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MY FINGERS ARE SORE

Yes, even I get sore fingers.  Usually that happens when I switch instruments for a while.  I  have been playing more Spanish guitar lately and that uses a whole new set of fingering techniques.  I always advise students, who play more that one stringed instrument, to be sure to switch instruments once in a while.  It will keep you fresh and keep those fingers in shape.  Also, you won’t get bored with your playing as quickly.

It’s cold outside, why not stay in and play more music?

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ROSCOE VILLAGE APPLE BUTTER STIRRING FESTIVAL

Hey, everyone.  I will be backing my guitar student, Jenna Billman, at the Roscoe Village Apple Butter Stirring Festival.  We will be performing on Sunday, October 16th between 3pm and 5pm.  There is a $3.00 admission charge.  Get there early and enjoy the festivities!
See Jenna’s listing here.  Check out the Festival page here.
We hope to see you all there!

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YOU WILL NEVER FEEL THE SAME ABOUT THE CELLO

We ran across these very talented guys and want to share them with you.  You won’t want to miss this.  Be sure to check some of their other videos while you’re there!

 

2Cellos

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INTERSTING NEWS FROM JIMMY PAGE

It looks like Jimmy Page has finally gone digital.  Check it out

here.

It’s summer and it’s busy.  Lots of stuff to do.  Don’t forget your guitar lessons and practice!  Also, please remember to call in advance if you must miss your lesson.  It really helps your teacher to be able to plan his day better and maybe even fill your spot.  Thanks!

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JENNA BILLMAN

We have the honor of mentoring a student name Jenna Billman.  Jenna is a hard working, natural talent who has big plans for her music.  She will be attending Belmont College when she graduates high school.  Jenna is only 17, but, as you will see, she has the presence of a well seasoned performer.  Enjoy!

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GREAT STUDENTS, GREAT POSTER

Wow, it’s been too long.  I have been extremely busy teaching and working with Missing Daybreak.   I am proud to say I have some very impressive and dedicated students who are working very hard.  There is always room for more, though!

My good friend and band mate, JPH, found a neat poster I want to share with you.  Too bad it’s out of print.

guitarlegendsposter

Hope everyone is looking forward to Spring and playing their instruments daily.

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TIAGO DELLA VEGA

This will open your eyes!

TIAGO

Tiago Della Vega is a Brazilian guitarist. Born in Caxias do Sul, Rio Grande do Sul, he began learning to play the acoustic guitar at the age of five. After a year, he realized that the electric guitar was his greatest passion. He started to study electric guitar, practicing 14 hours a day.

Tiago della Vega played with the bands After Dark and Fermatha. At present, he travels around the world playing and doing workshops. He currently holds the Guinness World Records title as the fastest guitar player in the world, playing The Flight of the Bumblebee by Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov at 320 beats per minute.

He plays a custom signature Andrellis 7-string guitar which has 24 frets and a Floyd Rose tremolo, the Andrellis TDV.

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ESP GUITARS CELEBRATES 35 YEARS

ESP Guitars is celebrating 35 years with a new web site.  Check it out here.

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IT’S NOT A HAPPY DAY FOR GIBSON GUITARS

We will have to wait and see what becomes of this.

Gibson factory raided

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IT’S ALL HOW YOU LOOK AT IT

I guess when you’re driving a round speaker, it doesn’t matter what shape the cabinet is really – but I’m just used to seeing big square / rectangular stacks and these triangles are a little different. JPH

I agree with JP, after 30 plus years in the business looking at the same square boxes, it is a little hard to get used to, but, if it plays, it plays.  Check out these 3rd Power Amplification Systems

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