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Free Mp3 of my acoustic cover of "Replay"

Hey everyone - happy Friday! To celebrate the weekend, I recorded an acoustic version of my cover of Iyaz's "Replay" - if you're not familiar with this tune, that's ok, download the mp3, it's free - would love to get some feedback from folks on whether you like it or not.



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Added by Zack Borer on March 19, 2010 at 8:30pm — No Comments

Dropped D Slide Guitar

After playing guitar for 40+ years I finally dabbled in slide enough to discover the differences and preferences of Standard, Open E and Dropped D tuning. While I love playing electric guitar I do love the sound of the dobro resonator style sound and since I have heard you should not stress an acoustic bridge I would have to say the dropped D is my favorite. Pleasantly, it also makes singing some songs much easier.

Added by Parlor Jones on March 19, 2010 at 6:09am — 1 Comment

Taku Sakashta: The trial of Josh Begley

I am starting this blog to keep the acoustic guitar community up to date on the legal proceedings against Josh Begley, the man accused of killing Taku Sakashta. Legal proceedings can be very complicated, and court procedures can appear fairly opaque to those who are unfamiliar with them. I am hoping my perceptions regarding the case will help dispel confusion and provide the acoustic guitar community with an accurate sense of what is taking place.


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Added by Bart Scott on March 15, 2010 at 10:22pm — 2 Comments

Hitting the road again

Never thought I'd use this phrase but 'gee, whiz'...here I am back on the road. Actually took a couple of months off to heal what turned out to be a fractured leg (toured 3 months on that through 12 states so I don't wanna hear any whining out there!)...also, got to enjoy a couple of versions of the flu (hmmm, I DID get two flu shots...makes ya wonder).


NAMM out in Anaheim was great fun once again and I was thrilled to meet up again with many of my sponsors in the real…
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Added by Richard Gilewitz on March 13, 2010 at 1:18am — No Comments

Ok here is the process by which I modify a thumb pick to have a profile that suits my playing better. The problem is that the standard thumb pick profile moves my hand an extra 1/4-3/8" away from the…

Ok here is the process by which I modify a thumb pick to have a profile that suits my playing better. The problem is that the standard thumb pick profile moves my hand an extra 1/4-3/8" away from the strings. For me this makes thumb picks a real problem.



This modification requires very expensive hard to find specialized guitar picks. A flat pick of your own that you like, and a thumb pick that feels comfortable to wear but has a point that is too long. Total outlay in parts about… Continue

Added by Jason Tryon on March 11, 2010 at 7:27pm — 3 Comments

Pete Christie - Avalon Guitars - Artist Profile

My “back-up” guitar for stage use is an Avalon A-100 Gold Series



http://www.avalonguitars.com

Avalon Guitars: premium acoustic guitars, handcrafted in Ireland.



I suppose you could call it a Lowden look-alike, though sonically, it’s quite different.

Mahogany back and sides and a lacquered spruce top make this a very bright and zingy guitar, a little “leaner” than… Continue

Added by Pete Christie on March 9, 2010 at 6:30pm — No Comments

Online skype webcam lessons really works!

After teaching 10 students with Skype, at different levels, I've determined that it is a great way to learn. You're forced to listen and look, because it's on the screen. I've developed a lesson program that I email and correspond throughout the week. I can teach you to read music, play advanced scales and theory. Fingerstyle is not a problem for me as it's my passion.



Check it out if you're interested in taking lessons from me.

Visit my site or email me to get signed up.… Continue

Added by Lance Allen on March 7, 2010 at 7:07pm — No Comments

Pete Christie - Latest Actvity Stream 5th March 2010

Status up-date after a busy week.....



