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!
As always, you can catch the show at 10am every Tuesday in these four places:
- Acoustic Life YouTube channel
- We Play Every Day Facebook Community
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Featured in This Episode…
#4 What G Chord Is Correct?
Ever see someone play a chord you thought you knew, but you notice their fingering looks different or it’s a completely new shape you’re not familiar with? That’s because there are multiple ways of playing the same chord. And not only that…some ways of playing a chord are actually better depending on what style or sound you are going for. Watch this video on three ways to play the G Chord and why you might do so.
See these Playing Tips
#3 What’s On the Turntable This Week?
This week’s featured acoustic artist is Cahalen Morrison & Eli West who come recommended to us by Acoustic Tuesday listener Zorn J. from El Paso TX. Zorn says, “The playing, the harmonizing, the unique vocals of Cahalen…I’m not eloquent enough to do these guys justice. These are the gentlemen that opened up the vast world of this genre & roots music.”
See this Acoustic Artist Review
#2 LR Baggs Align Series Pedals Review
LR Baggs sent us the full meal deal set of pedal boards to review and I’m so glad they did! We have the Session, Equalizer, Reverb and Active DI. In this segment I show you each of these up close, and go into detail on what I think about them. Each of these pedals individually is extremely useful. BUT I think when you actually chain them together as a series that’s when their full potential is realized.
See this Product Review
#1 Preston Thompson Newsletter
I found a great way for all of you acoustic guitar geeks to stay in the loop with one of the leading acoustic guitar makers in the United States. Clearly you know by now I love Thompson Guitars. I love this newsletter too, you should sign up for it.
Check Out This Guitar Geek Newsletter
Mornin’ Gent’s looking forward to the show
So as to “maintenance man”— I know that nothing happens without Levi and Noah. In fact, I have long suspected that “Tony” may be a hologram that Levi and Noah created. At the Acoustic Life Festival I met “somebody” who looked like “Tony”, but can we be sure? Who can say.
Cheers from Longmont, CO! Love the show. I built an OM style guitar 3 years ago with Edward Dick at Victor Guitars (The Colorado School of Lutherie). Voicing the top of my guitar was the highlight of the whole course. I felt a true connection to the instrument from that day forward. Only eclipsed by being the first person to ever play the guitar. Play what you build! Keep on Guitar Geek’n !
Great show! I look forward to tuning in every week to get my “Guitar Geek” on! Two things: first, there is a great guitar Luthier Bob Thompson of West Virginia. Please check out Bob and his guitars on YouTube. Tony will love his Bluegrass Dred in Blackwater. You can see his video on YouTube, some of the folks that play his guitars, and you can call him directly at 304/273-3135 and he will answer the phone. He is an absolute hoot to talk to, down to earth, cares about every guitar as if it was his baby, builds magnificent guitars and somehow manages to fly under the radar. I have one and it is a beautiful instrument. Second, I love the obscure Artist you feature…Sean Camp may not be obscure. He wrote with Guy Clark, plays individually and for the past few years has been the lead vocal with the Earls of Leicester, a Flatt and Scruggs tribute group…. check them out……. Finally keep up the great work!
Scott G. from Oshkosh, Wisconsin…..Great show…….purchased a Taylor GS mini KOA based on demo you provided. Can’t wait to take it camping….can now sit on the couch and practice more comfortably. Learned a lot from your shows.
You have a cleaning lady? Wow!
By the way – greetings from the UK, Midlands to be precise, and Coalville to be most precise from an Austrian who settle here via Australia and Singapore. I have had my guitars and basses with me all the way, and enjoy your Tuesday clips very much as a way of reminding me to keep hoping that one day I will have more time to play my guitarsenal again. Currently looking forward to seeing Tommy Emmanuel next march in Coventry
#smallwin: Learning stuff I didn’t know I didn’t know. Specifically, how my very similar Bourgeois OMSC was made via Tony’s OMSC build videos. Sub redwood for Italian spruce and you have Matt’s Bourgeois who set me up with his twin redwood & cocobolo OMSC. Amazing what can be learned on AT.
Thank you for that information that lets me know that it is possible for me to learn and licking the course available unfortunately I don’t have the funds at the moment which I will come up with after the first year if it’s still available! That information alone helps restore my confidence in faith in myself that I don’t have to give up and that I will learn long as I remind myself every day until I do have that course in my possession and then under my belt! Again thank you and thank you to all those a part of the “we play Everyday” group, that will very likely remind me or show me some pointers that will play a part in bettering my guitar playing skills! As for which ones that apply to me the most, all the above!
#youknowyoureageetargeek when you notice people’s seemingly healthy fingernails all the while cursing your bad-luck crappy-nail DNA.
#cheers from Canada! F.y.i., Tiptonic doesn’t yet ship internationally. S.O.S.!