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Southern California Players

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

Members: 26
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 April 3, 2010 at 11:02pm
John! Thank you for joining us and welcome. I'm looking forward to more people joining, let's put SoCal on the map!
Comment by John Buttrey on April 3, 2010 at 9:50pm
Saw this So Cal Guitarist group so I thought I would join. I am in O.C. A serious hobbyist playing fingerstyle. Right now I am focusing on Beatle arrangements. Looking forward to the expansion of the group.
Comment by Maric on April 1, 2010 at 7:55pm
Roy,
What's unique about the approach of The Principles book is that it teaches you technique from the logic of your body, not from the logic of the instrument. For example, nearly all other instructional methods will say something like "This is a C chord... place your fingers here..."
Jamie's approach in The Principles is to familiarize you with how your hands and fingers work, how they are placed on the strings, the subtle (and not-so-subtle) stresses in your body that are produced by holding the instrument and touching the strings. Without a kinesthetic awareness of these stresses (and how to minimize or eliminate them) your progress on the instrument will be limited. Great players may be unconsciously aware of this aspect of playing, but may not know how to explain "how they do it" or "exactly what they are doing". So not all great players are automatically great teachers.
So look through the book again. Sign up of Jamie's free newsletter. And don't be in a hurry to "make progress" or play a song at the expense of creating a strong technique foundation. Ultimately it is that proper foundation that will propel your progress to the level that you desire.
Comment by Roy Turner on April 1, 2010 at 2:01pm
May I make a suggestion to novices (and experienced players)? Jamie Andreas, author of The Principles of Correct Practice for Guitar, is a phenomenal player and teacher.

I have that book, although I must admit I haven't read it all yet. I have been doing a few of the exercises though.
Comment by Michele on April 1, 2010 at 6:50am
Thanks for joining us Roy! I live down in San Fernando and just recently picked up the guitar. If you have any friends from our area please invite them to this group :)
Comment by Maric on April 1, 2010 at 12:41am
May I make a suggestion to novices (and experienced players)? Jamie Andreas, author of The Principles of Correct Practice for Guitar, is a phenomenal player and teacher.
If anyone is interested in acquiring and developing superior guitar technique, this is the probably most intelligent and enlightening treatise you will ever read.
I have no financial interest in promoting this book- just a fervent desire to become a better artist myself, and share with others what I've learned.
Comment by Roy Turner on March 31, 2010 at 8:32pm
I'm up in Valencia.. I'm a complete novice, trying to learn using the "Learn and Master Guitar" DVDs. Hope this group gets more members.
Comment by Michele on March 26, 2010 at 6:13am
Welcome Maric and thank you for joining the group! I live in San Fernando, so Silverlake isn't very far from me at all. Hope we can meet up sometime and hope we can get a few more people from SoCal here!
Comment by Maric on March 25, 2010 at 10:25pm
Michele,
Thanks for taking the initiative. I live in the Silverlake area of L.A., and I hope we can meet one day.

Maric
Comment by Michele on March 23, 2010 at 8:54pm
I didn't see a group for Southern California anywhere, so I decided to start one. I myself am brand new to guitar and welcome any and all who wish to join!
 

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