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April 2009 Blog Posts (27)

Laying Down Tracks

Recording music has always been a bit of a mystery to me—like many musicians, I have some experience with TASCAM four-tracks, but I never warmed to the process of bouncing tracks and such. Eventually my four-track found its way into the bottom of my hall closet, a move that had unfortunate results. Not having even the simplest means of recording guitar riffs and snippets of vocal melodies meant that ideas that sounded great on a Saturday afternoon were usually forgotten by Thursday. That… Continue

Added by Managing Editor Mark Smith on April 29, 2009 at 4:30pm — 2 Comments


Production is winding down on my next CD release which I decided to call "CAPARISON". As soon as the graphics are finalized, I'll be shipping it off to the replicators.

Here are the track titles:

01 Prelude BWV 1012 - Johann Sebastian Bach

02 Sarabande BWV 1012 -Johann Sebastian Bach

03 Danza Paraguaya - Agustin Pio Barrios

04 Don Perez Freire - Agustin Pio Barrios

05 Vals #4 op 8 - Agustin Pio Barrios

06 Largo from New World Symphony -… Continue

Added by Perfecto De Castro on April 28, 2009 at 5:30pm — No Comments

Song Lyric 1: The Circle Is Still Unbroken


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Slow as some days are, the nights can be stranger


Like the space between the seconds gets longer somehow.

When the stars cease to sing


And the moon’s hangin’ silent


It’s hard to see past any passing of… Continue

Added by roldo on April 25, 2009 at 10:00pm — No Comments

Song title error

I mistitled a track uploaded on Monday. If it looks as if I have added it again, that's because I renamed that track to the correct title, then uploaded what should have been there to start with...

Added by David Kilpatrick on April 25, 2009 at 7:05pm — No Comments

Guitar Workshop Kingston NY

Hi Everyone,

I know it is short notice, but I just got the invite to join this community the other day!

On Saturday, April 26 I will be doing a workshop on "The Principles Of Correct Practice For Guitar" at the Kingston Library in (where else?!) Kingston NY. The workshop is free to the public.

If you are not familiar with my work, I specialize in showing beginners how to start to learn the guitar in a way that prevents the acquiring of any bad playing… Continue

Added by Jamie Marie Andreas on April 24, 2009 at 8:33am — 3 Comments

New guitar stands on the way.

Hi, all - I just returned from the Dallas Guitar Show, where we launched our new company - GuitarFurniture, and our first product, a deluxe, six-instrument stand. Let me tell you a little bit about it.

I was performing locally with a couple of other guitarists, and discovered we had a problem - limited space on the bandstand, and too many instruments to use individual stands. I wanted a rack that would work. I looked around - but everything in the stores was fairly ugly and none too… Continue

Added by Brad Kozak on April 23, 2009 at 5:30pm — No Comments

Stretched Strings Concert

Just thought I'd let the community know about a gig I'm playing with Tim Farrell this Sunday, April 26h. Here are the details.

The first 5 folks to come to the workshop will receive a free set of Thomastik-Infeld Spectrum Bronze Strings

Stretched Strings Workshop with Ken Bonfield

Workshop 1 PM at Community Conservatory

4459 W. Swamp Rd. Doylestown, PA 18901 - 215-340-7979

Registration $40, seating is limited

Stretched Strings Concert Series, with… Continue

Added by Ken Bonfield on April 22, 2009 at 6:17am — 2 Comments

Music Bloggers Group

Yesterday, I started a group on the Acoustic Guitar Community for music bloggers. So far only one other person has joined, but I know there must be many other bloggers out there.

The lonely two members of the group are:

John Horne Guitar Studio is a source of free online jazz guitar lessons, reviews of guitar related books and resources for guitarists.

Clark's Picks is a collection of… Continue

Added by Clark Bjorke on April 19, 2009 at 6:47am — No Comments

Updated order of Soundclick page

I've just re-ordered my Soundclick page to alternate instrumentals and songs, and refresh the overall order the band radio plays in.

This is the hi-fi (broadband) band radio link:

The site has 98 tracks, many with technical notes and/or lyrics and the story of the songs whether traditional or original. There are no covers, as I don't do covers - though the… Continue

Added by David Kilpatrick on April 18, 2009 at 1:30pm — No Comments

Vintage Guitar News and Views The April Edition

The Vintage Guitar News and Views April Edition,"Music the Universal Language"

As I looked at my cards the dealer had given me contemplating my odds. The gentleman seated to my left gives me a shrug. Seeing my cards he knows my chances as well as I do.I fold mu hand, that is the beauty of 3 card poker. Each player is only playing against the house or dealers cards and it is not uncommon to show your hand to fellow players. The local player to my left strikes up a conversation noting I was… Continue

Added by GregsGuitars on April 17, 2009 at 5:25pm — No Comments

Killer Issue, Shameless Plug

I’ve said it before—one of the biggest perks of working in music journalism is occasionally getting the chance to have a chat with one of your heroes. A few weeks ago, I spoke with Neko Case, the creative force behind this year’s indie-rock masterpiece, Middle Cyclone.

