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Nancy Lawing

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Nancy Lawing last won the day on December 4 2022

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  • Birthday 04/30/1960

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    Brevard, NC (near Asheville)

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  1. Oh my, so much to take in here! I see Cory Congilio in one photo....I have taken 2 of his excellent online courses. So now I want to take on DADGAD, seems appropriate for Father's Day weekend! Good luck this morning, hope someone is taping your performance so we can enjoy that remotely. Poco.....one of my fav groups. Wishing you safe travels, and thanks for helping us enjoy GG remotely!
  2. Wonderful re-counting of all that's happening (hope next year I will be there again), with humor, fun details and great writing. As a UNC alumnus who was there same time as Michael Jordan and the national championship, I would have loved to have heard all the dishing about Coach K! Thanks, Diane.
  3. Diane, I am so sorry to hear this. I feel for his family and for you.....and for other GG friends who knew him. Sudden shocks make a loss even harder to bear. Your writing and photos are a tribute for all to treasure.
  4. Yes, Ericsson has been somewhat "debunked", for lack of a better word. In my sixties now, I want a balance of deliberate but also FUN. I'm hoping to get to a level where I can improv and enjoy it, keep up. THAT would be fun! I, too, enjoy studying music theory....just have trouble applying it sometimes. It's easier for me to picture a piano keyboard as I study it....the frets and multiple locations of the same note at the same pitch continually confound me! Kudos to you for studying theory on average 82 hours a year, or about 1.5 hours a week!
  5. Doug, thanks for posting the L&M resources and Words of Wisdom in your signature, very helpful! L&M got me started in guitar. I want to resume it at Lesson 14 and finish.
  6. And that log of hours practiced doesn't include on stage or jams, right?
  7. Oldjock, give yourself a pat on the back for STARTING at 69! Diane, look at #5 again, WOW!! You certainly encourage me. I could kick myself for not putting in more time. Now that arthritis is hitting my hands, I especially regret it..... You should have added as an accomplishment all you do for this group, especially on our Tuesday nights together. Kudos to you! Thanks for posting this.
  8. Thanks, Diane, and so beautifully written! I'd love to hear about the how to practice session. Hope to go one day and enjoy that coffee and bacon.
  9. I'm enjoying a 10-minute weekly podcast (ad-free so far) that focuses on deliberate practice. You all might enjoy it. Website includes a blog for folks who don't listen to podcasts. https://bulletproofmusician.com/ As Steve says, "Keep learning!"
  10. Welcome! Like you, I went through both Justin's courses.....check out his website to expand and refine your skills. The "Tammy Lessons" and "Lee's Private Lessons" help you apply all you've learned to make music. Also check out Rut Busters and song tutorials: justinguitar.com. All free..... Steve Krenz (here on GuitarGathering) was my first exposure to guitar and I've never wavered from his instruction, great stuff. He generously gives his time AND great PDFs for lessons for all levels on electric and acoustic, all styles. As mentioned above, join us for the Tuesday lessons when they are given. But in the meantime subscribe to his YouTube channel where all lessons are archived......the first and last minutes of each lesson are not on YouTube and are focused on us GuitarGathering folks, so I'd encourage you to join live when you can. "Guitar Gathering" on YouTube. Best advice from Steve, which I'm finally following: practice at first without the computer or phone apps, just put in deliberate practice time, just you and your instrument. And from Justin: improv! Put on a song and try to play along or just jam, without worrying about getting it right. Have fun.......yet also spend most of your time in deliberate practice. Looks like Paul David and Kiko are geared toward electric guitar. Is that your main interest?
  11. I won't be there this year but hoping for next year. Diane, I remember a similar post you made in 2018 was invaluably helpful as I was packing. Thanks for all the thorough, thoughtful information you provide.
  12. If songwriting comes as easily to you as creative writing does, you've got it made! Enjoyed your writing as always, thanks for posting.
  13. Thanks for posting, Diane, so I can enjoy it vicariously. What a great opportunity for small group interaction! And I heard that Cory Congilio, an instructor I adore on Udemy, will be there. Stay in touch. I'm there in spirit!
  14. Very helpful, Diane, thanks!
  15. Thank you so much Doug, Diane and "Fretless".....all very helpful and I'm ready to do some shopping and organizing now. The iPad video was interesting, and I'd been curious about how effective they are at storing music....thanks. I may go that route one day!

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