4 Star Review - Bournemouth Echo

http://twitter.com/Bournemouthecho/status/9878948479







Top Music Profile Listing in Japan

http://topmusic.jp/artist.php?products_id=703





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Added by Pete Christie on March 5, 2010 at 6:00pm — No Comments

Hi Folks. This is my first look at the AG site. I'm anxious and curious? The background I see is brown, The font colors are Red and black which means that on my PC/XP 20" Dell flat screen. I can't re…

Hi Folks. This is my first look at the AG site. I'm anxious and curious? The background I see is brown, The font colors are Red and black which means that on my PC/XP 20" Dell flat screen. I can't read a thing except the white navigation headings. Is this normal? or have I missed something crucial?. Regards GregMP
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Added by greg mallet prevost on March 5, 2010 at 1:42pm — 2 Comments

My CD, Noone Lasses, is now out.

I am happy to announce that my solo cd, Noone Lasses, is now available.

It consists of celtic tunes arranged for solo guitar. Its just me and

my Alberico OM. There are a few standards of the celtic tradition, as

well as some more obscure pieces that i think folks will enjoy. Its a

good mixture of tunes, some up tempo reels and jigs, an O'Carolan

piece, a few slow airs, among others. I have arranged alot of tunes

over the past few years, and the ones on this cd are… Continue

Added by Anton Emery on March 4, 2010 at 9:46am — No Comments

Taku Sakashta Memorial Fund

Many of you have heard about the tragic killing of luthier Taku Sakashta in Rohnert Park, California on February 11. Everyone who knew Taku (myself included) is obviously still trying to wrap their heads around what happened, though there…

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Added by Dan Gabel, Editor & Group Publisher on March 3, 2010 at 8:00pm — No Comments

Pete Christie is on Twitter

Only Stephen Fry and me, up until now, on my Twitter account :-)

http://twitter.com/petechristieuk

Added by Pete Christie on March 2, 2010 at 5:30pm — No Comments

Fierce And The Dead

The debut Fierce and the Dead single is out today, its Snow part one. Its a 19 minute epic and features:



On guitar its me, bass and keys and loops Kevin Feazey and on the drums its Stuart Marshall



Its available as a "pay what you want" download from band camp just click here to have a listen:















It was recorded last year before my back injury as part of the sessions for… Continue

Added by Matt Stevens on March 2, 2010 at 2:00pm — No Comments

'The Hearts of the Fathers' by Greg West - TAB and MP3 file

Download and enjoy! This is a piece that explores the sonorous qualities of open-G tuning. From the album, "Orion Ascending."


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Added by Greg on February 26, 2010 at 10:07pm — No Comments

Guitar Principles offers lowest price ever on Beginner's Package, but offer ends March 2!

Hello everyone! I just wanted to let you know that right now, at my web

site GuitarPrinciples.com, we are offering our Beginner Guitar Package

at it's lowest price ever, but only for 4 more days!



The package includes my teaching materials, "The Principles for Correct

Practice for Guitar" book and DVD and "The Guitar Principles Path Level

One: Chords & Rhythm" book.



This package was put together with the beginner guitarist in mind. It

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Added by Jamie Marie Andreas on February 26, 2010 at 1:00pm — No Comments

song1 version1

©2009 Toni Kuzmić

I want to preempt any complaint by admitting that this is a version I would not place on a CD.

During the afternoon of Nov 25 I decided to start off "Pieces for Guitar". A couple of pieces were and still are in… Continue

Added by Toni Kuzmić on February 25, 2010 at 7:14am — No Comments

Corcoran Guitars ** Beautifully Hand Crafted ** Great Sustain

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_2ATwyH17nw

I purchased a Corcoran Guitar at the beginning of this year. (2010) I have have had the opportunty to own and play many high end guitars, but this one is in a class of its own. I purchased an OM model made of all solid woods, rosewood back and sides and California redwood top from Big Sur. The guitar has a cantilevered neck which…

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Added by CSerway on February 25, 2010 at 5:30am — 2 Comments

tips on benefits

I have a musician friend who is having a time finding Affordable Health Insurance. While Health Insurance is just one issue, it would be helpful for him to find even High Deductible Health Insurance at a reasonable… Continue

Added by Cindy Fallsen on February 24, 2010 at 2:00pm — No Comments

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