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What is the best way to amplify a classical guitar or flamenco guitar?

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Ok, this is a big question. So many people think different things about amplifying a classical guitar, acoustic guitar or flamenco guitar. The purists don't want to talk about pickups, …

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Added by Manuel Nunez on June 29, 2013 at 9:50am — No Comments

Thursday "tip"

Don't leave your guitar in your car for long periods of time.  High external temperatures mean even hotter internal temperatures in your car, your guitar will become "overheated", which will cause the wood to become dry and glue to become compromised ~ remember...an overheated guitar is not a happy guitar!

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Marlene

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Added by Marlene Hutchinson on June 27, 2013 at 9:37am — No Comments

Thursday "tip"

Keep your playing expectations realistic.  Trying to play far outside of your current abilities (i.e. shred like Eric Clapton today!) will likely be frustrating, remember you have your entire life to master the guitar ~ so take your time and enjoy your personal guitar journey!

Play on...

Marlene

P.S. "Like" our Facebook page for more guitar info and Marlene's Music happenings!

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Added by Marlene Hutchinson on June 20, 2013 at 1:09pm — No Comments

New Builder Josh Williams

For those of you always on the lookout for the next, great luthier - watch out!

We have just received our first guitar from Josh Williams.  A fine SJ with Ziricote back & sides.

Tidy workmanship, even, smooth, pure tone.

At Guitar Gallery…

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Added by GUITAR GALLERY on June 20, 2013 at 12:24pm — No Comments

Froggy Bottom Baritone at www.guitargal.com

Added by GUITAR GALLERY on June 14, 2013 at 7:59pm — No Comments

Free Lagrene solo transcription

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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2N0dnX_pI2s

Added by Dario Napoli on June 14, 2013 at 6:26am — No Comments

Thursday "tip"

Check your thumb placement to be sure it's on the back of your guitar neck, not to the side or coming over the top.  Your thumb should be like one part of a "vice" giving your fingers their best ability to press hard on the front of the neck ~ pressing hard = great chords & notes!

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Marlene

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Added by Marlene Hutchinson on June 13, 2013 at 8:36am — No Comments

Is it worth to pay that much money for a guitar?



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Many people are asking the same question to themselves and is very difficult to find the right answer. What percentage of your decision is made with your hart and what percentage is made with your brain? There is also an esoteric percentage involved too, particularly when we are talking about to buy the guitar of…

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Added by Manuel Nunez on June 9, 2013 at 11:41am — No Comments

Thursday "tip"

Challenge yourself to perform a song in front of a few people. When we play for others (family/friends, at an Open Mic, my Guitar Fest, etc) we tend to "up our game" on our songs, which usually includes lots of practicing and rehearsing ~ a really good thing ~ so go ahead and bring out your inner Rock Star!

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Marlene

 

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Added by Marlene Hutchinson on June 6, 2013 at 1:40pm — No Comments

Jose Ramirez Guitars, now available at Guitar from Spain

Ramirez Guitars are some of the most desirable spanish Classical and flamenco guitars. Their sound is so unique and the craftsmanship is absolutely superb. Totally hand made in Spain for five generations of luthiers they are now available worldwide at…

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Added by Manuel Nunez on June 2, 2013 at 11:13am — No Comments

The word CONTEMPORARY

I posted something similar on facebook which, unexpectedly wielded an emotionally charged discussion on the topic of the word "Contemporary."

I said that I didn't like the word when it was used in a musical sense, because I felt like it meant something "watered down for the masses" as it were.  Does anyone have any thoughts on that?

Patrick

Added by Patrick Woods on May 31, 2013 at 11:19am — No Comments

open tunings...

Learning to play in open tunings has opened a whole new world of playing and discovering for me...playing the blues has become an obsession...

Added by Lee Drake on May 30, 2013 at 8:15pm — No Comments

Thursday "tip"

Strengthen your hands by using a tennis ball when not playing your guitar. It's simple...take a tennis ball, hold it in your left hand, squeeze and hold for the count of ten, then release, repeat ten times and then switch hands ~ stronger hands = better guitar playing!

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Marlene

BTW...check out my impressions of the recent Fleetwood Mac concert on my Facebook Page…

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Added by Marlene Hutchinson on May 30, 2013 at 1:22pm — No Comments

An Etive Lament

I was trying to combine happy with sad when I wrote this

http://www.fingerpickingguitar.org/an-etive-lament/

Added by Fingerpickingguitar on May 29, 2013 at 2:19am — No Comments

INSIDE ALHAMBRA GUITARS WORKSHOP



Alhambra Guitars are one of the best internationally known spanish guitar makers. They make guitars for every price range and from beginners to professional concert players. Inside Alhambra factory there is a…

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Added by Manuel Nunez on May 25, 2013 at 1:09am — No Comments

Thursday "tip"

Use a guitar humidifier to keep the humidity level for your guitar between 45% - 55 %.  Low humidity levels may cause the seams to sepearate and the wood to dry and crack (not instantly, but over time), so the simple fix is to place a guitar humidifier in the sound hole area when you're not playing ~ a humidified guitar is a happy guitar!

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Marlene

 

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Added by Marlene Hutchinson on May 23, 2013 at 12:40pm — No Comments

Record Your Practice Sessions...

Well, I've known that I really should record my practice sessions, but I've not really done it.  Tonight is one of those nights that I wish I had.  I was working on a few tunes in a tuning that I'm really starting to love.  D - A - D - D - A - D. Using this tuning on my little Seagull Grand Artist gives me a lot of raw sounding tone from this little parlor guitar. The string bends are easy, and the bass response just really comes out.  Tonight, I played through my Loudbox Mini, and I was…

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Added by Phil Manuel on May 22, 2013 at 8:28pm — 2 Comments

"Do We Labor In Life's Vineyard?"

 

A Work in Progress:

“Do We Labor in Life’s Garden”

© Adriaan N Roggeveen

Camilla, GA 21 May 2013

 

Do you labor in Life’s Vineyard, watch the grapes of wrath grow?

While raging at the heavens at the God you still don’t know

Do you just see trouble lurking instead of peace of mind?

Are you still out here searching or just said: Never…

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Added by Adriaan N Roggeveen on May 21, 2013 at 4:00pm — No Comments

Josh House Baritone for Sale

Used Josh House Baritione at Guitar Gallery with Walnut back & sides and 2 side ports.  Wonderful sounding instrument !

House Baritone…

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Added by GUITAR GALLERY on May 17, 2013 at 4:11pm — No Comments

Thursday "tip"

Play and sing with a friend. When someone else joins in it challenges you to play through any bloopers you might have which helps you with the timing of your songs and will increase your performance abilities ~ plus you'll have ton of fun making music with your friends!

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Marlene

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Added by Marlene Hutchinson on May 16, 2013 at 6:27am — No Comments

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