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  • This Month's Live Streaming Guitar Lessons: TUESDAY JULY 2ND - PLAYING BY EAR - HEARING CHORD CHANGES. One of the most important guitar skills is to hear chord changes and be able to play them by ear. With a little bit of training you can listen to songs and understand what chords are being played. TUESDAY JUL 16TH ITALIAN GUITARIST ALBERTO LOMBARDI. Alberto Lombardi is a versatile guitarist, has been put among the 8 new guitarists to watch in 2018 by Vintage Guitar Magazine, voted in the top 10 emerging guitarists in the world by Guitar Masters Poland in 2015, released instructional courses and records for Stefan Grossman, toured germany with Peter Finger e Tim Sparks, Played in the US, Belgium, Portugal, and has been a Taylor guitars artist for many years, player for the brand big events like NAMM show. Major guitar magazines featured Alberto's work, like Acoustic Guitar, Vintage Guitar Magazine, Fingerstyle Journal and more. Watch LIVE on our Guitar Gathering YouTube Channel. It's going to be a great month! Learn all you can!

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  1. Sounds like a great topic for a Live Lesson... Bryan
  2. Thanks Randy. I got an email today on a similar training idea from BGU. There's a video, a cool flashcard tool, and a link to get all of the box shapes in one place. I'm hoping it will free me from the mundane aspect of the boxes and allow "seeing" the notes I need. Hope it helps, Bryan https://is-tracking-link-api-prod.appspot.com/api/v1/click/5761558557229056/5430450314018816
  3. Opie, I will miss your videos as well. I'm with Diane, my picture on the left is taken from your work. Let's hope everything goes well and you'll be in great shape to return next year! Our thoughts are with you. Bryan
  4. Funny stuff! 1. 7 Things you can do with a capo when not playing a guitar. BONUS: Buy 2 styles of capo and we'll DOUBLE the things you can do. 2. Granite coated plectrums - the "slickest" pick for those intricate bluegrass tunes. Enjoy the ride, Bryan
  5. @Triple-o I think standardization is a problem in the industry. Greg really tries to seek technique that anyone can implement to achieve high quality setups. Take into account where he practices his trade, I'll listen when he speaks! I've have good results following his setup course on my acoustics. Bryan
  6. Doug. I think Triple-O is referencing Scales Mastery Intermediate Level of Steve Krenz. For instance, the C scale he plays: C E D F E G F A G B A C B D C (easier to play than to spell out). He then reverses the pattern: C A B G A F G E F D E C D B C (backwards is a killer to spell out). 🤔 He does this pattern with all of the scales in the workout. Bryan
  7. https://www.sheetmusicplus.com/title/i-love-you-much-too-much-sheet-music-for-guitar-digital-sheet-music/20162297?narrow_by=Santana+&orKey=I+love+you+too+much&withIn=true Check this out for a tabbed version
  8. I have the X2 and like it. I did notice Sweetwater has them marked down at the moment. 😁
  9. A point to add: Several members have given Southwest Airlines a thumbs-up on being "guitar" friendly in the past. Bryan
  10. @matonanjin A situation that can be EASILY remedied! 🤩
  11. @Triple-o I've purchased two guitars and sold one on Reverb without any problems. I contact/message the seller about things not listed to get a feel of the seller based on their response. I always keep the adage; if it's too good to be true, it probably is. Good luck in your search, Bryan
  12. @Dave White So a future guitar ad might be....Is it a prewar Martin, or is it a carbon fiber knock-off? ?
  13. @matonanjin I'm free for next month's cover photo shoot!! ? Bryan
  14. In the new Wood and Steel from Taylor someone "asked Bob" about the ebony with more colors not being prevalent as it pertains to Taylor's Ebony project. Here's an excerpt from Bob's response: Thanks for asking, Bill. No, we haven’t backed off that goal at all. In fact, we use more ebony with color than ever before, making up nearly 70 percent of the ebony we buy. That said, I’ll try to solve your curiosity of why you aren’t able to find a vast array of colors when you shop. At Taylor Guitars, our first coat of oil that is applied to a guitar fingerboard and bridge is linseed oil. We use it because it sets in the wood, whereas mineral oils evaporate. This first coat provides a long-lasting base that enables a player to then use fretboard oils that are available on the market with- out building up a finish, because they, too, evaporate. We don’t recommend that customers use linseed oil because only one coat is needed, and we do that at Taylor. Linseed oil wets the wood, and since it sets and doesn’t evaporate, it darkens the wood, not as a stain, but in the way that water darkens wood while it remains wet. So the colors just black- en. It requires almost severe amounts of color in the raw state to equal any color in the linseed-oiled state. This is some- thing I wish other manufacturers would believe and adopt, because when our Crelicam partner, Madinter, sells ebony wood from Crelicam, they are constantly asked for the blackest of wood, of which there is little. But at Taylor we know that the less-black wood can be used, oiled and also satisfy customers. I found this interesting since it contradicted the Taylor restringing video where the Taylor employee recommended boiled linseed oil to use on the fretboard prior to restringing. For what it's worth... Bryan

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