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Added by Gilbert Pierce on October 23, 2014 at 4:13am — 1 Comment

Hi, everyone

My first post, Google

Added by Gilbert Pierce on October 21, 2014 at 1:21pm — No Comments

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!
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Marlene
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Added by Marlene Hutchinson on October 16, 2014 at 9:09am — No Comments

Fingerstyle Guitar 432 hz - Delicate Blues - Enzo Crotti

"Delicate Blues" is one of my composition for classical guitar, which contains theme and improvisation. It is contained on CD "Some Musical Little Things", along with other tracks recorded at 432 Hz to obtain a sound more relaxing and meditative. You can find my album in the following page and on major online stores.

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Added by Enzo Crotti on October 11, 2014 at 6:22am — No Comments

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!
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Added by Marlene Hutchinson on October 9, 2014 at 10:39am — No Comments

How many guitars do you really need?

Years ago my brother-in-law was helping me move. When we were loading my guitars he turned to me and asked, "How many guitars do you need?" I don't have as many guitars abs I'd like, but it seemed strange to have to justify my meager "collection" to anyone. I just smiled.

Today, a Sam Ash ad had this pic up, which gives all of us a scientific formula to answer that question...

Added by Phil Manuel on October 4, 2014 at 3:30pm — 3 Comments

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!

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Marlene



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www.marlenesmusic.com

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Added by Marlene Hutchinson on October 2, 2014 at 12:39pm — No Comments

New Ramirez RA and Ramirez RB from Ramirez Guitars

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Added by Manuel Nunez on October 1, 2014 at 7:48am — No Comments

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!
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Added by Marlene Hutchinson on September 25, 2014 at 11:34am — No Comments

...live performances!

http://www.facebook.com/billy.j.bluez



.. Billy%20Jones%20Bluez

"...he has a voice that will enchant you. ...his songs are dripping with sexuality.…

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Added by billy jones bluez on September 25, 2014 at 1:20am — No Comments

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!
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Marlene
 
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Added by Marlene Hutchinson on September 18, 2014 at 12:28pm — 1 Comment

Maybe Adios

All the spam showing up here tells me this. Community is nearing the end of it's life. Unless, a site is managed, there is nothing to safeguard it. It's been interesting sharing experiences and knowledge with folks. Sad to let go, really. If you care to keep in touch send me a pm.

Added by Phil Manuel on September 13, 2014 at 6:20am — No Comments

Maybe Adios

All the spam showing up here tells me this. Community is nearing the end of it's life. Unless, a site is managed, there is nothing to safeguard it. It's been interesting sharing experiences and knowledge with folks. Sad to let go, really. If you care to keep in touch send me a pm.

Added by Phil Manuel on September 13, 2014 at 6:20am — No Comments

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!

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Marlene

Marlene's Music

www.marlenesmusic.com

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Added by Marlene Hutchinson on September 11, 2014 at 1:34pm — No Comments

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!
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Marlene
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Added by Marlene Hutchinson on September 4, 2014 at 8:05am — No Comments

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!
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Added by Marlene Hutchinson on August 28, 2014 at 1:57pm — No Comments

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!
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Added by Marlene Hutchinson on August 21, 2014 at 2:57pm — No Comments

Guitar Building Workshop Aug 2014 Day One

We are at it again at Lichty Guitars. Four students from across the country here for 12 days to build their dream guitars. You can follow along and watch these beauties come to life - 

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Added by Jay Lichty on August 16, 2014 at 12:58pm — No Comments

Moving out of state.

In anticipation of our move, I decided to cut down on my instrument collection. We went to Music Go Round PA. I took in my old, oddball and unused instruments. I expected one price, would settle for another but got more than I expected. However, the guys checking out my used equipment were in awe of what they called, "an eccentric collection". It was sad but…

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Added by Dave Sterenchock on August 16, 2014 at 11:52am — No Comments

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)!
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Marlene
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Added by Marlene Hutchinson on August 14, 2014 at 5:14pm — No Comments

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