Think back, for some of you way back to when you first started playing. Remember the challanges of learning to play. I have picked up my guitar on and off over the last 30 years and tried to learn.
Every time my interest wained or I just couldn't find the time to practice. (The translation of this is it wasn't important enough).
Then a strange thing happened. I had a grandson who at 7 years old wanted grandpa to sign him up for Cub Scouts. Well seeing as I was a scout and my…Continue
Acoustic Guitar reader Lee Nunes tipped us off to the startling similarity between a scene from The General (1926, starring Buster Keaton) and the bracing pattern from an Ignacio Fleta guitar. Thanks, Lee!…Continue
I am curious as to how this site ends up entertaining/teaching me. I don't really know what it is, but I do know that I love the magazine, love all things acoustic, and really want this to be something cool and unique that I can sign everyday and learn/be entertained/etc... by something. I hope that I can bring that stuff to the metaphorical table for others as well.
Well, I'll be back tomorrow, and tomorrow I think I will review one of my Breedlove's... JrK
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This article and video (<1 min.) describes a short lick that can be used as an introduction or as a turnaround in romances having roots in traditional Gypsy-style music
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Mel Bay's Guitar Sessions is a free monthly webzine that carries a few of my articles, including tips for players and tales from the road. The December 2010 issue features some tips for the fingerstyle player regarding hammer-ons. Here's an easy link for the latest article. Guitar Sessions Hope you enjoy!
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Check out Kenny Loggins performing House at Pooh Corner at the 2012 NAMM Show in Anaheim, California, Bedell Guitars booth.
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Dick Boak of C.F. Martin & Co. took the time to tell us about some significant updates to familiar models, John Mayer’s new signature model, and a very special Custom Shop dreadnought at the NAMM show.
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Acoustic Guitar is back from NAMM, and we’ve added a bunch of videos from the show floor to our YouTube channel.
Here’s Lloyd Baggs discussing the new L.R. Baggs M80 magnetic pickup.
Here's a video clip of Acoustic Guitar contributor Kinloch Nelson playing the…Continue
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The Rockin’ G Ranch introduces a series of Acoustic Home Concerts featuring Americana, Country, Rock & Blues, Folk and Bluegrass in South San Jose California
There is little discussion of the relative merits of buying a chromatic tuner versus a dedicated guitar tuner on the Internet today. This is a conundrum primarily faced by new guitarists who have little experience with guitar equipment and accessories. If you find yourself in this position, this article is for you.
In the store or online marketplace you see that there are two kinds of tuners offered: guitar tuners and…Continue
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I am a professional music transcriber, arranger and engraver.
For the past 22 years I have transcribed over 250 music books for worldwide publication with all the top U.S. publishing houses including Warner Bros. Publications, Hal Leonard Publishing, Alfred Publishing, Mel Bay, Music Sales Corp., Penguin Publishing, Musicnotes, Artist Works etc.
Pop music books include everyone from Aerosmith and The Beatles to Z.Z. Top while jazz/rock folios feature the likes of Al Di Meola,…Continue
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Here is my cover of the I am The One You Need blues song by Russian pop star Valery Syutkin played on Takamine TF740FS:
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« Understanding » is the third segue in the series that I have written…Continue
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It has been online since January 20. Most of pages are in French, but…Continue
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Here is my version of Angela’s Ballad by russian composer Mikhael Tariverdiev. It’s rarely performed these days even in Russia.
I used it to demonstrate how Takamine TF740FS sounds unplugged & unprocessed. Recorded with Zoom Q3HD.
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Probably it will look naive for someone, but it's my honest naiveness :-)
I'll apreciate your comments.
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