A lot of friends ask me ” who is a good guitar teacher?”
Here’s what I say.
Some people are great guitar players but terrible teachers.
That’s just the way it works. Some people are super smart, know everything about a subject but just cannot teach.
They quickly get frustrated with a newbie, or they just play and play to show you how good they are.
Here are a few suggestions. I think these guys are both great players and teachers.
Tommy Emmanuel. Possibly the best ever in my book. If you only watch one video to learn guitar. This simple lesson is the best I have seen.Here’s why. This technique is genius. If you will slowly learn this you will teach your brain a syncopation that you will use to huge advantage. It seems simple but stay with it. At faster speeds it is an awesome way to play.
Marty Schwartz has a grab bag of great suggestions plus he is a natural teacher and a pro player. He has a ton of videos like this one.
Of course James Taylor does a good job on his website. A whole series of lessons.
The trick is this- start slow and simple. Don’t try to rock out at first. Be boring. Super boring. But stay with it.
Your mind will tell you all kinds of things to make excuses why you are the only human who’s fingers are different. It’s not true.
Stay with it. And take frequent breaks. Never practice frustration.ALways practice flowing with good feelings.
South Carolina’s own Darius Rucker’s 10th annual benefit concert has raised over $400,000 for St Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital in Nashville. This brings his total raised for them to 2 million dollars in the last decade.
“ It’s an honor for us to help them continue such an important mission” said the singer.
His tweet celebrated the milestone.
I wanted to do everything I could to help those kids and the amazing doctors who work tirelessly to find cures, said Rucker. The singer for Hootie and the Blow Fish as well as his own solo career works to give in ways that make a big difference.
Thank you Darius Rucker.
Note- Visitors to Columbia, SC’s Five Points drop by the Hootie and The Blow Fish monument near the fountain for a selfie.
Loss is a part of life but it seems some experience the hurt of loss in overwhelming doses. Hollywood star Keanu Reeves has seen his share of tragedy. Despite his success in movies such as The Matrix, Speed, and John Wick, the actors private life as been less than glamorous.
But it’s not what happens but rather how a person reacts to what happens that makes a difference. Keanu Reeves is dedicated to a positive outlook so he gives back with an understanding of what it means to hurt.
Reeves has often been cited for his generosity on and off movie sets. Reliable sources have stated that he has privately funded Children’s Hospitals and Cancer research. Reeves foundation is a hidden endeavor that benefits kids from all walks of life.
Now tried and true stage tech is being used at home in the kitchen. Concealed appliances now go under the kitchen stage out of sight.
Years of clever Broadway and musical theatre techniques are now being used to save space and create friendlier spaces in the hiome.
Check out how innovation in the field of theatre and music has morphed into the home. A welcome way to use space more effectively and turn our home into a happier place.