Tony K. 22 hours ago.

This Cordoba really sings ! 8 Replies

While I'm waiting for a weekly slot to open up for lessons, I'm just playing with myself :DI figured I'd better learn some strumming patterns. Once I got going - hey! this Cordoba really SINGS ! I'm…Continue

Tags: harmonics, progressions, strumming, ukulele, cordoba

Started by Steve Driscoll in Beginners. Last reply by Jan Vigne on Monday.

TefView for Android (FREE)

TefView for Android devices is now out of Beta testing (as at 15th November 2014) and is available for FREE from the Google Play Store.This file player will display and play tabs from TablEdit files…Continue

Tags: tablet, file, viewer, play, phone

Started by Steve J. McWilliam in Playing Guitar on Sunday.

Better late than never, eh? - Ukulele 4 Replies

I'm 56 and bought my first stringed instrument last week. I wanted something small and portable so I got a Cordoba 22C Concert Ukulele. I can't put it down. I also bought:Ukulele for DummiesJumpin'…Continue

Tags: 22c, beginner, concert, cordoba, uke

Started by Steve Driscoll in Beginners. Last reply by Tony K. on Sunday.



 
 
 

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