Play holiday inspired songs when the moment arises. Since it's Halloween today, try this fairly simple crowd pleaser, Monster Mash, using C, Am, F and G chords ~ BTW...it's kind of cool to sing it with a scary voice!
Added by Marlene Hutchinson on October 31, 2013 at 1:34pm — No Comments
It's been a busy time in my part of the world, but I do manage to find time to play my guitar. Honestly, I have to play my guitar or I start to get the sweats and jitters. Really. I've been going to quite a few live music performances by local artists, and some by headliners, and some concerts by folks on their way up.
I just love to watch musician's work. All of the effort that goes into playing in front of any size crowd is just amazing to me. I remember the old days when my…Continue
Added by Phil Manuel on October 26, 2013 at 2:11pm — No Comments
Learn minor chords, like the Am. Minor chords are generally used in blues music, and other music as well, because of the "whoa is me"/sad sound they impart and Am is one of the easiest to learn ~ so make it a minor detail to learn this chord (and other minor chords)!
BTW...my "Learn to Play Guitar in a Day!" workshop will air on the following dates/times in LA & Orange County areas.
PBS SoCal air…Continue
Added by Marlene Hutchinson on October 24, 2013 at 11:33am — No Comments
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Change your strings approximately every 6 months. Our strings naturally wear & discolor when we play them due to the lipids and moisture in our ski in and the elements (heat, humidity, cold, etc) can affect them as well ~ so in order to get your best sound...change away!
Added by Marlene Hutchinson on October 17, 2013 at 7:54am — No Comments
Added by Frank Crespo on October 12, 2013 at 12:36am — No Comments
Find your "music style": n. the music you love to listen to and play. We all have one and if your not sure what your "music style" is, then start by listening to various music genres (i.e. jazz country, classical, rock, blues, etc.), it will help you find the songs you'll enjoy playing ~ which of course means your music will be styling!
Added by Marlene Hutchinson on October 10, 2013 at 9:46am — No Comments
We want folks to know about the worlds only [please correct me if I'm wrong] Custom Capo shop. If you have 7,8,9,10 + ....strings we can be of help. Here is Dakota with his-which happens to be for Bass. We've actually made dozens of one-of akind capos already. We guitar players sure are getting increasingly exotic with our instruments! Of course, it is also a Universal Partial Capo. You can reach us at firstname.lastname@example.org. …Continue
Added by peter einhorn on October 9, 2013 at 6:43am — No Comments
Janis Ian's 1931 National Duolian Steel Guitar- Click to view video.
Available for purchase at Guitar Gallery in Nashville, TN. This is one of several pieces we will be featuring in the coming months, from Performing Artist, Songwriter, Author, and all round super cool human being, Janis Ian !…Continue
Added by GUITAR GALLERY on October 5, 2013 at 12:53pm — No Comments
Added by Marlene Hutchinson on October 3, 2013 at 3:31pm — No Comments
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
Added by Lance Allen on October 2, 2013 at 2:06pm — No Comments
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!
Added by Marlene Hutchinson on September 26, 2013 at 3:38pm — No Comments
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
2hrs of great fingerstyle guitar music
Added by Lance Allen on September 24, 2013 at 9:34pm — No Comments
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!
Added by Marlene Hutchinson on September 19, 2013 at 8:03am — No Comments
Added by Christopher Stewart on September 16, 2013 at 9:06am — No Comments
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!
Added by Marlene Hutchinson on September 12, 2013 at 10:04am — No Comments
Added by Manuel Nunez on September 8, 2013 at 11:03am — No Comments
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!
Added by Marlene Hutchinson on September 5, 2013 at 6:54pm — No Comments