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 Five FUN Strumming Patterns For Acoustic Guitar
Do you strum the same few patterns for almost every song you play? Well, you won’t anymore. Whether you need more strumming patterns in your repertoire or are interested in learning some new ones, this video lesson will do the trick!
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#3 What’s On the Turntable This Week?
This week’s featured acoustic artist came recommended to us by Acoustic Tuesday listener Caleb H. I know Doyle Dykes as a fingerpicker, but he is a musical chameleon. He is an amazing musical arranger, composer and player. Doyle’s one of those players that you need to know about if you’re an acoustic guitar player.
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#2 Faith Guitars Review
I love fine guitars, it’s pretty clear. BUT I do know there is an array of guitars out there, in all price ranges and categories. Each guitar has it’s good qualities. Just because a guitar is inexpensive doesn’t mean it’s not a good guitar. Faith Guitars does a great job in balancing the price of their guitars and a really good sounding guitar. These guitars are made in the UK and come at a really fantastic price.
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#1 American Epic Review
American Epic is a musical TV series that I just recently started to get into. This show really traces the roots of American music. The series is fascinating, from the footage that they dug up, to the songs featured, to the interviews….this show is multifaceted.
See this Guitar TV Series
Have you ever reviewed an acoustic bass guitar?
Congrats on the Bourgeois but i guess this is very belated
A really beautiful guitar you have,i love it,and the faith acuastic guitar.i love it alot.and I meant to say sentinel,not dental.funny me.thanks.!!😂🎸👍☕️🎉
My grandson is on a ship in the Mediterranean with the Marine Corps until next July. He took his travel size guitar but he only has occasional WIFI when they are in a port city. Is there a way I can download Acoustic Tuesday episodes to a flash drive so I can mail them to him?
Tony, Have you ever reviewed the Teton guitar and if so what do you think of them? The company is out of Idaho.
#Small Win, Watched AT 73 on catch up and was intrigued by your piece on American Epic, so much that I went into Amazon Prime and have binge watched 3 episodes, as a viewer from the UK it was a great watch and very informative in both cultural and social history of American music. Thanks for your recommendtion
Tony’s acuastic challenge,thanks for show 73.i loved it.a very educational show,what I love alot.i love the story of Doyle dikes,i never heard of him.the charlie Patton story of his year birth,i would love to listen to his music.the holidays have passed,but my partying isn’t over at all.creating works of art,for my art classes.i want to show,that you will love,but after my art class.i want to do my guitar dental,but I will get my T-shirt first.i have been really busy.i have been doing to much work.anyway,i will tune in next week.loved your strumming patterns.i am just busy now. Thanks !!😀💡🎉☕️😂🎶🎸👍😀
# smallwin. From TAC member and regular viewer Klaus: hey Tony and Noah, how fitting your new Bourgeois has an Italian top… my BIG small win is related to yours: I also got a Bourgeois custom made! Yours has no 8353, mine is 8530. Both are featured by Matt in Eddies videos and quite different in character I will say. But to my big dismay I do not have mine physically yet as it is still with my best buddy in NY. Not only thanks a ton to the lads at Bourgeois for their artistry and craftmanship but as well to Matt for his help in the process !
Cheers from a dedicated Scotch lover, although it is a matter of taste I have to give this to Noah, in that case he is completely right! All the best Klaus
Disappointed with the Smallwin thing. You keep saying if we want our small wins to be shared, send them in. Sounds like they would actually be read on the show. I’ve sent two in and apparently mine are good enough. Sorry, felt like whining today.
#Name for project guitar; First Edition Res-A-Shiter!
@smallwin: actually it‘s a BIG win like yours Tony… Congrats on your wonder- and beautyful sounding and looking OMSC with the first ever torrefied (Polycastro-) italian spruce top. Yours has no 8353, mine, one of the first ever made JOMC large sounhole guitars is no 8350 and a cannon, judging by what I’ve heard from Matts video so far … they are of quite different character but both unique in their own right imho….I don‘t have mine physically yet and can‘t wait to get my hands on it.
So – together with Noah I assume – I raise my glass of Scotch together with you and your Bourbon and toast to those wonderfully sounding pieces of art.
A BIG thanks to Bourgeois for their artistry and craftmanship and likewise to Matt for his part and help in the process of having them planned and realised! You all rock !
TAC member and regular viewer
Klaus, from Bavaria
Congrats on the Bourgeois but how about a demo on the 0-18 Mr Lucky and congrats on that guitar, which if memory is correct is a 1957
Have been playing for 2 years but my mentor,my brother has been playing for 50 years.
The good news, I got to retire this week so I will be able to catch up on my Tac lessons! Never be able to catch up with my brother, though
See you in Montana!
Hello from Camarillo, CA. Thanks for turning me on to “American Epic,” I’m watching episode one and loving it. By the way, when do we get to see Tony’s Guitarsenal?
It’s a beauty
I’m a rookie but my small win was with the strumming patterns. Hearing your explanations again and practicing them, I got it this time and it sounded really good. Yay!