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MAS Online Mixer: Paul Nye’s Dangerous Guitar
July 7, 2021 at 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Zoom session login begins at 6:45
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What is dangerous guitar?
“I know enough about guitar to be really dangerous – meaning my methods are a bit unorthodox. Plus, after playing guitar since I was 17 (I’m really old now), I should know much more than I do about it. So, I see myself as sort of a dangerous guitar player.” –Paul Nye
What we’re gonna talk about:
1. Better than you really are
How to make your guitar playing sound better than you actually are. Find out how you can fool a lot of people into thinking you’re really a fabulous player with just a few tricks. I’m a testament to that.
2. Paul’s cool chords you might not know
Using alternate Tunings. Mainly Drop D or Double Drop D tunings. This includes using a Drop D capo.
3. Don’t be this kind of guitar player
You’ve seen them. The one who says to another player, “can I borrow a D string. Mine broke.” Or, “Got a 9 Volt battery I can borrow for my effects pedal. Mine’s dead.” You and I both know, they’re not asking to borrow your stuff. They really want you to give it to them because they didn’t plan ahead. In other words, they’re making their problem, someone else’s problem. That’s bad.
I will give you a list a things to always carry, and we will be adding to that list from other players joining us.
4. Basic guitar care
- Humidifying your guitar
- Changing strings (how often)
- How to handle people who ask to play your guitar
- Flying with your guitar
- Buying a guitar
5. Q&A time
Come with some questions about anything pertaining to the guitar or guitar playing.
Please note, while what we will be talking about pertains to any guitar, my focus will primarily be on playing and caring for acoustic guitars.