Free Video Guitar Lesson – How to Maintain Your Guitar – Part 3

So your favorite guitar takes a fall and the headstock snaps off! You buy a nice guitar but you want a different tone from it. Your guitar gets stolen and you’re wondering, “Will I ever get it back?”.

Performer and Guitar Teacher Steve Falter speaks with Luthier Peter Taylor of Chellee Guitars about common maintenance and repair issues for guitars.

Part 1 – Intro, Set up, Frets
Part 2 – Strings, Cleaning, Electronics, Routine Maintenance Tips, Tuning Issues, Shipping Your Guitar
Part 3 – Typical Repairs, Modifications, Recovering a Stolen Guitar

Feel free to check out my other Free Resources, available for you to use and share, at my Guitar Lesson Studio Web Site, below.

Visit my Guitar Lesson Studio Web Site

Visit my Musician/Band Web Site

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Interested in taking Lessons in person (locally), or worldwide (via Skype) or booking Steve for a Private Party, House Concert or Office Function?  Just leave a comment and I will contact you by email (your address shows on my admin panel).

Steve started playing guitar in ‘69, and has been performing regularly since ’90. His involvement with recording and sound engineering began in the early ‘70’s.

Steve, and his bands, have always given back to the community, supporting Special Needs Families, Christian Outreach, Food Pantries, Homeless Shelters and Medical Research.

As a songwriter and registered artist with BMI, Steve’s songwriting and gig sets span the Blues, Rock, Folk, Country and Christian genres.

2009 was the start of a busy solo performing schedule as well as sharing his love of music by teaching both Guitar and Live Performance Techniques. Steve teaches his guitar students to play the music THEY want to play, right from the start, without getting bogged down with music theory. With Live Performance Techniques lessons, students learn how to move from the living room to a live stage.

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Free Video Guitar Lesson – How to Maintain Your Guitar – Part 2

So you own a guitar and you notice the sound has changed or you hear some “buzzing” when you play. Maybe It just doesn’t feel the same when you fret your strings or your electronics are making a strange noise (or no sound at all)! What’s up with that?

Performer and Guitar Teacher Steve Falter speaks with Luthier Peter Taylor of Chellee Guitars about common maintenance and repair issues for guitars.

Part 1 – Intro, Set up, Frets
Part 2 – Strings, Cleaning, Electronics, Routine Maintenance Tips, Tuning Issues, Shipping Your Guitar
Part 3 – Typical Repairs, Modifications, Recovering a Stolen Guitar

Feel free to check out my other Free Resources, available for you to use and share, at my Guitar Lesson Studio Web Site, below.

Visit my Guitar Lesson Studio Web Site

Visit my Musician/Band Web Site

Check out my YouTube Channel

Listen to me on IM Radio


Interested in taking Lessons in person (locally), or worldwide (via Skype) or booking Steve for a Private Party, House Concert or Office Function?  Just leave a comment and I will contact you by email (your address shows on my admin panel).

Steve started playing guitar in ‘69, and has been performing regularly since ’90. His involvement with recording and sound engineering began in the early ‘70’s.

Steve, and his bands, have always given back to the community, supporting Special Needs Families, Christian Outreach, Food Pantries, Homeless Shelters and Medical Research.

As a songwriter and registered artist with BMI, Steve’s songwriting and gig sets span the Blues, Rock, Folk, Country and Christian genres.

2009 was the start of a busy solo performing schedule as well as sharing his love of music by teaching both Guitar and Live Performance Techniques. Steve teaches his guitar students to play the music THEY want to play, right from the start, without getting bogged down with music theory. With Live Performance Techniques lessons, students learn how to move from the living room to a live stage.

Free Video Guitar Lesson – How to Maintain Your Guitar – Part 1

So you own a guitar and you notice the sound has changed or you hear some “buzzing” when you play. Maybe It just doesn’t feel the same when you fret your strings or your electronics are making a strange noise (or no sound at all)! What’s up with that?

Performer and Guitar Teacher Steve Falter speaks with Luthier Peter Taylor of Chellee Guitars about common maintenance and repair issues for guitars.

Part 1 – Intro, Set up, Frets
Part 2 – Strings, Cleaning, Electronics, Routine Maintenance Tips, Tuning Issues, Shipping Your Guitar
Part 3 – Typical Repairs, Modifications, Recovering a Stolen Guitar

 

Feel free to check out my other Free Resources, available for you to use and share, at my Guitar Lesson Studio Web Site, below.

