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  1. I was a teenager in the Eighties, when Cyndi Lauper scored a hit with this pop song which is pure nostalgia to me. It was originally played on keyboards. Eva Cassidy recorded a great guitar version. This is my short rendition. Chords and melody were played fingerstyle and recorded on separate tracks. Wim.
    4 points
  2. Hey Hey, 3 Chord song challenge? Well, that calls for a blues in E if you ask me πŸ˜€ This is my laid back version of the Big Bill Broonzy song that was made famous by Eric Clapton. Wim.
    4 points
  3. @NeilES335 I love that song Neil and you played it beautifully, very enjoyable. @Eracer_Team-DougH Doug, an excellent recording from you, the multiple parts made a great mix, I loved it. @Wim VD1 That was gorgeous Wim, you have an excellent touch and you coax a great tone out of your guitars as always. @Nairon That was superb, you have great guitar tone there too. it was smooth and silky. Very enjoyable. I hope we hear a lot more form you.
    3 points
  4. Hey everyone, I was learning Tennesse Waltz recently from the L&M Song Hits Book and made the recording using my phone. Let me know what you think and where I can improve. Nairon
    3 points
  5. Here is a LMG Song Hits song from Session 4 All I Have to do Is Dream, written by Felice & Boudleaux Bryant I ended up using 3 guitars and 1 bass. I didn't want just another strumming rhythm so I did a fingerstyle rhythm on the Epiphone Sheraton semi-hollow body guitar in the middle pickup position running through a rented Fender Pricneton FSR65 with Cannabis Rex speaker. had the Reverb and Tremo on to try and give it a bit of a dreamy state. the lead was on my Gibson Les Paul, in the treble/lead pickup with even more tremo added. the 'super lead' was done on my Fe
    3 points
  6. To get things started, here's my recording of "Moon River" from "The Song Hits" . I hope you enjoy it! "Moon River" is a song composed by Henry Mancini with lyrics by Johnny Mercer. It was originally performed by Audrey Hepburn in the 1961 movie Breakfast at Tiffany's, winning an Academy Award for Best Original Song.[1] The song also won the 1962 Grammy Awards for Record of the Year and Song of the Year.[2] Moon River.mp3
    3 points
  7. Mr Nelson sure asks tough but VERY good questions. My pencil erasers have become very worn just going through the "Ultimate How Music Works Quest" Quiz and worksheets. As usual some(lots) of it is over my head but thanks for the all the info Diane, it really helps. I think you are always spot on and timely with explanations that compliment my understanding of these concepts. I'm still trying to get around in Theory-Land and "Learn all I can"
    2 points
  8. April's challenge comes from @Nairon, who won the March edition. The topic is "Nostalgia: Hits from a simpler time". As usual, the "winner" is selected randomly and the prize is that he or she gets to choose the topic for the next challenge. So let's grab our guitars and make some music. Wim.
    2 points
  9. I probably started about 10 years ago - on and off. Just completing Session 10 ( apart from Canon in D ) which was my objective when I stared this. Now learning many other pieces outside the L&M course but still plan to progress with it. B Rgds Wackyracer
    2 points
  10. New recording. I'm starting to work on creating a theme, lick, hook, or whatever you call it. and then keep that theme going throughout the track. I know it may sound repetitive, but that was my goal for now. I'm working to get out of a my rut.
    2 points
  11. Thanks Mike and Randy for the feedback. Yes, you get all sorts of opinions on the discussion boards. Glad that we have this forum to share some first hand experiences.
    2 points
  12. Finally, after many years. my LIne6 TonePort Silver gave up the ghost. So I now have a Focusrite interface. I'm also trying to learn Ableton DAW. Like starting over. Here is a quick recording I did trying to learn how to move around the screen make it record and even experimented with some effects. I appreciate all opinions, don't be afraid to tell me what you really think. πŸ™‚ Thanks for listening, Tom. https://soundcloud.com/dusty1300/newgear
    2 points
  13. I've had two Ovation Elites and a Breedlove 12-string in the past, and currently have two Breedlove six strings. Never had any problems with any of them, and I think the pinless bridge is a great design. Like Randy, I protect the top behind the bridge when I change strings, but I use the cardboard string packaging.
    2 points
  14. I deleted another spam post from the thread on "Creating a Practice Space..." that was posing as troubleshooting advice. It was unrelated to the topic, contained a link to a commercial site, and was the first post from the user (March 17), who was issued a warning.
