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#41 Shadow Lady

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Posted 18 July 2009 - 12:28 PM

[quote]I will definitely share the finger stretches, Adele. When we asked Jack about the Gibby, he said he had Gibson do it Custom for him. It is an ES-336, and he had a master volume pot added, and had them shave the neck profile down for his hands.

More updates later today. Gotta get ready for 8am workout![/quote]

OK look forward to that info.
Oh its a custom ES 336 COOL it looks a bit like a quilt top ES 339, but it looks a nice guitar. I bet it sounded sweet.
Enjoy the work out and the student concert I expect there will be a few surprises from some people compared to last year. :wink: :wink: :wink:

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Posted 18 July 2009 - 12:22 PM

I will definitely share the finger stretches, Adele. When we asked Jack about the Gibby, he said he had Gibson do it Custom for him. It is an ES-336, and he had a master volume pot added, and had them shave the neck profile down for his hands.

More updates later today. Gotta get ready for 8am workout!
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#43 Shadow Lady

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Posted 18 July 2009 - 09:46 AM

Hey is that a ES 339 I see in the third and fourth pictures. SWEET.

Thanks for the pics Chefman and for the updates from both you and Pep Vol.
Sounds like you guys are having a really great time. I so wish I could have made it.
Maybe you can post an explanation of the finger stretches Jack uses please when you get time.

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Posted 18 July 2009 - 04:29 AM

Sorry the pics are so big. I tried to resize, guess I didn't do it right. Today was also just unbelievable, start to finish. From 8 am on, it was a great day. Just about sensory overload.

Learned some amazing finger stretches from Jack Pearson today, and a couple yesterday from Muriel Anderson that need to be incorporated into the daily routine. Funny, they both commented about injuring their hands and not being able to play and having to rehab. After discovering these stretches, Jack had said he wished he had known about them all along. He learned one out of Keyboard Magazine, and one from a Russian concert pianist.

Steve pointed out after Jack was done with his Master Class that there are guys who are great players, then there are guys who are great players and thinkers, always thinking about where to go next, what chord to invert or resolve to. Jack is one of those guys. I think Dennis asked him about how much time he spent practicing, and he said "Not enough."
He still does finger exercises and drills and the hard work as Steve calls it, to keep his hand in shape and nimble. He showed us a lot of the drills he does and why, like playing a single note with all four of your fingers, one right after the other. He explained that it helps him grab a note down the fretboard and sustain it with out having to pick it again.

The concert was just great stuff. Great band, and the drummer just got introduced to the other players at this gig! Amazing day.
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Posted 18 July 2009 - 04:20 AM

Thanks for the pics. :D

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Posted 18 July 2009 - 04:13 AM

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Posted 18 July 2009 - 04:11 AM

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Posted 18 July 2009 - 03:56 AM

Thanks for the updates. :D

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Posted 18 July 2009 - 03:28 AM

Jack Pearson was AWESOME ! Absolutely loved his class and his concert . I now have his CD , his autograph , and thanks to Dennis , pictures with him too ! Just like last year , everybody here is so nice and helpful . My wife and I feel like we've known Steve all of our lives , he is such a great guy that really cares for all of his students .
It was hilarious after Jack got finished playing his much demanded encore , Steve made the anouncement that we all could turn in our guitar courses in the back of the room ..... :D
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Posted 17 July 2009 - 04:13 PM

WOW WOW WOW!
I miss you all!

Maybe next year.
Sounds like the absolutely greatest of places to be with the greatest of people.

I look forward to all pix and descriptions.

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Posted 17 July 2009 - 03:16 PM

Pics will be posted later today, I promise. My phone has been fixed atthe apple store, plus there are several folks shooting video and toting hi-res photo gear.
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Posted 17 July 2009 - 12:53 PM

I agree, sounds great up there. Wish we all could be there.

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Posted 17 July 2009 - 11:48 AM

It sounds like evryone is having a great time :D
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Posted 17 July 2009 - 10:15 AM

Yea, where's the: [img]http://web.anglia.ac.uk/virtualvisit/img/main_picture_large.jpg[/img] :?:
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Posted 17 July 2009 - 09:46 AM

Sounds like everyone is having a great time? :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:
I have a feeling that Tom will not be the only one touring 'Ye Oldie Guitar Shoppes' in Nashville and also that they are going to get some extra business over these few days. :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:
Good job I am not there as I would be touring just as much as everyone else, as I am contemplating a good 12 string. Maybe next year?
Could have it delivered to Steve's office and then I WOULD have to go. :lol: :lol: :lol:
We want photos though, so someone please, please post some pictures if they can.
I don't envy you Steve having 50 guitar players in the same room asking questions and playing, it must have been bedlam but also awesome for many.? :lol: :lol:
Sounds like the Master class went well with Muriel and there are more to look forward to for you guys with all the other Master classes and concerts lined up. I think today is going to be a very busy day especially with the Jack Pearson blues Master Class and concert in the evening.
then tomorrow is the big event the student concert, Oh I wish I could be there, Oh well I am sure it will be great. :)

So you never did get an 'Adele' substitute. I would offer to be conference coordinator but..........................Maybe next year if the pay is good? :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:

Have fun

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Posted 17 July 2009 - 03:32 AM

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I want this to be a learning event, not just one-sided performances from great players. There's plenty of that in the guitar world. What is lacking is the true interaction of artist to learner with a heart for real learning.

I have little tolerance these days for lofty artists that come in demanding. They do their "schtick", play their fast notes, get their check and leave. That is such a low level- a low level for their talent that they have been given. I fully believe it is better to have them sit on the edge of the stage without the bright lights and show others what they have learned.

Just some thoughts.

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Steve, this is exactly the feeling that comes through the L&MG courses
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Posted 17 July 2009 - 03:23 AM

I will second what Steve had to say about today. Just awesome. Everyone from Legacy has been great, meeting Muriel Anderson and getting to watch her play and interact with her, buy her products and ask her questions in such an intimate setting was just unbelievable. She has inhuman talent and absolutely no pretense. She was funny and amazing- just lovely. Getting to play on a stage with lights and gear was a little intimidating for most of us, me included, but everybody managed to do very well, and there was lots of support and encouragement from the group and Steve. We had to move in to the big room where the performances are happening to accomodate everybody, because Steve's idea of 8 people in a group turned into a dogpile on the rabbit. People have driven or flown from everywhere as far as Southern California, Maine, and Alberta, Canada!

I learned quite a bit about fingerstyle techniques and harmonics, things that I had not understood very well before today. Met some great people and had a great time talking to folks I had only met on the forum before today. I had to leave to go get my phone fixed or I would still be in the hospitality suite jamming with folks. Tomorrow should be awesome too. Jack Pearson and his band, master class, concert, and more class time with Steve and everybody else.
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Posted 17 July 2009 - 02:55 AM

Boy do I wish I could have gone to Muriel's class, and then to have heard the jazz chord melody arrangement discussions later in the evening. Good Stuff! Envy, envy, envy! Sounds like things are going great out there, but Steve you do sound like you are very busy! 50 people in a single session?!

Enjoy all!

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Posted 17 July 2009 - 02:46 AM

Thanks for the update. :D I'm looking forward to more. :shock:

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Posted 17 July 2009 - 02:26 AM

Steve,
Thanks for the update. You paint a very clear picture of what is going on. Sounds like day one was complete, and what you imagined is happening;
exchanges of information, which is stimulating learning. That is what the journey is about. You never know, some of your students may have the experience of finding that one variable that they have been struggling with or missing, that brings things together for them.
Get some rest,day two will be another great one.
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