Monthly Archives: July 2007

The Heartwood Beat, Issue 5: Chord Families, Part 3

In the last newsletter, I showed you how you can play a I – IV – V song in five different keys. Today I’d like to introduce you to the four other members of a chord family. At the end … Continue reading

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Blues for Food

Some friends of mine at the Interbay P-Patch are organizing a fund-raiser. Check it out! When: Saturday, September 1, 11am-7pm Where: Magnuson Park Amphitheater Why: To raise money for the P-Patch Trust, a non-profit organization that works to prevent hunger … Continue reading

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The Heartwood Beat, Issue 4: Chord Families, Part 2

That’s right folks. Henceforth, the newsletter shall be called The Heartwood Beat. Thank you everyone who submitted ideas! I liked many of them very much, and many of the ones I didn’t like made me laugh anyway. I chose “The … Continue reading

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Interview

UPDATE: IGBlog is no longer. Bummer! There’s an interview with me on my favorite guitar blog, IG Blog. We talk about how I got into playing and teaching guitar, some of my inspirations, favorite gear, etc. As if there wasn’t … Continue reading

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Newsletter Issue 3: Chord Families, Part 1

And now, it’s time for a Heartwood Headscratcher(TM)! What do these four recordings have in common: “Wild Thing” by The Troggs “Twist and Shout” by The Beatles “La Bamba” by Los Lobos “Always With Me, Always With You” by Joe … Continue reading

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