Welcome to this week’s episode of Acoustic Tuesday where I share my guitar geek list of gear, artists, and resources to keep you inspired to live your absolute BEST acoustic life!
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Featured in This Episode…
#4 Three Strumming Patterns Without A Guitar Pick
If you hate using guitar picks then this quick lesson is for you. Some guitar geeks just don’t like guitar picks and that’s ok, but what do you do when you want to strum along to a song? You certainly don’t want to sit the tune out, so in this short video I am going to share with you 3 ways you can strum along to a song without a guitar pick.
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#3 What’s On the Turntable This Week?
This week’s featured acoustic artist is The Devil Makes Three who comes recommended to us by Acoustic Tuesday listener Tony F. of Kansas City, MO. Tony says, “I love that they uphold bluegrass and Americana traditions, but add modern lyrical themes. They also have astounding energy live.”
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#2 Native Sons Straps Review
Native Sons Straps offers a whole plethora of design options, you’re sure to find one that fits your style. In this segment I hit on quite a few options that they offer, I also tell you about a SPECIAL DEAL for Acoustic Tuesday viewers only.
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#1 Regal Musical Instruments History Book Review
This would be a great gift for the guitar geek that may quite possibly have everything, BUT I can guarantee you they don’t have this. It’s an encyclopedia of Regal musical instrument knowledge. The tale of Regal Instruments is a fascinating tale. At the end of the book are ads on every Regal Guitar that was produced. The instruments shown in the ads are absolutely stunning.
See this Book Review
Good morning gents Nice tee shirt there Tony
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OG__SwkV3wg&t=5s Mark Knopfler has an interesting talk about guitars and also about not using a pick
Hi Tony and Noah from Daniel in sunny Foley, AL. Really enjoy Acoustic Tuesday and your Acoustic Challenge. My favorite bourbon is Jefferson’s Reserve 10 year.
How about using a thumb pick (only) as a pick?
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What a great show (as usual, Duh)! There have been times when I wanted to strum without a pick (wife is still sleeping) but wanted to get some clear tone and be able to include some boom-chick-a but never could figure out the proper movement. Thanks to your quick study at the beginning showing this plus the addition of the pinky, I’m in a much better place to “pick” in stealth mode. 😉
Small win, not using a pick without the guilt. I’ve been playing a lot of years, and I’ve never used a pick, and in my older age, I find myself dropping them when I do try to use one. Ugh, embarrassing. Thanks for making it okay, Tony. Love Acoustic Tuesday!
Listening in as we drive between Lincoln Nebraska and North Platt on our way back to Monterey CA on a long road trip. I’m a TAC member and regular listener. My wife who is in no way a guitar geek listened as well and thought the show was quite entertaining.
George Thurogood (sic) is a no picker.
Hey there Tony and Noah i,m loving your show and look forward to it every Tuesday. I recently
Purchased a taylor gs mini koa which i,ve already done many gigs with and loving it, Tony your
Review on the gs mini helped with my decisions, you could say i had a small win as in small guitar lol. I,d like to one day send a guitarsenal but dont have anything close to some of the amazing guitarsenals you,ve shown, and i dont have a dog either lol.
Anyway just wanted to say hi and thanks for the show. … p.s. i really want one of those taylor coffee mugs you were drinking from on show 67. .. All the best Dean Brisbane Australia
Dereck Trucks, Lindsey Buckingham… JEFF BECK, Albert King…
Always thought IMHO was In My Humble Opinion
Odd i have talked to BOb Carlin a few times seen him more and of coruse listened to his albums and never heard him talk about anything but banjos
What type (if any ) of “glue on nails” would you suggest? Meaning brand , materials, way of securing to nail etc etc… Iam very green to guitar even after a few yrs of owning and noodling every day . I want to delve into finger picking more intensely , but have type of job that won’t allow me to grow my flimsy nails ,really ,long at all ….any Info and or help would be great …..thanks , Vic
Just discovered Guitar Pickers near me in Scottsdale, AZ. It’s the home of Gerhart Guitars, and they are really nice. Just wondering if you’ve ever played them, or have a review of them.
James Taylor and Derek Trucks both wonderful players sans pick.
Gregory Alan Isakov doesn’t use a pick but instead uses the side of his thumb for a more mellow sound.
I wuz here. Thanks folks.