Added by Marlene Hutchinson on February 6, 2014 at 6:02pm — No Comments
Added by Terry Angelli on February 2, 2014 at 7:10am — No Comments
Whenever I’m teaching guitar to beginners, one of the first real stumbling blocks for most students seems to come when they first encounter barre chords. After learning the basic open chords and practicing changing fluently between them, as well as, perhaps, learning a few simple riffs or single note picking exercises, along come barre chords. Most students will have been making good progress up to this point and then ‘Bam!’ – For some it can be like hitting a brick wall. Unfortunately, for…Continue
Added by Chris Lake on January 31, 2014 at 2:04pm — No Comments
Added by Thorell Guitars on January 25, 2014 at 11:07am — No Comments
Added by Terry Dean on January 18, 2014 at 6:58am — No Comments
I first heard this tune sung by Jerry Jeff Walker one summer day in the early '70s, My buddy and I shared a $100 a month apartment back then. It was during our salad days. Both of us were unemployed, but picked up odd jobs now and then. We split the rent, so coming up with $50 every month was hard, but not impossible. DT finally got a gig painting houses, and I found work playing in a rock/country band. DT had a great quadrophonic music system he picked up while stationed in South…Continue
Play your guitar frequently to "break in" the wood. An acoustic guitar sounds better over time with frequent playing because you're actually loosening the wood fibers which helps your guitar vibrate more easily ~ so play away to loosen those wood fibers!
Added by Marlene Hutchinson on January 16, 2014 at 9:47am — No Comments
Added by Terry Angelli on January 5, 2014 at 3:13am — No Comments
We have several Vintage All mahogany guitars in stock now, as well as a new All mahogany Froggy Bottom model C expected soon. Here's a pic of our Gibson Peanut. We also have an all mahogany vintage Gibson archtop in stock that will appear online next week. Not to mention our vintage 1950 Martin 0-15!…Continue
Added by GUITAR GALLERY on January 2, 2014 at 1:14pm — No Comments
If you listen to most pop music, you’ll quickly figure out that it is tonally very simple. It tends to concentrate on tried-and-true chord progressions and, because it’s made to be sold as a product, it really doesn’t stretch anybody’s minds much when they listen to it. That being said, pop music does have its place and it can be worth listening to.
If you’re interested in writing your own music and you want to go off…Continue
Added by Jay Warner on December 30, 2013 at 10:10am — No Comments
Set an attainable guitar goal for 2014. It's helpful to set guitar goals (i.e. a certain song, more chords, bar chords, solos in songs, etc.), so here we go ~ fill in the blank, "In 2014 I'd like to play__________ on my guitar" ~ now get ready to make it happen!
Happy New Year!
Added by Marlene Hutchinson on December 26, 2013 at 1:01pm — No Comments
Have a book of holiday songs ready for an impromptu sing-along. Holiday favorites with familiar words are great, upbeat songs tend to keep things lively and then it's nice to throw in sentimental/slower tempo songs now and then ~ you never know when a gathering will turn into a sing-along, so be ready for action!
Merry Christmas and
Added by Marlene Hutchinson on December 19, 2013 at 11:08am — No Comments
Added by Thorell Guitars on December 15, 2013 at 9:30pm — No Comments
Play guitar for your health. Studies have shown that playing a musical insturment lowers blood pressure and relieves stress ~ so play away all your cares!
Added by Marlene Hutchinson on December 12, 2013 at 7:11pm — No Comments
Added by Terry Dean on December 7, 2013 at 12:06pm — No Comments
Humidify your guitar whenever possible. Keeping the humidity level at a constant 40% is ideal for the wood of our guitars, so keep a guitar humidifier (there are several simple ones out there!) in your case and/or near your guitar ~ 40% humidity = happy wood!
Added by Marlene Hutchinson on December 5, 2013 at 3:04pm — No Comments
Be thankful for the many songs available to us. We've got a wealth of song resources at our fingertips, thanks to the Internet, like this Thanksgiving favorite Over the River and Through the Woods (link below) ~ as you gather together share your music with family and friends!
Happy Thanksgiving and Play on...
Added by Marlene Hutchinson on November 28, 2013 at 11:04am — No Comments
Improve your concentration by playing guitar. Your songs/music require you to concentrate on rhythm, pitch, tempo and quality of sound, sharpening your ability to concentrate which is a skill improvement we can use in our day-to-day lives ~ so go ahead and zone in on your music!
Added by Marlene Hutchinson on November 21, 2013 at 4:14pm — No Comments