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Thursday "tip"

Shop for your dream guitar.  By going to guitar shops and trying out, a.k.a. "test driving", various brands and styles of guitars you will likely find the guitar of your dreams and then here's a thought ~ you might want to reward yourself with your dream guitar when you have achieved a goal (guitar or otherwise)!
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Added by Marlene Hutchinson on August 14, 2014 at 5:14pm — No Comments

THursday "tip"

Find a guitar buddy to play with.  It's fun and motivating to have another guitarist to play with, you'll probably find that you'll be playing a lot more and perhaps trying new things that they have learned ~ guitar buddies make such great friends!
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Added by Marlene Hutchinson on August 7, 2014 at 9:56am — No Comments

Thursday "tip"

Play your guitar to increase brain activity and happiness. Studies have shown that the brain's reward center responds to music -- a brain structure called the striatum releases the chemical dopamine, which is associated with happiness and pleasure ~ so play your guitar and get happy, a.k.a. Guitar Therapy!

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Added by Marlene Hutchinson on July 31, 2014 at 12:30pm — 3 Comments

Guitar Withdrawal

I'm spending the summer in Europe and I couldn't bring my guitar with me; I play every minute I can, but I thought I would be okay without it for 1 month.. my calluses are starting to get soft and I'm really regretting not bringing it.

Does this happen to anyone else? I feel like I left my best friend behind or something.. 

Added by Ash Nadler on July 30, 2014 at 10:00pm — 2 Comments

4 Arrangements for Solo Guitar

 The arrangements are in standard notation and tab and are free to copy. Available are: Amazing Grace , Be Thou My Vision, The Star…

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Added by Steve C. Pappas on July 30, 2014 at 1:00pm — No Comments

Steve Pappas Radio

http://www.jango.com/music/Steve+Pappas?l=0…

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Added by Steve C. Pappas on July 30, 2014 at 10:12am — No Comments

A Review of 2 Pieces for Solo Guitar

Two pieces for solo guitar by Steve Pappas are welcomed additions to the classical guitar repertoire. La Noche Cai Suavemente and Lady Zoe’s Dance fit nicely into the repertoire for the intermediate level player. Steve makes use of his talents as a…

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Added by Steve C. Pappas on July 30, 2014 at 9:50am — No Comments

How I lost my ability to play

Nine years ago I had tongue cancer. I had played my guitar and sung for over thirty years preforming at local events and one time appearing on  the Michel Douglas show.  For several years I worked at a local folk singing club. Then about two years ago I bought my new 4 string BR-40T Blueridge guitar. Almost the same week I began to have swallowing vocal cords problems from the scar tissue that had built up from the three months of radiation treatment I received  twice a day for three months…

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Added by Richard Brazus on July 29, 2014 at 5:30pm — No Comments

Thursday "tip"

Keep your guitar cool and comfortable! With the summer tempuratures soaring you want to be sure that your guitar is happy and here's a good rule: your guitar should not be exposed to climate conditions that you would not want to be exposed to, ideally 40 - 45% humidity and 65-75 °F ~ a cool guitar is cool!



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Marlene



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Added by Marlene Hutchinson on July 24, 2014 at 11:25am — 2 Comments

Thursday "tip"

Take your guitar with you on your Summer travels. One of the coolest things about playing guitar is that you can take your guitar with you everywhere and play in some of the most amazing locations ~ for instance I'm in Santa Barbara and I just played my guitar at the beach!
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Nominated for 2014 Player's Choice Awards

Added by Marlene Hutchinson on July 17, 2014 at 12:04pm — No Comments

Live From the Kitchen Table Podcast 002

I got a lot of great encouragement from the First Live From the Kitchen Table and created a second podcast. Thanks for checking these out. It's been a lot of fun to put these together.

Best,

Adam Traum

Podcast Link:

http://adamtraumguitar.com/blog/blog/live-from-the-kitchen-table-podcast-002

Added by Adam Traum on July 16, 2014 at 6:52pm — No Comments

Live From the Kitchen Table Podcast 002

I got a lot of great encouragement from the First Live From the Kitchen Table and created a second podcast. Thanks for checking these out. It's been a lot of fun to put these together.

Best,

Adam Traum

Podcast Link:

http://adamtraumguitar.com/blog/blog/live-from-the-kitchen-table-podcast-002

Added by Adam Traum on July 16, 2014 at 6:51pm — No Comments

Live From the Kitchen Table Podcast 001

Check out my First podcast of Live From the Kitchen Table, a collection of mostly low-fi songs many of which are recorded on my iPhone. I played some of my sketches for a friend and she said that I should make sure other people hear them and Live From the Kitchen Table was created. Let m know what your thoughts are on this new exploration of mine.

Adam Traum

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Added by Adam Traum on July 16, 2014 at 6:49pm — No Comments

Thursday "tip"

Play a song as many different ways as possible.  Try it with several different strumming patterns (i.e. basic strum, calypso, reggae, etc.), then try it with picking patterns (i.e. basic patterns, Travis picking, etc.), then use a flatpick and then try playing at different tempos ~ let your creative juices flow and you'll find there's more than 1 way to play a song!
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Added by Marlene Hutchinson on July 10, 2014 at 12:10pm — No Comments

Thursday "tip"

FInd and perform at a local open mic.  Playing at an open mic event can be a great way to improve your ability to perform in front of others and though it may seem a little intimidating, the audience (other guitarists) is usually super supportive of anything you play ~ so search out your nearest open mic and make it happen!
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Added by Marlene Hutchinson on July 3, 2014 at 10:19am — No Comments

Thursday "tip"

Use the internet as a tutorial resource.  Learning from others is a great way to increase your skills, but it's not always convenient to find someone, so use sites like YouTube and Acoustic Guitar magazine to view video tutorials ~ we've got some pretty cool resources at our fingertips - literally!
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P.S.  I'm on Acoustic Guitar Magazine's website!  Check out the interview I did with Mark Kemp, Editor of Acoustic Guitar…
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Added by Marlene Hutchinson on June 26, 2014 at 4:48pm — No Comments

Fender American Vintage '52 Reissue Telecaster butterscotch blond £1,550 new

Hi Ive got this Fender American Vintage '52 Reissue Telecaster butterscotch blond £1,550 new. great tele was wondering if anyone would be up for a trade for a nice acoustic ?... cheers Steve Ipswich Suffolk. 

Added by Steve McGovern on June 21, 2014 at 5:49am — No Comments

Cool site for ACOUSTIC GUITAR PLAYERS

Free video acoustic guitar lessons - learn acoustic guitar songs on YouTube

Free Songs of the Month – newsletter sign up (60’s,70’s, folk rock, acoustic rock)

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Video guitar lesson formats – standard tuning , 12, DADGAD, Drop D & open G

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Added by Terry Dean on June 20, 2014 at 5:48am — No Comments

Thursday "tip"

Play with other guitarists whenever possible.  Every guitar player has their own skill set and playing style, along with a repetoire of songs that may inspire you, so learn, inspire each other and have fun ~ guitar playing brings the best people together!
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Marlene

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Added by Marlene Hutchinson on June 19, 2014 at 5:59pm — No Comments

Kindle Music Score Books

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Amazon Kindle Music Score Book Author Denys Geel

guitarchildren publications for solo duo and ensemble classical and latin guitar, youth orchestral pieces, JS Bach arrangements and Jazz orchestrations.

All scores come with conductor score and separate instrumental parts for rehearsals and have Amazon MP3 download singles with the same title or video playback from…

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Added by guitarchildren on June 16, 2014 at 5:00am — No Comments

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