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Marlene Hutchinson
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Thursday "tip"

Try practicing without looking at the clock.  When you practice and get completely involved and engaged in the music you're working on and the fun you're having, without looking at the clock, you're likely to practice longer than you planned, which of course is a huge benefit to your playing ~ time flies when you're having fun!Play on...MarleneMarlene's Musicwww.marlenesmusic.comAs Seen On PBS, CBS, NBC, Acoustic Guitar, Women's International Music…See More
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Marlene Hutchinson posted a blog post

Thursday "tip"

Completely memorize an entire song.  You never know when you"ll be somewhere without your music and want to play guitar or be asked to play guitar, so if you have at least one song (more is good too) memorized you'll be able to play anytime, anywhere ~ be repertoire ready at a moment's notice!Play on...Marlene Marlene's Musicwww.marlenesmusic.comAs Seen On PBS, CBS, NBC, AcousticGuitar.com, theWiMN.com2014 Player's Choice Award nominee  See More
Oct 9
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"Learn to Play Guitar in a Day!" at Fort Lewis College

October 11, 2014 from 10am to 3pm
"Learn to Play Guitar in a Day!" workshop, as seen on PBS and featured in Acoustic Guitar, is a 1 day workshop for busy adults who want to learn to play guitar, but don't have time for weekly lesson.See More
Oct 4
Marlene Hutchinson posted a blog post

Thursday "tip"

To get good sounding chords, check that you're on your fingertips. Sometimes when fingering our chords we don't even realize that we've rolled our fingertips down on the strings, which causes a muted string sound and increases the likelihood that we'll mute another string ~ so roll up your fingertips and get to playing!Play on...MarleneMarlene's Musicwww.marlenesmusic.comAs Seen On PBS, CBS, NBC, AcousticGuitar.com, theWiMN.com2014 Player's Choice…See More
Oct 2
Marlene Hutchinson posted a blog post

Thursday "tip"

Challenge yourself reply on your other senses to play.  For instance when you think you have a new skill down like picking, chord changes, a solo riff, etc., then try them without looking at your guitar ~ you'll probably surprise yourself by your ability to hear and/or feel the accurateness of the skill and you'll be able to look at your music or your audience!Play on...MarleneMarlene's Musicwww.marlenesmusic.comAs Seen On PBS, CBS, NBC,…See More
Sep 25
Gary Wilson commented on Marlene Hutchinson's blog post Thursday "tip"
"Hmm, It's really a Good tip for my boy and my boy is also going for a guitar lesson and I also thought give some help to for my child in Guitar lesson. ......................................................................... best beginner…"
Sep 22
Marlene Hutchinson posted a blog post

Thursday "tip"

Use a music stand to hold your music.  When you have your music positioned lower than eye level you are actually causing a bit of strain to your neck and by simply using a music stand or a tabletop book stand to keep your music at eye level will help your neck to feel great while you're playing ~ so, heads up and eyes on the music!Play on...Marlene Marlene's Musicwww.marlenesmusic.comAs Seen On PBS, CBS, NBC, AcousticGuitar.com, theWiMN.com2014…See More
Sep 18
Marlene Hutchinson posted a blog post

Thursday "tip"

Consider guitar ergonomics when playing. Your posture and movement is important and sometimes overlooked, for instance you should sit upright with your spine and head aligned, think of an imaginary thread pulling from the top of your skull, to avoid sore shoulders and neck ~ ergo, sit up so you can rock your songs and your body!Play on... MarleneMarlene's Music www.marlenesmusic.com As Seen On PBS, CBS, NBC, AcousticGuitar.com, theWiMN.com2014 Player's…See More
Sep 11
Marlene Hutchinson posted a blog post

Thursday "tip"

Play your music frequently to increase your coordination.  Playing an instrument requires hand-eye coordination, for instance when you read chords or notes your brain has to convert that into a motor pattern, sending signals to the muscles to play that chord or note, while also adding in breathing (with your singing) and rhythm ~ so go ahead and get coordinated!Play on...MarleneMarlene's Musicwww.marlenesmusic.com As Seen On PBS, CBS, NBC,…See More
Sep 4
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Guitar Clinics @ AARP Expo at San Diego Convention Center

