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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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    Live Lesson

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    Live Lesson with Steve Krenz from Nashville, TN, 7:00 pm CT. How to Learn the Guitar Fretboard.
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    Wednesday Workout

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    Wednesday Workout with Steve Krenz from Nashville TN, 7:00 pm CDT. Topic to be announced.
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    Live Lesson

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    Live Lesson with Steve Krenz from Nashville TN, 7:00 pm CDT. Power Chords.
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    Live Lesson

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    Live Lesson with Steve Krenz from Nashville, TN, 7:00 pm CT. Top 10 Chord Forms for Blues Guitar.
  5. @FTB23 Hi there! Congrats on a good start. Like many wise teachers, Steve starts the course with very small bites to give the student a sense of progress. As you can tell from previewing the rest of the course, there are no more small bites with "Session" in their title. The sessions will now be more substantial and it will require significantly more time to complete them. Do not be deterred. Create your own small bites. Ignore the "recommended times to complete", as they are unrealistically brief for most students. It will take as long as it takes. Keep your attention on the process, not the goal, and you are in for a long and happy guitar journey.
  6. @Colleen Hi, Colleen. You might find the videos for 3 & 4 at Crowd Guitar. Another option is to call Legacy Learning Systems (615-515-3600 or 615-515-3605) and see what they can do for you.
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    Wednesday Workout

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    Wednesday Workout with Steve Krenz, live from Nashville, TN, 7:00 pm CT. Barre Chords.
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    Live Lesson

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    Live Lesson with Steve Krenz from Nashville, TN, 7:00 pm CT. Accompanying a Vocalist with Special Guest, Debi Selby.
  9. Also among the casualties, as many are already aware: CAAS 2020 and Summer NAMM.
  10. From Kaufman's website: It Is With Deep Sadness That We Must Announce The Postponement Of The 25th Steve Kaufman’s Acoustic Kamps, Which Was To Be Held June 14-20, 2020 And June 21-27 At Maryville College, Maryville TN. New Dates Are June 13-19, 2021 For Old Time And Traditional Week And June 20-26, 2021 For Bluegrass Week. Our Primary Consideration In Making This Decision Is The Safety And Health Of All Our Kamp Students, Staff, Our Community And The College Staff. Given The Significant Uncertainty About The Progress Of The COVID-19 Pandemic, It Appears Increasingly Likely That The Crisis Will Continue Through June And Beyond. Considering This, We Believe The Safest Option Is To Postpone This Year’s Kamp And Begin Working Towards Making 2021 The 25th Steve Kaufman’s Acoustic Kamp And The Best Year Ever!
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    Wednesday Workout

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    Special Live Lesson with Steve Krenz from Nashville TN, 7:00 pm CDT. Triads Workout, Continued.
  12. @Strings In the Fingerstyle course lesson book, there are basic, intermediate, and full versions of "Ode to Joy". If you're interested, let me know, and I'll send it by private message. I don't think Steve would mind.
  13. The Udemy course is an unauthorized copy. It was brought to my attention by another forum member about two weeks ago. I alerted Steve, and he and Legacy took steps to have the course removed.
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    Wednesday Workout

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    Special Live Lesson with Steve Krenz from Nashville TN, 7:00 pm CDT. Triads Workout, Continued.
  15. DianeB

