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#1 kt6strings

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Posted 26 July 2009 - 03:41 PM

That's what my husband told the store clerk (who didn't laugh, by the way).

No, my sisters and brothers and closest friends will be delighted, I'm sure, with their new flyswatters.

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Posted 26 July 2009 - 04:19 AM

You must have a lot of flies. :lol:

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#3 kt6strings

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Posted 26 July 2009 - 04:10 AM

A very belated, but heartfelt thank you to Steve, Legacy, and all the attendees at this year's Gathering!

One of the things I admire most in great musicians is generosity of spirit, and all of you have that in droves! (That quality is most appreciated especially when one's musical performance falls far short of what one hopes...)

My husband, Mike and I thoroughly enjoyed the 72 straight hours of guitar mania and worshipping at the feet of guitar gods and goddesses such as Muriel Anderson, Jack Pearson, Johnny Hiland, and Orleans during the Gathering. We lingered in Nashville until Thursday.

I joined a small group of Gatherers at Gruhn Guitars for Greg Voros' tour on Monday, where we ooohed and aahed over the quantity and variety of guitars and related instruments.

On Tuesday, I was able to have a guitar lesson with the arranger of a song I play, Georgia On My Mind, (from the book, Fingerstyle Guitar Standards), Bill Piburn, who swiftly pointed out the wrong notes and omissions in my playing. (Oops--back to the drawing board)

Our evenings were spent listening to music--at the world famous Bluebird Cafe, Station Inn, 12th & Porter, and even the songwriters' circle at our Holiday Inn (Vanderbilt). Nashville seemingly hums with creativity and collaboration. The musicianship is outstanding, too, and the musicians we met were uniformly generous and down to earth, without a hint of "attitude." I'm a San Franciscan born and bred, but now I appreciate the charms of Nashville.

~Katie

P.S. Next time you're in Nashville and need to buy souvenirs, check out the fly swatters shaped like guitars at Ernest Tubb Record Shop. I bought 10!

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Posted 22 July 2009 - 07:39 AM

Welcome :D

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Posted 22 July 2009 - 02:07 AM

I was in a rut with my guitar playing, hoping for something to jolt me out of it -- and this was just what the Dr. ordered...
I discovered a whole new group of artists to emulate, admire, and enjoy listening to.
Murial and Johnny in particular just radiate joy with their playing, and it is that joy that I envy even more than the incredible technique that they make look so effortless.
I was so pumped by Friday, that I drove all night after Jack played, to fetch my wife from Southern Indiana so she could share the last two days with me. I haven't missed the lost night of sleep - yet!
I felt the yellow badge of shame for skipping the student showcase, and admire each of you who braved the sweaty hands and knocking knees to get up and play for us. NEXT YEAR, I will be ready!!

Steve Krenz, it was my 55th, and I want to thank you for the BEST BIRTHDAY I have ever had.

Now on to lesson 10 and finger picking. I am discovering that finger picking makes a whole new set of demands for clean fingering of notes, chords, and diads (well OK, I had never even HEARD of them before, but they have to be clean too!).
Thanks, Thanks, thanks!!

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Posted 22 July 2009 - 01:56 AM

Suhweeet! Like last years, but on STEROIDS! Like being at a guitar amusement park all day for 4 days! So, when do we hear about next year? Or is that like asking for next years Christmas present a week after Christmas? :P
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Posted 22 July 2009 - 12:58 AM

It was an amazing week with great access to talent that blew me away, lots of learning, lots of fun, access to things that beginner guitarists don't often get...and more.

THANKS STEVE & LEGACY STAFF - for all the hard work you put into the event to make it a winner!

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Posted 21 July 2009 - 06:35 PM

The gathering was so much fun. It's been hard to come back down to reality and get back to work. My mind keeps drifting thinking about all the fun we had. It really was a blast. Thank you Steve for all the fun and all your hard work. It is much appreciated. You really care about each and every one of us and it truly showed. Everything turned out just as you planned it and then some. I can't imagine it being any better. I even got my strat set up by Greg Voros who came in early Sunday morning just so he could fit it in before my flight left. I'm looking forward to next year! :D
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Posted 21 July 2009 - 06:10 PM

I thought we agreed not to say how great Steve was or how much fun the event brought to us to avoid congestion at the event next year !!! LOL.

Thanks Steve, Legacy folks, and everybody. I had a blast.

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Posted 21 July 2009 - 04:26 PM

Got home last night after 17 hrs. on the road & crashed!

