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Rob Michael
Works at Finding the Good Notes
Attended Musician's Institute
Lives in SF Bay Area
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Playing CAAS 2016 in Nashville

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Wow! Talented Musician
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The older I get, the more I realize that memory is not only unreliable, it's sometimes just a waste of time.

My recent article for Guitar Player Magazine provides a method to increase your UNDERSTANDING of harmony & the guitar.
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Good memory is a mind which leaps out of bed every morning eager to do its chores: bad memory is a mind which pulls the doona over its head and waits for someone else to cook its breakfast! 
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My new album campaign.
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one of the most insane guitarist who ever lived
killer shred  bro
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While in Nashville a couple of months ago, a young guitar hotshot Tanner Duckworth turned me onto this cool guitar device: the Pitch-Key.

It's for quickly re-tuning a string back and forth between different pitches: drop D for me. Inexpensive and effective.

Thanks Tanner!
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We're going through a bad time, Rob. At some point in time, live actual music will be a prized part of civilisation again!
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Because nuance is WAY overrated.
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My Latest guitar lesson featured in this month's Guitar Player Magazine on how to get going with fingerstyle guitar.

How did you get these techniques under your fingers?
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Thanks for this +Rob Michael, hopefully it will all make sense one day!
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Steve Vai was killing in San Francisco last night 
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Get yer wah-wahs out? See what I did there?
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We love you & miss you terribly. Happy birthday BB King.
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My office view after my solo guitar gig this past Saturday at Treasure Island.
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That jazz guitar guy
I've been a guitar nut since I was ten years old.

That long-haired guy with the guitar--that was me all through school (I know, the long-haired part is difficult to believe, but it's true!). 

I have always known what I wanted to do with my life and the guitar has been a near-constant companion. 

I'm so fortunate to have the privilege of “Living the Dream” of a pro muso: Playing gigs, recording albums, making videos, teaching--I love it.

Teaching music is something I've long been passionate about. I see 40-60 private students here in the San Francisco Bay area where I live. I also give Lessons Online via Skype, G+ via private hangout.

I also lead an amazing band the Atmos Trio.

You'll find me playing live and in-studio concerts on Youtube, offering tunes at a "Pay What You Want (even nothing)" price on my Global Music Store, or if you prefer, you can find my music on iTunes or Google Play.

I also have a growing community of visual artists and musicians of all levels at My Blog or you can subscribe to my spam-free Newsletter.

See you on 'The Other Side' and oh, if you've read this far, you might as well drop me a "Howdy!"

Dig the cool profile photos! +Rich Goudeau did them. Be sure to check out Rich.
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Twice played at Burning Man without getting sun burned.
  • Musician's Institute
    GIT, 1989
    Jazz Improvisation, Composition & Arranging
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