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January 2010 Blog Posts (48)

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I am a player with 40+ years of guitar under my belt. I would love to pass on my knowledge and songs to younger players who have an interest in learning classic material.



Personally I do not have a lot of free time to dedicate to a learner but I am willing to commit to mentoring those who are willing to learn and are patient.



Hopefully there are other seasoned players out there who would be willing to do this as well.



If you are interested in learning or… Continue

Added by Terry Angelli on January 31, 2010 at 4:00pm — No Comments

Proper Grammer ? New edition posted.Vintage Guitar news and Views. Greg's Guiatrs.

The February edition of the Vintage Guitar News and Views is posted read it today, Greg.

Added by GregsGuitars on January 30, 2010 at 3:00pm — No Comments

The vintage guitar news and views.

The Vintage Guitar News and Views January Edition.

As with my peers concerning the state of today's guitar and vintage guitar market I will add in my own opinion for what it is worth.(no pun intended ). What I see is a halt to the sudden and rapid rise in prices that mint vintage guitars will bring in, such as those we have seen in the last 3 to 4 years and a slow down or market correction,which we are seeing today, not that these guitars are worth any less but rather a more informed… Continue

Added by GregsGuitars on January 29, 2010 at 6:27pm — No Comments

AG JANUARY 2010 "Here's How" ONSTAGE DYNAMICS Acoustic Archtop reply

Hi, This article was very good and re-affirming on the acoustic situation on stage (God help us all). I agree with all of it, with some ideas and hints of my own, with the acoustic archtop guitar.

The archtop and it's style can be a little different "beast", but much of the same implies. I play solo, small group and with a 7-piece, loud Trad Jazz band (three horns). For a long time I simply relied on a mic. Not a big problem in a solo setting. In a larger venue with a soundman, even… Continue

Added by Jerry Krahn on January 29, 2010 at 7:06am — No Comments

The vintage guitar news and views

Read the monthly blog article by Greg "The Vintage Guitar News and Views" a article to inform and to entertain.

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Added by GregsGuitars on January 27, 2010 at 6:16pm — No Comments

Orlando Guitar Show this weekend.

For those of you that live in the Central Florida area, the Orlando Guitar Show is this weekend, Jan. 30 & 31st. We always have the GrinningElk Booth set up and full of guitars, so if anyone decides to attend, please drop by and say "Hello"! Here's the link with all information:

http://www.guitarexpo.net/gxpo/Orlando.htm

Added by Ray Mauldin on January 27, 2010 at 12:31pm — No Comments

My First Ray Of Hope About Guitar

I remember the first time I got a solid insight into the truth of guitar excellence, and found a reason to believe that I could become a great guitar player, even though I started late, and was meeting people who were far better than me, and also younger.



I was 21. Samantha was the best player at the Institute where I was studying guitar. She was getting rave reviews at Carnegie Recital Hall playing pieces I was struggling to get through at the time. I was very intimidated every time… Continue

Added by Jamie Marie Andreas on January 26, 2010 at 9:40am — No Comments

Live Music: What is it Worth to You?

Greetings, Friends and Fans.



After finishing up 2009 with a wonderful tour in Florida I’m home for the next few months, and thought I’d take the opportunity to do a little research regarding live music and its place in our busy lives.



We’re all so busy. We all spend more and more time on “social networks”—definitely networking, but how social is it? Likewise, we access music in so many more ways than live and up-close—we download, we trade files; once in a while we even… Continue

Added by Michael DeLalla on January 25, 2010 at 3:41pm — 2 Comments

Attention SE Pennsylvania, Delaware and NJ guitarists!

There a new group called "SE Pennsylvania, Delaware, NJ Players" for guitarists in those areas. It'll be a nice communications forum where people can share places to play, where people are playing, meet local acoustic guitarists, share ideas, collaborate, and help and support each other.

Hope to see you there!
John

Added by John Gundrum on January 24, 2010 at 8:10pm — No Comments

At "PAPERMOON"

It is the first stage in the Inn strike this year.

At the Mito-city "Paper Moon".

Moreover, it is one-man live!

There seems to be a good thing this year.



