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Thursday, November 21, 2013

Name: Hector F. My City: Atlanta, GA Forum Username: hrfdez My Instruments/gear: Gibson Les Paul Standard Gold Top, Gibson Les Paul Traditional Honey Burst, Gibson Les Paul Signature T Alpine Burst, Gibson ES 339 Antique Cherry, Fender Telecaster Deluxe (Alder), Fender Stratocaster Deluxe (Ash), Taylor Big Baby Acoustic. Amps: Mesa Boogie Lone Star Special, [...]

November 2013 Student of the Month - Hector F.


Thursday, November 21, 2013

Here's a classic rock riff that is used in countless songs. This riff works great over any major chord. Steve shows it using open chords as well as a moveable version. Experiment with your own variations!

November 2013 Video Tip -- Learn a Classic Rock Riff!


Thursday, November 21, 2013

If you are like me, you appreciate straight talk – especially when it comes to something that is important to you, like learning guitar. There are just way too many opinions, by too many people, and too little time to wade through them all to find the real information. So, here are a few things, from where I sit, that every learning guitarist should know. [...]

8 No-Nonsense Tips for Learning Guitar


Thursday, October 17, 2013

Name: Ray U.City: Gold Hill, OregonForum Username: folioMy Gear:Martin Custom DreadnoughtTaylor 814ceBoss eBand JS 10*More picks than I can count ;-)Favorite Artists/Bands: My musical tastes are rather eclectic, ranging everywhere from classical to country and bluegrass to pop, rock and some jazz. Favorite guitarists are Pete Huttlinger, Pat Metheny, Sungha Jung, [...]

October 2013 Student of the Month - Ray U.


Thursday, October 17, 2013

Power chords are the foundation of rock and roll guitar playing! This video tip shows how to play power chords. Learn several basic power chords in the open position as well as several forms that can be moved anywhere on the guitar. With these forms you can play power chords in any key anywhere on the neck. Learn all you can! -Steve Power Chords! | Learn & Mast [...]

October Video Tip - Power Chords!


Thursday, October 17, 2013

Ever feel frustrated and stuck in your guitar learning? There is nothing more disheartening than the feeling like you’re just not “getting it”. You’re working faithfully in your learning but you just aren’t making the progress you would like.Here are a few practical tips for getting yourself un-stuck and back on track with your learning.1) Relax.Nothing works r [...]

October 2013 Article - 7 Things to Do When You Feel Stuck!


Monday, September 23, 2013

Rhythm guitar playing is an art! A great rhythm guitar part can form the entire groove of a song. This lesson breaks down a complex rhythm guitar part into easy to understand pieces that when put together create an amazing groove. Learn all you can! -Steve

September 2013 Video Tip – Next Level Strumming


Monday, September 23, 2013

Name: David R.City: Portland, OregonForum Username: 3rdwaveriderMy Gear:Guitars:Ibanez PM 35 (Pat Metheny signature jazz archtop)Fender American Special Stratocaster (1970s retro edition)Martin BackpackerAmps, Etc:Roland Cube 80XLBoss eBand JS 10Favorite Artists/Bands: Jazz... Pat Metheny, Lee Ritenour, Bob Devos, Russell Malone, Wes Montgomery, Howard Roberts, P [...]

September 2013 Student of the Month – David R.


Monday, September 23, 2013

Practicing guitar has two sides - the lab and the factory. Both are equally important and needed for effective learning. In his recent live lesson, the great Fingerstyle guitarist Adam Rafferty shared this wonderful insight from Seth Godin and applied it to guitar learning. (And I’ve thrown in my thoughts as well!)When you practice, certain guitar learning tasks [...]

September 2013 Article - The Lab & the Factory


Monday, August 19, 2013

Name: Tom S.City: Mason City, IAForum Username: dusty1300My Gear:Guitars:PRS Custom 24Fender American Deluxe Fat StratOvation LegendFavorite Artists/Bands: Joe Bonamassa; Led Zeppelin; Gary Moore; Collective Soul; Montrose... just to name a few.Favorite style of music to play: Blues. I never even listened to the blues till I started to learn about it in session 1 [...]