Visit my Guitar Lesson Studio Web Site

Visit my Musician/Band Web Site

Check out my YouTube Channel

Listen to me on IM Radio


Interested in taking Lessons in person (locally), or worldwide (via Skype) or booking Steve for a Private Party, House Concert or Office Function?  Just leave a comment and I will contact you by email (your address shows on my admin panel).

Steve started playing guitar in ‘69, and has been performing regularly since ’90. His involvement with recording and sound engineering began in the early ‘70’s.

Steve, and his bands, have always given back to the community, supporting Special Needs Families, Christian Outreach, Food Pantries, Homeless Shelters and Medical Research.

As a songwriter and registered artist with BMI, Steve’s songwriting and gig sets span the Blues, Rock, Folk, Country and Christian genres.

2009 was the start of a busy solo performing schedule as well as sharing his love of music by teaching both Guitar and Live Performance Techniques. Steve teaches his guitar students to play the music THEY want to play, right from the start, without getting bogged down with music theory. With Live Performance Techniques lessons, students learn how to move from the living room to a live stage.

Fans Picks – Top 10 Songs and Videos

What are your favorites? Leave a comment now!

Top 10 Song Plays on my Web Site (click on the song to listen)

Rank Song Title

1

Tootsie Pop Blues by Steve Falter © 2009

2

If I Could Be Your Mirror by Steve Falter and Parlor Jones © 2010

3

Julie’s Dentist Visit Blues by Steve Falter © 2009

4

A Soft, Soft Place To Fall by Steve Falter © 2007

5

Who Is They by Steve Falter © 2004

6

Guardrails Of My Life by Steve Falter © 2010

7

If It Looks Like A Duck It Must Be Love by Steve Falter © 2007

8

He Held Nothing Back by Steve Falter © 2010

9

I Talk To God by Steve Falter © 2009

10

She Said Yes by Steve Falter © 2005

Top Video Plays on my Web Site (click on the Video Title to watch)

Rank Song Title

1

If You Won’t Leave Me (I’ll Find Someone Who Will)

2

If It Looks Like A Duck, It Must Be Love – Taste of Oviedo

3

God Loves You Even More – Taste of Oviedo

4

Tootsie Pop Blues – Taste of Oviedo

5

I Dig Rock-n-Roll Music – Taste of Oviedo

6

Stormy Monday – Taste of Oviedo

7

Guardrails of My Life – Taste of Oviedo

8

A Soft, Soft Place To Fall – Taste of Oviedo

9

Steve Falter on IM Radio

10

Steve Falter Interviewed on the Atticus Black Show


Interested in taking Lessons in person (locally), or worldwide (via Skype) or booking Steve for a Private Party, House Concert or Office Function?  Just leave a comment and I will contact you by email (your address shows on my admin panel).

Steve started playing guitar in ‘69, and has been performing regularly since ’90. His involvement with recording and sound engineering began in the early ‘70’s.

Steve, and his bands, have always given back to the community, supporting Special Needs Families, Christian Outreach, Food Pantries, Homeless Shelters and Medical Research.

As a songwriter and registered artist with BMI, Steve’s songwriting and gig sets span the Blues, Rock, Folk, Country and Christian genres.

2009 was the start of a busy solo performing schedule as well as sharing his love of music by teaching both Guitar and Live Performance Techniques. Steve teaches his guitar students to play the music THEY want to play, right from the start, without getting bogged down with music theory. With Live Performance Techniques lessons, students learn how to move from the living room to a live stage.


Free Lesson – How To Tune Out Distractions

Live Performance Techniques – Tuning Out Distractions

I teach Live Performance Techniques to musicians who want to move from the comfort of their living room to performing on a public stage. For many, being in the spotlight does not come naturally so getting comfortable on stage and tuning out distractions is just as important as knowing how to set up and use your equipment.

This method has proven to be successful, can be done at home, and usually without having to buy any additional equipment.

First, practice performing with the TV on, preferably when the news is on. Face away from the set and have the volume loud enough to hear, but not be overbearing. You want to be able to hear your playing and singing clearly.

The rationale is that if you can learn to tune out a news show with changing topics, voices and commercials, you are on the right track.

