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Marlene Hutchinson
  • Laguna Hills, CA
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Margaret Galbraith commented on Marlene Hutchinson's blog post Thursday "tip"
"Totally agree on writing on music but it is strange now I'm a lot order I have to change where the capo went and some tuning?"
Thursday
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Thursday "tip"

Try playing your guitar first thing in the morning.  Starting your day out with a song is likely to set you up for a positive day and it's kind of fun to just grab your guitar and play whatever comes to your mind ~ music mornings = marvelous days!Play on...MarleneMarlene's Musicwww.marlenesmusic.comAs Seen On PBS, CBS, NBC2014 Player's Choice Award nominee See More
Thursday
Marlene Hutchinson posted a blog post

Thursday "tip"

Look up unfamiliar chords on-line.  There are hundreds of chords and it would be tough to know them all, but don't let an unfamiliar chord prevent you from playing songs because we can simply look up the chord on the many internet resources available to us ~ in no time at all you'll be playing acchordingly!!Play on...MarleneP.S. Here's one of the many chord websites http://chordfind.com/Marlene's Music…See More
Feb 19
Marlene Hutchinson posted a blog post

Thursday "tip"

Try playing with a pick and try different thicknesses.  You might like to see what it's like to play with a flat pick and feel a bit confused so here's the 411, picks come in various gauges, heavy, medium and light, and each has a different feel/sound (i.e. heavy picks= a louder, deeper sound, light picks= a softer, clearer sound) ~ experiment with each gauge by playing the same thing so that you can pick your pick!Play on...MarleneMarlene's Music…See More
Feb 12
Marlene Hutchinson posted a blog post

Thursday "tip"

Write on your music.  Sometimes we need little reminders (i.e. capo 3, go back to chorus, 1 strum here, etc.) to rock our songs, so go ahead and make notes right on the paper, then you can focus on playing the song ~ in fact keep a pencil/pen in your book so you're ready to write, rock and roll!Play on...MarleneMarlene's Musicwww.marlenesmusic.comAs Seen On PBS, CBS, NBC2014 Player's Choice Award nomineeSee More
Feb 5
Marlene Hutchinson posted a blog post

Thursday "tip"

Try different types of strings to hear and feel their variances.  Strings are made with a core material (nylon - nylon strings, steel wire - steel strings) and then wound with various types materials (i.e.bronze, silk, aluminum, silver, etc.) to create differing sounds ~ so test drive several types of strings to find your vibe!Play on...MarleneP.S. See how strings are made https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TPfR9uH8vlgMarlene's Music…See More
Jan 29
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Thursday "tip"

Play guitar frequently, just because it's good for you!  Playing an instrument (in our case a guitar) has been scientifically proven to be good for your mind, body and soul  ~ check this out http://ed.ted.com/lessons/how-playing-an-instrument-benefits-your-brain-anita-collinsPlay on...MarleneMarlene's Musicwww.marlenesmusic.comAs Seen On…See More
Jan 22
Marlene Hutchinson posted a blog post

Thursday "tip"

Regular practicing is the best way to master a skill.  Playing your guitar daily is more important than the amount of time you spend, for example it's more productive to play 20 minutes each day rather than 2 - 3 hours on just one day ~ improved playing can be routine!Play on...MarleneMarlene's Musicwww.marlenesmusic.comAs Seen On PBS. CBS. NBC2014 Player's Choice Award nominee See More
Jan 15
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Thursday "tip"

Create your own guitar playing "style."  You can have more fun and add pizzazz to your guitar playing by allowing your personality to shine through ~ a good example is today's birthday honoree, Elvis Presley!Play on...MarleneP.S. A simple version of Hound Dog can be played with 3 chords (C, G & D) and a lot of fun rockin' attitude!Marlene's Musicwww.marlenesmusic.comAs Seen On PBS, CBS, NBC, Acoustic Guitar2014 Player's Choice Award nomineeSee More
Jan 8
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Thursday "tip"

