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A place for anyone in SoCal who is interested in sharing their love of music. From Novice to Pro all are welcome

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Latest Activity: Jan 1

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Finally on Pandora

It took a long time and many hoops to jump through but I finally have the songs of my first album on Pandora. I would really appreciate it if you went to Pandora and created a "Lon Milo DuQuette"…Continue

Started by Lon Milo DuQuette Sep 14, 2013.

Friday Night

I'm playing a set with Eric Skye at Genghis Cohen in West Hollywood tomorrow night at 9 PM.Solos and duets- fingerpickin' good!Would love to see and meet you!Best,MarkContinue

Started by Mark Goldenberg Sep 27, 2012.

Kulak's Woodshed in North Hollywood 3 Replies

Please have a look and listen to my new song, Love's Song.…Continue

Started by Lon Milo DuQuette. Last reply by Mark Goldenberg Jan 11, 2012.

Sunday Nights in Orange County have gotten livelier for acoustic songwriters....

I hope you'll take a moment to view and listen to these three songs of mine and let me know what you think. This was shot last Sunday at Father's Pub in Santa Ana California at an 'Acoustic…Continue

Started by Lon Milo DuQuette Aug 19, 2011.

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Comment by Michele on July 16, 2010 at 11:07pm
A belated welcome to the group Michael! I hope you will post and help get SoCal on the map here
Comment by Michele on July 16, 2010 at 11:05pm
What is everyone working on? Anything special? I'm working through understanding chord progressions (remember I'm very new to guitar)
Comment by Michele on June 25, 2010 at 11:05pm
Welcome to the group Lon. I'll give the song a listen soon I promise!
Comment by Lon Milo DuQuette on June 25, 2010 at 1:13pm
Hello again. When you get a moment please go to my AG page and listen to my new song, "Love Me Slow".. I would really like some feedback from my fellow songwriters about this one. Thanks... Lon
Comment by Michele on June 14, 2010 at 1:10pm
Welcome Ken! Pull up a stool and make yourself to home!
Comment by Michele on April 18, 2010 at 10:18pm
Maric, thanks for the advice...I'm still so new that I really have no clue what direction to take, sometime soon hopefully I can get together with a live person who knows how to play, then maybe I can actually get an idea of what I want to try :)
Comment by Maric on April 18, 2010 at 10:57am
Michele,
It helps to have a goal or mission. Would you like to perform as an instrumentalist? Flatpick or fingerstyle? Do you sing? Do you want to do cover tunes, or write your own songs? Or maybe a little of everything?
Narrow your focus- pick a song that incorporates some of your familiar chords, and practice it until you are comfortable with it. Keep it simple. Then play it for a few friends.
After learning a few songs your goal will probably redefine itself- you may now want to play one or two tunes at an open mike at a coffeehouse, or master a more challenging fingerstyle arrangement of a favorite song.
You are not alone... some of us are just a little less lost than others.




Your dilemma is not unique... some of us are just a little less lost than others.
Comment by Michele on April 18, 2010 at 7:48am
Question for you all: I have learned quite a few chords...what now? I know that sounds very silly, but I honestly am still a bit lost
Comment by Michele on April 4, 2010 at 5:58pm
Hi Sandy, welcome to the group! Feel free to invite your friends...
Comment by Sandy Friedman on April 4, 2010 at 2:37pm
Hi everybody,

I live in the San Diego area. I'm a hobbyist and have been playing guitar for 40 years. I have 8 acoustic and electric guitars and like playing pretty much anything. My favorite styles are progressive rock and jazz.
 

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