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  • This Month's Live Streaming Guitar Lessons: TUESDAY MAY 12TH - PEDALS and CABLES AND GEAR OH MY! WHAT DOES THIS PEDAL DO? If you've got questions about what pedals do, what pedals do you need, or how something works, then let's get some answers. Steve will guide you through his gear, setting up a pedal board, and how each pedal sounds. WEDNESDAY WORKOUTS: MAY 13TH Tired of not being able to play barre chords? This three week series on Wednesday Workouts will guide you through... 1) Knowing Where to Put Your Chord 2) How to Form Each Chord Correctly 3) Strengthening the Fingers for Successful Barre Chords Bring your guitar and I'll guide you step by step as we play together. You can do it! Let's finally master these and move forward in your music! 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. This is my take on the The Minstrel Boy. I used my new Telecaster to play the melody and strum the chords. I recorded using GarageBand on my iPad so I could add some drums. the minstrel boy.m4a
  2. Neil, thank you so much! This will make things a lot easier.
  3. My days are pretty flexible for the most part so in-between work stuff and long walks to stretch my legs, I am getting some playing in. I'm currently working on L&M sessions 5 & 6 since they both cover open chords. I'll do the same with sessions 7 & 8 (barre chords). I went back to the beginning of book and played all the songs just for something different. My nephew has a birthday in a few days and I've been learning "Happy Birthday" as part of my side project of learning the fret board. I've done that and the melody for "Nowhere Man" in fifth position. I'm sad that I was won't be play it for him in person, but hey, that's why we have Skype. Edit -- The Ditto X2 Looper I ordered arrived today. Now the project is trying to figure out how to use it. I'll take a look at Steve's looper video but I've got to get an instruction book of some sort. Stay safe. Dan
  4. Check out Fender’s website ASAP. My wife discovered that they are offering three months of guitar lessons to the first 100,000 people to sign up. Already got myself signed up. Take care and stay safe, Dan
  5. I was actually looking for blue or maybe orange, but I saw this one decided to go for it. Something about basic black. Thanks to everyone for the looper suggestions, so far. Looks like everyone is in agreement on the Ditto pedal. I will look into that this week. Lots of guitar playing ahead. I just purchased Steve's major scale workouts and started practicing with part one last night.
  6. That I hope will be happening fairly soon. I’ll have a lot of time to work on something while work is shut down. I’m also looking at a looper pedal in the near future. Anybody have any suggestions?
  7. Pulled the trigger on a new guitar yesterday. Fender Telecaster Player Series (MIM). Very nice tone. Not as heavy as I thought it would be.
  8. A recording of Au Claire de la Lune duet from the Hal Leonard Complete Guitar Course. I used Logic Pro to combine all the guitar parts (chords and notes) as well as adding drums and percussion. The first guitar part notes were played in the open position and the second part in fifth position. Au Claire de la Lune.mp3
  9. I got locking tuners for my Strat at Christmas. I think they work great. On a rare occasion I have to tweak the tuning but not often. Plus it makes changing the strings a snap.
  10. I had a breakthrough of sorts last night... I was practicing Session 5 and as I was finishing up I started messing around in the Am Pentatonic scale. At some point, in effort to move up the neck, I wanted to learn this area. I was pleased to find that I was able to name the notes without looking and play a couple of songs (Ode to Joy and Yankee Doodle). I think it goes back to a YouTube video (who says you can't learn stuff on YouTube) I saw explaining how the guitar is tuned in 4ths (except the B string) and if you knew the notes at the 5th fret, the other notes are easier to figure out. I guess it just finally clicked in. I'm going to put this into my practice routine just so I really remember it. Psych! Learning Everything I Can Dan
  11. I’ve decided after two months or so of Session 4 I’m going to move on. I can play all the songs and exercises in the main book. The bonus resource exercises are more challenging and I can play most of them in time. The few I’m have trouble with I’ll use as warm ups. Sessions 5 and 6 should be easier since I’ve been strumming chords for a long time. I feel like it will be a good refresher on technique. Ready, set, go! DMF
  12. I used my printer at work to print out the pdf. I tossed it into a folder to bring home without looking at it and when I got home I found that none of the figures printed! I had to scramble while the lesson started to reprint on my home printer. Dan

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