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  • Australia
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TC Electronic External Soundcard
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Started this discussion. Last reply by Tony Hogan Mar 7, 2010.

Question for Luthiers and Guitar Repairers
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Started this discussion. Last reply by Eric Reid Aug 29, 2009.

Favorite Guitar Duet Albums
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Started this discussion. Last reply by Raymond Morin Oct 9, 2009.


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Who Am I and What do I Play?

When people ask me what I play, I usually say "I try and play the same as the rest of the band." I play numerous styles with and without plectrum. "Who Am I?" " I'm Tony Hogan, a guitar player who lives in Australia who has played for 40 years, studied jazz guitar with Ike Isaacs ( think Grapelli Quartet with Diz Disley,; Martin Taylor ) and I also studied with Ashok Roy a senior student of Ustad Ali Akbar Khan. I run a couple of Acoustic Guitar Blogs Acoustic Guitarist and the Guitars and they have had over 350,000 visitors, so I guess they must be of relevance to other players. I also have an electric guitar blog as well, I'm hesitant to mention it for fear of upsetting the Acoustic Guitar Demi Gods Electricguitarist
Because I play numerous styles, the benefit is if I get a bit musically dry I can jump into another area of music and quickly be inspired. Celtic, Open tunings, Blues Folk, Bluegrass and other styles. Music, ultimately is about feelings, emotions. We need a great technique and a certain amount of virtuosity to be able to express these emotions to the fullest,

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Which one of the following describes your involvement in music? (Check all that apply)
Gigging or professional musician, Music teacher, Guitar student, Recording and performing equipment manufacturer, Instructional material publisher (books/video/website), Guitar-related website
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, Mandolin
The make and model of your guitar(s) and/or other instruments and gear.
Gurian Cutaway, Breedlove, Ibanez 105N, Handmade Guitar that I made
What is your website address?
What type of music do you like to play?
Acoustic Guitar Open Tuning, Jazz, Blues, Indian Music, Folk, Acoustic Rock, Bluegrass, Celtic. Indian
Do you subscribe to or regularly read Acoustic Guitar?
I purchase copies at newsstands/bookstores

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Tony Hogan's Blog

HELP!!!! Blogging and Being Social - Anybody Out There?

As a Guitar Blogger who has written hundreds of articles, not only on guitar but other topics, over a two year period I've had close on 400,000 visitors to a few of my blog sites, as I see it as a great way of communicating and quickly getting stuff out there, I also run an IT Social Network for Web Development. In this time I'm learnt a lot about what works, what doesn't, and how people respond.

As a rule, persons over about 30 generally need to be guided in interacting on… Continue

Posted on July 30, 2009 at 4:30pm — 3 Comments

DADGAD Arrangement TAB and Notation - Gypsy Rover

I have just reposted a DADGAD of Gypsy Rover which I did a couple of years ago. It's simple and straight forward. Share it with students if you like or build it into an arrangement with variations. Click to go to article DADGAD Gypsy Rover

Tony Hogan

Posted on July 24, 2009 at 5:00pm

Add a Little Jazz to Your Acoustic Guitar Playing - TAB and Music Sheet

I've uploaded a simple Chord Doco using triads for those guitar players wishing to add a little jazz style accompaniment to their playing. It is in TAB and dots. I learnt this technique years ago from British Jazz great Ike Isaacs. I had uploaded previously to the web, but in an oversight I called it 1 6 4 5 progression because I used one of my other templates.

I have found this sort of playing very useful for accompanying singers. Using the triads allows for greater mobility and… Continue

Posted on July 19, 2009 at 9:00pm

A Guitar Players Nerd and Geek Moment

I have had two computers have problems in the last 3 weeks. As I also work in the IT industry, a quick reminder to back up any of your work, particularly your music that you spent hours recording and editing.

As I just spent the last hour and a half fixing a TC Electronic Sound Card issue and have lost a little hair in the process, I thought it would be a nice idea to remind other guitar players that bypass these thought of things consider the option creatig duplicate copies saved… Continue

Posted on July 17, 2009 at 10:04pm — 1 Comment

Gurian Guitars Anyone?

I have a Gurian guitar made around about 1980. When Pierre Bensusan saw it, he sad that he recorded his first album on the same model. Also some years ago in a Stefa Grossman book, he had also recommended them. Does anyone else here play one?

Posted on July 17, 2009 at 5:40pm — 1 Comment

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At 9:39am on March 30, 2011, Christopher Stewart said…
hey !

Can't the past ever go away ?
Perhaps it doesn't have to stay
Perhaps there is a better way
Than to its tempting lure fall prey

Indeed life is quite a journey
Hardships, burdens, and come what may
Why carry those of yesterday ?
When the future is on its way

Promises of a brand new day
From gloominess do shy away
Forgive oneself, hurting allay
And allow guilt its holiday

Listen to the musicians play
They sing the song of the blue jay
Let the sun outshine the clouds grey
Trust only joy to show the way

hope you have an inspired & fulfilling week ! :o)

« Without culture, and the relative freedom it implies, society, even when perfect, is but a jungle. This is why any authentic creation is a gift to the future. » — Albert Camus

At 12:33pm on August 1, 2009, John McFadden said…
Thank you for the addition as a friend here at the AG community.I truly appreciate the thought and your time.
At 4:37pm on July 25, 2009, hue said…
Thanks for adding me Tony.
At 3:57am on July 20, 2009, John Francis said…
Thanks, Tony! It is really great to see you here!
At 9:57pm on July 16, 2009, Brian Gore said…
At 8:49pm on July 16, 2009, Brian Gore said…
i like your march 7th post on "the-guitarplayer" good on ya, i believe, is the phrase?
Love the Ralph piece. He's been in two IGN tours. Funny guy.

Peace out
At 7:13am on July 14, 2009, Brian Gore said…
hey tony... thanks for listening... i am going to check out your website today.
At 10:19am on July 13, 2009, Perfecto De Castro said…
Hi Tony!

Thanks for the kind comment!

At 9:08pm on July 11, 2009, Christopher Stewart said…

Hey Tony ! Thanks for the friendship... :o)

Best wishes,


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