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  1. NUSHGD

    Nice! - Steve
  2. Gibson - Running out of time?

    SixString, I think you are right on target. You've got to listen to the customer. Something the higher ups at Gibson have notoriously not done for years. We'll see what happens. - Steve
  3. Great resource. Thanks Matononjin, - Steve
  4. I'd start the Major Scale Mastery: Level 1 around Session 8 or so of the main course. Major Scale Mastery assumes that you already know your notes and have a basic understanding of what a scale is. Hope this helps and learn all you can! - Steve
  5. Hit Me........

    Ha! Well, I'm not really sure. What forms are you using? Perhaps you can put up a recording of you playing them both. - Steve
  6. Straight From The Horse's Mouth: Howard Roberts

    He was a genius. Such an amazing player. Thanks for putting these up. - Steve
  7. 400 Members!!!!!

    Grog, I like that sound of that! Swaying palm trees, tropical beach... - Steve
  8. WONDERFUL!! Thank you so much. Thanks for spelling it out step-by-step. I know I need that when dealing with technical things. I know this will help people out. - Steve
  9. Hey gang, We will be referencing the Chords You Need to Know chord charts tonight so take a moment to download them. THE CHORDS YOU NEED TO KNOW Chord Charts. Thanks and see you tonight! - Steve
  10. Happy Birthday!

    Glad you're part of our guitar family.

    Hope you have a great day!

    - Steve

    1. Plantsman13

      Plantsman13

      Steve,

      Thanks for all of your hard work and effort for our guitar family!  It is appreciated.

      Bryan

  11. Hey everyone, I just put up a PDF covering 100+ chords that you need to know. You can get all the info here... THE CHORDS YOU NEED TO KNOW Let me know if you have any questions. Learn all you can! - Steve
  12. Thanks to the generousity of PatIam

    Wonderful! I love it! - Steve
  13. Tuesday February 13th, 2018 Topic: Chords: Better, Faster, Stronger 7pm Central Time US You can watch the lesson HERE. Chord playing is the heartbeat of guitar playing. But many players are stuck knowing only the Basic Open Chords - C-G-D etc. This live lesson will guide you through knowing chords more fully - giving you some new forms and some tips on getting more from the forms you already know. Plus, I'll be talking about how to speed up changing between chords. Please download THE CHORDS YOU NEED TO KNOW Chord Charts. As always, there will be lots of music, laughs, giveaways and more. I look forward to seeing you there! Watch on our Guitar Gathering YouTube Channel HERE - Steve
  14. Hey all, I've recently added a new field in your profile called "Where are you from?" asking about your general location. On the old board, I always liked seeing where someone was from next to a persons profile pic. It took me a while to figure out how to do that on the new board but I finally got it figured out. So, now by everyone's profile pic you can see where they are from. But you'll need to go back to your profile and add that information. So, if you have a moment, please add your location. Here are the steps... 1) Click on your photo or name and it will take you to your profile. 2) Look at the upper right, and click on the tab "EDIT PROFILE" 3) Then go to bottom of page and add your location then press SAVE. You don't need to be specific, just a general location would be great. Thanks. Just trying to tweak this new board out to get it as fun as we can make it. - Steve
  15. 8 Steps to Guitar Learning Success

    If you are like me, I appreciate straight talk – especially when it comes to something that is important to me, 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. 1) Decide. Are you going to do this or not? Is learning guitar and playing music an important goal in your life? If it is ever going to be more than just a “wouldn’t it be great” and a “maybe some day” kind of a hope, then you need to get busy. Stop waiting for the perfect time to get started. It will never come. Inspiration is for amateurs. Decision, goals and action are what get any job done. Decide, then start. 2) Don’t wait for free time, PLAN time to learn. Everyone’s busy. Waiting to practice until you have free time is a recipe for finding yourself a week from today not having touched your guitar. Think about your daily schedule and decide where you can fit in a few moments to practice. Set this time aside and be faithful to it. 3) Consistency is more important than quantity of practice time. The old saying goes “only practice on days you eat.” The human mind learns best in regular, consistent small doses. You’ll find you learn and retain more in 15 minutes a day for 5 days than a 3 hour “binge” practice session on the weekend. Don’t believe me? Try it and see. 4) When practicing, work and reach. Don’t fool yourself into thinking, “just because I have my guitar in my hands, I’m getting better.” Progressing in your learning comes from “reaching” – from doing things that you can’t do. It comes from struggling with a new task, fumbling around, making mistakes, eventually getting better at it, until slowly more successful attempts are made. If you’re not “reaching” and “struggling”, then you’re not progressing. 5) Never waste a good mistake. Learn from it. Don’t make a mistake and think “well, I just messed up.” If you make the same mistake more than once then stop and think carefully about what happened. What specific musical task did you stumble over? Isolate it, and analyze it. Was it the change between two specific chords? Or, perhaps, you’re consistently overreaching to get a particular note? You’ll find that your mistakes are hardly ever random. They are very specific. Examine carefully what you stumble over, isolate it, practice it slowly until you can play it consistently correct, then put it back into context within the song. Be a student of your mistakes so that you can learn from them. 6) Record your progress – “seeing the flower bloom”. When you finally get that new exercise down make a short video of yourself playing it. Try to make one video a week. After three months, you’ll be able to clearly see the progress you are making. Recording yourself helps you measure your progress but it also helps you learn how to switch from “practice mode” to “performance mode” which is a vital skill. 7) Bring someone else along in your learning journey. It’s no fun learning alone. Involve someone else in your learning journey. Play your new song for your spouse, or friend. It’s not about them being “impressed” with your playing. It’s about having someone to help you be faithful to your commitment to learn. 8) Relax. It’s just guitar. Learning guitar shouldn’t be stressful. It’s a long road toward a very worthwhile and life-enriching end. Relax and enjoy the journey. You’ll learn a lot better. Keep up the great work! - Steve

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