The article is running in the June 2009 issue, which will hit newsstands at the beginning of May (although I just received an advance copy—call it another perk).…


Added by Dan Apczynski, Education Editor on April 17, 2009 at 4:00pm — No Comments

Daybreak Volunteer Guitar Players

Daybreak is a respite and caregiver support service of older adults. It is run by Catholic Charities of Santa Clara County. I am part of a group of guitar players that volunteer our time and talent twice a week at Daybreak. We play for one hour each Tuesday and Thursday for the Daybreak clients. We have been playing (volunteering) at Daybreak for a little over three years. Most of the guitar players are retired. I play with them when I can, mostly while being an unemployed Software Engineer.

Added by Patrick Solomon on April 16, 2009 at 6:06pm — No Comments

Hi Acoustic Guitar People!

A big hello to all the guitar fanatics! I am excited to get to learn more about the guitar and the wonderful people who play.

Added by Stefan H.H.Granmo on April 16, 2009 at 10:14am — No Comments

David Wilcox New Release "Open Hand" Available Now

Songwriter’s message of hope increasingly relevant in tough times

ASHEVILLE, NC: March 25th 2009 - In a time of economic uncertainty, you’d think music would be superfluous. But for songwriter David Wilcox, music has been a lifesaver.

“Music’s not just entertainment,” he says, “people expect it to wake up places in their hearts.”

Wilcox doesn’t say that lightly. He’s been turning out his own brand of thoughtful acoustic music since the mid 1980’s, and has heard… Continue

Added by David Wilcox on April 16, 2009 at 10:04am — No Comments

CD Review: "Autumn Elegy" by Charles Mokotoff

“Autumn Elegy”

Artist: Charles Mokotoff

Year: 2008

Imagine a time when Classical Guitar was flourishing: Segovia was still touring and giving concerts, Classical Guitar stars like Michael Lorimer, Christopher Parkening and Leo Brouwer were hosting 2 week-long (sometimes longer) masterclasses, the up and coming players were pushing the boundaries of technique and repertoire launching from the foundation that Segovia built. Charles Mokotoff was right in the… Continue

Added by Perfecto De Castro on April 14, 2009 at 2:11am — No Comments

Transilvania International Guitar Festival

Transilvania International Guitar Festival 17-22 of August 2009, Seventh Edition, Cluj-Napoca, Romania

Transilvania International Guitar Festival addresses to contestants of all ages and proposes to promote professional instrumentalists and to stimulate young talents.

Guests: Duo Giampaolo Bandini - Cesare Chicchiaretta (Italy), Duo Melis: Susana Prieto - Alexis Mouzourakis (Spain, Greece), Gerhard Reichenbach (Germany),…


Added by transilvaniaguitar on April 11, 2009 at 11:10am — No Comments

small collection of covers

Hi all...

Recently i got a hold of a Line6 preamp, and started
recording some cover tunes.

Feel free to take a listen on

Happy easter!


Added by Thomas Rungstrøm on April 9, 2009 at 2:00pm — No Comments

lapstyle guitar

arthritis in my left hand is driving me to another way of displaying my incredible skill and talent ----NOT ! Seriuosly, this no talent bum guitar wannabe loves it and is now exploring lap style because of arthritis . Open D here I come. A great player , Pat Wictor , is coming over tomorrow and get me started . Anybody have any ideas ?

Added by Joseph Moore on April 8, 2009 at 7:25pm — No Comments

Heartland Vintage Mecca

The prospect of spending a few days in any unfamiliar city tends to inspire thoughts of, oh, I don’t know, catching up on my sleep, or finishing whatever 800-page novel I happen to be reading. Last month, while on tour with Joan Baez, my schedule called for spending three days in Lawrence, Kansas. The only thing I knew about Lawrence was that it is the home of the University of Kansas and, well, that’s what I could remember about Lawrence. The first day was our arrival—mid-morning after an… Continue

Added by Scott Nygaard on April 8, 2009 at 4:57pm — 1 Comment

RainSong Clearance

All RainSong Guitars are on clearance at The only model remaining is the WS1000, and we have 3-4 of them left.
Call 615-672-7733 for immediate purchase!

Added by GUITAR GALLERY on April 6, 2009 at 2:03pm — No Comments

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