"Wow!", cannot even begin to describe the experience. Thank you so much Steve for all of the selfless hard work and endless energy that you put into this event of a lifetime. It was truly a grand slam home run!

Meeting you folks from our discussion board and fellow LMG members has deeply enriched the experience of sharing our passion for the guitar.

Warm regards,

Tom

PS. I agree with Chefman. I hope you can get some well earned & enjoyable time off with your wonderful family. :D

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Posted 21 July 2009 - 04:17 PM

I heartily agree with all that's been said. Steve, you are a teacher, gentleman and gentle man. You have brought together people from all sorts of different "places" and united them with music. For those of you that attended, truly, "A friend of the Stevester, is a friend of mine."!
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Posted 21 July 2009 - 04:51 AM

Congrats everyone :D

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Posted 21 July 2009 - 04:35 AM

I'll add my praise and thanks here as well...Steve, you are the man. We are very lucky to have teacher who is passionate, caring and humble, and has the patience of Job with us.

I am sure that there were lots of frustrations and loose ends behind the scenes, but we never saw that, because you were just as cool as the other side of the pillow. If all teachers were as passionate and had such patience with their students as you do, the world would be a better place.

I know this wasn't a one man show as well, and the other folks at Legacy that worked very hard to put this event on deserve our thanks as well... but to have 60 or so of us pulling at you, and the artists, and the hotel folks, and the Legacy people, how you kept it together is beyond me. I hope you have a nice vacation lined up to enjoy with your wife and family, because you deserve it.

Thank you again, for all that you do, and for leading by example, and not just talking the talk. You walk the walk.

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Posted 20 July 2009 - 10:16 PM

I didn't even go and I agree with each of you. I'll be there next year.
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Posted 20 July 2009 - 08:55 PM

Steve, ditto to what the others said. At the risk of sounding a tad bit sappy:

you are the embodiment of what teaching should be about - passionate about your subject matter with a genuine interest in every single person you teach. It's evident from your interactions on the board and in your DVDs, but when I interact with you personally or observe your interaction with other students, that aspect of your personality really shines. I've spent a lot of time with a lot of educators, and I can attest that, unfortunately, there are very few that possess your qualities. In short, you rock! 8)
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Posted 20 July 2009 - 08:29 PM

Hey Steve. It was really nice meeting you. You can crank out some tunes on those guitars of yours - it was a treat watching you on stage, and inspiring too. I cannot believe the amazing musicians you introduced us to. I want to thank you for an outstanding experience. I was feeling a little stale and "plateaued out" prior to the gathering, but am now pumped up again. It was great being around fellow guitarists who have a passion for the guitar like I do. I now fully understand that it is a "long and winding road" with no end in sight. When I hear Jack Pearson and Johnny Hiland both say "it's hard, man" I feel reassured that there is lots to this instrument and there is no reason to be frustrated. Cheers to you, and sorry I could not say goodbye to you Sunday - I had to return to Atlanta and practice in front of my Scottish Terrier. Her ears perked up, as if to say "wow, are you getting better or something???"

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Posted 20 July 2009 - 05:41 PM

I want to join others in thanking Steve . What a world class , classy guy you are Steve ! Legacy Is very lucky to have you . Thanks a bunch for all that you do for all of your students across the entire world !
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Posted 20 July 2009 - 06:02 AM

I wanted to post an official thank you for this past weekend but was beaten to it by rmorris. Thanks to Legacy and especially Steve. I had a great weekend. It has been a difficult year in my personal life the past year but this course and this event has been a God sent. I appreciate meeting everyone and especially seeing the sincerity Steve projects in the DVD's being even more real in person. I look forward to next year's event and hope I can help make it happen.

To everyone who had the nerve to perform on stage I give you the ultimate applause and respect. EVERYONE was beyond great. Next year my goal is to be among you.

Thanks again for a great weekend!!!

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Posted 20 July 2009 - 02:31 AM

I think everyone that attended The Gathering will join me in saying a very heartfelt thank you to Steve and the folks at Legacy. We all had a great time, learned cool things and made some new friends, not mention hearing some AWESOME pros!!

Steve ran his hind end off making every thing work. I sure hope he gets a few days of well earned sleep. Steve's hard work and obvious care with all of us trying to learn this thing was the key to this week's success. He definitely showed us he is not just a person with a business interest in this course, he truly cares if we succeed and is a true teacher in every sense of the word.

So here it is;

THANKS STEVE!!!

See you (and all our new friends) next year for sure!

- Rick (and Anita) Morris




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