Set a guitar New Year's resolution that you will complete before the end of the year.  Sometimes we set goals and expect to complete them a few days or weeks later, but new songs/skills can take us a little while to master, so just try to complete your goal by the end of 2015 and then enjoy the journey of making it happen!Happy New Year andPlay on...MarleneMarlene's Musicwww.marlenesmusic.comAs Seen On PBS, CBS, NBCAcoustic Guitar, Making Music…See More
Jan 1
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Thursday "tip"

Celebrate the day by putting your thoughts to music.  Attached is the song We Wish You A Merry Christmas to play for your family and friends ~ spread the holiday cheer via music!.Play on...MarleneMarlene's Musicwww.marlenesmusic.comAs Seen On PBS, CBA, NBC, Acoustic Guitar2014 Player's Choice Award nominee…See More
Dec 25, 2014
Marlene Hutchinson posted a blog post

Thursday "tip"

Learn all you can about guitars.  Strings, for instance, are made with a core material (wire or nylon) and then wrapped with a material, usually bronze (steel) and silver plated copper (nylon) ~ check out this cool video to be more of a guitar string expert! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yhDG5lVw640Play on...MarleneMarlene's Musicwww.marlenesmusic.comAs Seen On PBS, CBS, NBC, Acoustic…See More
Dec 18, 2014
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Thursday "tip"

Have song lyrics ready for your family and friends.  Music is a wonderful way to spend time together and a sing-along is always fun, but most of the time they will only know the first verse of a song or the chorus, so have the words ready for all to join in ~ you'll all have a blast belting out the songs together!Play on...Marlene Marlene's Musicwww.marlenesmusic.comAs Seen On PBS, CBS, NBC, Acoustic Guitar2014 Player's Choice Award nomineeSee More
Dec 11, 2014
Marlene Hutchinson posted a blog post

Thursday "tip"

Inspire others to play guitar, a.k.a. don't be a secret guitarist.  When you share with others the fact that you've learned to play guitar and show them how much fun you're having, then you will likely prompt them to want to try and let's face it, we shouldn't be the only ones having all the fun ~ the more guitarists the merrier!!Play on...MarleneMarlene's Musicwww.marlenesmusic.com(949) 689-8519As Seen On PBS, CBS, NBC, Acoustic Guitar2014 Player's…See More
Dec 4, 2014
Marlene Hutchinson posted a blog post

Thursday "tip"

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
Nov 20, 2014

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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"

Try playing your guitar first thing in the morning.  Starting your day out with a song is likely to set you up for a positive day and it's kind of fun to just grab your guitar and play whatever comes to your mind ~ music mornings = marvelous days!
Play on...
Marlene
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Marlene's Music
As Seen On PBS, CBS, NBC
2014 Player's…
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Posted on February 26, 2015 at 12:21pm

Thursday "tip"

Look up unfamiliar chords on-line.  There are hundreds of chords and it would be tough to know them all, but don't let an unfamiliar chord prevent you from playing songs because we can simply look up the chord on the many internet resources available to us ~ in no time at all you'll be playing acchordingly!!
Play on...
Marlene
P.S. Here's one of the many chord websites …
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Posted on February 19, 2015 at 10:05am

Thursday "tip"

Try playing with a pick and try different thicknesses.  You might like to see what it's like to play with a flat pick and feel a bit confused so here's the 411, picks come in various gauges, heavy, medium and light, and each has a different feel/sound (i.e. heavy picks= a louder, deeper sound, light picks= a softer, clearer sound) ~ experiment with each gauge by playing the same thing so that you can pick your pick!
Play on...
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Posted on February 12, 2015 at 12:16pm

Thursday "tip"

Write on your music.  Sometimes we need little reminders (i.e. capo 3, go back to chorus, 1 strum here, etc.) to rock our songs, so go ahead and make notes right on the paper, then you can focus on playing the song ~ in fact keep a pencil/pen in your book so you're ready to write, rock and roll!
Play on...
Marlene
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Posted on February 5, 2015 at 9:40am — 1 Comment

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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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