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
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Featured in This Episode…
#4 The Best Guitar Exercise
Does it sometimes feel like your pick hand is out of sync and your fretting hand’s accuracy is all out of whack? In this lesson, I’m going to teach you an exercise that will introduce speed accuracy independence and control to both your fretting and picking hand.
See this Learning and Playing Tip
#3 What’s On the Turntable This Week?
This week’s featured acoustic artist is a folk duo called Red Tail Ring. This recommendation came to us from a YouTube commenter, and as soon as I pulled the name and got the tunes I immediately fell into a black hole of listening. The harmonies are very tight and the instrumentation is extremely diverse. They are wizards of stringed instruments. Check out their synergy!
See this Acoustic Artist Review
#2 Journey Guitars Road Trip Series
The Journey Guitars Road Trip Series is about smaller, fixed-neck travel guitars. They aren’t collapsable, but they are very travel-friendly. These travel guitars are extremely convenient and comfortable to play. I tried one and I think it sounds AWESOME.
See this Product Review
#1 Bernunzio Uptown Music Store
I want to tell you about a music store that I think is a hidden gem. The store is located in Rochester NY and is owned by John Bernunzio. They not only have banjos, but they also have an incredible array of vintage instruments. I encourage you to check out their shop, it needs to be in your list of stores to check out frequently.
See this Music Store Review
Mornin gents looking soo 2019 all the best
Geetings from the Smokey Mountains of North Carolina
Great exercise Tony, Have you ever played a Zager guitar.
Hey guys, I think your show is awsome. I pick up something new every week. Thank You Paul from Superior, WI
P.S. Get it…. Pick….Up
Love the show. Listening from Northern Virginia since AT26. I have a small win for you. I own a Cort Earth 1200, bought new about 15 years ago. While changing the strings I noticed that the tuning peg for the high E string was sloppy. On further inspection I found it was a Grover tuner, had 2 tiny O-rings and one was missing. I emailed Grover to see if I could buy replacement O-rings, they asked for my address and voila, a package of small O-rings appeared in the mail. Not 1, a whole set! Problem solved. Don’t you just love a company who stands behind their products?
What a beautiful show,# 71,i loved it.and the beautiful music from red tail ring,i loved there music,so much.i will be listening to there music.just beautiful.the class was great.thank you Tony and Noah.see you next week.!!👍💡🎸😁💌.
Hey, guys, VikingPadre here from Cleveland. Like that exercise, but I call it the Dancing Spider, as I kind of see it as a couple of steps beyond the old Spider exercise.
Bob from Bloomingdale, NJ.
LOVE the show started taking my lunch an hour later so I can watch the show.
It’s funny that you mentioned the “Journey” guitar (AT68). I was going to let you know about another travel guitar for you to check out. The company is Voyage-Air guitar. They’ve been around for a while. They had a deal with either Gibson or Fender (don’t remember which), As I remember, the deal didn’t go to well, so Voyage-Air was born.
You should check them out.
No offense but you both missed the boat. Irish whiskey (Tullamore Dew) is the way to go.
Looking forward to the next show.
Tony we need a review of the 57 0-18
You guys have turned me on to new tricks for the craft and new musical styles. Thank you for all you do for the acoustic life!
When and where on the Acoustic Life T shirts, Tony you should be on the front of it !!!! Ready to buy !!!
Love the show, Tony and Noah! I have a small win that’s really a big win for me that I wanted to share that came directly from show #69. I was always intrigued by fingerpicking, and I was told my guitar was really made for it (000-15M), but it always seemed so daunting.
The light came on with your simple and easy fingerpicking lesson. I immediately started gaining speed. It just happened naturally, and I’m on the path to more complexity thanks to your introduction. That’s a huge win for me because I didn’t realize that I could do it, until I did!
Also, something else interesting happened. As I got faster and faster and more at ease with it, sounds began to come out of the guitar that I was not playing. Seriously, it was freaky and cool and sounded wonderful.
One of my relatives who has vastly more experience than me with guitars said that’s not unusual when you get into a resonance zone with the vibration of the wood looping back onto your own playing. He said, and this was the best, “The guitar was playing along with me.” I know there’s likely sound science behind it, but it seems like magic to me.
Keep it up guys!
I’m catching this at12:44AM from Harrisburg PA. No scotch, no bourbon,no coffee!
great show, love acoustic tuesdays. From Vermont.
the P is silent 😉
Most excellent show. #shout out from Neville Island PA. I am doing the podcasts and am on number 45. I have been watching your show from 60 on and am locked in. Thank all of you for your efforts you are all a stitch and I love it.
So helpful. Great motivator. Thanks.