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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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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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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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CHECKING OUT SOME BANJOS AT WILDWOOD MUSIC

Yesterday, we took a short trip up to Coschocton, Ohio, to visit Wildwood Music.  I wanted to check out some Deering banjos since I have played them before and was impressed.  I was looking for something a little less expensive than my current banjo so I can use it for instruction at the shop.

We had a lot of fun browsing all the guitars, banjos and auto harps.   Don and Marty were very gracious and had some great stories from their trip to Elkins, West Virginia.  Missing Daybreak also has some good stories from their visit to  Elkins.  In fact, Something Blue was written there while the Cheat River was rising one night.  Check out WildwoodMusic

 

Rick playing deering smaller

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LOUD SILENCE

JPH found another cool post for us.  This item would be great for small spaces and where noise needs to be kept to a minimum.  There’s a great video demo that explains it very well.

Go  here  to see what it’s all about.

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ANOTHER BUSY SUMMER

I can’t believe we are in the middle of another busy summer already.  As busy as it is, I manage to gain new students regularly, even when my current students are on vacation or in the pool.   It can be difficult to find time to play your guitar/banjo/mandolin, etc., but I always pick up at least one instrument each evening.  I find it relaxes me before bed time and I get a little practice in, too.  Yes, even the teacher needs to practice!

Don’t forget to take your guitar to the bonfire or cook out.  It will add to your practice time and also give you more confidence.  Besides, it’s just good fun!

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HAPPY BIRTHDAY ELECTRIC GUITAR!

This is exciting!  Today is the birthday of the electric guitar!  Don’t take it for granted and keep on playing!

Read about it  here.

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THE NASHVILLE NUMBER SYSTEM

A few of my advanced students have dreams of working in Nashville as studio musicians. Nashville uses a method called the Nashville Number System. The Nashville Number System is a shorthand method of writing musical arrangements that was developed by Nashville studio musicians based on the degrees of the scale (do, re, me, fa, sol, la, ti ..). It is a powerful tool in the written communication of music.

I am starting to teach this method which is well known in the recording industry. The Beatles, during a recording session in England, hired a Nashville pianist and asked if he wanted them to play the song for him to become familiar with it. The pianist looked at their arrangement and started jotting down notes. The Fab Four noticed that the pianist was jotting down numbers instead of chord changes and notes. To their surprise, he told them he was ready to record. He played it through the first time perfectly. The pianist was using the Nashville Number System.

Recording time is very expensive and this method cuts down on costs significantly. I am anxious to see how my students take to this method.

Rick

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