    2 points
  15. @William Nelson You’re welcome, William. I confess that this was as esoteric to me as imaginary numbers until I needed it in my theory class. Our homework was to write some progressions in major and minor keys to practice the various cadences. I would draft them out first in pencil, then enter them in Finale, and hit playback. Eewww, what’s wrong, I thought, it sounds flat in places. An hour later, lightbulb: pigeonhead, you forgot to use harmonic minor. So I’d go back and sharpen all the sevenths β€” can’t do it in the key signature -- that’s how it works. After that, I’d write β€œHM: #7” in the
    1 point
  16. Thanks @DianeB. I figured I could count on you to set me straight. Seems everything I was finding online was close - but no cigar! Life was sure simpler when I was just playing C, D and G!πŸ˜‰
    1 point
  17. to raise money for musicians affected by Covid-19. Tomorrow, 3 PM Central Time This is from the email sent out regarding this: "Join Joe Bonamassa at 3PM ET this Sunday, April 18th as he hosts the 2nd Annual Fueling Musician’s Stream-a-Thon! Don't miss 3+ hours of performances from over 30 incredible musicians including several artists from our Keeping the Blues Alive at Sea lineup! All donations received during the stream-a-thon will benefit the Keeping the Blues Alive Fueling Musicians program, which raises money for musicians affected by COVID-19. Don’t miss out on this cha
    1 point
  18. Hi Kenneth, Relative major and minor scales have the same notes, and the relative minor of each major scale begins on the sixth degree of the major scale. As an example, the C major scale has the notes: C - D - E - F- G - A - B, then up to the octave C The sixth degree of C major is A, so the relative minor scale of C is Am, and the notes are: A - B - C - D - E - F - G, then up to the octave A If you were trying to determine a minor scale's notes and didn't know the notes of its relative major scale, you could build a minor scale using intervals. This is done the same
    1 point
  19. Shull makes good videos. however I'd point out that several of the amps he recommends are ' boutique 'x amps, (some I've not heard of before) that you may have trouble finding at your local music store (certainly in Canada anyway). The one I do agree with is the Fender Blues Jr. and of course I'd add the Princeton Reverb, which are both widely available.
    1 point
  20. I have a " roundback" guitar, a 1968 Ovation Standard Balladeer, that I've owned since about 1970. It is the 'deep bowl' model. It has a solid spruce top. The back and sides are 'Lyracord' , similar to fiberglass. It's tone is actually quite bright and lively, yet also sweet and articulate, which has improved with age. I have played newer ones with a ' shallow bowl' and found the tone similar, although with less volume and projection. These rely more on a pickup. So to finally answer your question, I'd say no. The depth has more to do with volume than with tone. Think of say a big Gibson SJ20
    1 point
  21. Thanks for the info all - looking forward to seeing you in July!
    1 point
  22. @Elizabeth S. Hi, Elizabeth, and welcome to the Guitar Gathering family! If you would like to know what to expect at this year's gathering, this thread about 2019 should give you a good idea, along with the itinerary (attached below). One difference in the schedule is that with NAMM on Saturday morning this year, the Student Showcase will probably be Friday afternoon. And because Trevecca won't be offering lunch service in the student center, we'll be on our own unless Steve works out a catering arrangement. Guitar Gathering 2019 Itinerary 5-27.pdf
    1 point
  23. I pulled the trigger on the same amp NeilES335 on the same amp. Really do like it. Unfortunately I am having to hold off until I have 2 possibly 3 surgeries now that i have had my Covid Vaccine.
    1 point
  24. You guys are making me very envious😑 Someday, I hope to make it there. (Yeah, I say that every year!) enjoy!!!
    1 point
  25. Same plan as @Dave White. I've never been to a NAMM before, so very excited about the opportunity to put my hands on some of the instruments I am considering. But I am cheating - I only live 2 hours away and will be staying with my son who lives in Nashville!
    1 point
  26. This was really good. Really in sync, loved it! Tom
    1 point
  27. I have a 2009 Ovation Standard Balladeer with a pinless bridge. This guitar is solid and always in tune when it comes out of the case. At 12 years old it is in great shape. I have to put down a post it note next to the bridge while putting on new strings to prevent scratching. Ovation has used pinless bridges for decades. Takamine and Breedlove are quality manufacturers so I would not expect issues. Takamine thinks pinless is good enough for its Pro series so that should tell you something. If you search you will find a lot of opinions. Traditionalist will want to believe the other
    1 point
  28. @Nairon I'm with Neil and Doug. I think you did very well on this Waltz and your timing is indeed really good. Hope to hear more from you in the future. Wim.
    1 point
  29. Thanks Neil, I appreciate the feedback. I'll check out reaper and Focusrite website. Would be kool to do the melody over the chords. My chords are a little shaky at the moment though. Lots of buzzing on the string with the chords.
    1 point
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  31. @NeilES335 I liked this jazz group recording better than the other one your group did. Song? Better playing? Not sure
