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Beginner-friendly Holiday Guitar Songs
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Started this discussion. Last reply by Arlie Box Dec 9, 2011.

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Dear Admin,A friend named Steven Donovan has contacted me to see if I can post this and get him some help. He says he signed up for this site some time ago and is still waiting to be approved.Anyone in Admin able to help him out?Contact me if you need his email address. Don't want to post it here publicly. Thank you!- Lisa McCormickSee More
Nov 26, 2013
Lisa McCormick : Guitar Teacher replied to Dale Preston's discussion How good can an old-timer get?
"Hey, thanks for the mention and the compliment, JB! Besides my tutorials on GuitarTricks, I've got a bunch of free lessons on my site,  for folks who want to see if we'd be a good fit. Getting Started With Guitar I love working with…"
Feb 7, 2013
Lisa McCormick : Guitar Teacher replied to Lisa McCormick : Guitar Teacher's discussion Beginner-friendly Holiday Guitar Songs
"Hi George, I do not have personal experience with that book, but Gibson is the real deal and I would trust them to put out a good product. Also, I teach online at GuitarTricks, which offers some very structured courses via the internet. I don't…"
Jun 27, 2011
George Callier replied to Lisa McCormick : Guitar Teacher's discussion Beginner-friendly Holiday Guitar Songs
"Hi Lisa, I'm living in the Dominican Republic and I have hit a wall as far as instructors are concerned here on the Island. I still practice each day for 30 minutes but I need more structure. I've researched the Gibson's Learn &…"
Jun 22, 2011
Lisa McCormick : Guitar Teacher replied to John Steffen's discussion Getting Started?
"Thanks, John!"
Feb 9, 2011
Lisa McCormick : Guitar Teacher replied to John Steffen's discussion Getting Started?
"Hi John,    I've got a whole section on this topic at my website, Getting Started with Guitar.   There are five videos, and a complete buyer's guide to talk you through picking out the right guitar for a young (or any age)…"
Feb 8, 2011
Lisa McCormick : Guitar Teacher replied to Lisa McCormick : Guitar Teacher's discussion Beginner-friendly Holiday Guitar Songs in the group Acoustic Newb
"Exactly. One, Four, Five. It's all good. Have a wonderful holiday, Donna. All best wishes, Lisa"
Dec 21, 2010
Donna Zitzelberger replied to Lisa McCormick : Guitar Teacher's discussion Beginner-friendly Holiday Guitar Songs in the group Acoustic Newb
"Hi Lisa, I teach the tiny ones ukulele.  The easiest chords to start with on uke are C, F, and G7.  So just transpose the songs to key of C, and you will have a ball with your neice. "
Dec 21, 2010
Don Edwards replied to Lisa McCormick : Guitar Teacher's discussion Beginner-friendly Holiday Guitar Songs in the group Acoustic Newb
"I agree with everyone here these are great songs for the beginner to learn, I went ahead and purchased the ebook as well. Made a copy for me and one for my grandson who's taking guitar lessons at school, going to add it to his Christmas gift.…"
Dec 21, 2010
Lisa McCormick : Guitar Teacher replied to Lisa McCormick : Guitar Teacher's discussion Beginner-friendly Holiday Guitar Songs in the group Acoustic Newb
"I got my little niece a ukulele for her birthday in November. I am hoping she and I can use the book when I see her at Christmas to sketch out a song or two. Even if she just strums along on the open strings, that will be fun!"
Dec 21, 2010
Jay Murray replied to Lisa McCormick : Guitar Teacher's discussion Beginner-friendly Holiday Guitar Songs in the group Acoustic Newb
"Hi Lisa, Same thing for me.  My youngest daughter is also taking guitar lessons.  These are songs we can play together, which makes it more fun.  They are easy to play.  So this year we can add something new to…"
Dec 21, 2010
Lisa McCormick : Guitar Teacher commented on Derrick Miller's group Acoustic Newb
"Welcome Nick and James! Please keep us posted. -Lisa"
Dec 19, 2010
Lisa McCormick : Guitar Teacher replied to Stevie Coyle's discussion Video question: The Mystery of The Headless Guitarist
"I use a couple of different shots to cover this. I have what I call the "talking head" shot, angled in such a way that you can see both of my hands, but also, see me talking to you. Then when I want to do a closer shot of one of my hands,…"
Dec 19, 2010
Tony Burt left a comment for Lisa McCormick : Guitar Teacher
"Hi Lisa ,, re last comment ,,, too kind.. thank you"
Dec 12, 2010
Lisa McCormick : Guitar Teacher replied to Lisa McCormick : Guitar Teacher's discussion Beginner-friendly Holiday Guitar Songs in the group Acoustic Newb
"Dear Donna,  Thanks so much for your comments! As a fellow guitar-teacher who has used these materials with my own students for years, it does my heart good to know you are finding them useful and enjoyable with your own students. I'm…"
Dec 10, 2010
Lisa McCormick : Guitar Teacher replied to Lisa McCormick : Guitar Teacher's discussion Beginner-friendly Holiday Guitar Songs in the group Teachers
"Dear Donna,  Thanks so much for your comments! As a fellow guitar-teacher who has used these materials with my own students for years, it does my heart good to know you are finding them useful and enjoyable with your own students. Thank you,…"
Dec 10, 2010

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Gigging or professional musician, Music teacher, Instructional material publisher (books/video/website), Guitar-related website
How many years have you been playing guitar?
More than 30 years
Which of these instruments do you own or play?
Flattop steel-string acoustic guitar, Electric guitar, Banjo, Travel guitar
The make and model of your guitar(s) and/or other instruments and gear.
Taylor 812-c, Baby Taylor, Martin D-28, Epiphone Masterbuilt, Froggy Bottom
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http://www.GettingStartedWithGuitar.net
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acoustic folk/pop
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Let me introduce myself: Guitar Instructor, Recording Artist

Hi, I'm Lisa McCormick, guitarist and guitar instructor.

