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99 ways to play better guitar

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Blackbird & Bellabye

            I’ve always gotten a kick out of learning songs & guitar parts deeply to sound like the recordings that I loved. That was my measure of how well I knew the music & how … Continue reading

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Happy 70th Ringo!

Steve Gorman (Black Crowes drummer) wrote this a while back in response to a fan letter: Quote: Ringo Starr’s drumming is infallible, untouchable, and he is quite simply the greatest drummer in the history of rock ‘n’ roll music. So, … Continue reading

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Brenda Ueland on Creative Work

I think there is something necessary & life giving about creative work. A state of excitement. And it is like a faucet: nothing comes unless you turn it on and the more you turn it on, the more comes.  But … Continue reading

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Insatiable Love Affair

(Here’s an essay I was asked to write about Gretsch Guitars) Insatiable Love Affair The plastic guitar at age two wasn’t enough, and when i saw the Beatles on the tele at age 4, I fell deeply in love with guitar. A … Continue reading

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Guitar Players & Nail Care

I love playing with a pick. I love playing with pick & fingers & I love finger picking. They give me different sounds & feels & ability to create the guitar parts I want to play. Whether it’s steel string … Continue reading

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Power of A Beatle

“The verdict from Paul McCartney’s show at his Coachella debut on Friday? Never underestimate the power of a Beatle… The night belonged to Paul.” — LOS ANGELES TIMES

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Why Music Matters

L Pass ~ my favorite bits from Why Music Matters Karl Paulnack, Director, Music Division The Boston Conservatory   Given what we have since learned about life in the Nazi camps, why would anyone in his right mind waste time and … Continue reading

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Elizabeth Gilbert ~ Swallow The Sun

Elizabeth Gilbert is a superb author who’s voice & spirit I deeply enjoy. She has the intelligence, humor & playfulness combination that seriously tickles me. Here she talks about all of us & the creativity we use & the courage … Continue reading

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