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Posted Mar 14, 2017 at When I Lay Down My Old Guitar
Christianity began as an offshoot of Judaism and a political/religious response to the Roman Empire. Its founder preached accommodation and compromise rather than resistance to those under Roman domination. So it began as a religion of peace, and some would say of peace at any price. Though its scriptures deliver... Continue reading
Posted Nov 17, 2015 at When I Lay Down My Old Guitar
A Liberal politician said something that a young Muslim and alleged former jihadist took exception to, and the young Muslim and alleged former jihadist said in reply something like "that's the sort of attitude that causes young Muslim men to become jihadists." If the conversation had taken place in a... Continue reading
Posted Oct 28, 2015 at When I Lay Down My Old Guitar
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Oct 28, 2015
There is a great deal of information on the Internet, sufficient to meet the needs of guitarists of all levels. The following are just a few worthwhile examples. Celtic Guitar Music www.celticguitarmusic.com; Reading Music on Guitar (pdf) http://www.celticguitarmusic.com/Standard_Notation_Primer.pdf Guitar lesson world: reading notation and tablaturehttp://www.guitarlessonworld.com/lessons/reading-notation-and-tablature.htm Love to Know Guitarshttp://guitar.lovetoknow.com/How_to_Read_Guitar_Sheet_Music Mangore... Continue reading
Posted Nov 30, 2014 at THE GLASS-NECKED GUITAR
Self-publishing is all the rage these days, thanks to advances in typesetting and printing technology, and of course, the Internet. But as anyone in the trade will tell you, no matter how many times an author proofreads his or her book, some error or omission will escape detection. I must... Continue reading
Posted Nov 30, 2014 at THE GLASS-NECKED GUITAR
There is a great deal of information on the Internet, sufficient to meet the needs of guitarists of all levels. The following are just a few worthwhile examples. Celtic Guitar Music www.celticguitarmusic.com; Reading Music on Guitar (pdf) http://www.celticguitarmusic.com/Standard_Notation_Primer.pdf Guitar lesson world: reading notation and tablature http://www.guitarlessonworld.com/lessons/reading-notation-and-tablature.htm Love to Know Guitars... Continue reading
Posted Nov 30, 2014 at THE GLASS-NECKED GUITAR
LINKS TO THE SITE CONTENTS..................................................................... THE GLASS-NECKED GUITAR IS NOW AVAILABLE! THE CLICKABLE LINKS FROM THE BIBLIOGRAPHY OF THE GLASS-NECKED GUITAR THE DIATONIC MAJOR SCALE - HOW IT MAY HAVE ORIGINATED THROUGH CHORAL SINGING MUSICAL INSTRUMENTS OF THE ANCIENT GREEKS (SMALL, TRIVIAL AND HARDLY CONSEQUENTIAL) ERRORS AND OMISSIONS IN THE... Continue reading
Posted Nov 29, 2014 at THE GLASS-NECKED GUITAR
A UNIQUE HELPFUL FRIEND AND ASSISTANT TO THE GUITARIST OF WHATEVER SKILL OR LEVEL. CATERING FOR THE BEGINNER, INTERMEDIATE AND ADVANCED GUITARIST. A GUIDE TO BE USED WHILE PLAYING ALONG WITH OTHER MUSICIANS, WHETHER IN A LIVE PLAYING SITUATION OR AS RECORDED ON CD, MP3 PLAYER OR OTHER DEVICE. DEDICATED TO THE PROPOSITION THAT NOTHING DEVELOPS A MUSICIAN AS FAST OR AS WELL AS PLAYING ALONG WITH OTHERS. Continue reading
Posted Nov 27, 2014 at THE GLASS-NECKED GUITAR
Choral singing of folklore and folk song, as well as religious and ceremonial chanting, have a wonderful unifying effect on the tribe, clan, village or whatever practising it. Such forms of choral singing have been found and studied in hunter-gatherer and agricultural societies all over the world, and undoubtedly pre-date... Continue reading
Posted Dec 23, 2013 at THE GLASS-NECKED GUITAR
From: The Glass-necked Guitar: a guitar owner's manual by Ian MacDougall. Some guitar necks these days are called 'glass necks' because they are made out of fibreglass. However, the neck of this (hypothetical) guitar would be made out of pure and solid uncut lead crystal - say Waterford - or... Continue reading
Posted Oct 19, 2013 at THE GLASS-NECKED GUITAR
The Museum of Ancient Greek Technology is in Katakolo, Elis, Greece. It was founded by Kostas Kotsanas and holds 200 operating reconstructions of mechanisms and inventions of the ancient Greeks covering the period from 2200 BC to 100 AD. Included is a well-stocked section on the musical instruments of the... Continue reading
Posted Sep 30, 2013 at THE GLASS-NECKED GUITAR
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