My very favorite students are Adult Beginners, Re-Beginners, and "Chronic Intermediates".

Besides teaching in my own studio, I teach online at Guitar Tricks, a top guitar lesson subscription site where my specialty is acoustic guitar lessons, especially for beginners through intermediates. I have close to 400 video guitar lessons posted there!

Getting Started With Guitar is my online headquarters for all-things guitar. Video lessons, resources, discussions, and lots of goodies for guitar learners. Please stop by and say hello!

Guitar Life is my blog for people who love guitar.There is tons of information, inspiration, and fun stuff for guitar lovers. Please come visit!

I'm also Lisa McCormick, performing songwriter and recording artist. My style is Acoustic Folk/Pop, with World Music influences. You can find out more about me and my music at my Artist Website.

I'm delighted to be a part of the Acoustic Guitar Community, and look forward to participating in the fun and conversation!

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Easy Holiday Guitar Songs

Hey all,



As an online guitar instructor, I especially love creating beginner-friendly lessons and resources that focus on getting right into enjoying the music, even on a pretty basic level.…

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Posted on November 30, 2010 at 9:15am

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At 11:35am on April 1, 2011, Loren Neufeld said…
Hi Lisa. Listening to your song "This is A Kiss". Sounds good!
At 5:09am on December 12, 2010, Tony Burt said…

Hi Lisa ,, re last comment ,,, too kind.. thank you

At 3:18am on December 7, 2010, Tony Burt said…
Hi Lisa , thanks for your comments,, the Tui was so amazing to play with,, and picked up on the melody and timing ,, natural talent :-))
At 4:59pm on August 5, 2010, Luis Motta da Silva said…
Dear Lisa,
The pictures are no longer at the "main" page; but they'se stil at my page, in the "my photos" section. There´s an album called "steel string guitars", click on it to open, the two last pictures show the new guitar. Click on them to maximize and enjoy this new beauty (I should be more modest, but sometimes I just can't). If you prefer so, you may always send me a mail message, and and answer it sending photos. Thank you very much for your kind interest, it really flatters me... and I expect you to give me your opinion: is it a "he", or a "she"?
At 1:16pm on July 19, 2010, Luis Motta da Silva said…
Aha! You got me!
"Cavaco" (which, by the way, is the name of the Portuguese president) means a piece of wood, a wood split you put in the fireplace to burn; Cavaquinho has the -inho termination which is, either a diminutive or a pet meaning: we say "docinho" as you say "sweetie". But, no rule without an exception: Cavaco is a male word, and so is Cavaquinho. I love your sense of humour... My mail: mluisa.baptista@sapo.pt. Nice to hear from you...
At 12:53pm on July 19, 2010, Luis Motta da Silva said…
Hi,
Only now I noticed you wrote "...whatever SHE is, SHE's a little beauty".
There is no neutral gender in Portuguese language. Guitars are feminin, except for basses, that are obviously masculin (hope this makes sense to you...). So, the use of the feminin is only natural for me and I didn't notice at first sight, but now I realize you spiced your comment with a little grammar subtlety. How sweet, thank you...
At 4:31pm on July 5, 2010, Luis Motta da Silva said…
Hi, Lisa!
I apologize. I didn't want to mislead you, but it seems I did: It's not a mandolin, it's an odd-shaped uke.


As you probably know, ukuleles descend from Portuguese "Cavaquinhos", that were taken to Hawai'i islands by Portuguese emmigrants in late xix century. Though the traditional Cavaquinho is guitar shaped, with an upper bout and a lower bout, there are indeed some strangely shaped cavaquinhos, like this one. And the Portuguese mate to the legendary cigarbox uke is the olive oil can cavaquinho... Sorry, didn't want to mislead you. Luis
At 3:59am on July 4, 2010, Luis Motta da Silva said…
Dear Lisa,
I'm glad you enjoyed my page. The mandolas and mandolins shown there are instruments I repaired, except the small mandolin at the right side, which I did design and construct. I make mostly guitars, a new one every two years or so, the rest of the time I repair and restore. It's a hobby, you know, I'm a lawyer, but the hours I spend at the workbench take all the stress away. And it taught me to value handwork, and love the beauty, the smell and touch of fine woods. Maybe this picture talks to your heart: It's a naif countryside instrument, made of poor woods. The top was cracked, it was brought to me for repair. No big deal, but there's a certain poetry in this modest little thing, don't you agree?

Thank you very much for your comment. Coming from someone that can play (and sing) the way you do, I'm really flattered!
Luis
At 4:14am on July 3, 2010, Luis Motta da Silva said…
Hi, Lisa,
Thanks for the friendship offer, it's an honor. Please be welcome to my page, maybe the pictures and sounds of Portuguese guitars seduce you. Whether you like them, or not, your comment will be very welcome...
Luis
At 7:52pm on January 7, 2010, joseph scheunemann said…
hi
if you have to fly somwhere and you bringa utar ho doyou prep yur guitar for the flight?

i love your video seris on youtube by theway.

thans joseph sceunemann
 
 
 

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