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Dear Members and Visitors,

This is a reminder that this website, will cease operations on June 30, 2016. We’ll continue the conversations and sharing news of the guitar world at AcousticGuitar.comTwitter.com/AcousticGuitar, and …

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Added by David A. Lusterman on June 24, 2016 at 11:52am — 2 Comments

Thursday Tip

Make notes on your music with a pencil.  It's helpful to use a pencil to make notes on your music, that way you'll remember things like a reminder to go back to the chorus or a picking pattern that you want to use in the song, and be creative, you can use colored pencils to represent different notations ~ be pencil sharp with your songs! 
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Marlene…
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Added by Marlene Hutchinson on June 23, 2016 at 1:01pm — No Comments

Well doesn't THIS suck?

Shutting this site down and there is no alternate on the "new" site. All the photos, videos, blogs, posts . . . . pffffffttttt. Not very considerate of the publishers. I wonder what they will think when I DON'T renew my subscription to their rag???

Added by Terry Angelli on June 20, 2016 at 6:32pm — 1 Comment

Move towards the light!

AGC be ceasing its operations on June 30, 2016. Join the New AGC at http://acousticguitarcabin.boards.net/

Added by Robert Williamson on June 18, 2016 at 4:22pm — No Comments

Thursday Tip

Temperature/humidity changes can affect your guitar. As summertime approaches, temperatures rise and we want to be mindful that our guitars are "comfortable", so here's some info to help you ~ then you and your guitar can enjoy Summertime, Summertime, Sum, Sum, Summertime! (Youtube & the song with …
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Added by Marlene Hutchinson on June 16, 2016 at 2:59pm — 1 Comment

Fare Thee Well...

Haven't been around the community in a long while. Sad to hear about the site shutting down. Made some virtual friends here, and I will miss the lively discussions. Also, I will miss the exchange of information, news, and opinions from such a wide variety of folks. It's truly been a long strange trip.

Cheers All, and raise a parting glass. Good night and joy be with you all!

Added by Phil Manuel on June 12, 2016 at 10:47pm — 1 Comment

Thursday Tip

Take your guitar with you on your summer vacation. One of my favorite things about playing guitar is that you can take it with you everywhere and it's even a law that you can take it on an airplane (click here for the info on the law) ~ so don't leave home without it!
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Marlene
Changing the world, one guitar string at a time…
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Added by Marlene Hutchinson on June 9, 2016 at 7:29pm — No Comments

This Community Is Moving.

Dear Visitors and Members,

After many years of operating this website, we’ll be ceasing its operations on June 30, 2016.   We’ll continue the conversations and sharing news of the guitar world at AcousticGuitar.com, Twitter.com/AcousticGuitar, and…

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Added by David A. Lusterman on June 9, 2016 at 2:30pm — 11 Comments

Thursday Tip

Don't be shy about playing your guitar in front of other people. Though playing in front of other people can be a bit intimidating, it can actually lead to huge breakthroughs in your playing and bonus...you;re likely to receive praise, even if you have bloopers ~ remember, just walking in the room with a guitar elevates your "cool factor"!
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Marlene
Changing the world, one guitar string at a…
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Added by Marlene Hutchinson on June 2, 2016 at 11:04am — No Comments

A New Toy- Low Cost Digital Microscope, Closeups of Guitar Inlays, Rosettes, and Woods

Picked this up in a local electronics store for $50CDN.

I immediately took down my '98 S6 and took some images.…

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Added by Robert Williamson on May 26, 2016 at 3:00pm — 5 Comments

Thursday Tip

Each day play the same song at a different tempo. Tempo is how fast or slow you play a song and to help you learn to adjust to various tempos try playing the same song, but change the tempo daily (i.e. play Happy Birthday - Monday~slow, Tuesday-fast, Wednesday-medium, etc, note: a metronome is useful for this) ~ a tempo a day, keeps the guitarist in play!
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Marlene…
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Added by Marlene Hutchinson on May 26, 2016 at 10:16am — No Comments

More Case Logos

The Alvarez Logo for the Baritone case (already installed) , and 4 special Seagull. These are a different design than that which my supplier was selling previously. I provided a hi-res image from which he could laser-cut these normal and reversed (for inside a window) logos.

For information on how…

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Added by Robert Williamson on May 25, 2016 at 7:00am — 1 Comment

Re-learning Compositions

For the past few months i have been re-learning some unfinished compositions that I "wrote" some years ago. I quote "wrote" because, although I composed them and recording a rough cut, I never wrote the Tab or music.  The problem for me with compositions as opposed to songs with lyrics, I had no record of key, tuning or capo. It was relatively difficult for me to remember HOW I played a tune. Even with the melody coming back, the tone wasn't. I really needed to…

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Added by Robert Williamson on May 20, 2016 at 5:00pm — 6 Comments

GigBags

With my purchase last week of a hardshell case for my Baritone, i now have hardshell or Tric cases for all 12 of my stringed instruments.

Now, I have an empty GigBag.

Previously, I used the GigBag to transport guitars to dealer for hardshell case fitting. Now it has no purpose. What could I possibly use it for?

 :-/

.... sheet music and lyrics?  ???

.... a cuddly sweater?  (zzz)

.... a collection of Tony K's best one-liners? … :P

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Added by Robert Williamson on May 20, 2016 at 5:00am — No Comments

Thursday Tip

Make a plan to visit a music/guitar museum. There are some really cool museums around the United States (click here for a list of museums), so try to check out one near you or make a special trip, you'll gain an interesting perspective on guitars and music, which ultimately helps your guitar playing ~…
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Added by Marlene Hutchinson on May 19, 2016 at 9:43am — No Comments

D'Addario Humiditrak

If I was the kind of person who left their guitars idle in their cases ( Bob's Mantra: A Guitar in a Case is a Guitar Unplayed) you would think that I would use a system similar to this monitoring system with the addition of Humidpaks.

But not this one.

D'Addario Humiditrak…

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Added by Robert Williamson on May 17, 2016 at 11:30am — No Comments

Thursday Tip

Anticipate your chord change for a smoother song. Thinking ahead to the next transition can help to eliminate the "choppy" nature of a song; helpful hints can be to recognize simple ways to move on (i.e. Am to C is just moving the 3rd finger) and anticipating the change by sound as explained in this video ~ I foresee smoother transitions ahead!
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Added by Marlene Hutchinson on May 12, 2016 at 3:51pm — No Comments

The First (Addendum)

While searching my tool chest for a file clamp to fix a knock-off fret rocker, I came across this.

It is a…

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Added by Robert Williamson on May 12, 2016 at 5:49am — No Comments

Thursday Tip

When you have a challenge with a new song, go back to the basics. For instance many of us fumble a bit with the transitions within a song (mainly because we just want to rock the song instantly!), so take a step back and work through the chord/note changes, slowly first, then faster and then try the song again ~ soon you'll basically be playing your song!
Play on...
Marlene
Changing the world, one guitar string at a time…
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Added by Marlene Hutchinson on May 5, 2016 at 5:40pm — No Comments

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