Monthly Archives: September 2010

“He played the wildest strings in town”

Wild Guitar, starring Arch Hall, Jr….You haven’t seen wild till you’ve seen a wild guitar.

Note: Hey, did you know Arch Hall, Jr.–the Wild Guitar man himself– is going to be at Chiller Theatre in Oct?

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Another guitar attack…

Man uses guitar as weapon. Here. This is the second or third such incident using a guitar I’ve read about over the past year. Just a thought–aren’t there enough real weapons out there to commit mayhem with instead of using a guitar? I mean we don’t want the government to start requiring citizens to get a guitar license do we?

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Segovia

“…in his heyday he was an incredible virtuoso and celebrity musician with millions of fans worldwide, including other top-tier musicians, painters, poets, and even heads of state…” Read this article here (Acoustic Guitar Magazine).

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Reso Tone guitars

Check these unique Reso Tone  guitars (and ukes, mandolins, etc) here (National Guitars).

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Classical guitarists from China: The Beijing Guitar Duo

Yameng Wang and Meng Su

Meng Su and Yameng Wang: “The big problem with some guitarists is that they haven’t practiced with the metronome, so their time, their rhythm, is not quite right…” Read this article here (Acoustic Guitar Magazine). Note: the link has an audio section featuring the duo playing various selections; there’s also a description of the kind of guitars and strings they use.

Related: for classical guitarists: Giuliani studies lesson. Here (Acoustic Guitar Magizine).

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The moose antler, shovel, and rake guitars, etc., etc., etc…

“…Trashed rakes, old frying pans and moose antlers might be junk to some, but not Canadian Lorne Collie who has made all of these things into guitars at one time or another. Collie is a “luthier,” or guitar maker, and his hobby is transforming the scrap he stumbles across… into electric guitars… Here, from CNN.

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Now for a lively duet

Parkening and Brandon

Note: Christopher Parkening master class in Malibu, CA in a couple of weeks (free audience admission). Here.

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The day Bob Dylan got booed off stage

”…A  24-year-old Dylan, who had become an icon of folk music, was booed off the stage after playing three songs on an electric guitar. A number of friends and colleagues tried to persuade Dylan to finish his set, including Johnny Cash, Holzman said. When he came back on stage, an ill-humored Dylan sang ‘It’s All Over Now, Baby Blue’. It would be 37 years before Dylan returned to the festival…” Here. You might say that’s a long time to hold a grudge but who could blame him. Me? I would’ve never gone back.

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A folding guitar (in other words, it actually folds in half)

Folding guitar–certainly makes traveling easier in cramped quarters. I imagine though it could be a problem if it accidentally folded during a performance.

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Some acoustic guitar history

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Classic guitar rising (in S Carolina)

“…picking up classical guitar is a natural progression from playing other genres of music, like rock.”Music is great because there is never a point you get to in which you can’t learn anymore,” Jenkins said. “Especially on the guitar, which is another reason I play. You can literally play any style of music…” Here.

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