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Archive for December 2010

Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Guitar Playing Can Be a Pain in the... Hand!Beginning guitarists have their share of obstacles to their growth.  There's the raw fact that at first, the sounds they make never sounds as good as what they heard on the radio.  There's the sudden demand for time that this newtoy makes upon them.  (This is a bittersweet demand, of course... it hurts so good.)But one [...]

Warm-up Before Playing Guitar to Avoid Pain

Saturday, December 25, 2010

Just wanted to send a quick Merry Christmas to all our readers and students!2010 has been a wonderful year for many reasons.  Some of the most obvious are: the Guitar iPhone app being released and winning an award (and then releasing the Android version), re-releasing our guitar course as Gibson's Learn & Master Guitar,  an upgraded forum and reaching over 16 [...]

Merry Christmas!

Thursday, December 23, 2010

Each year some of our students get together (on their own) and send me a Christmas CD.  It is a collaborative effort on their part with no input or direction from us here at Legacy.  It is perhaps one of the most rewarding parts of my year.  These are people who have bought the course, learned guitar from me and now are taking time (a lot of time) to learn, pract [...]

2010 Learn & Master Gutiar Student Christmas CD

Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Watch Guitar tech, Billy Penn, as he shares a very simple, but effective tip for holding on to your pick when you tend to drop them.  This even works when you're sweating!!Very short, but very informative:We recommend this rosin from Musicians Friend.  It is currently on sale for less than $1.50 and qualifies for free shipping!

Don't Drop That Pick!

Friday, December 17, 2010

The Student Profiles on the blog will enable us to highlight students of ours from our Student Support Forum.  We have litteraly thousands of people going through our course, and this is a great way for us thank them and show their progress.  For this first installation of the Student Profile, we're going to feature two of our youngest students, Zach and Luke, wh [...]

Student Profile: Zach & Luke

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Just wanted to remind you to enter our Holiday Musical Moments Giveaway.We've extended the deadline to enter by one day!  The new deadline is Thursday, Dec. 15 at midnight CST.  We'll announce the winner on Friday and ship the Epiphone guitar ASAP -- hopefully so it arrives by Christmas.  All you need to do is share a holiday music story and you could win!Here's [...]

Contest Extended: Win An Epiphone Guitar!

Sunday, December 12, 2010

Technology marches on... but when it comes to guitar tone, the customers of technology have consistently preferred Old School over New Tech.  Ahh, the lusty tube amp.  Something about the raw, warm tone created by those glass cylinders of glowing orange magic has kept amp designers (and their guitar-playing customers) spell-bound.  The grit, the grime, the grease [...]

Care and Feeding of Tube Amps ~ Treat Her Right!

Friday, December 10, 2010

Like last month's video, I'll be teaching you another Christmas favorite, God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen. Again, due to the popularity of last month's fingerstyle arrangement, this one will also be a simple fingerstyle tune. Here is the sheet music (pdf) for the song so you can print it out and practice!Hope you enjoy!

December Video Tip: Fingerstyle God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen

Thursday, December 9, 2010

If you are thinking about learning to play the guitar or just starting to learn, chances are you will (or already have) make an investment in a guitar. It's a good purchase. There is nothing like having a new guitar sitting around your house to motivate you to practice! So now that you've taken the plunge and bought a guitar, the best thing you can do is to ge [...]

Best Advice For a New Guitar: Get A Set-Up Job

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Let me tell you one of the true factors of whether you truly improve.  As often as I have said that the pros have no secrets, but here is a true secret of the pros.There is one thing that all real guitar players have that wannabes who just wish they could play do not have.  No, it is not a certain guitar, pick, amp or strings and yet it will make or break your ch [...]

The True Secret of the Guitar Pros

Friday, December 3, 2010

We are running an exciting holiday contest on our Guitar Student Support Forum.  Our forum is a hugely supportive and encouraging place for our students to interact with other students and instructors.  Ask questions, answer questions, create a blog to track progress, and learn about playing the guitar.The Holiday Musical Moments Contest is a simple concept with [...]

Holiday Musical Moments Contest - Win an Epiphone Guitar!

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