On November 13, 2018 the Phoenix Guitar League had its first meeting at a Marriott Hotel on the west side of town. This is the last segment of the inaugural meeting.

There were tips on changing chords, the importance of playing in time, and thoughts on the best fingerings for a few chords, particularly G and A.

There also were some easy exercises to get started on fingerpicking, with samples like Landslide and House Of The Rising Sun. Neil also talked a bit about his International Guitar Camp, put on annually by Totally Guitars.

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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.

As the evening progressed, in Part 7 we opened the floor to questions or problems the students might have. It started with some tips on harmonics, looking particularly at Neil Young’s Harvest Moon.

Next came a demonstration of artificial harmonics, which allow you to play any note as a harmonic, rather than just the natural ones at frets 12, 7, and 5. A short sample of While My Guitar Gently Weeps showed how they can be used. Next came a performance of Josie, the Steely Dan song as arranged by Pete Huttlinger, then announcements from Bart with questions for the students as far as the Guitar League was concerned.

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Muriel Anderson paid a visit to TG Central, as she does every January, and this first segment is just s short update on upcoming performances and workshops. The rest of the visit is coming soon.

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