Totally Guitars Weekly Wrap Up March 18th, 2016

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I hope everybody had a chance, or took the time to check out our Dan Hicks listening challenge this week. If you haven’t, and still want to give it a go, you might want to hold off on watching today’s News, as I started (and ended) with a little improv on the progression. I really should practice that type of thing without the camera running but, hey, we’re all family here anyway, right?

I am happy to see the comments on all the ear training stuff we have been doing lately. The more you do it, the better you get. Then you become more self-sufficient as far as learning new songs. As your experience and confidence build you will be able to stop relying teachers and…, wait, forget I ever said that.

This week we added the second guitar part to Toulouse Street by The Doobie Brothers, brought out a ‘Work It Out’ lesson on Lobo’s You And Me And A Dog Named Boo, and had an info-loaded Fly On The Wall lesson with Ed. That lesson started with a simple question on using a capo for second guitar parts and took off into all kinds of tangential, but essential nuggets.

In today’s wrap up I had a few thoughts on the motivation thread and the pain inflicted by alternate chord fingerings before winding up going over the chord progression in How Can I Miss You When You Won’t Go Away?

This week we may have set the record for the number of references to songs with too many words in the title. Maybe next week it will only be one word titles.

Till then, stay tuned & in touch,

Neil

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