August 2013 Student of the Month – Tom S.


Monday, August 19, 2013

It's Acoustic Month! So, here are four quick "Tips of the Pros" for using your capo. Learn all you can! -Steve

August 2013 Video Tip – Pro Capo Tips


Monday, July 15, 2013

Jazz music has a core group of common songs called “standards” that all Jazz musicians need to be familiar with. These are the songs you’ll hear when you go to listen to Jazz at a club or restaurant.  As a player, these are also the songs that you will play all the time.  Most of these standards can be easily found in songbooks like “The Real Book”.  Here are a f [...]

July 2013 - Tips for Learning Jazz Standards


Monday, July 15, 2013

 Tom M.City: Decatur, ILForum Username: TomMy Gear:Guitars:Breedlove Pro C25/CRHEpiphone BroadwayVariax 300Amps:Roland AC-33 acoustic ampRoland CubeLine 6 Pod XTFavorite Artists/Bands: Tommy Emmanuel, Adam Rafferty, Frank Vignola and Joscho Stephan are my current favorites.Favorite style of music to play: FingerstyleWhat made you want to play music? Just an overa [...]

July 2013 Student of the Month - Tom M.


Monday, July 15, 2013

Ever wanted a great sounding lick to play over a ii-V-I progression? The ii-V-I progression is one of the most common progression in Jazz. Here's a lick that sounds great - perfect for Jazz Fingerstyle guitar. -Steve

July 2013 Video Tip - Great Jazz Licks


Monday, June 17, 2013

When soloing in Jazz not all notes are created equal! There are definitely certain notes that make for more interesting musical solos. This easy to understand lesson is filled with helpful, real-world tips to being a better Jazz soloist. -Steve

June 2013 Video Tip: Jazz Soloing Tips--Using the 3rd & the 7th


Monday, June 17, 2013

If you’re like many guitarists, you don’t really think too much about the type of pick you use. But, a pick can have a major effect on the sound and the feel of playing guitar. Here are a few quick tips for finding the right pick for your playing.  1) Thinner Picks are Better for Strumming.If you’re playing acoustic guitar that involves a lot of strummi [...]

June 2013--Which Pick to Pick?


Monday, May 13, 2013

Ever asked yourself "How should I be practicing?" or "What should I be practicing?" Here are some real world tips on what you should be doing in your practice time to get the most amount of progress in the least amount of time. -Steve

May 2013 Video Tip: 30 Minute Practice Routine


Monday, May 13, 2013

Are you up for the challenge - the Learn & Master Guitar recording challenge, that is? One of the best things you can do for your guitar learning is to record yourself. It’s amazing how much you will learn.  So each month, Learn & Master Guitar will offer a home-recording challenge. (A special thanks to fellow Learn & Master Guitar learner, Ben Bob, f [...]

May 2013--Are You Ready for the Challenge?


Monday, May 13, 2013

Name: Benjamin R.City: Buellton, CAForum Username: BenBobMy Gear:Larrivee OM-09Great Divide (camping guitar)Ibanez classicalSquire TeleLate 40's Silvertone (Kay) Archtop (as a project)Fretless bassMandolinHomemade Cigar Box Guitars1929 Tenor Banjo (project)*I mostly play acoustic, but for plugging in I have a Fender FM212 and a Digitech RP355.Favorite Artists/Ban [...]

May Student Profile of the Month--BenBob


Friday, April 12, 2013

Name: Perry W.City: Fort Worth, TXForum Username: Scratching a ItchMy Gear:Gibson ES 335 sunburstGibson Les Paul StandardG&L Legacy electricFender American Deluxe Strat with soft V neckSeagull S6 Original (acoustic)*I currently have my eyes on a Martin D28(haggling with my wife on this one)Steinway grand pianoRoland RD 700 GX keyboardMultiple harmonicasFavori [...]

