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My lifelong friend Roger and I were talking and he mentioned that a new music store had opened in our hometown, Malden, MA. We'd made plans to get together yesterday to run a few errands and then sit and pick for a while so we decided to stop in to this new store while out and about.…
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Anchor your practice time. "Anchoring", which basically means a starting point and then plus or minus you can go from there, is a way to set yourself up for practice success, for example a simple anchor would be 15 minutes each day and
additionally, commit yourself by writing it down ~ anchors away!!!
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I recently launched a new lyric writing website - https://www.lyricwell.com. It includes a section for each album and song so you can write out your motivation so you can stay motivated to write, a due date for songs and albums to keep you on task, a notebook area to keep ideas, a rhyming dictionary and thesaurus to help you find the right words, and writing exercises to help you improve your lyric writing skills. Everything is web based so you can…Continue
Added by Nic Lubbers on March 31, 2015 at 11:03am — No Comments
I first met John Renbourn in 1990. He was playing some gigs with Bert Jansch and Danny Thompson in the north of Italy. We had some talking at the end of the performance about his Franklin OM that I liked a lot. He was a very kind and friendly person. Since then I met him in another couple of occasions, always spending a few minutes talking about guitars. The last time was in 2007 and I remember him laughing when I told him I didn't like his last guitar, a Bown. I hope he'll meet Bert in…Continue
Alhambra guitars have introduced a few new models for 2015 under the common denomination of "S Series". One of these newborn Alhambra guitars is the …Continue
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Be able to control the volume when using a flatpick. The dynamics of a song, how hard or soft you're playing, helps to present the feelings and emotions of a song (see the example below), so practice strumming and/or picking using a
flatpick with your focus on controlling the volume both loudly and softly ~ soon your song will feel dynamically controlled!
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As a Luthier of many years now I have been seeing an alarming trend in the guitar building industry. I have been seeing guitars that have been built since the late 1990s coming into the shop with tops that are very thin. This is causing a wealth of problems with structure and humidity.
WHY: I feel this trend stems from the mid to late 90s when the old pre-war Martin guitars started drawing a lot…
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ContinueUse a timer to gauge your playing speed. A strategy to help you improve on the speed of a skill (i.e. chord changes, rhythm pattern, solo riff, etc.) is to time yourself playing it slowly, then replay it with the goal of shaving off a few seconds each time, but (of course) without giving up quality sound ~ you'll find improvement in mere seconds!Play on...MarleneMarlene's…
Hey everyone - I'm a member of the team that's trying to Kickstart the first and only Acoustic Fingerstyle Guitar Documentary.
Some of the most technically talented guitarists in the world aren't the one's shredding gut-busting, mind-melting, electric…Continue