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13 Dec 2013

Owen Griffith, a fourth teacher at St. Catherine of Siena School, incorporates music during a lesson on the Solar System. Griffith has taught at the Kennesaw Catholic school, for seven years. (Photo By Michael Alexander) A longtime musician, the teacher sings songs with the youngsters to help them learn prayers, the water cycle and the names of the planets. He was one of the teachers honored at the Archdiocese of Atlanta education banquet. At St. Catherine of Siena, I have the opportunity to give the gift of education, with an added bonus of a spiritual foundation, Griffith said by email. Owen Griffith, a fourth teacher at St. Catherine of Siena School, incorporates music during a lesson on the Solar System. Griffith has taught at the Kennesaw Catholic school, for seven years. (Photo By Michael Alexander) Griffith grew up in a house where for many years his father served on the local school board. Music playing was a big deal...



10 Dec 2013

Atlanta Families’ Awards honor local educators

"I got my first guitar when I was 13 years old," Thomerson says. "I played around with it for a few years, mostly learning gospel songs. I never really wanted to perform publicly until I was in my early 20s I was too shy." The blues came first: Hound Dog Taylor and Howlin' Wolf, then Memphis Minnie, Ma Rainey, and Lucille Bogan. Soon enough she had become a regular at Atlanta blues dives Northside Tavern and Blind Willie's, where she befriended local stalwarts Danny "Mudcat" Dudeck, Bill Sheffield, and the late Donnie McCormick. "Sometimes they would let me get on stage with them and sing a couple of songs," she says.
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05 Dec 2013

Endless Zero (1968) - Johnny Cypher In Dimension Zero Anime Episode Guide

Hip-Hop Underground to The Cypher August 1 Tweet Turtle from the Learning Curve crew will perform at The Cypher on Wednesday, Aug. 1. electric guitar lessons Decatur The Learning Curve crew has been making some of the sharpest and strangest hip-hop to come out of the L.A. underground in the last couple of years. In particular, Turtle (Ken Katagiri) and Bakus (Brandon Backhaus) are trippers on the mic, sporting influences that range from Dan the Automator and Del tha Funkee Homosapien to the Pixies and Radiohead. For the ATF Tour, which may or may not stand for Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms, and which comes to The Cypher at Johnny...



05 Dec 2013

Endless Zero (1968) - Johnny Cypher In Dimension Zero Anime Episode Guide

Hip-Hop Underground to The Cypher August 1 Tweet Turtle from the Learning Curve crew will perform at The Cypher on Wednesday, Aug. 1. electric guitar lessons Decatur The Learning Curve crew has been making some of the sharpest and strangest hip-hop to come out of the L.A. underground in the last couple of years. In particular, Turtle (Ken Katagiri) and Bakus (Brandon Backhaus) are trippers on the mic, sporting influences that range from Dan the Automator and Del tha Funkee Homosapien to the Pixies and Radiohead. For the ATF Tour, which may or may not stand for Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms, and which comes to The Cypher at Johnny...



01 Dec 2013

Guitar Scales As Structure Blocks of Guitar Music

Dancers will prepare pasos, llamadas, etc., in the form of flexible choreography, and then apply this with musicians. Participants will elect cuadro members by the end of the workshop and execute piece(es) without assistance, navigating the codes that make live cuadro so exciting. By the end, participants have a full piece learned in a shared group setting, facilitating future improvement and execution. Tuition: $170 for all classes listed above. Tuition is non-refundable and non-transferable. Location: La Alhambra de Atlanta, located just outside of downtown Decatur. Exact address will be supplied upon registration. About the instructors: GUITAR,...



27 Nov 2013

Chicagos DMN Ology has been spelling his name about six different ways since he came up in the Chicago hip-hop scene in the 90s. Its not so much that hes into Satanalthough devils and demons do pop up in the imagery of his songsits that Demon was electric personal guitar lessons Decatur his nickname growing up, a play on his real name Damien. When he started rapping, he was looking for a good MC name and liked how Demonology, in this case, implied a certain amount of self-examination. It also fits with the alchemist style of his almost stream-of-consciousness raps. Nor is music the only flow hes known forhes also one of Chicagos best graffiti...



22 Nov 2013

Blues Guitar Unleashed Re-Releases Free Acoustic Blues Guitar Lesson

An acoustic guitar is not dependent on any external device for amplification process. For learning purposes, an acoustic guitar is generally used. The Acoustic guitar still remains a very popular instrument. It is used in virtually every style of music like rock, pop, country, blues, you name it. Acoustic guitars are wonderful instruments for both beginners and professionals. If you are really interested in learning Acoustic guitar lessons , you can learn them through internet. These professionally produced interactive acoustic guitar lessons through online gives you the best opportunity of learning how to play the acoustic guitar very...



20 Nov 2013

For the ATF Tour, which may or may not stand for Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms, and which comes to The Cypher at Johnny Vs on Aug. 1, theyve joined up with some of their favorite collaborators from their other loose and often overlapping affiliationsDJ Troma, Concept from the Human Being crew, BET1 from the S.A.D. Collective, Johanna Phraze from the United Front. The tour is a showcase of some of SoCals biggest hip-hop talent, the type that is way off the radar of the mainstream media. Gajah was a founding member of Acid Reign and a favorite at the legendary Project Blowed open mic. Robert Diaz, aka EQ, is a formidable L.A. beatmaker.
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16 Nov 2013

Blues Guitar Unleashed Re-Releases Free Acoustic Blues Guitar Lesson

The technique incorporates partial chords into a moving bassline, creating a rich arrangement that recalls the sound of a bassist and guitarist (or pianist) playing together. Players such as Martin Taylor, Pat Metheny and Tuck Andress are true masters of this but how do mere mortals approach this method? Read on... Passing notes How do I know what notes to play in the bassline? It's basically a case of joining the dots. Each bar begins on the root note of the chord and 'walks' to the next chord's root note by means of the adjacent notes in the relevant scale (in the case of our example electric guitar teacher tune, A minor). A couple...



13 Nov 2013

The Voice Season 5 Red Carpet Event photo Once he was there, he was amazed by all of the talented guitar players from all parts of the world, and the variety of their individual styles. Chris was blown away by all of the information that they were each able to share. He has nothing but great things to say about the school and its program. Chris eventually moved into teaching private lessons. He had learned all of the skills it takes to teach and educate, and decided to start utilizing that knowledge. He started at Dr. Music in Altamonte Springs and found his way to Family Music of Clermont. Chris has been teaching at Family Music for 4 years now, and has a great rapport with his students. Lessons are important because they fill in the gaps, notes...