    These Days

    My desk doesn't look so different. To one side rests a folder holding the statements for my tax return. Notes and homework for my music theory course are spread across the blotter. On the other side sits my appointment calendar. But none of this is quite as it should be. The tax returns would normally be done by now. The notes for my course were not taken in the classroom, they were created by our teacher during a Zoom video chat. And the calendar reminds me only to put out the trash. Like almost everyone now, I have nowhere to go. I sneeze and cough and wipe my nose. This cold is the last thing I brought home with me, probably from bowling, before the pandemic struck. Obviously I have no business going beyond my sidewalk. Yet I am lucky, so very fortunate when so many are nearing the end of their rope as I write this in mid April. I have food and medicine and a home. I have neighbors to check on me. I have a background in biochemistry to help me make sense of it all. In January, after I put Christmas away, I read the latest in a string of books I've devoured on practice and self improvement. Anything to keep me from chopping up my guitars in frustration and feeding them to the fireplace. It mentioned the 1955 announcement of the success of the first field trial of the Salk polio vaccine. This piqued my attention because I was born in 1953, and the fear of polio was still palpable during my childhood. What really roused my curiosity was the account of Jonas Salk's speech that day. His failure to acknowledge his coworkers' contributions tainted his reputation for the rest of his life. As a scientist, and as one who remembered polio, I wanted to learn more. I found the source, the Pulitzer Prize winning Polio: An American Story. I followed up with the HBO movie "Warm Springs", which dramatized Roosevelt's experience. Then I read The Cutter Incident, about the contaminated lots of hastily produced polio vaccine that sickened, paralyzed, and killed hundreds of children and adults later in 1955. In February, I watched "Contagion". I know what a strand of RNA can do. Nothing since has truly surprised me. I can’t meet my young guitar tutor for our weekly lessons. He needs income, and I need to avoid people, so he made a grocery run for me. I paid him hazardous duty rate and more. For all I know, he might have saved my life. My music stand holds a stack of songs. I chip away at the exercises and scales. During pauses, I glance up at the photos of the gang from Gatherings past. Most of us aren't spring chickens anymore. My imagination turns feverish. I see myself looking up at a nurse in hazmat gear. They’ve taken my glasses. She – or he – is blurry. I’m terrified of drowning, alone, in my own pleural secretions. The first molecules of propofol reach my brain. The lights go out. I shiver. I stand up, put the guitar down, and walk to the kitchen and fix a snack. I munch a while, flip through a magazine, and go back to my guitar. I play my heart out. These days are all we have.
  16. @Greg800 Yes, Greg, that lesson aired March 24. I don't see it posted either. It's possible that Steve wasn't satisfied with the audio and wanted to retape it. In brief, he suggested that you choose a note, say C, and find every C on each string all over the fretboard. Say it and play it. In a couple of days, look for the C's and now the G's. Continue adding notes as you go by fifths or fourths. I've caught myself doing a form of this. Sometimes when I'm in the middle of his major scale mastery workout, I'll pause and think: ok, Eb scale next. Find all the E flats. It helps.
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    Wednesday Workout

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    Special Live Lesson with Steve Krenz from Nashville TN, 7:00 pm CDT. Triads Workout.
  18. Now, that is classic Canadian humor!
  19. @Randy120 Ha! Yeah, Randy, once I pushed my eyes back into their sockets, I had a good laugh at that. And I'm better now at stopping before frustration sets in. I take smaller bites of the challenging stuff. Hope all is well with you.
  20. Forgive me for repeating this, but it's spot on Randy's topic, and maybe you missed it before. It's a podcast by Brent Vaarstra of "Learn Jazz Standards": Why I Stopped Hating My Playing. Bonus treat: at 4:00, you'll hear me take a bucket of cold water squarely in the face. Thanks, Brent. A little blunt, but I needed that.
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    Live Lesson

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    Live Lesson with Steve Krenz from "an undisclosed isolation unit somewhere in Nashville", TN 7:00 Central Time: Learning a Jazz Standard.
  22. Update: Steve reported in the chat Friday that Bob has cancelled his travel plans. So he will not be coming to Nashville for the Live Lesson as scheduled. From Steve's Facebook page, Saturday: But we will have our normal Tuesday night live lesson this week talking about Ways to Practice Scales Like a Boss and answering questions about the Triad series. See you there. - Steve
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    Live Lesson

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    Live Lesson with Steve Krenz from Gruhn Guitars, Nashville, TN, 7:00 pm Central Time. Solutions for Scale Boredom.
  24. @Dave White Wonderful! And $20,000 for IOJ will bring a lot of joy into the world!
  25. From The Guardian: "The road will kill you": Why older musicians are cancelling tours "Health concerns have caused a number of high-profile singers to quit the road but what will it all mean for the industry at large?"

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