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Rob Michael
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In 1982, the legendary Lenny Breau masterfully re-worked Elizabeth Cotton's folk/ country classic Freight Train.

I miss Lenny so much.

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Lenny and Ted Greene, the greatest guitarists most have never heard of.
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Did you know you can stream (and/ or download/purchase) my entire body of recorded music for FREE?

Here is ONE album that is nearly four hours long.

Give it listen (anywhere in the world on any connected device) while contemplating what music streaming service you'll use THIS year. Don't worry. when you're finished with that service, this music will still be here for you to hear.  ...and you don't need an app or newly updated mobile operating system.

It just works.

#Spotify   #AppleMusic   #Youtube   #GooglePlay  not required.
Rob Michael is "That jazz guitar guy on the internet." Whether collaborating with people the word over on their newest albums & videos, teaching guitar and arranging via video calls to playing online concerts via web as a solo performer or with The Atmos Trio, Rob is tireless in his quest to perpetuate the transformative experience that a connection to music provides.
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Share this when the demands of Real Life interfere with your Social Media facade schedule.
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"Someday" is here. We finally found "The Rainbow Connection." 
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When asked what I would like for Father's Day this year, I totally forgot to request a Telecaster.

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Yes Parsons developed it. For Clarence White I believe. Just saying I haven't seen one with a cap at the back behind bridge plate. I've seen them with string going through body or there is a lever connected to the saddle. However they are prevalent now that I've looked a bit more. Thanks anyway. 
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Happy 100 birthday to the Great Les Paul. His wonderful documentary Chasing Sound is a must watch to begin to understand his importance during the 20th century and beyond.

Thank you Les. We love you.
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I have enjoyed a long healthy career as a musician for decades. I attribute much of my success to not participating in the so-called industry of recorded music.

This industry has had no meaningful impact on my life. It could though.

Here is an interesting article on a hypothetical music streaming model that seems sustainable and makes sense for the listeners as well musicians.

Are you a more enlightened listener or are you a McListener happy with McMusic served up by the current crop of (dis) services?

Why Artists and Indie Labels Must Emancipate Themselves from Big Music
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Before the parades and fireworks begin, before the BBQ is lit, before too much alcohol get consumed, we can contemplate Freedom and Independence and decide if it's Real Life or is it just Fantasy.

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1 of my young jazz students turned me onto this FREE online, transposable,  jazz fake book. It's pretty great!

I used to carry a 40lb bag of books to rehearsals and practice rooms. Guess that's one way to get some exercise...

Can you dig it?

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I spent so much time early on with the Real Book and Band-in-a-Box...  This looks like the evolution.
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Finally getting married? Great! I'll be there to play guitar during your ceremony and/ or reception.

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Sad to say, it sometimes feels that way!
Support Local Music!!!

#supportlocal   #musicians   #realmusic  
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So loving Peter Sprague's re-working of the Beatle classic "In My Life."

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That jazz guitar guy on the internet
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 and am one of the first providers of the BRAND NEW Google Helpouts.

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!"

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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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