L&M April Student of the Month–Perry W.


Friday, April 12, 2013

Learn how to get some great, bluesy sounds by using a tuning called Drop-D. All it takes is lowering one string and a few licks and you'll get that great delta blues sound. Enjoy! -Steve DOWNLOAD THE .PDF HERE!...

April 2013 Video Tip: Drop-D Blues Magic


Friday, April 12, 2013

There it is - the “wall o’ guitars”. But which of these beauties is the right one for you? Picking out a new guitar is exciting but also a bit intimidating. There are lots of choices between different types of guitars, body shapes, pickups, and a host of other important factors.Here are some practical tips, from a player’s perspective, on making the best choice w [...]

April 2013--Choosing the Right Electric Guitar


Monday, March 11, 2013

Don’t you wish learning the guitar were a straight journey? The more you practice the better you get – that’s how it should work right? But if you graphed the learning curve for the average guitarist instead of a smooth straight upward line, it would be several longer flat spots interspersed with a few shorter jagged upward lines. So, since we know there are pl [...]

March 2013--Don't Stop on a Plateau!


Saturday, March 09, 2013

Name: Cassandra B.City: Ashland, MAForum Username: FireGirlMy Gear:Acoustic Yamaha Guitar, Lanikai ukulele Favorite Artists/Bands: Taylor Swift, Miranda Lambert, Rascal Flatts, Carrie Underwood, Little Big Town, Zac Brown BandFavorite style of music to play: Country, A Little Rock and Roll, PopWhat made you want to play music? Ever since I was little I've ha [...]

L&M March Student Profile of the Month--Cassandra B.


Friday, March 08, 2013

One of the most common riffs you'll ever play on guitar is the Chuck Berry "Boogie Woogie" riff. This lesson shows how to play this much-used guitar riff in open keys as well as any other place on the neck. It's an important riff for any guitarist to have in their bag of tricks. Enjoy! -Steve

March 2013 Video Tip: Playing Chuck Berry "Boogie Woogie" Guitar


Monday, February 11, 2013

Sometimes the most creative sounds come from the simplest of ideas! Learn a quick trick to creating great sounding chord progressions using chord forms that you already know plus a little experimentation. Enjoy! -Steve

February 2013 Video Tip--Creating Great Chords by Moving One Note


Monday, February 11, 2013

Before a mountain climber starts up the mountain he goes through a checklist to make sure he has everything he is going to need to make it to the top. Do you have all the guitar-learning resources for your trip? We have provided numerous tools to get you where you want musically and best of all they are all free!Learn & Master Guitar Discussion Boardhttp://co [...]

February 2013--Got Your (Free) Resources?


Friday, January 11, 2013

Tired of just strumming chords? Here's a quick tip of the pros on creating funky, memorable guitar parts by breaking the chord apart into its individual chord tones. Enjoy! -Steve

January 2013 Video Tip--Build By Breaking (Chords that is)


Friday, January 11, 2013

Name: Daniel AlleynCity: Montreal (Quebec, Canada)Forum Username: DanielAlleynMy Gear:Acoustic/Electrical Classical guitars-Takamine EC132S-Takamine TC132SCAcoustic/Electrical guitar-Takamine EG543SCAcoustic 12-string guitar-Yamaha FG-312IIElectric guitars-Gibson Les Paul Studio (dot)-G&L Legacy Special-Washburn Hammerhead RB-2002 (bass)-Gibson SG (P-90) SGS- [...]

L&M January Student Profile of the Month--Daniel Alleyn


Friday, January 11, 2013

How long does it take to become a guitarist? This article is about becoming the genuine article... 30 minutes at a time. If you’re like most people, practicing is something you don’t have unlimited time for. So you want to make the most of every minute. But, there’s so much to learn that many people don’t know where to start or effectively practice to improve.  A [...]

