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If you are NOT at the Guitar Gathering today, what are you doing?

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#1 Matonanjin



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Posted 12 July 2017 - 02:54 PM

Doug's (Eraser_Team) post made me think about this. And I had started a similar thread last year.  For those of us not fortunate enough to be joining those lucky slugs at the Guitar Gathering this week, what are we doing?!?


I don't know if I believe that misery loves company (or not).  But for the purposes of this thread let's assume that I do.


So my thread, I'll start.  And believe me, for a least the next couple days, with a heat index here of 105-110, most of what I do will be inside!  1) I am really going to pound those pentatonic scales and, while I don't plan on finishing session 11 this week, I'm close.  I've about got the "sets of 4" completed for all 5 boxes.  I've been trying to work my soloing to the "A minor Pentatonic Blues" and it really sucks.  But I will continue to work it.  I am moving on to session 12 very, very soon.

2) I am working "Day Tripper" in the Song Hits.  But I have taken a little different approach to it.  I am about done with it but rather than play the melody as Steve teaches (which I did learn) I bought a backing track from Karaoke with vocals.  So I bought the backing track version without the guitar part and I am playing that.  If I could just get that da#$%  switch from the riff to the F#m barre chord down!!!!!!!!banghead.gif

3) Since I can't be there in Nashville to participate in Corey Congilio's session the next best thing is one of his TrueFire courses?  Ok, not even close but it will have to do.  I am working his "30 Beginner Blues Guitar Licks You Must Know" and it is a lot of fun.  I've been working it for a few weeks now and it is great and probably perfect for where I am at.  In addition to the licks, it is getting me started on bending, vibrato, etc., so I should possibly have a good start when I get to sessions 13, 14, 15, 19.

4) This week-end in Omaha is our annual "Playing With Fire" concert.  This is our blues concert single handedly put on by this one guy here in Omaha, with volunteers, of course, to provide for the community.  Great acts every year.  This year it's Dawn Tyler Watson, Aynsley Lister, Ben Poole (who is an amazing guitarist), and Tommy Castro.  So it is some consolation if I had been Nashville I would have missed my favorite concert of the year.


So Doug (Eraser_Team), you prompted this.  What are you doing this week?  Mike,  (Popeyetsm) you had chimed in.  What are you doing?


All the rest of you back home, what are we doing this week, guitar-wise or other-wise?  Anything exciting to report?


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#2 JRG



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Posted 12 July 2017 - 04:21 PM

Well, my day will mostly consist of traveling via automobile.  We have a 5 hour drive ahead of us today so no real guitar learning or practice for most of the day.  Since I have started my guitar journey, I do find myself trying to use my time in a way that will be of some musical benefit.  So today while traveling, and listening to music on the radio, I will try and listen through the vocals and analyze what the groove is.  Listening to what the drummer and the bass player are doing.  Then listening how the guitar layers on top of them and of course what the guitar player is doing.  In my BG days (before guitar) I would just "hear" a song and decide if I liked it or not.  Now I find myself really listening to the muic in a much more critical way.  Not to judge it but to understand how it all fits together.  


Once we return home I will spend some time with the guitar in my lap.  I also own the "30 Beginner Blues Guitar Licks You Must Know" and have really enjoyed it.  Corey is great and the backing tracks are very well done.  I feel that some of the Truefire courses have been a great addition to the L&M course.



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#3 Eracer_Team -DougH

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Posted 12 July 2017 - 06:17 PM

This week I finally officially started Session 10,
I had jumped to sessions 11+13 a while ago, but with choir work LMG suffered.

With choir on break till Sept 5, I'm working the LMG course again,

Started Joe Bonamassa's version of Black Night a few weeks ago, but that's a long work in progress (be nice if I could get it be next year's conference)

Next week I have off, wife in Jersey so only the dog to bug me, so I plan to work hard on my Travis picking introduced in session 10
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#4 magnus80a



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Posted 12 July 2017 - 09:06 PM

Being situated in Stockholm with small kids to take care of I'll just enjoy my seven week vacation and be like a stay at home dad. It's summer here with a nice 26 degrees Celsius. I spent some time working on my Ear Training app for iOS. It goes well together with me improving my improvisational skills.

#5 NeilES335



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Posted 13 July 2017 - 04:19 AM

Working in Fretboard Workout Jazz Chords!
For those of you "not into jazz" style, dont let the title deter you.. Plenty of beautiful sounding cords you can add to your toolbox regardless of what style you play. (Especially Blues 9th's, 11th's and 13th's which arent really that tough at all)

#6 yellow



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Posted 13 July 2017 - 07:17 AM

I will be working on session 14, doing the Jazz Octaves, The Funky Mute and practicing more bends. I had taken a sabbatical from the L&M course, feeling like session 14 was meerly a collection of weird techniques that I may not need. I jumped in to Flamenco, feeling guilty about not following the L&M course but........ doing the Flamenco meant lots of hammer on's and pull off's. Guess what, I now realise that the techniques in 14 are really going to be helpful! I started practicing the Jazz Octaves and thought "oh, this sounds interesting".

Also, as I have recently fallen in love with 2 acoustic steel string parlour guitars THAT I CAN ACTUALLY PLAY!!! (one is a cheaper leave it out to play whenever I feel like it, the other has a Fishman pickup so I can record directly from it, evevn when the village dogs and holidaying dogs are barking). I am going to start the L&M Fingerstyle course, as the guitars are more suited to fingerstyle. Being able to play a steel string acoustic is a big WOW for me, I can even do Barre Chords on them and they do not sound too bad.

I will probably also still work on Flamenco techniques in the background and after reading Magnus80a's post I realise that I should also continue with my ear training!

#7 d2_racing



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Posted 13 July 2017 - 03:00 PM

I'm at work and tonight I'm going to see The Who.


Tomorrow night I'm going to see Metallica.


And on sunday I'm going to see Muse.








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#8 magnus80a



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Posted 13 July 2017 - 10:00 PM

I'm at work and tonight I'm going to see The Who.
Tomorrow night I'm going to see Metallica.
And on sunday I'm going to see Muse.
I bought my pass for 80$ for the whole festival !!!!

Words cannot describe how I envy you. Enjoy! :)

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Posted 13 July 2017 - 10:14 PM

I'm wrapping up session 5 and moving onto session 6. Also working on Steve's speed and agility video exercises while giving serious consideration into buying my first hollow body.and postponing the purchase of a 5 string bass for now.

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Posted 14 July 2017 - 01:09 PM

Trying to be a good son and continue to focus on my mother's continuing health issues. Trying to work on two items for the monthly challenge and pushing forward with the speed and agility workouts. Any advice for flying fingers is appreciated. The more I increase the speed the further my fingers get away from the fretboard. Especially the middle and ring fingers.



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#11 bruster



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Posted 14 July 2017 - 03:22 PM

CRYING  :cry:  :cry:  :cry:  :cry:  :cry: .

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