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Thursday "tip"

Keep your guitar cool and comfortable! With the summer tempuratures soaring you want to be sure that your guitar is happy and here's a good rule: your guitar should not be exposed to climate conditions that you would not want to be exposed to, ideally 40 - 45% humidity and 65-75 °F ~ a cool guitar is cool!



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Marlene



Marlene's Music

www.marlenesmusic.com

As Seen On PBS, CBS, NBC, AcousticGuitar.com

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Added by Marlene Hutchinson on July 24, 2014 at 11:25am — 2 Comments

Thursday "tip"

Take your guitar with you on your Summer travels. One of the coolest things about playing guitar is that you can take your guitar with you everywhere and play in some of the most amazing locations ~ for instance I'm in Santa Barbara and I just played my guitar at the beach!
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Marlene

Marlene's Music
www.marlenesmusic.com
As Seen On PBS, CBS, NBC
Nominated for 2014 Player's Choice Awards

Added by Marlene Hutchinson on July 17, 2014 at 12:04pm — No Comments

Live From the Kitchen Table Podcast 002

I got a lot of great encouragement from the First Live From the Kitchen Table and created a second podcast. Thanks for checking these out. It's been a lot of fun to put these together.

Best,

Adam Traum

Podcast Link:

http://adamtraumguitar.com/blog/blog/live-from-the-kitchen-table-podcast-002

Added by Adam Traum on July 16, 2014 at 6:52pm — No Comments

Live From the Kitchen Table Podcast 002

I got a lot of great encouragement from the First Live From the Kitchen Table and created a second podcast. Thanks for checking these out. It's been a lot of fun to put these together.

Best,

Adam Traum

Podcast Link:

http://adamtraumguitar.com/blog/blog/live-from-the-kitchen-table-podcast-002

Added by Adam Traum on July 16, 2014 at 6:51pm — No Comments

Live From the Kitchen Table Podcast 001

Check out my First podcast of Live From the Kitchen Table, a collection of mostly low-fi songs many of which are recorded on my iPhone. I played some of my sketches for a friend and she said that I should make sure other people hear them and Live From the Kitchen Table was created. Let m know what your thoughts are on this new exploration of mine.

Adam Traum

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Added by Adam Traum on July 16, 2014 at 6:49pm — No Comments

Thursday "tip"

Play a song as many different ways as possible.  Try it with several different strumming patterns (i.e. basic strum, calypso, reggae, etc.), then try it with picking patterns (i.e. basic patterns, Travis picking, etc.), then use a flatpick and then try playing at different tempos ~ let your creative juices flow and you'll find there's more than 1 way to play a song!
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Marlene


 
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Added by Marlene Hutchinson on July 10, 2014 at 12:10pm — No Comments

Thursday "tip"

FInd and perform at a local open mic.  Playing at an open mic event can be a great way to improve your ability to perform in front of others and though it may seem a little intimidating, the audience (other guitarists) is usually super supportive of anything you play ~ so search out your nearest open mic and make it happen!
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Marlene
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Added by Marlene Hutchinson on July 3, 2014 at 10:19am — No Comments

Thursday "tip"

Use the internet as a tutorial resource.  Learning from others is a great way to increase your skills, but it's not always convenient to find someone, so use sites like YouTube and Acoustic Guitar magazine to view video tutorials ~ we've got some pretty cool resources at our fingertips - literally!
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Marlene
 
P.S.  I'm on Acoustic Guitar Magazine's website!  Check out the interview I did with Mark Kemp, Editor of Acoustic Guitar…
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Added by Marlene Hutchinson on June 26, 2014 at 4:48pm — No Comments

Fender American Vintage '52 Reissue Telecaster butterscotch blond £1,550 new

Hi Ive got this Fender American Vintage '52 Reissue Telecaster butterscotch blond £1,550 new. great tele was wondering if anyone would be up for a trade for a nice acoustic ?... cheers Steve Ipswich Suffolk. 

