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Thursday "tip"

Soak your fingertips in rubbing alcohol before you play to make them tougher (aka ~ gain calluses).  Callused fingertips will help lessen the fingertip soreness associated with playing guitar and to hasten that process just ...soak in rubbing alcohol for 30 seconds before playing ~ it worked for Eric Clapton and it can work for you!…
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Added by Marlene Hutchinson on October 3, 2013 at 3:31pm — No Comments

alvarez jumbo-to-baritone conversion?

Now that I own three Alvarez jumbos (an embarrassment of riches!), I'm considering converting one -- a mid-90's Model 5072 -- into a baritone. I figure that by adjusting the neck, swapping in a nut to handle the slightly thicker baritone strings, and tuning accordingly (down a 3rd or 4th) it could work.
I love the idea of an acoustic baritone but money is very tight right now and this might be a good interim step. Thoughts?

Added by Beth Hamon on October 3, 2013 at 10:42am — No Comments

Takamine TF77 Guitar for sale

Takamine TF77-PT For sale

Added by Lance Allen on October 2, 2013 at 2:06pm — No Comments

Thursday "tip"

Use both strumming and picking in the same song. It will add more interest to your songs, like playing the verses of a song with strumming and the chorus with picking (or the other way around) ~ variety with in your song, can be the spice of your music life!

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Marlene

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Added by Marlene Hutchinson on September 26, 2013 at 3:38pm — No Comments

Shohei Toyoda wins third place at International Guitar Finger Style Competition

Japanese Guitarist Shohei Toyoda adds Winfield to guitar wins while playing his NC crafted custom Lichty Guitar

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Added by Jay Lichty on September 25, 2013 at 9:34am — No Comments

Listen, be inspired, and enjoy

2hrs of great fingerstyle guitar music

 

 

Added by Lance Allen on September 24, 2013 at 9:34pm — No Comments

Thursday "tip"

Try to figure out a song's chords or notes with out any music. It's a great way to learn to rely on your ear for the music ~ just listen to a song, hum the song and then try out different chords/notes until you find the right one...before you know it you'll be playing the song by ear!

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Marlene

 

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Added by Marlene Hutchinson on September 19, 2013 at 8:03am — No Comments

The Miracle Is Worth The Wait



Yamagata University Craft-Pal 2006 » by simo100)

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Added by Christopher Stewart on September 16, 2013 at 9:06am — No Comments

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

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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 …

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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

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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…

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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!

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Marlene

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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

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

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 

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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.

Thanks,

Daniel…

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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…

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

Vote for me on tallenge please!

Hello!
Check out my entry on tallenge.com 
http://tlng.me/14L6ZeY 
and vote for me please. Thanks!

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

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