NEWS: Online bluegrass guitar school

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Guitarists from Memphis to Melbourne will soon be able to learn bluegrass and flatpicking guitar online from one of the top names in the Bluegrass guitar world.  The School of Guitar with Bryan Sutton is part of the newArtistWorks Academy of Bluegrass that will also see Tony Trischka (banjo), Mike Marshall (mandolin), Darol Anger (fiddle) and Missy Raines (bass) offering personalized instruction online using innovative Video Exchanges™.

The School of Guitar with Bryan Sutton will contain high quality basic, intermediate, and advanced acoustic guitar video lessons; as well as a number of social features aimed at the acoustic guitar community.  Every student at the guitar school has the opportunity to send a recorded video of themselves practicing and receive a personal video response with individualized instruction from Bryan.
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Anyone wanna take a guitar lesson over Skype?

Heyhey. Registering interest here. Anybody wanna take guitar lessons from yours truly over Skype?

I write one of Australia’s longest-running instructional columns, Unleash Your Inner Rock God, for Mixdown magazine, I’ve been playing guitar for 24 years (I started when I was 8), and you can hear examples of my playing here, here and here.

Register your interest by emailing me: iheartguitarblog (AT) gmail.com

I’ll also be teaching at World of Music in Brighton East here in Melbourne if you’re interested in one-on-one lessons in a music store environment.

BOOK REVIEW: Bob Taylor – Guitar Lessons

Like Henry Ford or George Lucas before him, Bob Taylor is one of those rare innovators whose ingenuity is matched by their creativity. It takes a special kind of mind to be equally enamoured by the process and the outcome, and Taylor’s guitars are a testament to that vision. Every little piece has its place, and every process, tool, template, jig, material and measurement has been scrutinized to within an inch of its life before being permitted the reward of playing a part in making a Taylor guitar. Guitar Lessons is Taylor’s first book, and it explains how and why Taylor Guitars came to be what the company is today.

Guitar Lessons can be read in three ways: as a memoir of a legendary guitar builder for those interested in the instrument from a player’s point of view; as an insight into the design and construction processes from a luthier’s perspective; or as a ‘how to succeed in business’ manual for those who may not have a particular affinity for the guitar building industry but who might like to gather inspiration and advice in whatever form it appears.

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