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Marlene Hutchinson
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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
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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
Marlene Hutchinson posted a blog post

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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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

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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
Marlene Hutchinson posted a blog post

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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
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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
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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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Thursday "tip"

Keep your guitar warm during these cold spells.  Remember as the weather cools our guitars still like 74-76 degrees and 40% humidity, so keep the room temperature comfortable and use a humidifier as the heater can dry the air ~ if you're comfortable, your guitar will be comfortable!Play on...Marlene Marlene's Musicwww.marlenesmusic.comAs Seen On PBS, CBS, NBC, Acoustic Guitar2014 Player's Choice Award nomineeSee More
Nov 13, 2014
Marlene Hutchinson posted a blog post

Thursday "tip"

To move quickly from chord to chord eliminate extra movement.   When you eliminate extra movement you're able to move faster, even a nanosecond can make a difference, so you should only be a 1/2' or less away from the strings at all times ~ less movement = quicker chord changes!Play on...Marlene Marlene's Musicwww.marlenesmusic.comAs Seen On PBS, CBS, NBC, Acoustic Guitar2014 Player's Choice Award nomineeSee More
Nov 6, 2014
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Thursday "tip"

Play songs related to Halloween.  It's fun to change things up a little bit and play songs related to upcoming holidays, like those for Halloween including Monster Mash and Witch Doctor, but I'm sure there are more so seek them out ~ BTW...ham it up with a scary voice too!Play on...MarleneMarlene's Musicwww.marlenesmusic.comAs Seen On PBS, CBS, NBC, Acoustic Guitar, WiMN2014 Player's Choice Award nomineeSee More
Oct 30, 2014
Marlene Hutchinson posted a blog post

Thursday "tip"

 Don't be afraid to play with guitarists that are better than you.  It might seem a little intimidating to play guitar with someone who seemingly was born with a guitar in their hand, but we can learn skills and techniques that we never dreamed of simply by jamming with them ~ so throw caution to the wind and play with your rocking friends!Play on...MarleneMarlene's Musicwww.marlenesmusic.comAs Seen On PBS, CBS, NBC, Acoustic Guitar, WiMN2014 Player's…See More
Oct 23, 2014
Marlene Hutchinson posted a blog post

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
Oct 16, 2014
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, 2014
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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, 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"

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-collins
Play on...
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Posted on January 22, 2015 at 8:45am

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...
Marlene
Marlene's Music
As Seen On PBS. CBS. NBC
2014 Player's…
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Posted on January 15, 2015 at 9:25pm

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...
Marlene
P.S. A simple version of Hound Dog can be played with 3 chords (C, G & D) and a lot of fun rockin' attitude!
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Posted on January 8, 2015 at 10:07am

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 and
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Posted on January 1, 2015 at 3:13pm

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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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