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After taking last week off, on a few fronts, today’s News started with a little instrumental attempt at one of the things that got heavy airplay here at TG Central over the Thanksgiving weekend. The loose ends get tied up with some books and videos that were part of the trip.

Some of the things going on here at TG include a Cyber Week DVD sale, as well as new DVDs from Jim Bruno, his Beginning Vocal Course, and a set of Acoustic Christmas lessons on instrumental arrangements, all of which are part of the Target Program but now available on DVD. We also released a couple new artist 5-packs, Leonard Cohen and Joni Mitchell.

We had quite a variety of new Target releases with Simple Minds’ Don’t You (Forget About Me), and a pair of Bee Gees songs, Morning Of My Life and New York Mining Disaster 1941, all thanks to Vanessa, a FOTW lesson with Sandy tackling Bob Dylan’s Make You Feel My Love (thanks to Adele putting it on Sandy’s radar), and a ‘do it yourself’ lesson, with really only a little direction on the very old Christmas melody, O Come O Come Emmanuel.

At the end there was a little trip down memory lane, going back 40 years to an event that was huge in Northern California, and eventually all around the musical world. Hopefully everybody will figure out the cryptic instrumental excursions that materialized related to the book and CD/DVD set brought out at the end.

Off to our small town tree lighting now,

Neil

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Totally Guitars News Podcast

This week we rolled out a few new things, including a beginning vocal course on DVD by our voicemaster Jim Bruno, and a 7-pack of Eva Cassidy songs. I also finally got around to finishing the lesson on Bicycle Tune, including an Acoustic Snapshot of how it might sound in a complete Play Through. We also had a look at Sandy revisiting I Can’t Tell You Why, working on some of the background vocals and a more complete solo version. Vanessa brought us Graham Nash’s Right Between The Eyes.

A few other things that popped up included thoughts on Whodunit, the book called Clapton’s Guitar, and the usual musical noodlings starting with a little Leon Russell tune and a bit of an Elvis tune that materialized out of nowhere.

Off for Thanksgiving next week but back in December if anything goes according to plan.

Neil

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Totally Guitars News Podcast

I hope everybody here takes a moment to honor and think about the veterans who have done so much for our country today, even those abroad have their own heroes to thank for keeping their world safer.

Some of these thoughts led me into memories of my wife’s grandfather, who had a rough time here in California during WWII, and someone who made a big impression on me when I joined the family almost 35 years ago. Some of those details are mentioned relating to the piece I played at the beginning of today’s News.

This week we brought another Dave Nachmanoff tune into the Target Program, Spinoza’s Dream from his most recent album, along with a reach way back to the early days of Rock ’n Roll, Johnny B Goode, a song I usually use when I need to give a student an example of 12-bar blues. There was another installment of Bicycle Tune, finishing up all the sections, with just a few closing thoughts to come soon.

I also reminded our early IGCers that we will get back on the plan to get them access to TEG, drop me a PM once you create an account there and I will see that it gets done.

Cool things on the Forum this week included Bill’s version of American Tune by Paul Simon, and of course, the TZZ cover of Postcards Of Scarborough. And Kevin’s post on recovering from finger injuries reminded of my own close call last year with ‘The Christmas Tree Incident’, something I hope goes a bit smoother this year. I will keep you posted and be back next week.

Stay Tuned & In Touch,

Neil

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