Michael Laidley's CD release party is Jan. 30th at "the fiddle and pick" in middle Tennessee. if you are within distance at all, check it out!!!
Added by Daniel Cooper on January 19, 2010 at 8:11pm —
We’re back from four busy days at the Winter NAMM show, excited by the fun of our 20th anniversary party with so many industry friends, and by seeing all the new gear that will be hitting the shelves of your favorite music store in the coming months. Overall, the show seemed busier than in recent years and the mood very positive, which bodes well for 2010.
A highlight for me was checking out the Paul Reed Smith event on Saturday night, where Tony McManus, Martin Simpson, Cody Kilby,… Continue
Added by Dan Gabel, Editor & Group Publisher on January 19, 2010 at 1:30pm —
You can improve in the comfort of your own home. www.guitarlancer.com
Added by Lance Allen on January 18, 2010 at 9:54pm —
Hello all, I've decided to make the beginner guitar course at ActiveMelody.com
completely free (honestly!).. There was previously a charge for the course but I thought it made more sense to give it away to beginners and sell more specialized lessons on down the road. If you're just starting to play the guitar and are interested be sure to check out the beginner guitar… Continue
Added by ActiveMelody.com on January 18, 2010 at 9:51pm —
Cooperstand in now available to purchase on our website for $49.99 plus shipping..!!!!
We just returned from the Winter NAMM show where we met with some of the top guitar manufactures and distributors in the world.
The demand for our innovative new product is far beyond what we had imagined. This was immediately made very clear to us.
Cooperstand has all the potential of… Continue
Added by Daniel Cooper on January 18, 2010 at 8:00pm —
Hi all its midnight in the U.K i've just finished a late shift and i can listen to all you great guitarists who have posted your music on the website.Life is sweet.Thankyou!!
Added by Kevin Richard Nightingale on January 18, 2010 at 5:04pm —
just in, a near Mint, Koa/Cedar Taylor Fall LTD Ed guitar at www.guitargal.net
Added by GUITAR GALLERY on January 18, 2010 at 3:46pm —
OK, so it's still early, but I have a few minutes of free time before meeting Acoustic Guitar contributor Gary Joyner for breakfast. As Doug Young mentioned, a great time was had at our 20th anniversary party last night. The music was great (especially when Senior Editor Scott Nygaard sat in with the band for a few tunes!), and I was reminded about what a great bunch of people the guitar "industry" consists of. What other field could you find competitor such as Larry Fishman, Lloyd Baggs, and… Continue
Added by Teja Gerken, Senior Editor on January 16, 2010 at 9:00am —
It’s Day Two here at NAMM, and I just have a few minutes to report before heading to Acoustic Guitar’s
20th Anniversary Party. We’ll get into more details a bit later, but it was a fun day that started with a demo of Fishman’s latest Aura pedal, and ended with a quick glance at Takamine’s new fingerstyle guitar that Scott blogged about yesterday. In-between, I has a lot of fun playing Lowden’s Pierre Bensusan model, checking out Fabio Ragghianti’s Radical Classical model with fanned… Continue
Added by Teja Gerken, Senior Editor on January 15, 2010 at 6:30pm —
Hi all just thought id post this blog. Its someting my wife saids to me every time she gos into the spear bed room. Why so many guitars? Well Iv wonderd about it and I really dont have a very good explanation for her other than "they all sound different". To which she saids"they sound the same to me". What is one to do? I did sale some of them becouse the action was too high and so there arent as many as there once was but in the mind of a guitarist that just means its time to buy some more . I… Continue
Added by tim mc nulty on January 15, 2010 at 10:21am —
Added by Rick Lally on January 15, 2010 at 8:03am —
Greetings from Anaheim, where much of the Acoustic Guitar
staff has joined our colleagues in the music industry for the 2010 NAMM trade show. The show started today, and we've already seen a lot of exciting new guitars, accessories, and other gear. Throughout the weekend, we'll be posting here in the Community blog, sharing some of the highlights from the biggest gear-fest of the year.
We're also looking forward to celebrating our 20th Anniversary with a party for our… Continue
Added by Dan Gabel, Editor & Group Publisher on January 14, 2010 at 11:30pm —
How would you like to have access to this rig? I know he's playing electric, but I have to give him an honorary acoustic doctorate based on the mechanical nature of all the instruments involved.
Needless to say, I have my tickets for the show!
Added by Jeff Titus on January 13, 2010 at 9:25pm —
Instrumental and vocal music classes are often referred to as "extracurricular" classes. Music is anything but
"extracurricular". Music classes offer many benefits which make them very indispensable. Performance programs enhance a
student's sense of self esteem as well as their social skills. Students become a part of a positive group and organization.
Not only do students profit socially from music programs, but they also gain academically.
Several studies have confirmed… Continue
Added by Steve Cano on January 12, 2010 at 12:45am —
1. Provide a steady consistant lessons schedule of at least one or two lessons per week.
2. Provide a quality instrument for your child to practice on.
3. Provide a quiet, private place for your child to practice.
4. Provide a consistent practice schedule of at least 20 minutes each day.
5. Provide constant praise and interest in your childs progress.
6. Provide an incentive rewards program for your child as they log in their practice time.
7. Make sure you ask… Continue
Added by Steve Cano on January 12, 2010 at 12:44am —
The benefits conveyed by music education can be grouped in four categories:
•Success in society
•Success in school and learning
•Success in developing intelligence
•Success in life
Early musical training helps develop brain areas involved in language and reasoning. It is thought that brain development continues for many years after birth. Recent studies have clearly indicated that musical training physically develops the part of the left side of the brain known to… Continue
Added by Steve Cano on January 11, 2010 at 11:45pm —
Enjoyed the concert with Bill Medley, the rock and roll hall of famer, of The Righteous Brothers fame...He and his daughter, McKenna, put on a great show at the OC Pavillion. One of the members in his band, a 30 year old named Michael Graham, is going to be someone for you all to watch for. Plays like Stevie Ray used to, and has a voice like Michael Bolton...really a talent!
Bill's daughter, 22 year old McKenna, can really bring it as well...not only a beautiful lady, but has the singing… Continue
Added by Michael "Malamutemike" Hendricks on January 11, 2010 at 1:50pm —
I have been taking lessons since April at a shop in Westerville Ohio
Today I played at a coffee shop Powell Ohio 1 song
That was the first time I have played in front of an audience
The first time out side of lessons and home
It was student recital I Guess you can call it that 3 hours of music
2 of use played a nice rendering of - Wild wood Flower
We were going to give Shady Grove a try but we ran out of time
Stomach full of butterflies I got real… Continue
Added by Dave Wells on January 10, 2010 at 9:21pm —
I've been playing guitar tuned in fourths (EADGCF) for over forty years. It works for every style. The advantages are chord and melodic patterns are the same all over the neck. GIVE IT A TRY--ASK A FEW QUESTIONS.
Added by Geary S. Thompson on January 10, 2010 at 12:30pm —
My family and I are going to visit the state of Pennsylvania this summer.
We live in the kingdom of Denmark in Scandianavia (ruled by a Queen since 1971)
We bring 2 teenagers
Off course I want to see the Martin factory, and my mrs. is very interested in patchwork.
It would bee nice, if you had an idea off something that could be at interest to the teenagers
We have booked B&B in Intercourse in juli on the 9-10-11-12 and 13th, but we… Continue
Added by Jan Borgstroem on January 10, 2010 at 12:20pm —