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Marlene Hutchinson
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Marlene Hutchinson commented on Marlene Hutchinson's blog post Thursday Tip
"Hi Bobby, Thank you, I stand corrected, Billy Joel's is the original and it's awesome! Play on... Marlene"
yesterday
Robert Williamson commented on Marlene Hutchinson's blog post Thursday Tip
"Not a version. It is an original song. It predates Bruno Mars' use of the same title by many years. :) - Bobby Pendantic "
yesterday
Marlene Hutchinson commented on Marlene Hutchinson's blog post Thursday Tip
"Hi Tony, Thanks for the "Just The Way You Are" input. I really like Billy Joel's version and appreciate you bringing it into the mix! Play on... Marlene"
yesterday
Robert Williamson commented on Marlene Hutchinson's blog post Thursday Tip
"yup "
yesterday
Tony K. commented on Marlene Hutchinson's blog post Thursday Tip
"P.S. "Just The Way You Are"  by Billy Joel can be simplified to easily be played on the acoustic as well.  You don't have to play every "piano" chord Bill does in the song to play and sing it nicely."
yesterday
Tony K. commented on Marlene Hutchinson's blog post Thursday Tip
"No offense, but that 10 songs list having that Bruno Mars song "just the way you are" for acoustic guitar?  Ugh.  Who's going to be able to "sing" that first of all and second it does not ( imho ) translate to the…"
yesterday
Marlene Hutchinson posted a blog post

Thursday Tip

Learn songs for special occasions.  It's nice to serenade that special someone for a special occasion like an anniversary or a special day like Valentine's Day and if you're stumped on which song to try, take a look at these 10 easy acoustic guitar love songs - sharing your guitar love, how sweet it is!Play on...Marlenewww.marlenesmusic.comAs Seen On PBS, CBS,…See More
yesterday
Marlene Hutchinson posted a blog post

Thursday Tip

Try using a capo with your songs.  A capo (click here for more detail) is a tool that is clamped over the strings to raise the musical pitch, which means you can adjust the song to fit your voice without having to re-learn the song a new way/with new chords ~ it's a simple way to get in your musical comfort zone!Play on...Marlenewww.marlenesmusic.comAs Seen On PBS, CBS, NBC2014 Player's Choice Award…See More
Feb 4
Marlene Hutchinson posted a blog post

Thursday Tip

Learn the meaning/history of your songs.  Finding out the history, background and/or inspiration/motivation of a song can help you play and even perform the song with clarity and feeling, for example the song Michelle by the Beatles which includes some words in French ~ knowledge helps you play "tres bien" (very well in French)!Play on...Marlenewww.marlenesmusic.comAs Seen On PBS, CBS, NBC2014…See More
Jan 28
Marlene Hutchinson posted a blog post

Thursday Tip

Learn about the woods used to make acoustic guitars.  Wood has "characteristics" (click here for wood descriptions & be sure to click on the wood names) which can contribute to a variety of tonal differences and can appeal to different playing styles based on the tonal qualities ~ discover your own wood preference by test driving guitars!Play on...Marlene…See More
Jan 21
Ken Fleming commented on Marlene Hutchinson's blog post Thursday Tip
"Hi Marlene I don't use picks that often being mainly a finger style player but when i do these picks are great well worth getting, go on youtube type in guitar snake picks and see what other guitarist have to say ...Ken"
Jan 14
Marlene Hutchinson posted a blog post

Thursday Tip

Try out various guitars for neck comfort.  Guitars are constructed with playing style and physical comfort in mind, including the guitar neck thickness and shape (see the diagram below), which can enhance the play-ability ~ so "test drive" a few guitars to get in your (neck) comfort zone!Play on...Marlenewww.marlenesmusic.comAs Seen On PBS, CBS, NBC2014 Player's Choice Award nomineeSee More
Jan 14
Marlene Hutchinson commented on Marlene Hutchinson's blog post Thursday Tip
"Hi Ken, That pick looks cool and easy to use.  Thanks for sharing it! Play on... Marlene"
Jan 13
Ken Fleming commented on Marlene Hutchinson's blog post Thursday Tip
"Or buy a snake pick from Gear4Music wrap around the index finger and off you go "
Jan 12
Bailey Jaeckel commented on Marlene Hutchinson's blog post Thursday Tip
"I am always finding reasons to practice, I think this is an excellent tip. I have never gotten real guitar lessons, so learning and teaching myself what I know came with so much practice. It is fun and the most common reason as to why I practice is…"
Jan 11
Marlene Hutchinson posted a blog post

Thursday Tip

Keep your flatpick from slipping.  When using a flatpick to play guitar it can easily slip and move while strumming/picking, so below are 10 ways that can help you to hold on to your flatpick and play without fretting (ha, ha) about it slip sliding away ~ go ahead and get a grip!Play on...Marlenewww.marlenesmusic.comAs Seen On PBS, CBS, NBC2014 Player's Choice Award nominee10 Ways to Get a (Flatpick) Grip!1. Super glue a light gauged sandpaper2. Use…See More
Jan 7

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Which one of the following describes your involvement in music? (Check all that apply)
Gigging or professional musician, Music teacher, This is a profile for a guitar-related business engaged in the following area(s):, Guitar camp/workshop
How many years have you been playing guitar?
10-20 years
Which of these instruments do you own or play?
Flattop steel-string acoustic guitar, Nylon-string guitar
What is your website address?
http://www.marlenesmusic.com
Do you subscribe to or regularly read Acoustic Guitar?
I purchase copies at newsstands/bookstores

Marlene Hutchinson's Blog

Thursday Tip

Learn songs for special occasions.  It's nice to serenade that special someone for a special occasion like an anniversary or a special day like Valentine's Day and if you're stumped on which song to try, take a look at these 10 easy acoustic guitar love songs - sharing your guitar love, how sweet it is!
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Posted on February 11, 2016 at 8:00am — 6 Comments

Thursday Tip

Try using a capo with your songs.  A capo (click here for more detail) is a tool that is clamped over the strings to raise the musical pitch, which means you can adjust the song to fit your voice without having to re-learn the song a new way/with new chords ~ it's a simple way to get in your musical comfort zone!
Play on...
Marlene
As…
Continue

Posted on February 4, 2016 at 10:20am

Thursday Tip

Learn the meaning/history of your songs.  Finding out the history, background and/or inspiration/motivation of a song can help you play and even perform the song with clarity and feeling, for example the song Michelle by the Beatles which includes some words in French ~ knowledge helps you play "tres bien" (very well in French)!
Play on...
Marlene…
Continue

Posted on January 28, 2016 at 9:48am

Thursday Tip

Learn about the woods used to make acoustic guitars.  Wood has "characteristics" (click here for wood descriptions & be sure to click on the wood names) which can contribute to a variety of tonal differences and can appeal to different playing styles based on the tonal qualities ~ discover your own wood preference by test driving guitars!
Play…
Continue

Posted on January 21, 2016 at 5:59pm

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At 11:00am on October 28, 2011, Terry Angelli said…

Marlene,

I didn't see you message on my page until just now because I was away. Your welcome for the greeting. Nice group of folks here on AG, I hope your enjoying the site.

At 6:35pm on October 9, 2011, Terry Angelli said…
Welcome to AG! Hope to see you in the Teachers Group!
At 2:44pm on September 26, 2011, Jose said…

Hi Marlene,

AG is a great resource and connection website...Have a good day.

Jose

 
 
 

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