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August 2011 Blog Posts (11)

Join the Fingerboard Party!!!

Ok, what the duece is up with the Feds raiding Gibson? Read this story...

http://artsbeat.blogs.nytimes.com/2011/08/31/famed-guitar-maker-raided-by-federal-agents/



Now, is it time to start a Fingerboard party? I've got a T-shirt ready with a picture of a fretboard and a slogun - "You ain't a gettin' mine, Uncle Sam!"



Siezing guitars among all things. Boy, hide your… Continue

Added by Phil Manuel on August 31, 2011 at 1:00pm — No Comments

Chosing your next guitar...

Face it folks, if you are afflicted with G.A.S., and I know most of you are, you have a list of what guitars you would purchase today, given Bill Gates' checkbook.

Mine, currently, Martin HDV-28, Martin D-28CW, Martin M-30 Jorma Kaukonen, Gibson Advanced Jumbo, and that's just a top 4 list. Of course, I can dream can't I? More in my price range is the Martin 000-15SM. Christmas is just around the corner, so if you're reading Bill, any or all of these are welcome.

Added by Phil Manuel on August 30, 2011 at 2:00pm — 1 Comment

First instrumental album on it's way

Hi,

Just joined AG recently - bit of naked self interest involved because I'll soon be releasing my first electro-acoustic guitar instrumental album 'Renaissance'. Just a few more tracks to record. I'll admit I'm trying to get heard anywhere and everywhere :)

You can hear some track drafts at www.chrismooreacoustic.com ...pretty please :)

Cheers

Chris

Added by Chris Moore on August 30, 2011 at 11:19am — 1 Comment

What promotion tools are available to the indie acoustic guitarist?

Hi, folks.  I just joined the Acoustic Guitar forum, and I'm looking for some insights into how to market an independent CD I produced and released earlier this month.  I've been spreading the word on several forums, and have made a YouTube video for one of the songs.  

 

I'm currently booking shows to support the CD, but aside from online forums and the YouTube-osphere, where can one go to promote an indie CD?  Any blogs of note?  Review sites?  I'd love to hear some…

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Added by Rob Higginbotham on August 26, 2011 at 1:08pm — 1 Comment

Cool-looking pedals! :D

I don't know about the quality but, at least, the effect pedals by Jam Pedals look pretty cool! ^^…

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Added by Pascal Proust on August 22, 2011 at 12:59pm — No Comments

Just Questions and Answers About Guitar

For sometime I’ve been looking at ways to create a simple, but highly effective and useful collection of questions and answers about anything related to guitar. The idea grew into the notion that maybe I could build the largest repository of tag-indexed, guitar-related questions and answers in the…

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Added by Jeffrey D Brown on August 16, 2011 at 3:15pm — No Comments

Oh, so many guitar choices, so little money...

I'm pretty happy with my Seagull Grand Artist, and Gibson J-200, but can you really have too many guitars? I keep my guitars in standard tuning, and occasionally use alternate tunings on the Gibby. So, it would be nice to have a couple more around, so I could switch without having to re-tune. So, I keep looking and dreaming.



Last night I read about the Bourgeois Slope D BK, aka "the banjo killer", and it really got me leaning towards it. I've, also been thinking about a few Martin… Continue

Added by Phil Manuel on August 16, 2011 at 7:10am — No Comments

Gail Gillespie

I'm looking for a Gail Gillespie cd. I don't know how to reach her. I have 'Travelin' Shoes." Carl Gillespie

Added by Carl Gillespie on August 15, 2011 at 6:17pm — No Comments

It's a grey rainy day in Mission, but it's OK. I just take my Grand Artist in my hands and play. Man, this little guy has a great voice!

It's a grey rainy day in Mission, but it's OK. I just take my Grand Artist in my hands and play. Man, this little guy has a great voice! Continue

Added by Phil Manuel on August 15, 2011 at 1:00pm — No Comments

Purposefulness



Dance Of Fire » by SarThePhotographer)







« Purposefulness » is the first of a series of short segues that I have put together in the hopes of joining existing compositions into one continuous piece of music.



In order to preserve the surprise, I won't…

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Added by Christopher Stewart on August 12, 2011 at 9:03am — No Comments

Procession (Juggernaut part 3 - revisited)



Ratha Yatra Festival in Puri, India » by James Fergusson)





The third part of « Juggernaut, » entitled « Procession, » evokes the arrival of the crushing force before it unleashes into a frenzy of…

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Added by Christopher Stewart on August 4, 2011 at 10:21am — No Comments

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