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GOOD OL CHICAGO BLUES HERE I COME...

GOOD OL CHICAGO BLUES HERE I COME...

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Added by billy jones bluez on June 17, 2015 at 10:28am — No Comments

Thursday "tip"

Do exercises for finger dexterity. When playing guitar we're asking our fingers to move quickly and in many different sequences, so doing simple spider-like exercises will help to improve finger dexterity which will likely help your playing ability ~ try this video to get those fingers moving!
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Added by Marlene Hutchinson on June 11, 2015 at 2:39pm — No Comments

Robert Godin, Live! and in Person!

Today I accidentally Godin.

internet memes aside. Yes. I met Robert Godin serendipitously today.

He was in the Steve's DDO store introducing the new rep and his right hand man (RHM henceforth) (both names I did not catch) The manager, Gilles,   introduced me to Mr Godin as a huge Seagull fan. I had too many questions to think of taking a pic.

My first question was 'Where are the Concert Halls". He told me they…

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Added by Robert Williamson on June 9, 2015 at 2:25pm — 1 Comment

Inlay Stickers (Good, Bad or Ugly?)

Inlay Stickers seem to be everywhere now. Even major manufactures like Martin and Godin  are using stickers in lieu of wood, abalone and mother of pearl inlays, especially for Rosettes . Lower cost guitars are embellished with stylized fret markers that look like pearl inlay.  There are even some manufactures that use stickers instead of spray- painting a Sunburst finish! …

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Added by Robert Williamson on June 9, 2015 at 8:00am — 6 Comments

Thursday "tip"

Breathe deeply to relieve tension/stress and make better music. Sometimes when we feel our stress/anxiety in life or just when trying to play a song we hold our breath which causes more tension in our body and makes it more difficult to play guitar ~ be sure to relax and just BREATHE!
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Added by Marlene Hutchinson on June 4, 2015 at 2:15pm — No Comments

Thursday "tip"

Prevent slippery strings by wiping with a soft cloth.  Sometimes while playing we accumulate perspiration and natural finger oils on our strings and our fingers slip, especially when trying to manage chords, so simply stop your playing momentarily, wipe your strings and then continue to play ~ don't sweat it, just wipe your strings!
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Added by Marlene Hutchinson on May 28, 2015 at 9:52am — No Comments

Thursday "tip"

Play guitar because it makes you happy!  Studies have shown that the brain's reaction to playing guitar can be significant; you release dopamine, reverse the body's response to stress and lower blood pressure ~  so play your guitar and get "Happy"!

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Marlene…



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Added by Marlene Hutchinson on May 21, 2015 at 1:52pm — No Comments

Slack Key Guitar at Uke & Guitar Summit in N. Bethesda, MD

Our 7th Annual Uke & Guitar Summit includes a fabulous 4 day workshop with Jeff Peterson, Slack Key Guitar master.

Del Rey will also teach blues on both guitar and ukulele, and Marcy Marxer leads the charge on tenor guitar. And uke nuts will  have classes with all the above, plus James Hill, Jim Beloff & Cathy Fink.

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Added by Cathy Fink on May 21, 2015 at 1:17pm — No Comments

Thursday "tip"

Playing slowly will help your songs progress.  Learning and playing a song slowly, rather than trying to play it quickly right away, will produce a more accurately sounding song and will provide you the opportunity to gain confidence in your skills ~ be like the tortoise...slow and steady will get you there!
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Added by Marlene Hutchinson on May 14, 2015 at 10:50am — No Comments

I Don't Want to Learn "Mary Had A Little Lamb," I Want *Real* Skills!

Music Education for Guitarists: http://www.leadcatpress.com

Added by Susan Palmer of Lead Cat Press on May 14, 2015 at 10:35am — No Comments

Thursday "tip"

Step out of your comfort zone and play in front of someone.  When we play our music in front of other people (family, friends, coffee house, open mic...) it helps us gain confidence in our playing, we usually discover that it's not as scary as we thought and that it's actually fun ~ so go ahead and step into your performance zone!
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Added by Marlene Hutchinson on May 7, 2015 at 11:13am — No Comments

Acoustic Guitar Deals



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Added by Acoustic Guitar on May 6, 2015 at 5:30pm — No Comments

no news

I did not buy a guitar this week. ;)

Added by Robert Williamson on May 3, 2015 at 7:31am — No Comments

Thursday "tip"

Rub your fingertips lightly on a soft fabric or your jeans!  Rubbing your fingertips on fabric (denim is good, corduroy is better) will help with the soreness, it will improve circulation in the fingertips and it will bring them back to shape after pressing on the strings ~ soft fabric = fingertip TLC!
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Marlene
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Added by Marlene Hutchinson on April 30, 2015 at 10:24am — No Comments

Mom & Pop retail music stores.

THIS IS NOT AN ADVERTISEMENT! 

My lifelong friend Roger and I were talking and he mentioned that a new music store had opened in our hometown, Malden, MA. We'd made plans to get together yesterday to run a few errands and then sit and pick for a while so we decided to stop in to this new store while out and about.…

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Added by Terry Angelli on April 26, 2015 at 3:48am — 2 Comments

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