The Guitar Corner
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Hootenanny/Jam Corner: Over two hundred songs and others resources for friends and colleagues that meet periodically to make music, eat and be merry!
Sing those Songs: A songbook containing chords & lyrics to over 300 great songs. These are Microsoft Word documents
(i.) Table of Contents; (ii.) Songs A to F; (iii.) Songs G to O; Songs P to Z (iv.) Cover of Book
Guitar Tablature, Instruction and other resources
RhythmStrummer.com has excellent acoustic guitar lessons on video of rhythm guitar versions of well known hits from several genres--a great resource for developing your right hand technique! Excellent instructors--Peter Langston, Jennifer Martin, Steve Baughman, David Keenan, et al. Although this is a commercial site, it has many free videos both at RhythmStrummer.com and on YouTube.
My Favorite Tab Websites...
Megachords.com One of the best (the best??) sources of tabs/chords for thousands of songs and artists. Each song comes with links to a few videos of the song. Can instantaneously transpose each song to the key of your choice!
E-Chords.com My second most favorite tab site. Members have access to Microsoft Word versions of each song. Many of the songs come with midi tracks. A great site!
Chordie.com Another high quality source of tabs/chords for thousands of songs and artists. Can instantaneously transpose each song to the key of your choice!
GuitarNoise.com An excellent and informative site loaded with guitar lessons and more. I use lessons from this site weekly! You can sign up for free weekly updates by email.
Cat Stevens Websites with high quality tabs of all his songs + some audio and video of Cat Stevens performing during the 1970's
Blues Lessons with Sound Files and much more at Wholenote.com: this site has it all and it's free!
James Taylor Tabs to his songs and much more!
Jamming Links to articles that discuss some of the mechanics of getting people together to make music and have fun.
Puget Sound Guitar Workshop (The Ultimate Summer Guitar/Music Camp!)
Even after nearly 30 years there is still no better place to learn music than at the Puget Sound Guitar Workshop's summer guitar camp. Each summer since 1974 PSGW has taken place at a camp/retreat hidden away in the tall pines of Washington State's Olympic Peninsula. "Guitar camp" offers classes in the morning and early afternoon, workshops in the late afternoon, and special events in the evening. In addition to the scheduled events, every day has opportunities for jamming, swimming, or just playing hooky and sleeping so as to save energy for late night jam sessions that run well into the morning hours. The food is great as are the people at camp. Check it out---You'll be glad you did!!
Here's a review of PSGW's "Guitar Camp:" http://www.heartwoodguitar.com/WordPressBlog/?p=32
View information from this year's brochure (2010). I'm attending Session 2 this year: Saturday August 7 - Friday August 7, 2010. It would be great to see you at this summer's guitar camp! Click here for this summer's classes.4-14-2010
Sites with free and legal downloadable MP3 recordings of Grateful Dead live performances
Voice and Ear Training
Voice Training Website An excellent resource with many lessons, vocal exercises, tutorials, tips, links to free downloadable ear training software and mucho more. http://members.lycos.co.uk/vocalist/voicetraining.html
Functional Ear Trainer an easy to use freeware ear training program for Microsoft Windows operating systems. Try it, you'll like it. http://www.miles.be/
Play Guitar by Ear A useful article with links to assist with ear training with the intent of learning to improve one's ear for both playing the guitar and singing. http://www.maximummusician.com/PlayGuitarByEar5.htm
Guitar Jokes from AcousticFingerstyle.com Some examples...
Q: What did the deadhead say when he ran out of pot? A: "God Almighty, this music sucks!!!"
Q: What do you call a deadhead that just broke up with his girlfriend? A: Homeless
Q: What's the difference between a musician and a pizza? A: A pizza can feed a family of four.
Q: How do you get an musician off your front step? A: Pay for the pizza.
Q: How do you get an electric guitarist to stop playing so loud? A: Put a piece of sheet music in front of him.
Q: What's the difference between a guitar player and a certificate of deposit? A: The CD will eventually mature and make money.
Q: What's the difference between a lawnmower and an Electric Guitar? A: You can tune a lawnmower.
Q: How many Electric Guitar players does it take to change a light bulb? A: Five. One to change it and four to discuss how Eric Clapton would have done it.
Q: What is a gentleman? A: Someone who knows how to play Heavy Metal Music but doesn't.
Q: What does a Heavy Metal Musician use for birth control? A: His personality and looks.
Q: What's the difference between an Electric Guitar player and a dog? A: The dog knows when to stop Howling.
Midi Database--A great searchable database of midis classified my genre: http://www.mididb.com/
Great site with loads of 60's and 70's tunes alphabetized by title: http://www.geocities.com/~memphisjan/right.html
Lot 's of classical rock alphabetized by performer, with a very large Beatles collection: http://www.ics.uci.edu/~dan/midi/rock/
Wide variety of midis categorized by style: folk, rock, classical, religious, bluegrass, jazz, big band, broadway musicals, love songs, funky songs, marches, blues. You name it, the style of music is there: http://www.fortunecity.com/tinpan/lennon/351/
Christmas music: http://www.mp3forkidz.com/xmas/
Extensive list of midi sites: http://www.harmony-central.com/MIDI/files.html
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