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Archive for January 2011

Friday, January 28, 2011

On Wednesday, I had the awesome opportunity to spend the day doing interviews of great guitarists at the Historic RCA Studio B here in Nashville, on Music Row. The day started out with Rick Vito from Fleetwood Mac. You may know Rick, even if you don't "know" Rick. If you are familiar with the tune "Like a Rock" from the Chevy commercials, then you've heard Rick p [...]

Interviews at Historic RCA Studio B

Monday, January 24, 2011

Our second Student Profile (find Zach & Luke's profile here) will highlight a female guitar student, MickeyOnAcoustic from our Student Support Forum. MickeyOnAcoustic is a novice guitar player, but is working on changing that to an accomplished guitarist and is well on the way. Thanks to the guitar, I’m falling in love with music like never before. That’s sig [...]

Student Profile: MickeyOnAcoustic

Thursday, January 20, 2011

NAMM stands for National Association of Music Merchants. It is one of the most important shows in the music industry because it is where all the newest things are debuted.  Whether it be new technology, new instruments, new gear or anything music related.  There is a summer and winter NAMM show, with the Winter one being far bigger.  We've attended the smaller, s [...]

NAMM 2011 Wrap-up

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

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Sunday, January 16, 2011

Are you ready for Session 2? The first half of Session 2 is all about reading music.  This topic is pretty big and could take a while to explain in a blog post so I am going to skip it for now and jump right to the notes on the first and second strings.  If you aren't sure about moving on from Session 1, don't worry; as long as you've spent some time practicing e [...]

Course Walk-Through: Session 2 – Notes on the 1st & 2nd Strings

Thursday, January 13, 2011

Acoustic Guitar is both an online community of guitarists and a guitar magazine.  Every two years, they hold their Player's Choice Awards.  These awards are given to the best guitars, gear, and instructional products in the industry.  The best part is, the nominations and votes all come from you - guitar players!The last awards were given in 2008, where our Learn [...]

Acoustic Guitar Player's Choice Awards

Monday, January 10, 2011

Each day I spend some time tweeting helpful (at least I think it's helpful!) links, videos and quotes from our Twitter account @GibsonsLMGuitar.  Today I got into a conversation with one of our followers, @ELDogStar.  He thanked me for my tweets and links (told you it was helpful!) saying they keep him motivated to play; sharing that he returned to our guitar cou [...]

Guitars for Troops

Sunday, January 9, 2011

January signifies a fresh start. As such, because this is our first newsletter for 2011, I'll give you some beginning tips to playing. As well, I'll show you how to use 3rds in a scale and make some pretty cool chord progressions!Enjoy!

January Video Tip: Strumming Using 3rds

Thursday, January 6, 2011

Off the tails of the last post on New Year's Resolutions, I've decided to start a series of posts that will take you through the entire Gibson's Learn & Master Guitar course!  The series will be called Course Walk Through. Since the course is very long, the posts won't be consecutive, but will follow closely to the time-line expected for someone going through [...]

Course Walk-Through: Session 1 - Starting Off Right

Monday, January 3, 2011

First off, Happy New Year! For many of us, the new year brings a new beginning... motivation to begin whatever it is you have desired to start but haven't had the time, money, incentive, etc.  It marks the beginning of a change...for the better.  For others, those who have sworn off new year's resolutions, it is just another day.Whichever camp you fall into, Janu [...]

New Year's Resolutions for Guitar Players

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