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March 2010 Blog Posts (25)

NEED YOUR HELP - Please Vote!!

Hey everyone!

I've submitted to be considered for the next season of "If I Can Dream" and I need your help! If you use Myspace, this is SUPER easy. Please click on then scroll down and click on the VOTE FOR ME button - and of course you can watch my submission video where I cover Kings of Leon and sample one of my new songs "Here & There"

THANK YOU SO MUCH for… Continue

Added by Zack Borer on March 28, 2010 at 8:31am — No Comments

Sunday Free Noodle 8

This week’s noodle is:

Matt Stevens (Guitars)/Alex Vald(Everything Else/Production) - Stir Fried Bean Noodle (Matt Stevens - Burning Bandstands Remix)

This is a bloody great remix/reconstruction/new song by my friend Alex of Lextrical’s daily music bean - he posts a song… Continue

Added by Matt Stevens on March 28, 2010 at 7:12am — No Comments

Kensington Blues: The Legacy of Jack Rose

Photo by Rik Helsen

Revered Philadelphia based fingerstyle guitarist Jack Rose passed away on December 5th , 2009, he was 38 years old. Rose was best known for his powerful improvisations on 6 and 12 string guitar which were firmly rooted in the American Primitive/Takoma School of exploratory…


Added by Buck Curran on March 27, 2010 at 3:00pm — 1 Comment

Australian Star Janette Geri on Tour and Medicine Show dates in the Highlands

Janette Geri

Earthy, eclectic, sensual, original, Janette Geri is one of Australia's finest singers, and best exports. A serious guitar player, and songwriter. Touring the UK in support of her album The Bastards Daughter FSR Review here by John (Biscuits and Gravy) Davy. As well as… Continue

Added by rob ellen on March 27, 2010 at 1:55pm — No Comments

National Guitar Workshop Songwriting Summit and Contest

Hello songwriters! I’m happy to report that Acoustic Guitar is sponsoring National Guitar Workshop’s Songwriting Summit and associated songwriting contest this summer. The Summit will be held as part of NGW’s long-running New Milford, Connecticut session August 1 – 6,…


Added by Dan Gabel, Editor & Group Publisher on March 26, 2010 at 6:00pm — 1 Comment

One of the best guitarists out there: Adam Rafferty

Hey guys !

How are you all doing ? I just wanted to take some time today to talk about the solo fingerstyle guitarist Adam Rafferty. It wasn't until I started working with Cole Clark Guitars that I become aware of Adam Rafferty and his gift. If you have never seen him play, then get ready to have your mind blown. Check out this video of him doing a classic Jackson 5 original, ABC's… Continue

Added by ColeClarkGuitarsNA on March 26, 2010 at 1:07pm — No Comments

Would you like to host a house concert?

To all my friends and fans in the east and midwest: I'm currently booking a July tour around a guitar workshop I'll be teaching. I would love to fill out the calendar more with a house concert or three. I'll be in VA/MD/DC/WV for two weeks starting July 4th weekend. So I could land a date the week before or on the way back to CO,perhaps in Indiana, Missouri, or Kansas. I have a comprehensive "How To Host a House Concert" guide that helps the first-time concert host through the details. Let me… Continue

Added by Michael DeLalla on March 25, 2010 at 4:51pm — No Comments

My Journey

Week One/Day One:

I just had my first sit down with my guitar.

First I tuned it, guess that's a really good practice to get into,


Next I took Greg's advice, starting with the G until I got a clear


then practicing the Em, and then both in combination

I pretty much have those two down right now.

Ran into a bit of trouble with the C and by the time I got to D

my hand was aching a bit.

I mainly focused on making sure that after I fingered… Continue

Added by Michele on March 25, 2010 at 6:00am — 23 Comments

Pete Christie photoshoot by David Coombs at The Wedgewood Rooms

What a difference a good photographer can make!

Compliments to David Coombs Photography

David's Photos | Pete Christie-Wedgewood Rooms…


Added by Pete Christie on March 21, 2010 at 9:30am — No Comments

Sunday Free

This week’s noodle is:

Matt Stevens(speech)/Kevin Feazey (speech) - Song at the end is The Fierce And The Dead Part 1 - a very shortened edit!

