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A free song writing book.

I came across this in the Musicians group I am a member of on LinkedIn.

The link will take you to an interesting blog post and if you scroll down there is a link for the free songwriting book.

Enjoy!

https://www.musicclout.com/contents/article-503-the-shawshank-songwriter.aspx

Added by Terry Angelli on February 15, 2015 at 5:39pm — No Comments

Thursday "tip"

Try playing with a pick and try different thicknesses.  You might like to see what it's like to play with a flat pick and feel a bit confused so here's the 411, picks come in various gauges, heavy, medium and light, and each has a different feel/sound (i.e. heavy picks= a louder, deeper sound, light picks= a softer, clearer sound) ~ experiment with each gauge by playing the same thing so that you can pick your pick!
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Added by Marlene Hutchinson on February 12, 2015 at 12:16pm — No Comments

And the band played on!

My last blog outlined how the band line up had finally fallen into place, it's been almost a year since and I'm tickled with the progress we've made.



We spent about three months honing our repertoire when the drummer popped up with a gig. It was a birthday party for a friend of his at a function hall. It was for no dough but that was okay since we could use the exposure and experience as a unit. Unfortunately the lead singer wasn't available and almost half of our material is built… Continue

Added by Terry Angelli on February 9, 2015 at 11:34am — No Comments

NEW ALBUM is NOW AVAILABLE!

Check out iTunes for our brand new acoustic instrumental album: Controlled Chaos!

https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/controlled-chaos/id964308619

Added by Socci and Pency on February 9, 2015 at 6:59am — No Comments

Thursday "tip"

Write on your music.  Sometimes we need little reminders (i.e. capo 3, go back to chorus, 1 strum here, etc.) to rock our songs, so go ahead and make notes right on the paper, then you can focus on playing the song ~ in fact keep a pencil/pen in your book so you're ready to write, rock and roll!
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Marlene
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Added by Marlene Hutchinson on February 5, 2015 at 9:40am — 1 Comment

Thursday "tip"

Try different types of strings to hear and feel their variances.  Strings are made with a core material (nylon - nylon strings, steel wire - steel strings) and then wound with various types materials (i.e.bronze, silk, aluminum, silver, etc.) to create differing sounds ~ so test drive several types of strings to find your vibe!
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Marlene
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Added by Marlene Hutchinson on January 29, 2015 at 10:45am — No Comments

Adam Miller - Australian Fingerstyle Guitar Virtuoso

Adam is in the U.S. for the NAMM Show in California this weekend.

Thorell Guitars invited him for two concerts in Utah next weekend.

 

Salt Lake City - Friday, January 30,…

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Added by Thorell Guitars on January 25, 2015 at 5:41pm — No Comments

Thursday "tip"

Play guitar frequently, just because it's good for you!  Playing an instrument (in our case a guitar) has been scientifically proven to be good for your mind, body and soul  ~ check this out http://ed.ted.com/lessons/how-playing-an-instrument-benefits-your-brain-anita-collins
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Added by Marlene Hutchinson on January 22, 2015 at 8:45am — No Comments

New Batson Guitars! A must see!

Hey everyone! You know I’m a friend with Cory Batson, and he makes a fine guitar. Recently he got connected with a friend of an acquaintance of mine and got connected with a manufacturer of fine guitars in Korea.

He finally has a model that isn’t going to be custom handmade guitar price range.

The Models that are coming are 3 different combinations. All Batson designed with a very comfortable bevel.

The first order of handcrafted Korean Batson guitars is in production!…

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Added by Lance Allen on January 20, 2015 at 3:00pm — No Comments

Thursday "tip"

Regular practicing is the best way to master a skill.  Playing your guitar daily is more important than the amount of time you spend, for example it's more productive to play 20 minutes each day rather than 2 - 3 hours on just one day ~ improved playing can be routine!
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Marlene
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As Seen On PBS. CBS. NBC
2014 Player's…
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Added by Marlene Hutchinson on January 15, 2015 at 9:25pm — No Comments

Acoustic Sessions with Jorma...

Take some time out and watch ths nice video with Jorma Kaukonen. I've loved his playing since first hearing him with the Jefferson Arirplane and followed him with deep admiraton through his career. Enough said, just watch and enjoy...

http://www.acousticguitar.com/Sessions/Acoustic-Guitar-Sessions-Presents-Jorma-Kaukonen

Cheers!

Added by Phil Manuel on January 8, 2015 at 7:33pm — No Comments

Thursday "tip"

Create your own guitar playing "style."  You can have more fun and add pizzazz to your guitar playing by allowing your personality to shine through ~ a good example is today's birthday honoree, Elvis Presley!
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Marlene
P.S. A simple version of Hound Dog can be played with 3 chords (C, G & D) and a lot of fun rockin' attitude!
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Added by Marlene Hutchinson on January 8, 2015 at 10:07am — No Comments

Thursday "tip"

Set a guitar New Year's resolution that you will complete before the end of the year.  Sometimes we set goals and expect to complete them a few days or weeks later, but new songs/skills can take us a little while to master, so just try to complete your goal by the end of 2015 and then enjoy the journey of making it happen!
Happy New Year and
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Added by Marlene Hutchinson on January 1, 2015 at 3:13pm — No Comments

Top 5 Acoustic Coffee Cover songs for 2014

Top 5 Acoustic Coffee Cover songs for 2014 – Happy New Year!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JNmdxtLQJ24&list=TLTo1C_6PhX9I

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VNj00xPVMk8&list=TLTo1C_6PhX9I…

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Added by Terry Dean on December 31, 2014 at 6:06pm — No Comments

5 Songs for DADGAD guitar

5 Songs for DADGAD guitar

AcousticCoffeeCovers . Web . YouTube . Facebook

 

Here’s a quick acoustic guitar lesson on basic chord shapes in DADGAD tuning.  Click on the links below for videos.  Here are 5 songs that work great in DADGAD – D modal – Dsus4 tuning.  Check out my Web page, YouTube or Facebook to get more free video lessons and updates on songs that you know and love from the 60’s 70’s country and more. Please note: I am tuned down ½ step (drop all…

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Added by Terry Dean on December 29, 2014 at 7:55am — No Comments

Thursday "tip"

Celebrate the day by putting your thoughts to music.  Attached is the song We Wish You A Merry Christmas to play for your family and friends ~ spread the holiday cheer via music!.
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Marlene
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As Seen On PBS, CBA, NBC, Acoustic Guitar
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Added by Marlene Hutchinson on December 25, 2014 at 9:48am — No Comments

Thursday "tip"

Learn all you can about guitars.  Strings, for instance, are made with a core material (wire or nylon) and then wrapped with a material, usually bronze (steel) and silver plated copper (nylon) ~ check out this cool video to be more of a guitar string expert! 
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Added by Marlene Hutchinson on December 18, 2014 at 12:24pm — No Comments

Thursday "tip"

Have song lyrics ready for your family and friends.  Music is a wonderful way to spend time together and a sing-along is always fun, but most of the time they will only know the first verse of a song or the chorus, so have the words ready for all to join in ~ you'll all have a blast belting out the songs together!
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Marlene 
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Added by Marlene Hutchinson on December 11, 2014 at 11:06am — No Comments

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