Added by Steve McGovern on June 21, 2014 at 5:49am — No Comments

Cool site for ACOUSTIC GUITAR PLAYERS

Free video acoustic guitar lessons - learn acoustic guitar songs on YouTube

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Video guitar lesson formats – standard tuning , 12, DADGAD, Drop D & open G

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Added by Terry Dean on June 20, 2014 at 5:48am — No Comments

Thursday "tip"

Play with other guitarists whenever possible.  Every guitar player has their own skill set and playing style, along with a repetoire of songs that may inspire you, so learn, inspire each other and have fun ~ guitar playing brings the best people together!
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Marlene

Marlene's Music
As Seen On PBS, CBS & NBC
 

Added by Marlene Hutchinson on June 19, 2014 at 5:59pm — No Comments

Kindle Music Score Books

guitarchildren publications

Amazon Kindle Music Score Book Author Denys Geel

guitarchildren publications for solo duo and ensemble classical and latin guitar, youth orchestral pieces, JS Bach arrangements and Jazz orchestrations.

All scores come with conductor score and separate instrumental parts for rehearsals and have Amazon MP3 download singles with the same title or video playback from…

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Added by guitarchildren on June 16, 2014 at 5:00am — No Comments

Thursday "tip"

Go to local guitar shop events. Local guitar shops frequently host guitar events like manufacturers showcasing their latest models and artists demonstrating guitars ~ you'll learn a lot about guitars and guitar playing ~ a win-win!
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Marlene

Marlene's Music
www.marlenesmusic.com
As Seen On PBS, CBS, NBC

Added by Marlene Hutchinson on June 12, 2014 at 10:36pm — No Comments

Thursday "tip"

Be a prepared guitarist ~ a.k.a. what's in your case?  To be ready for any playing need you should have the following in your case at all times; a set of strings (it's like the spare tire to your car), tuner, capo, nail trimmers and cloth ~ being ready for any guitar need or challenge means you won't have to fret (ha, ha) about anything!
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Marlene
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Added by Marlene Hutchinson on June 5, 2014 at 11:56am — No Comments

Thursday "tip"

Try different volumes of sound within a song.  For instance play your song in it's normal manner and when you come to a pivotal part play louder (a.k.a. crescendo), then bring it back down (a.k.a. decrescendo) ~ it's a great way to add expression and feelings to your music!
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Marlene
Marlene's Music
As Seen On PBS, CBS & NBC

Added by Marlene Hutchinson on May 29, 2014 at 2:38pm — No Comments

Thursday "tip"

Clean your strings after each playing session.  We have natural oils on our fingertips that build up on the strings as we play, so to get rid of the build up and extend the life of your strings use a soft cloth and wipe down the strings of your guitar each time you play ~ make it your post playing routine!
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Marlene
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Added by Marlene Hutchinson on May 22, 2014 at 8:27am — No Comments

Thursday "tip"

Find creative ways to fit practice time into your day.  Finding practice time each day can be a challenge, so get creative, for example play guitar while chatting with your spouse or include your children in your playing time or have a guitar at your office in case you have "down time" ~ soon you'll find you've mutli-tasked your way to great songs!
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Marlene
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Added by Marlene Hutchinson on May 15, 2014 at 7:03pm — No Comments

Strings and things..

I'm always chasing tone, whether it's with a new guitar, or new strings for my acoustic. So, when I heard about the new Martin Tony Rice Signature Monel strings I was anxious to try them. I mean if Tony plays them, how could I lose?



Well, my HD-28 was strung with Martin Lifespan Cleartone SP7200's way, way back in July '13.. Long time, I know, but I play in my house, and take care of my guitar, wiping the strings down after each session. Now, over that period of time, the P/B strings… Continue

Added by Phil Manuel on May 11, 2014 at 7:00pm — 2 Comments

Back Online After 4 weeks Away

Hey all.

I Just got my laptop back from the shop and back up to speed. I have to say though.... I had a hell of a lot more guitar practice time (or so it seemed) without it!

Have a great weekend all! And Happy Mother's Day to all of you Guitar playing "Mothers" out there in the real world!

Later,

Scott

Added by Scott L Ritchie on May 9, 2014 at 8:31pm — No Comments

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