This is myself and Kev talking about the Fierce and The Dead and how it came about. The quality is a bit variable!

Please let me know what you think of this and if you would like to do a remix or collaborate give me a shout.

More noodles next week…


Added by Matt Stevens on March 21, 2010 at 8:41am — No Comments

Free Mp3 of my acoustic cover of "Replay"

Hey everyone - happy Friday! To celebrate the weekend, I recorded an acoustic version of my cover of Iyaz's "Replay" - if you're not familiar with this tune, that's ok, download the mp3, it's free - would love to get some feedback from folks on whether you like it or not.

Get it here:…


Added by Zack Borer on March 19, 2010 at 8:30pm — No Comments

Dropped D Slide Guitar

After playing guitar for 40+ years I finally dabbled in slide enough to discover the differences and preferences of Standard, Open E and Dropped D tuning. While I love playing electric guitar I do love the sound of the dobro resonator style sound and since I have heard you should not stress an acoustic bridge I would have to say the dropped D is my favorite. Pleasantly, it also makes singing some songs much easier.

Added by Parlor Jones on March 19, 2010 at 6:09am — 1 Comment

Taku Sakashta: The trial of Josh Begley

I am starting this blog to keep the acoustic guitar community up to date on the legal proceedings against Josh Begley, the man accused of killing Taku Sakashta. Legal proceedings can be very complicated, and court procedures can appear fairly opaque to those who are unfamiliar with them. I am hoping my perceptions regarding the case will help dispel confusion and provide the acoustic guitar community with an accurate sense of what is taking place.

A bit about…

Added by Bart Scott on March 15, 2010 at 10:22pm — 2 Comments

Hitting the road again

Never thought I'd use this phrase but 'gee, whiz' I am back on the road. Actually took a couple of months off to heal what turned out to be a fractured leg (toured 3 months on that through 12 states so I don't wanna hear any whining out there!)...also, got to enjoy a couple of versions of the flu (hmmm, I DID get two flu shots...makes ya wonder).

NAMM out in Anaheim was great fun once again and I was thrilled to meet up again with many of my sponsors in the real…

Added by Richard Gilewitz on March 13, 2010 at 1:18am — No Comments

Ok here is the process by which I modify a thumb pick to have a profile that suits my playing better. The problem is that the standard thumb pick profile moves my hand an extra 1/4-3/8" away from the…

Ok here is the process by which I modify a thumb pick to have a profile that suits my playing better. The problem is that the standard thumb pick profile moves my hand an extra 1/4-3/8" away from the strings. For me this makes thumb picks a real problem.

This modification requires very expensive hard to find specialized guitar picks. A flat pick of your own that you like, and a thumb pick that feels comfortable to wear but has a point that is too long. Total outlay in parts about… Continue

Added by Jason Tryon on March 11, 2010 at 7:27pm — 3 Comments

Pete Christie - Avalon Guitars - Artist Profile

My “back-up” guitar for stage use is an Avalon A-100 Gold Series

Avalon Guitars: premium acoustic guitars, handcrafted in Ireland.

I suppose you could call it a Lowden look-alike, though sonically, it’s quite different.

Mahogany back and sides and a lacquered spruce top make this a very bright and zingy guitar, a little “leaner” than… Continue

Added by Pete Christie on March 9, 2010 at 6:30pm — No Comments

Online skype webcam lessons really works!

After teaching 10 students with Skype, at different levels, I've determined that it is a great way to learn. You're forced to listen and look, because it's on the screen. I've developed a lesson program that I email and correspond throughout the week. I can teach you to read music, play advanced scales and theory. Fingerstyle is not a problem for me as it's my passion.

Check it out if you're interested in taking lessons from me.

Visit my site or email me to get signed up.… Continue

Added by Lance Allen on March 7, 2010 at 7:07pm — No Comments

Pete Christie - Latest Actvity Stream 5th March 2010

Status up-date after a busy week.....

4 Star Review - Bournemouth Echo

Top Music Profile Listing in Japan

2… Continue

Added by Pete Christie on March 5, 2010 at 6:00pm — No Comments

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