January 2013--30 Minutes to Become a Guitarist


Wednesday, December 05, 2012

Tis the season... to learn a Christmas song! Learn this great Fingerstyle arrangement of the Christmas classic "Joy to the World." This relatively easy arrangement for solo guitar will sound great as you play it for friends and family over the holidays. Enjoy! -SteveClick Here to get the tab PDF!

December Video Tip - Learn Joy to the World


Wednesday, December 05, 2012

Name: KentCity: JelloLandForum Username: KentMy Gear:1980 Jose Ramirez III, Class 1a, Classical GuitarFavorite Artists/Bands: I like everything but 'acid-rock' and 'rap-crap'.Favorite style of music to play: FingerstyleWhat made you want to play music? My soul. I've got the music in me.Previous music experience: I got my first instrument (trumpet), at age 8. I wa [...]

L&M December Student Profile of the Month: JelloManKent


Tuesday, November 06, 2012

It was Thanksgiving of last year.  I lay in a hospital here in Tennessee with a bad case of double pneumonia.  It was late at night and I could barely speak but I could type and was checking some emails late at night as I lay there in the hospital bed.One of our longest and most dear students, Warren Crane had just emailed me.  He told me how wildfires the month [...]

L&M November Student of the Month: Warren Crane


Tuesday, November 06, 2012

I’ve been teaching people how to play guitar for years and over those years I’ve seen that there are four main keys to learning how to play the guitar and reaching your musical goals.  Each is important and without all four you won’t reach your musical potential  and be the guitarist you could be.1) Inspiration. Inspiration is the fuel that powers the engine of p [...]

November 2012--The 4 Keys to Learning Guitar


Tuesday, November 06, 2012

Bluegrass is a load of fun to play. It's a mixture of down-home and virtuoso, spun together in the same family gathering. This month's tip is gonna get you hooked... I just know it. Enjoy -SteveClick Here to get the tab PDF!

November Video Tip -- Flatpicking Bluegrass Licks


Tuesday, October 09, 2012

 This will be the most comprehensive Fingerstyle course on the market! …from professional Nashville guitarist and Acoustic Guitar Magazine award-winning educator, Steve Krenz.Grab your favorite guitar and limber up your fingers.  It’s time to learn Fingerstyle Guitar.  You’ll cover both basic and advanced techniques in Classical, Jazz, Merle Travis style, an [...]

Fingerstyle Guitar course Coming Soon!


Tuesday, October 09, 2012

Using the wonderful sounds of open strings ringing out on a guitar is something that a keyboard playing can only dream of. No other instrument can capture that sound. Here are some easy-to-use practical tricks for using open strings combined with pulloffs to create incredible fast sounding movement while just moving a couple of fingers. This lesson teaches these [...]

October Video Tip--Creative Tricks with Open Strings


Tuesday, October 09, 2012

Name: Ken WilsonCity: Jacksonville, FLForum Username: kwilson5035My Gear:Rainsong WS1000Yamaha FG730Yamaha 160Favorite Artists/Bands: BeatlesPeter, Paul, and MaryWillie NelsonJoan Baezand anything else that even remotely similarFavorite style of music to play: FolkWhat made you want to play music? I gave my grandsons a guitar and drum set and decided to join in.P [...]

L&M October Profile of the Month: Ken Wilson


Friday, September 14, 2012

Be ready for your next blues jam or gig! This tip covers two simple ways to play a classic Blues lick involving sliding 6ths intervals which can be used over any blues chord. Grab your favorite blues hat, some sunglasses, and your guitar!

Sept. Video Tip--Simple Blues 6ths Licks (say that fast 6 times!)


Friday, September 14, 2012

[caption id="attachment_2002" align="alignleft" width="207" caption="Honolulu Guitar Club - 1933"][/caption]“I want to play with other musicians but I don’t know any guitarists in my area.” It’s a common problem that many aspiring guitarists face. A simple solution is to be a part of a local guitar club. Guitar clubs are a great way to meet other musicians, jam, [...]

