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  • This Month's Live Streaming Guitar Lessons: TUESDAY AUGUST 6TH - USING CHORD TONES AS SEEDS FOR SOLOING. Improvising can be intimidating - but here's a simple trick you can use to spark soloing ideas. By using the chord tones, you can create simple "seed" ideas that can be expandaded into much larger musical ideas. TUESDAY AUGUST 20TH - BEING A SINGER/SONGWRITER WITH ROB HARRIS. Ever dreamed of playing your own songs at a songwriters night? or perhaps playing guitar at a local restaurant? Rob Harris is a master of this and he will be dropping by to talk about crafting your own songs and building gigs. SPECIAL EVENT: MONDAY AUGUST 26TH - THE BOUTIQUE GUITAR SHOWCASE. These are some of the rarest and fascinating instruments in the world. We'll be showing these amazing instruments live from Gruhn Guitars in Nashville Tennessee. 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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  1. 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
  2. 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
  5. 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
  6. 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
  7. 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.
  10. 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
  11. 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
  12. Yes, I've noticed this as well. It's been down for over a month. I could send an email regarding it but I doubt it would do any good. The company that I once lived and loved and poured my life into so dearly Legacy Learning Systems has moved on. They are no longer in the music education business - on to other endeavors. They'll keep discounting and selling the remaining Learn and Master courses until the last one sells. It's profoundly sad but not surprising that they have let the old discussion board dissolve. But, I'm so happy that we have the new discussion board here and the continued life and learning that we are all a part of. Thankful for all of you. - Steve
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    Examples and Progressions for the Live Lesson - Solutions for Boring Chords
  14. Tuesday July 9th, 2019 Topic: Solutions for Boring Chords 7pm Central Time US You can watch the lesson HERE. (We tried to do this lesson last year but had some technical problems so it was never released. I've always wanted to do it again so here's our chance.) Tired of playing the same old way? Bored with your own playing? Let's learn some quick, simple ways to take basic chords and turn them into something memorable. There's more to do than just strum along with a chord progression. With a little help you can learn to create guitar parts that shine! There will be music, laughs, giveaways and more. I look forward to seeing you there! Watch on our Guitar Gathering YouTube Channel HERE - Steve

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