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9 08, 2016

Call for Testimonials from Previous or Current “The Guitar Guy Six-Week Video Boot Camp” Enrollees

By | August 9th, 2016|Uncategorized|0 Comments

The Guitar Guy Six-Week Boot Camp

The Guitar Guy Six-Week Video Boot Camp

Hey, Boot Camp survivors or enrollees, I am looking for testimonials for my The Guitar Guy Six-Week Video Boot Camp!  I want to get the word out about what a great program this is so that others can realize their dreams of playing the guitar!  Anyone who has been through the program and is willing to take the time to do a video endorsement of The Guitar Guy Six-Week Video Boot Camp will receive a signed copy of The Guitar Guy – Guitar Book 1, as well as a Thank You card from me (Seth, The Guitar Guy) with two absolutely delicious brownies.

Click the link to the Testimonial Format and answer the questions.  Send me a copy of the video, and I’ll take it from there!

If you have been through the course but struggle with video, but would still be willing to do a testimonial, please also click on the link and answer the questions.  I would love to send you a Thank You card and brownies for your time!

5 07, 2016

Happy Independence Day!

By | July 5th, 2016|Guitar Gigs, Guitar Playing or Performing Tips|0 Comments

This post was supposed to have been posted yesterday, but since it wasn’t, I’m still going to post it today.  Every day is a great day to be grateful for independence!  This is a cover of Crosby, Stills, Nash, and Young‘s Find the Cost of Freedom.  This is the Looking Back band (Ralph Perez. Mike Toombs, and me).

26 01, 2016

Special Needs and the Rewarding Aspect of Music

By | January 26th, 2016|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Yesterday I had the opportunity of playing with my two daughters, Sunny Miller and Kelly Manwaring, for a special needs program at a church. There were about 50-75 special needs adults present, all of who were there to listen to music and have a good time. I wasn’t 100% sure what to expect so we prepared quite a few participation dances (the Hokey Pokey, the Chicken Dance, the Virginia Reel), and some good old rock ‘n roll music with a few country songs splashed in.

I must say, if you ever feel down about your playing, about how good or not good you sound, or even about the world in general, just go do a little service and participate in an event like this. The dancing, laughing, and singing that went on were enough to lift anybody’s spirits! The crowd was animated and fun – the participation was beyond enthusiastic, and the “Welcome!” and “Please come back again!” from all were extremely genuine.

From Bob who circled around and gave us about four or five hugs each before he left to the little lady in front who actually shouted at me, “You’re cute!” to the other gal who proudly announced she was such a great dancer because her Dad had taught her to dance – it was heartwarming and just plain fun.

The power of music was so prevalent and wonderful to behold… the joy and happiness was contagious. Here’s to those great people and the rewarding aspect of music!

31 08, 2012

Basic Strumming Pattern on an Acoustic Guitar – Alternating Thumb and Fingers

By | August 31st, 2012|Guitar Instruction|0 Comments

Hey All! It’s a beautiful day to play the guitar, isn’t it?

So…this video is similar to my last one in that I discuss how many beginning guitar students learn how to play a few different chords on the guitar…but are unsure about what to do with their right hands. I personally did not know how to strum when I first started learning guitar at 12 years old, so I know what it feels like to be unsure!

In this video I am going to show a basic strumming pattern, using an alternating thumb and fingers. I will show you how to do it with a G, C, and D7 chord, but once you get the pattern down you can use it with all chords!


Guitar Instruction by Seth: A Basic Strumming Pattern