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Play your guitar frequently to "break in" the wood. An acoustic guitar sounds better over time with frequent playing because you're actually loosening the wood fibers which helps your guitar vibrate more easily ~ so play away to loosen those wood fibers!
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Set an attainable guitar goal for 2014. It's helpful to set guitar goals (i.e. a certain song, more chords, bar chords, solos in songs, etc.), so here we go ~ fill in the blank, "In 2014 I'd like to play__________ on my guitar" ~ now get ready to make it happen!
Happy New Year!
Added by Marlene Hutchinson on December 26, 2013 at 1:01pm — No Comments
Have a book of holiday songs ready for an impromptu sing-along. Holiday favorites with familiar words are great, upbeat songs tend to keep things lively and then it's nice to throw in sentimental/slower tempo songs now and then ~ you never know when a gathering will turn into a sing-along, so be ready for action!
Merry Christmas and
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Play guitar for your health. Studies have shown that playing a musical insturment lowers blood pressure and relieves stress ~ so play away all your cares!
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Humidify your guitar whenever possible. Keeping the humidity level at a constant 40% is ideal for the wood of our guitars, so keep a guitar humidifier (there are several simple ones out there!) in your case and/or near your guitar ~ 40% humidity = happy wood!
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Be thankful for the many songs available to us. We've got a wealth of song resources at our fingertips, thanks to the Internet, like this Thanksgiving favorite Over the River and Through the Woods (link below) ~ as you gather together share your music with family and friends!
Happy Thanksgiving and Play on...
Added by Marlene Hutchinson on November 28, 2013 at 11:04am — No Comments
Improve your concentration by playing guitar. Your songs/music require you to concentrate on rhythm, pitch, tempo and quality of sound, sharpening your ability to concentrate which is a skill improvement we can use in our day-to-day lives ~ so go ahead and zone in on your music!
Added by Marlene Hutchinson on November 21, 2013 at 4:14pm — No Comments
Figure out how to play a song(s) on your play list. Our downloaded songs are usually some of our favorites and learning to play them can be great fun ~ you can even challenge yourself to change them up a little bit by adding minor chords, 7ths, some cool tabs, etc., to make it your own!
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Close your eyes while you're practicing. When you close your eyes you actually heighten your other senses, particularly hearing and touch, which allows your brain to process your playing in different ways ~ now you'll literally be able to "feel" your music"!
BTW..."Learn to Play Guitar in a Day!" is airing this weekend on PBS SoCal on Sat, 11/9 @ 2 pm & Sun, 11/10 @ 1 pm, channels 10, 28 or 50, but check your local listing for the…Continue
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