I live in Tijuana, México, and I began to study guitar 4 years ago. In the last year and half I've be trying to learn to play acoustic blues. I have bought several methods and I have found that a lot of them are very useful (John Miller, Ernie Hawkins, Stefan Grossman and Kenny Sultan audio books and DVD's.) I would like to be in contact with players in the San Diego area (San Diego, La Mesa, Chula Vista, San Ysidro) who might have studied from these books, with an obvious…
I've just moved to Mill Bay and am looking for others to jam with. My level of play is Advanced Beginner (or Retarded Intermediate) mostly, although I've played for a good while, and can do well at some songs; simpler arrangements. That said, I enjoy jamming with both those more experienced/better players and those less. It is the joy of playing with others that floats my kayac. I play guitar and banjo.
I hosted "slow jams" in Alaska and California which worked reasonably…
Hi there, travelling to TO next month on a bit of a holiday,was wondering if anyone knows of a good guitar shop or the like I might spend some time wandering through in Toronto? Not looking for anything specific (but have been pondering a nice Alhambra nylon cross-over for awhile, like most guitars in NZ, pricey as!)
Oh, places to go for jam sessions or the like too if known?
Before attending the NewSpace2010 conference I had new business cards made up, which I love. The question and response I always get when I hand one out to people is my title: “Digital Story Teller.” In business (nay, in LIFE) we think in terms of stories. The ability to sell someone on an idea, a concept, a proposal, a product or project, ties back to the story. There’s a story behind it, and even if it’s not my responsibility to learn it or contribute to it directly (the way I may if I’m… Continue
Although this may be an old and perhaps worn out topic, I am seeking out opinions and observations regarding bone/ivory bridge pins and saddles. Has anyone compared bone to ivory and if so, what observations have you made. I am new to this community so please forgive me if I am 'beating a dead horse'. Thanks
This is a song for our friend Dan Wilson, who was a
lovely,inspirational,kind man,a wonderful filmmaker,friend and musician
and missed by us all.
Dan was the bass player in a band I was in for many years.
We just received one of the guitars that Michael displayed at the Montreal Guitar Festival. It is a FAN Fret, Reserve grade Koa G4 model with Bevel, Side sound port, and cutaway. Please visit our website for more details at www.guitargal.com.
In preparing for the upcoming performances this week I have continued to
apply the principles of the Alexander Technique. This has meant more
time spent with working with how I "use the self," which has taken away
from time spent on 'playing notes.' In embracing the technique in this
way I have also introduced much confusion in my playing. At times
thinking of the directions while playing, judging myself for how I am
applying AT or not, and wondering when I'll… Continue
I was created to be a guitar player. That sounds ridiculous and arrogant, but it's the simple truth. I didn't understand the congenital passion for guitars and music until I became a man, but it started to manifest at a very early age
Some of my earliest recollections of childhood involve acoustic guitars. When I was just old enough to start retaining permanent memories, I fell in love with images of acoustic guitars.I recall looking at advertisements on the back of comic books that… Continue
Yes this weeks bumper edition of the News Blog is up - it's huge - it's big - and even I was running out of superlatives to describe the events of the past week adequately.
We review Acoustic Rotherham 8 - point you to the pictures and a couple of videos we shot as an experiment.
We review what was Myke's Birthday Bash - if you want to be thanked you'll have to go to the News Blog. If you want to find out how much was raised for the Trust - yes, you'll have to go to the… Continue