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Thursday "tip"

Play songs related to Halloween.  It's fun to change things up a little bit and play songs related to upcoming holidays, like those for Halloween including Monster Mash and Witch Doctor, but I'm sure there are more so seek them out ~ BTW...ham it up with a scary voice too!
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Added by Marlene Hutchinson on October 30, 2014 at 9:49am — No Comments

A New Project ? Guitar Self-Help Book for Beginners

    I teach guitar classes to senior adults at a local retirement center.  Most of my students are over 50 years of age, many of them are in their 60's.  I find that so many of them have physical or emotional hurdles to overcome to even learn to play the guitar as a beginner in the most elementary way. 

   Many of them encounter joint problems in their hands or fingers.  I even had one or two students who had parts of fingers missing from accidents.  There are…

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Added by Bob Wingate on October 23, 2014 at 12:02pm — No Comments

Thursday "tip"

 Don't be afraid to play with guitarists that are better than you.  It might seem a little intimidating to play guitar with someone who seemingly was born with a guitar in their hand, but we can learn skills and techniques that we never dreamed of simply by jamming with them ~ so throw caution to the wind and play with your rocking friends!
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Added by Marlene Hutchinson on October 23, 2014 at 11:48am — No Comments

CAT'S WAIL

  Hello Guitar Friends- 

   I recorded and downloaded this to YouTube a few months ago.  I'd like to get a little more creative on the video, and possibly re-record the tune on a multi-track, but other than that, considering it was recorded with an iPhone (precariously sitting atop my acoustic guitar while I played), it seems to have come…

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Added by Bob Wingate on October 23, 2014 at 11:30am — No Comments

My Guitar is My Friend

   I'll be honest with you.   I have a Love-Hate relationship with my guitar.   The title of this blog is "My Guitar is My Friend".. and it is..  really.   I love my guitar.  Very much.  If I had to pick one thing that I would take with me, if I were to go to a deserted island.. well, it would probably be one of my guitars.  The second thing(s) would probably be a CD player and a collection of my favorite…

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Added by Bob Wingate on October 23, 2014 at 11:30am — No Comments

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Added by Gilbert Pierce on October 23, 2014 at 7:20am — No Comments

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

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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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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.

Check out my new album of classical…

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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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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

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"...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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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

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

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