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February 2010 Blog Posts (40)

'The Hearts of the Fathers' by Greg West - TAB and MP3 file

Download and enjoy! This is a piece that explores the sonorous qualities of open-G tuning. From the album, "Orion Ascending."


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Added by Greg on February 26, 2010 at 10:07pm — No Comments

Guitar Principles offers lowest price ever on Beginner's Package, but offer ends March 2!

Hello everyone! I just wanted to let you know that right now, at my web

site GuitarPrinciples.com, we are offering our Beginner Guitar Package

at it's lowest price ever, but only for 4 more days!



The package includes my teaching materials, "The Principles for Correct

Practice for Guitar" book and DVD and "The Guitar Principles Path Level

One: Chords & Rhythm" book.



This package was put together with the beginner guitarist in mind. It

is also… Continue

Added by Jamie Marie Andreas on February 26, 2010 at 1:00pm — No Comments

David Rawlings Machine on NPR Tiny Desk Concerts

An inspiring performance by the David Rawlings and Gillian Welch. I love this guys guitar playing!



http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=123086467



If you like that they have a couple songs up on Daytrotter that you can download. I recommend Method Acting/Cortez the Killer.…



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Added by Chris Schuman on February 25, 2010 at 11:30am — No Comments

Downingtown, PA Acoustic Guitar Jam

I found a group on meetup.com for a local acoustic guitar jam group. It looks like they meet once a month and have players that range from beginning to semi-professional. Here is a link to the group if you are interested in finding out more information.

http://www.meetup.com/The-Downingtown-Area-Acoustic-Guitarist-Jam-Group/

Thanks,
Chris

Added by Chris Schuman on February 25, 2010 at 9:43am — No Comments

song1 version1

©2009 Toni Kuzmić

I want to preempt any complaint by admitting that this is a version I would not place on a CD.

During the afternoon of Nov 25 I decided to start off "Pieces for Guitar". A couple of pieces were and still are in… Continue

Added by Toni Kuzmić on February 25, 2010 at 7:14am — No Comments

Corcoran Guitars ** Beautifully Hand Crafted ** Great Sustain

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_2ATwyH17nw

I purchased a Corcoran Guitar at the beginning of this year. (2010) I have have had the opportunty to own and play many high end guitars, but this one is in a class of its own. I purchased an OM model made of all solid woods, rosewood back and sides and California redwood top from Big Sur. The guitar has a cantilevered neck which…

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Added by CSerway on February 25, 2010 at 5:30am — 2 Comments

tips on benefits

I have a musician friend who is having a time finding Affordable Health Insurance. While Health Insurance is just one issue, it would be helpful for him to find even High Deductible Health Insurance at a reasonable… Continue

Added by Cindy Fallsen on February 24, 2010 at 2:00pm — No Comments

Pete Christie album 'Frank' - Review by Fiona Heyes









CD Review "Frank" by Pete Christie





Pete Christie has released several successful CD's, either as solo albums or as a duo with Pete Wallbridge on bass guitar. This album takes Pete in a new direction, incorporating keyboards, drums, percussion, backing vocals and a brass band all to excellent effect. His…

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Added by Pete Christie on February 23, 2010 at 5:00pm — No Comments

How to sell 1000's of cds without touring or playing gigs

Any ideas?
I got some cds to get rid of :). It's good stuff, I gaurantee it.
www.guitarlancer.com

Added by Lance Allen on February 22, 2010 at 9:56pm — No Comments

Looking for big opportunities

Are there any big opportunities that anyone knows of? I'm talking Network TV, major radio, superstar artist, lessons, book writing? I'm capable of anything on the guitar with some practice.

If anyone is out there looking to do online skype lessons to, I do those and would love to help you out.

www.guitarlancer.com





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Added by Lance Allen on February 20, 2010 at 1:36pm — No Comments

Right hand Nails

I play the guitar with finger picking style.
So, I have long nails at right hand now.


I will work at a food factory next year
I must…
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Added by Nao on February 20, 2010 at 8:28am — No Comments

Eric Clapton

This winter is being heated constantly by hot performances of the best guitarists in the world. In different locations and on different occasions Joe Satriani, Jeff Beck, Jonny Lang, Kenny Wayne Shepherd, and Eric Clapton perform their magic in front of the audiences.

The famous Crossroads Guitar Festival, organized by Clapton since 2004, will be held once more in Toyota Park in Bridgeview. The lineup has already been announced and fans will be delighted to hear guitar masters such as the… Continue

Added by sara john on February 20, 2010 at 2:15am — No Comments

New Acoustic Guitar Community page setup which includes videos !! Jerry Douglas, Trevor Green !


Hey Guys !



Spent some time today working on the Cole Clark NA Acoustic Guitar online community page ! I had a lot of fun actually, and learned some cool new tricks along the way. I was really impressed with the options you have when planning a AGC page.



So check it out !



I also put up three new videos.



Jerry Douglas playing a VioLap.

Trevor Green playing a FL2A at NAMM… Continue

Added by ColeClarkGuitarsNA on February 19, 2010 at 1:50pm — No Comments

Nail Care

I conduct several workshops throughout the year, ranging from an afternoon to two-weeks long, covering a variety of guitar-related topics, from right-hand technique to improvisation to the Creative Process. Without fail, a favorite topic in these workshops is my nail care routine.

This is partly because of a quirky little factoid for which I am known, for better or worse: I haven't broken a playing nail since 1982. That's not a typo--Nineteen Eighty…

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Added by Michael DeLalla on February 19, 2010 at 9:23am — 1 Comment

Free Excel App to help Singers find their best key for each specific song...

Working on a free excel application to help singers find their range and best keys for any given song...along with capoing info for their five favorite keys to play in. Free for the asking...just want feedback.

This came from playing in bluegrass jams where folks typically play in G, A, C or D. Many songs are traditionally associated with a given key. So...some try to sing in the traditional key, me for instance, and don't fit at all. My music theory isn't all that strong, and…

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Added by Pete A on February 17, 2010 at 9:18pm — No Comments

"One Man. 2 Guitars. Can Only Be Rodney Branigan" ...YAMAHA

"One Man. 2 Guitars. Can Only Be Rodney Branigan" ...YAMAHA

He's been called "impossibly talented" - and they'd be right. Download

caught up with the one man band who plays not just one - but 2 guitars,

while on a photo shoot for the up-coming 'Access to…
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Added by Rodney Branigan on February 17, 2010 at 5:00am — No Comments

The 5 Biggest Mistakes Guitar Players Make

In teaching thousands of guitar students

from all over the world, I have noticed the same problems that students

create during their practice sessions at home and during their guitar

lessons. In this article "The 5 Biggest Mistakes That Students Make", I

have listed five of the most common and problematic reasons that

prevent students from getting to their next level of guitar playing

ability. If you are a guitar student, you just may…
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Added by Jamie Marie Andreas on February 16, 2010 at 12:57pm — 1 Comment

How to get your music on a computer game?

This is cool. Since I was 6 i have wanted to be in a video game and only 28 years laters I'm there! This is Jam Legend a guitar hero type game you can play online. On the full site you can even plug in a Guitar Hero or Rock Band Controller - how cool is that? Finally I can play my own songs on a plastic guitar, YES!!!!



This is a brilliant tool for musicians to connect with listeners - you have to apply to be an artist, they are only taking a few people a week… Continue

Added by Matt Stevens on February 16, 2010 at 9:11am — No Comments

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