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  • This Month's Live Streaming Guitar Lessons: TUESDAY SEPTEMBER 17TH - THUMBPICKING WITH PARKER HASTINGS. National Thumbpickers Hall of Fame "Thumbpicker of the Year" Parker Hastings has amassed a great following from the guitar community. An amazing young musician, Parker, will bring his incredible playing and superb musicianship to live lessons to show you how to Thumbpick. TUESDAY SEPTEMBER 24TH - GUITAR CHAT IN THE CHAT ROOM. Bring your guitar questions and we'll talk guitar and gear with your guitar family from all over the world. TUESDAY OCTOBER 1ST - STRATS AND TUNES WITH JUDE SMITH. Inspired by class acts such as George Benson, John Mayer, and Michael Jackson, Jude Smith plays to a different tune than most by fusing modern pop with classic taste. A Nashville native and multi-intstrumentalist, Jude Smith brings to the table the timeless recipe of an irresistible melody mixed with charming instrumentation, and a deep appreciation for groove, musicianship, and carefully crafted arrangements centered around his guitar playing - often being the sole performer on each track. Watch LIVE on our Guitar Gathering YouTube Channel. It's going to be a great month! Learn all you can!

Steve Krenz

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    Walk ups and walk downs on guitar are a simple but often used skill in many genres including Bluegrass, Country and even Jazz. This popular lesson shows the common walk ups and walk downs in the keys of C, G, D, A and E. Plus, some walking bass exercises in a Jazz context. Learn all you can!
  2. My mind is blown after last night's Live Lesson broadcast with the Boutique Guitar Showcase.  Here's the link... Boutique Guitar Showcase: https://www.boutiqueguitarshowcase.com/

  3. A fascinating look into the cutting edge of innovation of what a guitar could be by some of the best guitar builders in the world. Learn more about these amazing instruments here... Boutique Guitar Showcase: https://www.boutiqueguitarshowcase.com/ - Steve
  4. Hey gang, So sorry about last night's lack of a broadcast. Just couldn't get YouTube to connect to us. Sometimes the tech just doesn't cooperate. We ended up recording a great show. I'll edit it today and will have it up as soon as I'm done. Thanks so much for your patience. - Steve
  5. Looking forward to learning about Songwriting tonight on live lessons with Rob Harris!

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    note tie ?

    Yes, I forgot to mention that one. Yes, it would sometimes indicate a slide as well. In strict guitar notation (in other words, if the sheet music was written for guitar) a "slide" would be indicated with a straight line between two notes as opposed to a curved line. But, much of the time, you will be reading music that is written for other instruments. In that case, it wouldn't be uncommon to interpret a curved line as a slide. So, the question becomes as the player, "What do I play? a Pull-Off, Hammer-On or Slide". The answer is is that it is up to you as the performer to play whatever you prefer. If the composer had a preference then he should have taken the time to write in specifically what he wanted - otherwise it's the performer's choice. - Steve
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    note tie ?

    Yes, I would read that as a pull-off in guitar notation. Here's the scoop... 1) Curved line (Tie) between two notes of the same pitch = A TIE that functions as a rhythmic extension of the first note to make the first note longer in duration. You'll see these on notes within the same measure and also to hold a note over the barline. 2) Curved line (Tie) between two notes of different pitches = A SLUR indicator for a wind instrument. If you were playing a clarinet then you wouldn't re-articulate the second note. BUT, guitar players are not wind instruments, so if we see this between two notes in a guitar piece it would indicate to use either a Hammer-On (if the second note is higher in pitch than the first note) or a Pull-Off (if the second note is lower in pitch than the first note.) Hope this helps. Learn all you can! - Steve
  8. Tuesday August 20th, 2019 Topic: Being a Singer/Songwriter with Rob Harris 7pm Central Time US You can watch the lesson HERE. Rob Harris Website: https://robharrisonline.com/home Have you ever dreamed about performing your own songs? Or perhaps even playing gigs as a solo guitarist at a local restaurant? Nashville singer/songwriter Rob Harris is a master at both of these. He performs regularly at the world famous songwriters mecca the Bluebird Cafe in Nashville. He is also an in-demand solo guitar artist playing several times a week around Nashville's finest restaurants. Rob will be giving some valuable tips for getting your songs heard as well as tips for performing as a solo guitarist. PLUS we will be giving a guitar away to our good friends at the Sounds of Acoustic Recovery (S.O.A.R.) program to help another vet learn music! There will be music, laughs, giveaways and more. I look forward to seeing you there! Watch on our Guitar Gathering YouTube Channel HERE - Steve
  9. Hey gang, Just noticed this morning that we crossed a milestone last night. We are over 16000 subscribers on the Guitar Gathering YouTube channel!! It's got every live lesson that I was able to save from our old Ustream account plus all of the current live lessons (minus a couple that had technical difficulties). Lots of great stuff over there. If you haven't subscribed then maybe you can be 16001! GUITAR GATHERING YOUTUBE CHANNEL
  10. Hey all, There's no live lesson tonight but we'll be having a special Tuesday Night Guitar Chat! 7pm Central Right here on the discussion board. Bring your guitar thoughts and questions and let's git 'er done! See you tonight! - Steve
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    Here are some of my most helpful tips for playing arpeggios in a Jazz setting as well as some advanced level Jazz chord melody concepts. This is the Jazz Arpeggios PDF that goes with the lesson.
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    This is the PDF for the Live Lesson by Steve Krenz on August 6th 2019. Description: Some may think that improvising is pure creativity - a person creating on a blank canvas - which can be quite intimidating. But, often, it's more like combining creative links to make a chain of ideas. These links or idea "seeds" can be built from the chord tones using some simple techniques that we'll be showing tonight. You can start off by using simple tricks around the chord tones to jump start the creativity. It's a great technique.
  13. Tuesday August 6th, 2019 Topic: Using Chord Tones as Seeds for Soloing 7pm Central Time US You can watch the lesson HERE. Here is the PDF for this lesson... Using Chord Tones as Seeds.pdf Some may think that improvising is pure creativity - a person creating on a blank canvas - which can be quite intimidating. But, often, it's more like combining creative links to make a chain of ideas. These links or idea "seeds" can be built from the chord tones using some simple techniques that we'll be showing tonight. You can start off by using simple tricks around the chord tones to jump start the creativity. It's a great technique. There will be music, laughs, giveaways and more. I look forward to seeing you there! Watch on our Guitar Gathering YouTube Channel HERE - Steve
  14. Yes, that would be nice. It's never going to happen - but it would be nice. I've asked about it in the past. It's always been a non-negotiable. - Steve

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