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Totally Guitars Weekly Wrap Up August 3rd, 2018

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Totally Guitars Weekly Wrap Up August 3rd, 2018


For some reason a TV Theme song popped into my head just as I started the camera today, which led to some not-too-polished attempts at a couple others. I hope you can remember or recognize them, answers soon if necessary.

Our recent lessons included The Boomtown Rats’ I Don’t Like Mondays, Chitlins Con Carne by Kenny Burrell, a classical exercise from Max on a Paganini piece, and Ode To Billie Joe by Bobbie Gentry. The last one is a fascinating study in mystery songs, or songs that don’t paint the full picture (remember You’re So Vain?). There are quite a few songs that the author claims there are lots of verses to (Sugar Mountain, Hallelujah for example), and this is one that Bobbie Gentry may have had eleven to, according to sources. Obviously record companies are not in the habit of doing Desolation Roe very often. In any case, it is a rare case of a song being turned into a movie due to its intriguing narrative.

Most of the rest of today’s update had info for folks coming to IGC about some of the plans and guests. I am excited to say that we will have Richard Hoover from The Santa Cruz Guitar Company there giving a presentation, and Max Rich is now really confirmed to be there for the last couple days as well. I guess that means we will have a bit of attention focused on electric styles and techniques.

I also want to remind everybody that we are running a sale on all artist and compilation packages through next Friday so check them out if you are not a Target member.


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