The Easy E Chords

This is one of the easiest chords to learn and play. It was my first chord that I learned on the acoustic guitar. Most people can play the E or E Minor chord right off the bat.

        The E chords are in so many songs you hear everyday on the radio. Its an easy transition chord as well. 

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“I don’t mind stealing bread”
The verse most of us know from the song Hunger Strike by the combined bands of Soundgarden and Pearl Jam. 

 

The time was April 16,1991  Chris Cornell and Eddie Vedder we’re taking their bands to new highs ,and making this album was a bonus for all the Soundgarden and Pearl Jam fans. They were no strangers to one another both being vocalists in the band Mother Love Bone

During this time the Seattle scene was hot with bands like Soundgarden ,Pearl Jam and Nirvana all making a come up.This album was icing on the cake for A&M records,with hit songs like Hunger Strike and Say Hello 2 Heaven.temple-of-the-dog-4fd30d7435541

Recorded at the London Bridge Studio in Seattle Washington in only 15 days they say. If you’re in your mid 30’s this band will bring you back. Both bands combined for this album was a great move and will go down as one of the bast albums of its time. Sometimes you might catch Cris Cornell singing one of the songs from that album on his Acoustic tour.

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Eric Clapton’s New Album

Eric Clapton has reunited with famed producer Glyn Johns for his forthcoming 23rd studio album called  I Still Do, set for release on May 20, 2016 on his Bushbranch Records(Surfdog Records). Clapton and Johns – who has also produced albums for The Eagles, The Rolling Stones, Led Zeppelin and The Who  – most famously worked together on one of Clapton’s best albums, Slowhand , which is RIAA-certified 3x-platinum and topped charts globally.Eric_Clapton_Lester-Cohen

The album also contains “I Will Be There,” a song of unknown vintage, which features vocals and acoustic guitar by one Angelo Mysterioso (a musical nom de plume used in previous decades by the late George Harrison). The former Beatle and Clapton were close friends who were married, in succession, to the same woman, Patti Boyd. Clapton first used his Mysterioso alias on the 1969 Cream album, “Goodbye.” says George Varga of The San Diego Times

The 12-track record includes some original songs written by Clapton.

  1. Alabama Woman Blues

  2. Can’t Let You Do It

  3. I Will Be There

  4. Spiral

  5. Catch The Blues

  6. Cypress Grove

  7. Little Man, You’ve Had a Busy Day

  8. Stones In My Passway

  9. I Dreamed I Saw St. Augustine

  10. I’ll Be Alright

  11. Somebody’s Knockin’

  12. I’ll Be Seeing You

This album is on the coat tails of his last release, the 2014 chart-topping

Eric Clapton & Friends: The Breeze, An Appreciation of the late JJ Cale.

I Still Do is the name of the new album, look for it May 20th 2016

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Martin Retro string giveaway. 

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My review on the Martin 000-15sm

The 000-15SM model is solid mahogany construction with a rich satin finish. The Martin 000-size 12-fret neck has a slotted headstock. This is my next affordable solid wood guitar. The sound is deep and clear on its tone. Martin-000-15SM

The 12 frets make it a Pickers Paradise. As a beginner ,if I wanted to find a great starter guitar that can be passed down in the family,This is it.  I know the price is up there but This will make you love playing an acoustic every time you pick it up.This is a woody sounding acoustic guitar. I mean it sounds like the days of old. 12741_000_15SM_1573293_a

Playability is out of this world to go right along with the sound.

Top Material:  Mahogany

Back Material: Mahogany

Side Material:  Mahogany

“You mix all that up and the end result is a baby named sweet sound”

With the slotted head stock ,it gives it that vintage appeal 12741_000_15SM_1573293_c

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Here are the rest of the specs…….

Model:

000-15SM

Construction:

Simple Dovetail Neck Joint

Body Size:

000-12 Fret

Top Material:

Mahogany

Rosette:

Multi-Stripe

Bracing Pattern:

X Brace

Brace Shape:

Non-Scalloped

Brace Material:

Sitka Spruce

Brace Size:

5/16″

Back Material:

Mahogany

Side Material:

Mahogany

Neck Material:

Mahogany

Neck Shape:

Modified Low Oval

Neck Taper:

Standard Taper

Nut Material:

Bone

Headstock Shape:

Slotted with Square Taper

Headplate Material:

East Indian Rosewood

Headplate Detail:

N/A

Headplate Logo Style:

Script Old Style Overlay

Headplate Binding Material:

N/A

Heelcap:

N/A

Fingerboard Material:

East Indian Rosewood

Scale Length:

25.4″

Neck Joins Body At:

12th Fret

Number of Frets Total:

20

Fingerboard Width at Nut:

1 3/4”

Fingerboard Width at 12th Fret:

2 1/4”

Fingerboard Inlay Material:

Abalone

Fingerboard Inlay Style:

Diamonds and Squares Short Pattern

Fingerboard Binding Material:

N/A

Side Dots:

Yellow

Back and Side Finish:

Satin

Back and Sides Color:

Dark Mahogany

Finish Top:

Satin

Top Color:

Dark Mahogany

Finish Neck:

Satin

Neck Color:

Dark Mahogany

Bridge Material:

East Indian Rosewood

Bridge Style:

Belly – Drop in Saddle

Bridge String Spacing:

2 1/4”

Saddle:

Compensated Bone

Saddle Radius:

16″

Tuning Machines:

Golden Age Bright Nickel Side Mount

Ivoroid

Bridge Pin Material:

Ebony

Pickguard:

Faux Tortoise

Case:

Ply Hardshell

Electronics:

Optional

Left Handed Availability

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What Im learning this week

I wanted to learn this song thats gotten so much attintion this past few months. Its a perfect song for a beginner. 3 chords and your on your way. Remember to listen to the song and watch him play it in a few videos so you can be sure your getting your strum pattern down. […]

https://justinbeene.wordpress.com/2015/07/06/what-im-learning-this-week-4/

Just in Case

The winter months are here and if you have your acoustic guitar out of the case or don’t have one ,you should think about getting one to store your acoustic in.

The deep cold is harmful to your acoustic guitar and so is the heat. The wood is like most elements on this earth that retract and expand as they get cold and hot. cold_weather_checked_cracked_guitar_finish_acoustic

It helps keep the guitar safe from anything falling on it at home or out on the road.

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A gig bag is okay but not the most protective cover.

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Tip:  If you hang your acoustic up on the wall make sure its on an inside wall not on an outside wall. The inside wall is colder than the inside.

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