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Understanding Acoustic Guitar Shapes & Sizes

Understanding Acoustic Guitar Shapes & Sizes

September 22, 2022

Acoustic guitars are not a 'one size fits all' instrument? In fact, there are quite a few shapes and sizes. Knowing the differences can help you to understand the guitar that best fits you.

In this episode Marlene describes the various guitar shapes and sizes, and the playing styles suited for each.

Original air date: 10/22/20

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Nylon String vs Steel String Acoustic Guitars

Nylon String vs Steel String Acoustic Guitars

September 15, 2022

Have you ever wondered what the difference is between a nylon string acoustic guitar and a steel string acoustic guitar? The most obvious difference is of course the strings, but there's more to it including construction, sound and playability, to name a few.

In this episode Marlene compares both guitar types from head to bout, and everything in between!

Original air date: 11/12/20

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How to Gain & Maintain Fingertip Calluses

How to Gain & Maintain Fingertip Calluses

September 8, 2022

For a guitar player callused fingertips are very normal, in fact, it's kind of a right of passage! And though a bit painful to acquire, calluses are a valuable asset for your guitar playing journey. 

In this week's episode Marlene explains fingertip calluses, tips to build and toughen the skin, and how to maintain your calluses.

Original air date: 7/8/21

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Dog Days of Summer Song Playlist for Guitar!

Dog Days of Summer Song Playlist for Guitar!

September 1, 2022

Summer's winding down but it's possible to keep the summer vibes alive with these 3 happy, carefree, and sunny songs!

In this episode Marlene discusses her playing recommendations and ideas for Sheryl Crow's Soak Up The Sun The Drifter's Under The Boardwalk and Katrina and the Waves' Walking on Sunshine

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This podcast was made possible in part by I Create Sound
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Acoustic Guitar vs Electric Guitar

Acoustic Guitar vs Electric Guitar

August 25, 2022

There are various types of guitars, some of the more common ones are acoustic and electric. Understanding the similarities and differences can help you with your overall guitar knowledge and when choosing an instrument to play. 

In this episode Marlene discusses the similarities and the differences, plus a comparison of acoustic and electric guitars.

Original air date 10/7/21

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Creator, Host, Producer: Marlene Hutchinson
This podcast was made possible in part by I Create Sound
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7 Simple Steps to Memorizing a Song

7 Simple Steps to Memorizing a Song

August 18, 2022

Memorizing an entire song, start to finish, might seem challenging, but when broken down into manageable steps, it's very do-able. 

In this episode Marlene describes her 7 super simple steps to easily memorize a song.

Original air date 1/28/21

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Understanding Rhythm & Tempo

Understanding Rhythm & Tempo

August 11, 2022

All songs have a beat, count, vibe, sensation and feel - a.k.a. rhythm & tempo. A basic knowledge of these concepts is helpful when choosing a strumming or picking pattern for your songs.

In this episode Marlene will explain and demonstrate both rhythm and tempo.

Original air date 7/2/20

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Credits:
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This podcast was made possible in part by I Create Sound
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7 Productive Guitar Skill Improvement Ideas!

7 Productive Guitar Skill Improvement Ideas!

August 4, 2022

Are you looking for new ways to improve your guitar playing skills? These 7 suggestions can help you to creatively improve your abilities.

In this episode, Marlene will share her tried and true methods for skill improvement.

Original air date 6/11/20

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How to Play Guitar By Ear

How to Play Guitar By Ear

July 28, 2022

Being able to play music 'by ear' is a wonderful skill to have in your bag of guitar playing tricks, and, here's the cool thing, it's a skill that you can develop. 
In this episode Marlene shares 4 simple ideas to help you learn to play guitar by ear.

Original air date 9/2/21

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How to Play Slash Chords

How to Play Slash Chords

July 21, 2022

New episode!
Slash chords are not chords named after Slash, the amazing guitarist of Guns 'n' Roses fame! Rather, slash chords, are chords that look, for example, like this, C/E. 

In this episode Marlene explains slash chords and gives examples of how to play a couple of common ones. 

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This podcast was made possible in part by I Create Sound
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