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Thursday, July 28, 2011

Today is Steve Krenz' Birthday!! Join me (I hacked into this blog to post this happy birthday post for Steve) in wishing our beloved Guitar InstructorMany of our students already have given Steve a gift: Student Birthday CD. 11 Students and Forum Members recorded 15 songs for Steve as a gift to thank their Guitar Teacher.Here are a few classic pictures of Steve. [...]

Happy Birthday Steve Krenz!


Sunday, July 24, 2011

Each Tuesday (well, more like most Tuesdays) at 7 pm CST we have Live Guitar Lessons. I cover a variety of topics related to playing guitar and you have an opportunity to ask questions and chat with me during the lesson.This Tuesday, July 26, is special because it will perhaps be the most exciting Live Lesson we've had for three reasons and I am super excited to [...]

Live Lesson Guitar Giveaway


Thursday, July 21, 2011

Pete Huttlinger is not just an excellent fingerpick guitarist, he is also a good friend of mine. He has also been a familiar name and face at our yearly Guitar Gathering (although he wasn't able to come this year because of his health). Earlier this year, I made a post on our Student Support Forum about how his health is deteriorating due to severe heart failure. [...]

Pete Huttlinger Medical Fund


Monday, July 11, 2011

July's video tip breaks down one of the most common blues guitar licks. You'll recognize it immediately and by the end of the video, you'll be well on your way to playing it like a master! I've included some sheet music for the Sus to hammer-on blues pattern I talk about. Be sure to download it and print it off for additional practice on mastering this lick: Blue [...]

July Video Tip: Popular Blues Guitar Lick


Sunday, July 10, 2011

I was in a backyard on a warm, summer night in Nashville in an impromptu circle of guitarists and songwriters.  We were going around the circle, as these things customarily do, and I remember being incredibly nervous as it came closer and closer to my turn.  It was to the point that it was difficult to even remember the song I wanted to play.Stage fright is a com [...]

Tips for Overcoming Stage Fright


Friday, July 08, 2011

    My City: Mathews, LouisianaForum Username: JesseMy Instruments/Gear: I have 3 guitars, An Ovation Legend, An Ovation Country Classic, and most important a Fender Strat. USA Hwy 1. Roland Microcube amp. Keyboard. Set of Drums. Mic & small recording equipment. All in a studio behind my house.Favorite Artists/Bands: This would be the local art [...]

Student Profile: Jesse Blanchard


Tuesday, July 05, 2011

I've given you almost 1 month exactly to get through Session 7. It's time to move to the next session - Session 8: Barre Chords on the 5th String. If you're still struggling with Session 7, it's OK. Session 8 is very similar and will help you with barre chords. (est. time 3 weeks)If you've mastered the Session 7 barre chords, great! If not, keep strengthening you [...]

Course Walk-Through: Session 8 – Barre Chords on the 5th String


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