September 2012--How to Start a Guitar Club


Friday, September 14, 2012

Name: Jack M.City: Naperville, ILForum Username: aslerjackMy Gear:Guitars:2011 Gibson R4 Goldtop w/P90’s (got rid of 3 guitar’s for this)2009 Gibson 60’s Studio Reissue (setup for slide)2004 Fender 52 RI TelecasterSaga Telecaster (that I built and painted)Santa Cruz OM-PWTaylor GC MiniAmps:Dr Z Carmen Ghia 1x12 comboDr Z Maz 18 NR headDr Z 1x12 cabinetVictoria 20 [...]

L&M Sept. Profile of the Month: Jack M.


Thursday, August 09, 2012

Name: Dave FenglerCity: Wallingford, CTForum Username: CTGullMy Gear:2010 Seagull S6 Cedar Original2004 Seagull S6 Coastline Cedar Folk2010 Alvarez RD20S12 12 String Acoustic1962 Gibson ES125T1999 Epiphone Les Paul Limited Edition Blue Quilt Top1993 Peavey Predator2010 Big Lou FrankenTele (1.88” wide neck, prototype)Roland Micro CubeFender Frontman 15GPOD 2.0VOX [...]

L&M Student Profile the Month--Dave Fengler


Tuesday, August 07, 2012

Tone.  It’s the guitar player’s holy grail.  Those who have it are instantly recognizable.  Have you ever listened to a player and said, “Man, he sounds so great.  How does he get that tone?”It doesn’t matter whether you play acoustic or electric, the sound of a great guitar can turn a few simple notes from blah to amazing. So, getting the best tone from your ins [...]

August 2012--Achieving Great Tone


Thursday, July 05, 2012

Learning at home is fine and all but sometimes you need the direct interaction with a good guitar instructor in your area, but where can you find the right guy? Here’s a few tips.Guitar Teachers to Avoid1) The Frustrated Guitar Player Teaching Just to Pay the Rent.This person has dreams of “making it big” but the right breaks haven't opened up for them so they re [...]

July 2012--How to Pick a Guitar Teacher in Your Area


Wednesday, July 04, 2012

Name: Karen BloomquistCity: Plainfield, ILForum Username: SaphiraMy Gear:Martin 000CXE acousticYamaha FD01S acousticEpiphone Les Paul StudioMustang 1 ampFavorite Artists/Bands: Eric Clapton, Tommy Emmanuel, Steve Vai, Jennifer Batten (I looked up to her as a teen)Favorite styles to play: Fingerstyle and Rock.What made you want to play music?  After a night out li [...]

L&M Student Profile of the Month: Karen Bloomquist


Friday, June 01, 2012

Ever wanted to know how to get a great delay sound like U2? Here are some great tips for using your delay to build guitar parts like the “Edge” (guitarist for U2).

June Video Tip -- Using Delay to Get U2's "Edge" Sound


Wednesday, May 30, 2012

 Learn & Master Guitar Family,I want to invite you to join me for the month of June to take your practicing, your learning, and your playing up to the next level. It's been on my heart for a while to set aside a specific time to really focus on kicking up your guitar game a notch. So, let’s avoid the “New Year’s Resolution” rush and do it in June!Persona [...]

June 2012: No Guitar Excuses Month


Monday, May 14, 2012

I know, I know...You're excited about learning the guitar and this time "you're going to do it right". You've made a little vow to yourself that goes something like this… "I won't move on until every note is perfect!"BEWARE... PERFECTIONISM CAN BE A TRAP! Perfectionism can dampen your enthusiasm and hamper your learning. Frustrations and disillusionment are sure [...]

So You Wanna Be Perfect...


Tuesday, May 08, 2012

Name: John LeonardCity: Cookstown, IrelandForum Username: jleo legacyMy Gear:Godin SeaGull S6 Folk Cedar +Q1Crafter GAE 648 CD acousticSquire (Fender) Stratocaster standard (Gun metal black)Yamaha 112J electric. (Blue)Stagg C542 (nylon string classical)M-Audio Keystudio (39 key midi keyboard)Hohner Countryman Hobo acoustic (Satin) (Retired)I rarely play through a [...]

