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Rob Michael
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Add this to the list of things I don't want to want: a $75 guitar pick.
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I'm really happy with Wegan picks.  A Bluegrass pick for acoustic guitar and an M150 for mandolin.  I still use a Jim Dunlop jazz III for electric guitar.
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Guess I haven't used the SoundCloud app in awhile. It's lovely.
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Thanks +Rob Michael Enjoyed it as always.
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There is an empty space in my guitar stand. Think I can fit a Tele in there?
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You could squeeze a Jackson Rhoads in there. 
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I still see star ratings everywhere in the Play Store.
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Pat Metheny re-imagines Jobim's Girl From Ipanema and it's beautiful.

I'll bet he's been practicing this piece since before the last time this studio was vacuumed.

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Ah, thanks.
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I have a private YouTube playlist containing musical study material for myself. Here is a gem from said list.

Richard Smith was a child prodigy discovered by Chet Atkins in the UK. He sounds better than ever.
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Fender makes guitar amps from whiskey barrels. Why? I don't know either.

Fender has a new limited edition amplifier called 80 Proof Blues Junior amplifier. 

"Specs-wise each amp delivers 15 watts of all-tube power, reverb, and an upgraded Jensen P12Q 12″ speaker. Only 100 units are being made, with 60 being sold at select US retailers, and they’re going for $1,999 each."
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Rather have a Firebelly . Love my Fender reverb but my Firebelly blows it away . Looks nice but you pay so much extra for the Fender name .
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Want to hear some live music? Don't bother with TV Music Awards shows.
‘Does anyone perform live anymore?': Sheila E. puts everyone on blast after the 2015 Billboard Awards
'Does anyone perform live anymore?': Sheila E. puts everyone on blast after the 2015 Billboard Awards
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Really though. I don't know why people expect these things to be live. It's made for TV.
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As guitarists, it can't be helped: We all carry a little piece of BB King wherever we go.

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A. Men bro
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Man, I sure do miss Michael Brecker.
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The best.
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Want to become a successful Musician? It's not as difficult as your may think.

... And being successful may not mean what you think it does.
In this week's advice column, Andrew W.K. talks about success in the music industry and how the definition of it has little to do with money.
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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!"

Dig the cool profile photos! +Alex Lapidus did them. Be sure to check out Alex.
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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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