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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
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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
paul stokes commented on Marlene Hutchinson's blog post Thursday "tip"
"totally agree. "
Jul 31
Marlene Hutchinson posted a blog post

Thursday "tip"

Play your guitar to increase brain activity and happiness. Studies have shown that the brain's reward center responds to music -- a brain structure called the striatum releases the chemical dopamine, which is associated with happiness and pleasure ~ so play your guitar and get happy, a.k.a. Guitar Therapy!Play on...MarleneMarlene's Musicwww.marlenesmusic.comAs Seen On PBS, CBS, NBC, AcousticGuitar.com2014 Player's Choice Award nomineeSee More
Jul 31
Marlene Hutchinson commented on Marlene Hutchinson's blog post Thursday "tip"
"I'm so happy to know the Thursday "tips" are helping!  Thank you for letting me know. Play on... Marlene"
Jul 30
Marlene Hutchinson posted a blog post

Thursday "tip"

Keep your guitar cool and comfortable! With the summer tempuratures soaring you want to be sure that your guitar is happy and here's a good rule: your guitar should not be exposed to climate conditions that you would not want to be exposed to, ideally 40 - 45% humidity and 65-75 °F ~ a cool guitar is cool!Play on...MarleneMarlene's Musicwww.marlenesmusic.comAs Seen On PBS, CBS, NBC, AcousticGuitar.com2014 Player's Choice Award nomineeSee More
Jul 24

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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"

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

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...
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Posted on September 18, 2014 at 12:28pm — 1 Comment

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...

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Posted on September 11, 2014 at 1:34pm

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...
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Posted on September 4, 2014 at 8:05am

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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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