L&M Student Profile of the Month: John Leonard


Monday, May 07, 2012

Put your jazz hat on and let's learn one of the signature guitar progressions in Jazz - the ii-V-I progression! In this video tip, Steve teaches the basic progression and several helpful variations from basic through advanced. Just follow along, get the new chord forms down and you'll be able to immediately incorporate these ideas into your own playing. The lesso [...]

May Video Tip -- Jazzing up the ii-V-I Progression


Monday, April 09, 2012

Develop unbelievable picking control with these simple exercises developed by Shayne Hill (guitarist for Sawyer Brown, Lee Ann Rimes). Several picking and pull-off exercises are shown that are sure to give you the muscle control needed to take your picking to the next level.Download a .pdf here: http://www.learnandmaster.com/email/Picking-and-Pull-Off-Exercises. [...]

April Video Tip: Taking Your Pick to the Next Level


Sunday, March 11, 2012

Name: Daniel B.City: Waterford, WIForum Username: Fabian FledgeMy Instruments/gear:Fender Highway One StratocasterGibson Les Paul Studio Deluxe 60'sYamaha FG700SGodin Kingpin IIFavorite Artists/Bands: Way too many to list… Led Zeppelin, The Who, The Rolling Stones, SRV, Clapton, Hendrix.Favorite styles to play: Another loaded question! If you asked me when I star [...]

L&M Guitar Student of the Month: Daniel B. (aka Fabian Fledge)


Sunday, March 11, 2012

Wouldn't it be great if you could use the same chords you already know to get fresh new sounds? Taking familiar chords that use open strings and moving them around on the guitar neck creates great sounding new chords. And the best part is you don't need to learn a new chord shape!Download a .pdf here: http://www.learnandmaster.com/email/Creating_New_Sounds.pdfVie [...]

March Video Tip: Creative New Sounds from Familiar Chords


Sunday, March 11, 2012

Man, you ought to be in a band! Some guitar playing concepts like soloing and improvisation can’t be learned from a book or DVD. You only learn them from playing with a band - whether live or recorded. Since you probably don’t have your own back up band jam tracks can fill an important role in your learning.In my formative teenage years, I spent many hot Texas su [...]

Let’s Jam! Tips for Playing with Jam Tracks


Monday, February 06, 2012

My City: Lugano, Switzerland as a matter of choice. Forum Username: prz (short from Przygienda, yes, it's 5 consonants one after another, don't ask me how to pronounce it, even in Polish it's tad of a tongue-twister).My Instruments/gear: • Yamaha Classical takes 50% of my time (classical is where the improvementin technique and finesse really is I found and i [...]

Student Profile: Tony Przygienda


Sunday, February 05, 2012

Don’t let head-games steal your guitar playing future! Many future guitar players get way out of whack as they start learning and their head games end up forfeiting their guitar playing future. They start learning with great enthusiasm, practice a few times, hit the inevitable first wall of frustration, and immediately give up.It doesn’t need to be this way! J [...]

Straight Talk to Beginners on Guitar Learning


Sunday, February 05, 2012

Don't just learn one new chord! Learn how to manipulate one chord shape to create chords all over the neck. Plus, find some great rock rhythm chord patterns along the way!  

February Video Tip: Chord Shape Magic: The CAGED System


Friday, January 06, 2012

Don’t practice more, practice smarter!  This month's video contains four important secrets to getting more accomplished in less time during every  practice session. 

January Video Tip: Practice Tips for Success


Thursday, January 05, 2012

Name: Chuck McCollimGender: MaleMy City: Pensacola, FLForum Username: Chuck McCollimMy Instruments/gear: Fender DG8S, Greg Bennett ST6-1, Taylor K14CE, Seagull M6Favorite Artists/Bands: Glad, Andrea Bocelli, Doyle Dykes, Bluegrass/Gospel/FolkFavorite style(s) to play: Right now, just reading and playing the single notes to a simple song (and folks know what the s [...]

