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Richard Gilewitz
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  • Inverness, FL
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  • Tony Hogan
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Richard Gilewitz's Groups


Fingerstyle Guitar,Tales from the Road, and Laughs Along the Way

Latest Activity

Richard Gilewitz commented on Will Becker's group Central Florida Guitarists Information Exchange
"Please join me for two events in Lakeland FL at Carlton Music. Thursday July 30 6:30-8:30pm will be an interactive Guitars, Ukuleles  & Gear Clinic. I'll be demonstrating fingerstyle techniques and how to apply them to the ukulele.…"
Jul 20
Richard Gilewitz joined Will Becker's group

Central Florida Guitarists Information Exchange

All guitarists and other string instrument players which want to send out information about events, groups, activities and subjects concerning making music in the Central Florida area.  Open to everyone.
Jul 20
Richard Gilewitz posted an event

Richard Gilewitz's Traveling Guitar Workshop at Southern Music Co.

May 23, 2015 from 11am to 4pm
Select 1 session or all as you learn Richard Gilewitz's techniques from over 3 decade of teaching and performing. Register at Southern Music to secure your space.  11am-12:00pm / Session A: Basics of Fingerpicking and Rhythm for Beginners and BeyondThese sessions start you on the journey of fingerstyle guitar. Learn the picking patterns, note treatment, and the importance of rhythm.The Fingerpicking Engine:Basics of Rhythm:12:00-1:00pm /Session B: Without Rhythm You Are ToastExpanded Rhythm…See More
May 15
Richard Gilewitz posted events
Nov 6, 2014

Profile Information

Which one of the following describes your involvement in music? (Check all that apply)
Gigging or professional musician, Music teacher
How many years have you been playing guitar?
More than 30 years
Which of these instruments do you own or play?
Flattop steel-string acoustic guitar, Nylon-string guitar, Archtop guitar, Electric guitar, Lap-style slide guitar, Banjo, Resonator guitar, Travel guitar, Ukulele
The make and model of your guitar(s) and/or other instruments and gear.
Some instruments and gear In my collection:
Gold Tone Banjitar and Gold Tone Banjo
Harade, classical nylon string by Takamine
Breedlove Calendar Series Signature 6 string, Rosewood back and sides with Cedar top
Breedlove Custom C-25 6 string, Rosewood back and sides with Cedar top
Breedove Custom Atlas Series Signature 12 string, Rosewood back and sides with Spruce top
Breedlove Custom Northwest #12, 12 string, Myrtlewood back and sides
Schenk Custom Indian Rosewood FE 6 string
Schenk Custom Killer Koa Collection 12 string
LR Baggs Para DI/Anthem and the Venue
Audio-Technica Artist Elite Microphones
Intellitouch Tuners
Shubb Capos (for 6 and 12 strings)
Fishman AFX Delay Pedal
What is your website address?
What type of music do you like to play?
Acoustic fingerstyle guitar - Americana, traditional, blues, folk, classical, and somewhere in between.
Do you subscribe to or regularly read Acoustic Guitar?
I purchase copies at newsstands/bookstores

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Richard Gilewitz's Blog

Monthly Blog Listing

Each month I post a blog entry on the L2P Network and also post a running history of news on my website about every three months. (Bit behind on the website but keep checking as new entries will be put up soon.) I talk about touring, equipment, the perils of extra luggage, how to deal with cranky babies on a plane flight from California to Australia, and a tune or two. Tune in at Richard Gilewitz News and…


Posted on November 27, 2012 at 11:00am

Lazy Quick for the Hammer-On Trick

Mel Bay's Guitar Sessions is a free monthly webzine that carries a few of my articles, including tips for players and tales from the road. The December 2010 issue features some tips for the fingerstyle player regarding hammer-ons.  Here's an easy link for the latest article. Guitar Sessions Hope you enjoy!

Posted on January 27, 2012 at 9:42pm

Hitting the road again

Never thought I'd use this phrase but 'gee, whiz' I am back on the road. Actually took a couple of months off to heal what turned out to be a fractured leg (toured 3 months on that through 12 states so I don't wanna hear any whining out there!)...also, got to enjoy a couple of versions of the flu (hmmm, I DID get two flu shots...makes ya wonder).

NAMM out in Anaheim was great fun once again and I was thrilled to meet up again with many of my sponsors in the real…

Posted on March 13, 2010 at 1:18am

Gillacamp Travels to Ireland

Looks like I'm making my 6th trip to Ireland, the land where it seems like music was invented, in a couple of weeks. I'm honored to have been invited back for my 3rd year in a row to the Clonakilty International Guitar Festival just southwest of Cork. Have been asked on this occasion to present my Gillacamp over a 3 day period. Nice thing about these shorter sessions is that I get to pull from my larger menu of topics.

Whole point here being that I want to encourage all players to… Continue

Posted on September 4, 2009 at 12:32pm


Having fun right now in the middle of my 5th annual 'Gillacamp' in Troy Ohio hosted by Sound City Music. As usual it seems that the highlight for the students is the camaraderie among the pickers and 'my' highlight is recognizing that there are still people out there willing to learn how to use a metronome and study a little bit of music theory.

Having a blast and I hope to see some of you at a future camp or show. Keep on playing, work on a new piece every day, and above all shoot… Continue

Posted on August 30, 2009 at 2:05am

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At 6:02pm on November 25, 2010, Michael Han said…
hi Richard, thank you for inviting me. Very glad to be your friend. I love American fingerstyle guitar music. My favorate player is Guy Van Duser.
At 10:05am on November 9, 2010, Luis Motta da Silva said…

Just accepted your friendship request, thank you!
At 4:07pm on November 8, 2010, Luis Motta da Silva said…
Hi, Richard!

Just left a comment on your video, and came to your page to have a look. Now, I discover ve have something in common: Greensleeves. I have a video of it, played in Portuguese guitar, in my page. Be welcome!
At 8:50pm on February 13, 2010, Robert Hanson said…
Enjoyed your clinic/concert performed @ Music Unlimited,Shawnee, OK in late 90's
At 3:12pm on October 26, 2009, Aodhan said…
can I ask you a question in chat?
At 8:21pm on March 21, 2009, Jim Saunders said…
some super work Richard,over the top fine
At 4:53pm on February 9, 2009, John Wilson said…
Thank you for joining in on the 12-String Guitar Group. I look forward to your input. I enjoy your playing.
At 2:02am on February 7, 2009, Gerald said…
Richard - I am feeling honored that you added ma as a friend here!
Actually I have just recently bought your 'Voluntary Solitary' CD which I really like very much!
At 4:53pm on February 6, 2009, Charlie Bolt said…

Wonderful playing and wonderful sounding guitars too!!! Welcome to the group!!

I used to live in your neck of the woods (actually, a little bit to the east in Leesburg), I have been throught Inverness several times. I probably wouldn't recognize it now, though, since I left Florida in 1984.

Welcome again, and great playing.

At 6:45am on November 22, 2008, James P. Royle said…
Beautiful music and great playing! Awesome sounding guitars.

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