September 4, 2014 at 2:45pm to September 6, 2014 at 10:15am
Marlene Hutchinson will be teaching guitar clinics inside the NAMM booth at the AARP Expo in San Diego. No guitar necessary, we'll have one for you to use, just stop by and learn how to play guitar! 9/4 ~ 2:45 pm 9/5 ~ 2:45 pm & 4:15 pm9/6 ~ 10:15 amhttp://www.aarp.org/about-aarp/events/national_event/See More
Aug 28
Marlene Hutchinson posted a blog post

Thursday "tip"

Learn about the different woods used to make guitars.  Various woods are used, some in combination, for acoustic guitar construction because of the variety of sounds each wood produces, for example Mahogany resonates deeper tones, while Maple emits a bright sound ~ "test drive" the woods at your local guitar store to find your favorite tone!Play on...MarleneMarlene's Musicwww.marlenesmusic.comAs Seen On PBS,…See More
Aug 28
Marlene Hutchinson posted a blog post

Thursday "tip"

Get musically inspired by attending a concert.  Whether it's your all time favorite artist/group or just simply music you enjoy hearing, you will likely get inspired to play songs you hear and it's especially fun to look for their songs online immediately after the show so you can play them right away ~ you'll feel like a rock star!Play on...Marlene Marlene's Musicwww.marlenesmusic.comAs Seen On PBS, CBS, NBC, AcousticGuitar.com, theWiMN.com2014…See More
Aug 21
paul stokes commented on Marlene Hutchinson's blog post Thursday "tip"
"Haha, it was a good night. Great little gig I played at in Manchester (England). "
Aug 16
Marlene Hutchinson posted a blog post

Thursday "tip"

Shop for your dream guitar.  By going to guitar shops and trying out, a.k.a. "test driving", various brands and styles of guitars you will likely find the guitar of your dreams and then here's a thought ~ you might want to reward yourself with your dream guitar when you have achieved a goal (guitar or otherwise)!Play on...MarleneMarlene's Musicwww.marlenesmusic.comAs Seen On PBS, CBS, NBC, AcousticGuitar.com, theWiMN.com2014 Player's Choice Award…See More
Aug 14
Marlene Hutchinson posted a blog post

THursday "tip"

Find a guitar buddy to play with.  It's fun and motivating to have another guitarist to play with, you'll probably find that you'll be playing a lot more and perhaps trying new things that they have learned ~ guitar buddies make such great friends!Play on...MarleneMarlene's Musicwww.marlenesmusic.comAs Seen On PBS, CBS, NBC, AcousticGuitar.com, thewimn.com2014 Player's Choice Award nomineeSee More
Aug 7
Marlene Hutchinson commented on Marlene Hutchinson's blog post Thursday "tip"
"Your photo looks like you're having some killer "guitar therapy"!! Play on..."
Aug 1

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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 practicing without looking at the clock.  When you practice and get completely involved and engaged in the music you're working on and the fun you're having, without looking at the clock, you're likely to practice longer than you planned, which of course is a huge benefit to your playing ~ time flies when you're having fun!
Play on...
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Posted on October 16, 2014 at 9:09am

Thursday "tip"

Completely memorize an entire song.  You never know when you"ll be somewhere without your music and want to play guitar or be asked to play guitar, so if you have at least one song (more is good too) memorized you'll be able to play anytime, anywhere ~ be repertoire ready at a moment's notice!
Play on...
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Posted on October 9, 2014 at 10:39am

Thursday "tip"

To get good sounding chords, check that you're on your fingertips. Sometimes when fingering our chords we don't even realize that we've rolled our fingertips down on the strings, which causes a muted string sound and increases the likelihood that we'll mute another string ~ so roll up your fingertips and get to playing!

Play on...

Marlene



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Posted on October 2, 2014 at 12:39pm

Thursday "tip"

Challenge yourself reply on your other senses to play.  For instance when you think you have a new skill down like picking, chord changes, a solo riff, etc., then try them without looking at your guitar ~ you'll probably surprise yourself by your ability to hear and/or feel the accurateness of the skill and you'll be able to look at your music or your audience!
Play on...
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Posted on September 25, 2014 at 11:34am

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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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