Learning and Lessons

Totally Guitars Tribute to Glen Campbell with Corina and Chris – August 16th, 2017

On The Beat with Totally Guitars - Wed, 08/16/2017 - 20:47
Master Your Favorite Tune with the online guitars lessons from Totally Guitars! Totally Guitars News Podcast Here we are just a few days away from IGC 2017. I had a few minutes to sit down with a couple of my favorite people, Corina and Chris, and reminisce about Glen Campbell, who passed away just last […]
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Totally Guitars Weekly Wrap Up August 11th, 2017

On The Beat with Totally Guitars - Fri, 08/11/2017 - 20:19
Learn To Play Your Favorite Song with the online guitars lessons from Totally Guitars! Totally Guitars News Podcast
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Totally Guitars Weekly Wrap Up August 4th, 2017

On The Beat with Totally Guitars - Fri, 08/04/2017 - 15:07
Improve Your Guitar Skills with the online guitars lessons from Totally Guitars! Totally Guitars News Podcast So August is here and the weather is really unusual in Northern California. It is a day reminiscent of geese and Leo Kottke’s comments on his own vocal skills.We are ramping up for IGC 2017 and now registration is […]
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Totally Guitars Weekly Wrap Up July 28th, 2017

On The Beat with Totally Guitars - Fri, 07/28/2017 - 19:42
Learn To Play Your Favorite Song with the online guitars lessons from Totally Guitars! Totally Guitars News Podcast So it has been about 3 months since my last lesson, until today that is. I certainly did not think that was going to be the case going into the Hogan’s summer of surgeries. I hope everybody […]
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Totally Guitars Weekly Wrap Up July 21st, 2017

On The Beat with Totally Guitars - Fri, 07/21/2017 - 20:41
Master The Guitar with the online guitars lessons from Totally Guitars! Totally Guitars News Podcast Well I am finally getting a bit of time to pick up the guitar, although it was probably more inspiration that was missing as the knees were healing. Today started with a little improv in D Minor, which later became […]
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Totally Guitars Weekly Wrap Up June 30th, 2017

On The Beat with Totally Guitars - Fri, 06/30/2017 - 18:35
Improve Your Guitar Skills with the online guitars lessons from Totally Guitars! Totally Guitars News Podcast As June comes to a close I can only say I am glad to have these last 2 months behind me. It was a big decision to check out and take the time off necessary to get my knees […]
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From these old walls…

wilbeau - Wed, 06/07/2017 - 09:59

Sitting on my deck looking out over fields that are under cultivation, with an old terraced mountain behind them, I think of the valley that lies between. I got on a bus nine days ago to come to this village in order to write some music free from distraction. Here, at the busiest time of day I might see ten people in a cafe and be passed by three cars and a motorcycle. No need to hurry, the shopkeeper might keep you waiting for ten minutes as they finish a converasation on the phone.

In the midst of this tranquility I wonder about various kinds of internal suffering. There is of course the Buddhist doctrine, “All life is pain.” Today I seem to equate busy-ness with pain. One of my students told me that he has been able to concentrate much better since he had his knee replaced a couple of years ago. He figured it was the unconscious underlying pain that prevented him from paying more attention when he played guitar.

I have spent decades training myself to pay attention, to the music as I learn it, to my students as they play and to the people that share conversations with me. Since reading about the problems of “internal dialogue” in Carlos Castaneda in the 70’s my life’s work has involved managing my ability to focus.

For all these years of work there has been an underlying theme – to communicate something of musical value. One might say this is about attracting a certain kind of attention. Here, I play my guitar, far away from my friends and colleagues: there is no hope for attention. As I was playing the other day something very interesting began to happen: the melody of the piece started to take on another character. In my imagination it felt like a sustaining instrument. Between these medieval walls in this apartment in an old village, the tune came through as never before.

So, as the melody continues in my imagination as a sustained line, I convince myself that it might be possible to project  this sense to the listener. They might hear a flute or a violin playing the tune. There might be some sleight of ear taking place – there might be magic.IMG_0037IMG_0035


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Totally Guitars Update with Matt – June 6th, 2017

On The Beat with Totally Guitars - Tue, 06/06/2017 - 15:26
Master Your Favorite Tune with the online guitars lessons from Totally Guitars! Totally Guitars News Podcast Hi Gang, Last weekend TG Central was treated to host our fearless leader, Matt Williams. I’m sure the long time members remember when Matt was all over TG, especially with our series of TG Live webcasts. On Sunday we […]
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2017 Summer Sale

Learning Guitar Now - Tue, 06/06/2017 - 03:52

I only run two sales a year and now is the time for one of them.

Save on almost all the Download Versions for many of the courses I have created for learning how to play blues and slide guitar.

This sale won’t last long so be sure to take advantage of this discount as there will not be another sale for a long while.

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Course Bundles
Blues Guitar Core
Play Like Series

Thanks for the support!

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Totally Guitars Weekly Wrap Up May 26th, 2017

On The Beat with Totally Guitars - Fri, 05/26/2017 - 15:02
Learn To Play The Guitar with the online guitars lessons from Totally Guitars! Totally Guitars News Podcast
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Totally Guitars Weekly Wrap Up April 28th, 2017

On The Beat with Totally Guitars - Fri, 04/28/2017 - 15:44
Improve Your Guitar Skills with the online guitars lessons from Totally Guitars! Totally Guitars News Podcast
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