Student Profile: Chuck McCollim


Wednesday, December 07, 2011

I spent a humbling morning yesterday (Dec. 6, 2011) at the Nashville Rescue Mission (men’s facility) as we opened up their new music room.  Legacy Learning Systems donated courses for their new music rooms at the men’s and women’s facility.  The music rooms were furnished by donations from EMI Christian Music Group, Gibson, Guitar Center, and us. The Nashville Re [...]

Nashville Rescue Mission


Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Our Student Forum is full of student recordings and videos. New ones are posted daily. It's a lot of fun to look through a certain student's history of recordings and hear how far they've come from that first song they recorded and posted for us. I thought I would collect a bunch of these and share them. Take some time to listen to all of these wonderful songs. E [...]

Student Music Mashup


Thursday, September 29, 2011

We're super excited to introduce Skills House on Gibson.com. Skills House is a brand new (launched today!) guitar lesson section powered by Learn & Master. It is complete with song lessons, guitar lessons, power workouts, style lessons, interviews, our Live Lessons and more. It may just be the most complete set of learning content online.Here are the differen [...]

Introducing Skills House


Sunday, August 21, 2011

After more than 6 months of hard work, we're almost ready to release the newest product for Legacy Learning Systems. Learn & Master Guitar The Song Hits will be a supplement to the Gibson's Learn & Master Guitar course (although it can stand alone as well!).Check it out:The Overview:People learn guitar through songs. That's how I learned.My teacher taught [...]

Learn & Master Guitar The Song Hits - On Sale!


Monday, August 15, 2011

Remember this past Spring when we announced we were nominated (by you) for a few categories in Acoustic Guitar's Player's Choice Awards? Well after months of waiting, the results are in…AND WE WON….TWICE!!!!! The Player's Choice Awards is held by Acoustic Guitar every two years. It is a contest where companies, gear, events and products are nominated and voted on [...]

We Won - Acoustic Guitar Player's Choice Awards 2011!


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


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


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


Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Alright, I've given you more than an month to practice Session 5 and it's time to move on! Session 5 introduced you to simple chords - the basics. Like I say each time, be sure to go back to previous sessions to continue practicing and building that base. Session 6 will cover more chords - minor 7th and suspended chords. (est. time 3 weeks)Open Minor Seventh Chor [...]

Course Walk-Through: Session 6 – Minor 7th & Suspended


Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Although this is really meant to be a Wordless Wednesday post, I'll give a brief update. There are some action photos taken in studio during production of a new project. This project has taken a lot of time and is nearing completion. In fact, it's taken so much time that we've had to cancel a few Live Lessons. Enjoy!

Steve Krenz In Studio


Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Making great products and providing great service to musicians are the reasons Acoustic Guitar is in business.I'm blogging today to ask you to support us by voting in the 2011 Player's Choice Awards presented by Acoustic Guitar magazine and AcousticGuitar.com.The people at Acoustic Guitar have made it incredibly easy and simple for you to vote for your favorite [...]

Vote: Acoustic Guitar Player's Choice Awards 2011


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


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


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


Thursday, November 25, 2010

As shoppers and gift-givers are looking for that perfect gift, we've got you covered.  You probably have someone in your family or a close friend who has always wanted to learn guitar.Gibson's Learn & Master Guitar is the perfect gift for that person not only because it has won awards (Acoustic Guitar Magazine Players' Choice Award, two Telly Awards and an AE [...]

Black Friday Sale from Legacy Learning Systems


Monday, March 29, 2010

Ultimate-guitar.com, the largest archive of tabs on the web and one of the primer sites for musicians has reviewed the Learn & Master Guitar course. Ultimate's Shekhar Dhupelia had some very nice things to say about the course:"The instructor has a friendly, straightforward approach and the on-screen lessons and diagrams are clear and concise. Further, cours [...]

Ultimate-Guitar.com Reviews Learn & Master Guitar Course


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