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Thursday "tip"

Take a song you can play and play it the opposite way.  If you play a song with picking, then strum it; if you play a song quickly, then play it slowly; if you strum a song, then play it with picking, you get the idea ~ it's fun to bring new life to your songs!

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Marlene's Music…


Added by Marlene Hutchinson on September 12, 2013 at 10:04am — No Comments

Alhambra 4P Classical Guitar Review

The Alhambra 4P has been one of the best sellers for …


Added by Manuel Nunez on September 8, 2013 at 11:03am — No Comments

Thursday "tip"

Try using a technique called "hammer on" when playing notes/notes in chords.  To hammer on to a string you simply play the string and then "hammer" your finger on to the string in the fret you intend to be, giving your guitar sound a cool new voicing and embellishing your chord or note ~ plus you'll sound like a rock star!

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Marlene's Music…


Added by Marlene Hutchinson on September 5, 2013 at 6:54pm — No Comments

Mother Of Pearl

Natural Abalone with conical pearl » by Worldexplorer82)

« Mother Of Pearl» was the last song written in the location where the music for the « The Abode Of The Blessed » EP was composed. Yet, arguably, considering the clear stylistic and thematic distinctions…


Added by Christopher Stewart on September 2, 2013 at 6:47am — No Comments

Thursday "tip"

Have copies of the words for your songs ready. When you get together with friends and play familiar songs (jam sessions, camping trips, etc), you're friends will likely want to sing along, so do them a favor and have the words ready ~ they'll love it and you'll have a choir of voices joining you!

Play on...




Added by Marlene Hutchinson on August 29, 2013 at 9:36am — No Comments

Before you go (Lagrene solo) - Part 6

Join my mailing list FREE and receive the FREE copy of Part 6 of Bireli Lagrene's solo of BEFORE YOU GO

Added by Dario Napoli on August 25, 2013 at 11:48am — No Comments

Thursday "tip" ~ Using Your Pinky Finger

Play chords that include using your pinky finger, like the C7 (pictured below).  We tend to shy away from using our pinky finger because it's weaker than the rest, but by playing chords involving that little finger you're actually helping to make it stronger and more useful ~ a useful pinky, is a good pinky!

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Marlene's Music…


Added by Marlene Hutchinson on August 22, 2013 at 10:17am — 1 Comment

New project

We are launching a new product to the Cooperstand line, and are very interested in your feedback, and support.




Added by Daniel Cooper on August 21, 2013 at 10:30pm — No Comments

Best Beginner Guitar Lessons

Hi Everyone;
I have taught guitar lessons for over 36 years. I played the guitar now for over 40 years. I want to be able to teach anyone who wants to learn how to play the guitar. I will be glad to answer any questions about beginning guitar lessons. I would like to hear from all of you.

Added by Sam Lyons on August 20, 2013 at 11:53am — No Comments

Anybody know what make this is? When was it made?

Added by steve warwick on August 20, 2013 at 12:30am — No Comments

Perfect Magic

Spirit of the Night » by John Atkinson Grimshaw)

« Perfect Magic » is the 9th opus penned for the « 30 Songs for the Sunny Season » project. It was completed on February 6, 2013, and is the first new piece to follow the compositional rush that…


Added by Christopher Stewart on August 19, 2013 at 7:20pm — No Comments

Vote for me on tallenge please!

Check out my entry on 
and vote for me please. Thanks!

Added by Eike Jung on August 18, 2013 at 12:26am — No Comments

Guitar solo of mine at Django in June Festival

Solo + interview of mine with Patrus at Django in June Festival in Northampton, MA

Hope you enjoy!


Added by Dario Napoli on August 16, 2013 at 3:35pm — No Comments

Thursday "tip"

Do fingertip push ups to strengthen your hands and wrists. Long used as strengthening exercises for Karate skills, you'll find that doing this will improve your finger, hand and wrist strength and dexterity, which will improve your songs and your ability to succeed at challenging skills like barre chords ~'ll have the best looking arms in town!

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Added by Marlene Hutchinson on August 15, 2013 at 11:05am — No Comments

Seagull Artist Studio Folk Rosewood (Why not?)

Hey all. Why don't Seagull make a Spruce/Rosewood Folk style model? I know that Godin have a Simon & Patrick Showcase model, but this has the 1.72 nut width. Wouldn't it be great to see a wide-nut rosewood folk model in the Artist or SWS range, preferably with no cut-away like the mahogany SWS folk. I reckon that would be a killer guitar. What do others think? 

Added by Elton Bloye on August 8, 2013 at 3:13pm — No Comments

Thursday "tip"

Go for a walk to improve your guitar playing.  Sometimes we get a little wound up from our day or feel challenged with our latest guitar skills which can increase unwanted finger tension and slow our progress, so the solution is simple...just walk it off!

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Marlene's Music…


Added by Marlene Hutchinson on August 8, 2013 at 11:48am — No Comments

Back into it

Set aside my guitars for awhile to concentrate on learning bagpipes.  Learned some tunes on the pipes, now I want to play them on my guitar. 

Added by Joe Garrett on August 8, 2013 at 11:23am — No Comments

Never Enough Time...

I think one of my laments over the years is "I never have enough time to play my guitar!".  Between family obligations, and work, time just seems to fly.  Lately, though, I've been following some advice picked up from the little book, "Zen Guitar" by Philip Toshio Sudo.  The information presented in "Zen Guitar" is probably more suited to someone with some experience playing guitar rather than…


Added by Phil Manuel on August 7, 2013 at 6:46am — 4 Comments

Who Wants a Batson Guitar??

These are seriously cool!

Added by Lance Allen on August 6, 2013 at 9:30pm — 2 Comments

To Kill Your Demons

Painting created in Year 12 Painting at Albany Senior High School » by Mosborne01)

« To Kill Your Demons » was completed on March 10, 2013, and is the 20th song written for the henceforth entitled « 30 Songs for the Sunny Season » project.

Basically, the…


Added by Christopher Stewart on August 2, 2013 at 7:44am — No Comments

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