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 Four Steps to Fingerpicking Freedom
When starting out on your guitar journey, fingerpicking seems so cool, but also so difficult. And like me, maybe you thought, “I wanna learn that… but when I’m good enough.” Well, I want to tell you that you that you are good enough, right now. Whether you’re a beginner or have been playing guitar for a while, you can fingerpick as long as you know the four basic steps that I cover in this video.
See these Playing Tips
#3 What’s On the Turntable This Week?
This week’s featured acoustic artist is Emily Barnes, who came recommended to us by Acoustic Tuesday listener Pam B. of Nazareth PA. As soon as I received Pam’s recommendation I took it seriously. She lives in the same town where Martin Guitars is based, so clearly she’s a guitar geek who knows what she’s talking about. This recommendation totally blew my socks off. Emily is very much under the radar, but she shouldn’t be. She’s an outstanding singer/songwriter, her playing is fantastic and her lyrical content is so moving. You won’t be disappointed.
See this Acoustic Artist Review
#2 Journey Instruments Travel Guitar Review
As a guitar geek, we want to travel and we want to bring a guitar. But traveling with a guitar can sometimes be anxiety inducing. I’ve tried quite a few of the travel guitars, but they all have that shape that causes red flags with the TSA. It’s a hassle, and you’re always worried about the guitar. Journey Instruments has the solution to your worries.
See this Product Review
#1 Auld Supercut
Noah has been at a very special project for quite some time. One year ago, we had the Tony’s Acoustic Challenge members participate in a song challenge. Over the course of two weeks they learned an entire song, measure by measure. They had another two weeks to practice the song and then submit a video of themselves playing the song. We received over 60 video submissions of this song! We have made a supercut of the song Auld Lang Syne. It’s a treat to watch. Sit back and enjoy!
See this Final Supercut