Next, repeat this exercise while facing the TV. Now you are simulating performing in front of an audience. Pretty life-like, isn’t it? When you have mastered this exercise, it’s time to kick it up a notch.

Replace the newscast with a DVD of your favorite tear-jerker for the ladies or action movie for the guys. You want it to be one you know very well. Crank it up so you can hear everything, face the screen and start practicing. If you can tune out your favorite flick, not lose your place/rhythm and not start reciting lines and/or crying, you are only one step away from the live stage.

Next, I always recommend taking your performance to an Open Mic. You’ll perform for 15-20 minutes or up to 3-4 songs depending how the host runs it. It’s a very safe and friendly environment and you’ll have a mix of people giving you all their attention while others are chatting. Check out my post on Open Mics for more info. Here is a post on Open Mic Etiquette that you might find helpful, too.

Was this helpful for you? What do you think? Please leave a comment and let me know.

Feel free to share this post, link to it, tweet or retweet.

See you on stage!

Steve

 


Interested in taking Lessons in person (locally), or worldwide (via Skype) or booking Steve for a Private Party, House Concert or Office Function?  Just leave a comment and I will contact you by email (your address shows on my admin panel).

Steve started playing guitar in ‘69, and has been performing regularly since ’90. His involvement with recording and sound engineering began in the early ‘70’s.

Steve, and his bands, have always given back to the community, supporting Special Needs Families, Christian Outreach, Food Pantries, Homeless Shelters and Medical Research.

As a songwriter and registered artist with BMI, Steve’s songwriting and gig sets span the Blues, Rock, Folk, Country and Christian genres.

2009 was the start of a busy solo performing schedule as well as sharing his love of music by teaching both Guitar and Live Performance Techniques. Steve teaches his guitar students to play the music THEY want to play, right from the start, without getting bogged down with music theory. With Live Performance Techniques lessons, students learn how to move from the living room to a live stage.

 



How to Buy a Guitar – What you should know to make a good decision

I recently interviewed Luthier and Custom Guitar Builder Peter Taylor, owner of Chellee Guitars, LLC about what you should know when buying your first, or any, guitar.

On these videos, he shares some practical tips that will help you make good choices and avoid the frustration of making an uninformed purchase. With Peter’s years of experience playing, selling, building and repairing guitars, this is information you probably won’t get anywhere else.

Part 1 How To Buy an Acoustic Guitar

Part 2 How to Buy an Electric Guitar

Did these videos help you?

What were your favorite tips?

Check back over the next few weeks for two more interviews I did with Peter. One is about Maintaining Your Guitar, the other is about Building a Custom Guitar.

Taking you back to a simpler time… with music,

Steve Falter

Songwriter, Musician, Entertainer, Instructor

Visit my Web Site

Check out my YouTube Channel

Listen to me on IM Radio


Interested in taking Lessons in person (locally), or worldwide (via Skype) or booking Steve for a Private Party, House Concert or Office Function?  Just leave a comment and I will contact you by email (your address shows on my admin panel).

Steve started playing guitar in ‘69, and has been performing regularly since ’90. His involvement with recording and sound engineering began in the early ‘70’s.

Steve, and his bands, have always given back to the community, supporting Special Needs Families, Christian Outreach, Food Pantries, Homeless Shelters and Medical Research.

As a songwriter and registered artist with BMI, Steve’s songwriting and gig sets span the Blues, Rock, Folk, Country and Christian genres.

2009 was the start of a busy solo performing schedule as well as sharing his love of music by teaching both Guitar and Live Performance Techniques. Steve teaches his guitar students to play the music THEY want to play, right from the start, without getting bogged down with music theory. With Live Performance Techniques lessons, students learn how to move from the living room to a live stage.


 


Photo Shoot Winners and One More Vote

The response for your favorites from my Photo Shoot with

Abba Photography was incredible! Here are your top picks from each group.


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These shots will be used in my Promo Materials, depending on whether portrait or landscape orientation is called for.

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I need your help one more time, to select my Photo Banner. Which one do you like better, Left or Right?

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This has been a very cool experience. Your votes and feedback have been inspiring, to say the least.

Be sure to check my Weekend Gig Report postings with write-ups and slide shows, as well as articles on music, entertainment and marketing tips.

My current schedule is on the right side of your screen. Just click on a show and you’ll have all the info and a map to get you there.

Taking you back to a simpler time… with music,

Steve