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Fall Fingerstyle Guitar Retreat Oct 30-Nov 2nd, 2018

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This Year there is a new Finger Style Retreat with more great hands-on guests

Fall Fingerstyle Guitar Retreat Oct 30-Nov 2nd, 2018

last year's info

I wanted to do a very special Fingerstyle Guitar event.  I've had the idea for a while and this year everything came together.

We will be at the gorgeous Deer Run Retreat Center just outside of Nashville.

A few days during the peak of Tennessee Autumn foliage to be relaxing, playing guitar, and learning from some of the best FIngerstyle guitarists in Nashville.

All meals and lodging are included.  You can learn more about it here... https://www.youtube....h?v=amvOWafVhP4

This is a small, intimate event 

If you're interested, check it out.  I'd love to see you.

 

- Steve

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Last year's Fingerstyle Retreat was one of the nicest events I have ever attended. Below are some words of wisdom taken from the song arranging session with John Knowles (CGP).

  • Every time you learn to do something, learn how to do it somewhere else on the fretboard.
  • Your best work happens when you are working in areas where you 60% know and 40% can’t do yet (this is where adventure happens).
  • Each one of us has a different tolerance for being confused.
  • When I’m working too hard, I put it down and play something I know how to play.
  • When you are learning, there is exploration, new technique, musicality, tempo, and expression (you can’t think of all these things at once - work on one at a time).
  • It never has bothered me that I can’t do it YET!
  • Tomorrow I will be closer – don’t be discouraged by the barriers.
  • There is no destination, only so far – so far – so far – so far – then they write your obituary.
  • Set modest goals and celebrate.
  • You need patience, you need to love it, and you need curiosity.
  • Chet Atkins: (in response to someone saying ‘that looked easy’). 'It didn’t use to be.'
  • I play what I love – and work on what I can’t do yet.

 

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2 hours ago, Dave White said:

Last year's Fingerstyle Retreat was one of the nicest events I have ever attended. Below are some words of wisdom taken from the song arranging session with John Knowles (CGP).

  • Every time you learn to do something, learn how to do it somewhere else on the fretboard.
  • Your best work happens when you are working in areas where you 60% know and 40% can’t do yet (this is where adventure happens).
  • Each one of us has a different tolerance for being confused.
  • When I’m working too hard, I put it down and play something I know how to play.
  • When you are learning, there is exploration, new technique, musicality, tempo, and expression (you can’t think of all these things at once - work on one at a time).
  • It never has bothered me that I can’t do it YET!
  • Tomorrow I will be closer – don’t be discouraged by the barriers.
  • There is no destination, only so far – so far – so far – so far – then they write your obituary.
  • Set modest goals and celebrate.
  • You need patience, you need to love it, and you need curiosity.
  • Chet Atkins: (in response to someone saying ‘that looked easy’). 'It didn’t use to be.'
  • I play what I love – and work on what I can’t do yet.

 

I'm posting this on my wall. Thanks Dave!

Greg

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Dave -

Wonderful summary of John's thoughts and advice.  The Retreat was certainly a special time for me too.

 

Bob

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Yes, these are the official dates.

2018 Fall Fingerstyle Guitar Retreat

Tuesday October 30- Friday November 2nd, 2018

(The peak of Fall colors in the Nashville area.)

I'll get the registration page up soon.

We have room for 20 people.

See you there! - Steve

 

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18 hours ago, Strings said:

So tempting!

Go on. You know you want to. :)

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Registered! ?

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Me too!

I'm not a good fingerstyle player, but I can't imagine anything that sounds more fun than a retreat like this. :)

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Just registered.  This will be my first time.  Very excited

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Joel,

I saw your registration this morning.  What a joy to have you with us!  It should be an amazing time.

I'll be sending out information as we get closer.

I look forward to meeting you!

- Steve

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