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Archive for May 2011

Thursday, May 26, 2011

It's official - Gibson's Learn & Master Guitar content can now be found on Gibson.com! Seems logical right?!? I mean, their name is on the box. As you've probably surmized (mainly from the Gibson name on the box), we're in a strategic partnership with Gibson. Here are some other, rather obvious areas you've probably noticed our partnership:- We are an authori [...]

Gibson and Learn & Master: Match Made in Heaven

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Win a Trip to Tour Nashville and It's Most Famous Attractions!This opportunity to win a trip to Nashville includes some amazing prizes and opportunities. Here's the list of contest details from www.opry.comTour some of Nashville’s most popular country music attractions in style! One lucky winner and three guests will be headed to Music City on August 5 for an exc [...]

Grand Ole Opry Sweepstakes!

Friday, May 20, 2011

Tomorrow is the deadline for the early-bird registration discount for Guitar Gathering 2011. Should you find yourself with the dates of June 22-26 open, you should join us. Should you find the dates of June 22-26 booked, you should cancel whatever you're doing and join us. This event only happens once a year!What does registering early get you? $100 off the price [...]

Guitar Gathering Early Registration Ends!

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Last week on May 10, 2011, we had the highest attendance of any Live Lesson yet. Over 300 people were logged in and watching! Johnny Hiland was the special guest and it was apparent that all the viewers just loved it, as well you should since Johnny is only one of the greatest guitarist on the planet! About halfway through the lesson, we paused to pick a name for [...]

Guitar Giveaway Story

Monday, May 16, 2011

First of all, let's define "Pentatonic Scale" before we get started on why it's such a great thing.  The term "pentatonic" just means "5 tones" or "5 notes".  So any scale with only 5 notes could be called a pentatonic scale, but when comes to guitar players, there are really only two particular scales that earn the name:Major Pentatonic and Minor Pentatonic Scal [...]

What's the Big Deal About Pentatonic Scales?

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Ever thought the basic chords were pretty boring when you play them? There's the G, Am, E, D, C7 and a few more. Kind of ho-hum, huh? We'll not anymore! This month's video tip for guitar is all about infusing life into those boring old open chords. Check it out and let us know what you think:Now get out there and PRACTICE :)

May Video Tip: Playing Beyond the Average Chords

Monday, May 9, 2011

Name: John VernacchioGender: MaleMy City: Modesto CaliforniaForum Username: John VMy Instruments/gear: American Special Stratocaster HSS, Seagull SWS and Yamaha 335 Acoustics, Peavey Vyper 75 Modeling AmpFavorite Artists/Bands: Rush, Led Zeppelin, Pink Floyd, all Classic Rock, Metallica, Pantera, Clapton, just about everything Rock and Roll oriented, Blues anythi [...]

Student Profile: John V

Thursday, May 5, 2011

We need each other.  We need each other as musicians and guitarists.  We need each other to learn from and to be encouraged by.   There are some things that you need as a musician that can only be learned from working and playing with other musicians - no book can teach you how to jam with other players.There is something wonderful that happens when musicians gat [...]

The Necessity of Gathering Together

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