On November 13, 2018 the Phoenix Guitar League had its first meeting at a Marriott Hotel on the west side of town. Neil was asked by Bart Marshel to be the inaugural Presenter with a mixed format of performance, instruction, and interaction with the attendees.

A small group of guitar players convened and a rollicking time was had by all.

Part 6 included a bit more playing, starting off with Blues Land by Jerry Reed, then a bit of Classical Gas and Neil’s piece Quicksand. There were some thoughts and comments on Terry Kath, Chicago, and Mason Williams as well.

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Phoenix Guitar League – Neil Hogan – Part 5

by admin on November 30, 2018

On November 13, 2018 the Phoenix Guitar League had its first meeting at a Marriott Hotel on the west side of town. Neil was asked by Bart Marshel to be the inaugural Presenter with a mixed format of performance, instruction, and interaction with the attendees.

A small group of guitar players convened and a memorable time was had by all (we hope…).

Part 5 got started with discussions on fingerpicking, mentioning Jim Croce and his tendencies, along with pioneers like Merle Travis and Reverend Gary Davis, and the next generation like Jorma Kaukonen. Neil went into various techniques, talked a bit about Open Tunings, and then played Water Song, from the third Hot Tuna album, Burgers.

There were also some tips on bending notes, with mentions of Wonderful Tonight and Wish You Were Here.

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Phoenix Guitar League – Neil Hogan – Part 4

by admin on November 29, 2018

On November 13, 2018 the Phoenix Guitar League had its first meeting at a Marriott Hotel on the west side of town. Neil was asked by Bart Marshel to be the inaugural Presenter with a mixed format of performance, instruction, and interaction with the attendees.

A small group of guitar players convened and a memorable time was had by all (we hope…).

Part 4 starts with a look at instruments families, how the guitar fits into the picture, and a run through of Neil’s tune Jetstream, followed by a thought on Travis Picking and another original of Neil’s, Paprika. The segment concludes with a false start on Pat Metheny’s James, a more complete version of Last Train Home, and a comment on artists as teachers.

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