    1 point
  32. It's a true joy to watch this video, @NeilES335. Wim.
    1 point
  33. That was amazing , well played by all. It must have been difficult to put this video together, keeping everyone in sync. I am envious, hat’s off to all the players. Henk
    1 point
  34. Once again, it was my priveledge to participate with an "ensemble" of 17 other jazz guitarists from 7 countries, as a project with Frank Vignola's Jazz Studio. Some great players here, and a very enjoyable listen! The song "Softly, as in a Morning Sunrise" is a song with music by Sigmund Romberg and Oscar Hammerstein II has become a "jazz standard", covered by jazz greats like George Benson, Chet Baker, John Coltrane, Miles Davis, Bing Crosby, Winton Kelly, and dozens more. I hope you enjoy listening! Please give it a thumbs up for JP Cousineau, Canada (Video) and Ron Ballantyne, U
    1 point
  35. This is meant as a gift for everyone in this community. At least I’m hopeful it is perceived as such. I’ve been thinking about doing this shortly after the site was taken down and I’ve finally been working on it for the last few weeks. As of this moment, it’s still incomplete and it is, quite obviously, a far cry from the original. Many files were not β€œcaptured” and are missing, unfortunately. I tried to do my best with what I found. And this is the result. I deeply appreciate everything that @Steve Krenz has given us all, over the years. From the first Learn and Master course to the
    1 point
  36. Version 1.0.1

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    This is the PDF for Travis Picking Bootcamp Workout Pages 1-10 and a Basic and Intermediate Versions of "Freight Train" Freight Train (Basic Solo).pdf Freight Train (Intermediate Solo).pdf Travis Picking Bootcamp pgs1-10.pdf
    1 point
  37. I'm slipping in just under the wire with my acoustic cover of "Classical Gas." If I could point to one song that inspired me to play guitar, this would be it. I remember seeing someone (most likely Mason Williams) play it on TV when I was nine or ten years old and I've loved it ever since. The original version, released in 1968, included an orchestra. This is a cover of the guitar solo released on the 1970 album Handmade. Thanks for listening.
    1 point
  38. Awesome Mike. You have fantastic fingerstyle technique, and this is a great rendition of this song. What a treat!. Greg
    1 point
  39. @NeilES335 @Eracer_Team-DougH Neil and Doug, what a fine idea to collaborate for this recording challenge! Great work on all parts rhythm, bass and melody. This is a very sweet rendition of a beautiful song. Wim.
    1 point
  40. For this month DougH and I decided to do a compilation song together πŸ™‚ Doug chose the song from Hal Leonard's Easy Pop Melodies. He played the Rhythm and Bass section, and I played the Lead Melody. We hope you enjoy listening! "Can You Feel the Love Tonight" is a song from Disney's 1994 animated film The Lion King[1] composed by Elton John with lyrics by Tim Rice.[2] It was described by Don Hahn (the film's producer), Roger Allers and Rob Minkoff (the film's directors) as having "the most diverse history" in the film.[3] It was a chart hit in the UK, peaking a
    1 point
  41. This CCR song was originally released in 1969. I heard this slowed down acoustic arrangement (by Lyle Workman & The Forest Rangers) in an episode of the TV series Sons Of Anarchy. It took me quite a bit of work to transcribe it. The fingerstyle accompaniment is just 3 chords G, F and C, but they are played in many different ways. I recorded it in 2 tracks, because in the end I liked this more than arranging it into a solo fingerstyle piece. Thanks for giving it a listen. Wim.
    1 point
  42. UPDATE Here's the first batch of available "Song Lessons". As of this moment, these are the ones I managed to get done: Lenny Kravitz - American Woman Neon Trees - Animal The Ramones - California Sun Tommy James and The Shondells - Crimson and Clover Train - Drive By Neon Trees - Everybody Talks Colbie Caillat - Fallin' For You Glen Hansard and Marketa Irglova - Falling Slowly Gin Blossoms - Hey Jealousy Cheap Trick - I Want You To Want Me Iron Butterfly - In A Gadda Da Vida Tommy James and The Shondells - Mony Mony
    1 point
  43. UPDATE The "Guitar Apprentice" section is now finished. All three songs - Foreigner's "Hot Blooded", ZZ Top's "LaGrange" and Alabama's "Mountain Music" - are now available once again. My next and last endeavor in this project will be the "Song Lessons" section. I suppose it will take quite a lot more time to finish. But I will probably be updating this topic with batches that get done along the way, instead of waiting for all 35 songs to be available. I'll keep you all posted!
    1 point
  44. UPDATE Just finished the "Interviews" section. Apart from the absence of videos for Russ Barenberg's interviews, everything else in this part of the site is available for you to explore. Enjoy! P.S.: I'll be working on the "Guitar Apprentice" section next, so that both ZZ Top's "LaGrange" and Alabama's "Mountain Music" become available as well. I'll try to have it done by the end of the week, hopefully.
    1 point
  45. "Learn & Master Guitar Setup & Maintenance" by Greg Voros has been mentioned here on the site a few times, but this DVD course is valuable enough it deserves its own topic. I highly recommend the course to anyone who wants to learn how to take care of your guitars. It covers electric and acoustic guitars. You can be your best guitar tech with a little knowledge and a few inexpensive tools. I learned most of my techniques from the course and I still reference it today. I take care of 4 different guitars with great results. I had a highly rated luthier in the area compliment me on
    1 point
  46. Steve posted this link last year on the old forum. I don't own this, but hopefully some who do will chime in. https://gx169.infusionsoft.com/app/page/fretboardworkoutsspeed If you want to read the comments to his original post, you can go to the old forum here. I will paste what Steve wrote below. He wrote: Hello all, I've been working the last month on a series of workouts to help you gain increased speed and accuracy when you play. These are the exact exercises and drills that I do and that I run my private students through and I've seen great results with them.
    1 point

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