I am very glad for a lot of guests to come to see my stage.

I seemed also to have performed by my best and to have strained myself too much by me.



Some.. tunes ..me.. ..the mistake not thought about...





However, it seems to have been able to enjoy it for guests.

I was feeling… Continue

Added by okayan on January 23, 2010 at 11:30pm — No Comments

Cooperstand

Hey Ya'll, Check out Cooperstand in Essential Gear section of AGMag. Current issue. Thanks, DC

Added by Daniel Cooper on January 23, 2010 at 9:00am — No Comments

It is the first Live this year tonight.

I perform by the restaurant "Paper Moon" in Ibaraki Prefecture Mito City where I live tonight.

When performing, I use a new preamp.

This preamp was not in major name brands, and those who produced the individual by the living in Kanagawa Prefecture made it.

The brand name is said, "Enfini custom works".

It is a preamp that it is small, and operativeness is good.





"Enfini… Continue

Added by okayan on January 22, 2010 at 7:15pm — No Comments

Ben Guard

I am looking for other people who play the guitar, beginners and intermediate guitar playerI am a beginning player and could use some good tip;s once in a while. Feel free to contact me and maybe we could work togethr on-line.

Added by Ben Guard on January 21, 2010 at 12:55pm — No Comments

MY FAVORITE ALBUM:

Hi all had a dream last night that I was playing with one of my all time favorite artist(if yove seen any of my vids. on youtube youll know who that is) Dan Fogelberg. Anyway that is the meaning for this blog. Just wanted to put it down while its still on my mind. I started leasoning to Dan on the radio back in the 70s even before I really knew who he was. It wasent untill 81 or 82 that I really got into his music though. I remember one day I had to stay home from school becouse I had the flue.… Continue

Added by tim mc nulty on January 21, 2010 at 9:30am — 4 Comments

New video ! "French CanCan"

New video upload!
It is French Cancan that I arranged for the finger style guitar.
Please look at the animation of me who doesn't consider it.

Added by okayan on January 21, 2010 at 8:00am — No Comments

Cantilevered Neck - I am sold

As mentioned before I purchased a custom made Kevin Corcoran guitar recently. One of its features that make it stand up and sing is the cantilevered neck. This guitar is a OM model. The smaller size makes it much easier for me to play. As a female player this is new for me. I have alway bought a larger body guitar because I wanted the booming tone and projection. So a 16 inch bout was always the minimum. This guitar has change my definition of desired sound quality. ..Now I have to say the… Continue

Added by CSerway on January 20, 2010 at 7:14am — 9 Comments

My New CD

My new CD is introduced on the site named CD Baby.
Ladies and gentlemen, and please access following URL and audition.

http://www.cdbaby.com/cd/Okayan


Added by okayan on January 20, 2010 at 1:14am — No Comments

The Guitar Wall adds 30th Wall

The Guitar Wall has just added it 30th wall... the Artisans Wall 2.



The original Artisans Wall sold out in July, 2008 in less than a month. A year and half later we decided to add the sequel. It's a limited-edition wall comprised of 18 exclusive, numbered wall spaces showcasing hiqh-end craftsmanship in the guitar world with the… Continue

Added by Jeffrey D Brown on January 19, 2010 at 10:26pm — No Comments

Michael Laidley's CD release party!!!!

Michael Laidley's CD release party is Jan. 30th at "the fiddle and pick" in middle Tennessee. if you are within distance at all, check it out!!!

Added by Daniel Cooper on January 19, 2010 at 8:11pm — No Comments

Acoustic Guitar at NAMM – Sunday, January 17 and Wrap Up

We’re back from four busy days at the Winter NAMM show, excited by the fun of our 20th anniversary party with so many industry friends, and by seeing all the new gear that will be hitting the shelves of your favorite music store in the coming months. Overall, the show seemed busier than in recent years and the mood very positive, which bodes well for 2010.



A highlight for me was checking out the Paul Reed Smith event on Saturday night, where Tony McManus, Martin Simpson, Cody Kilby,… Continue

Added by Dan Gabel, Editor & Group Publisher on January 19, 2010 at 1:30pm — 3 Comments

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