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Quail Studios Music and Lead Sheets version 4/23/21Good morning! Here is the latest version of th...

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Sound of Silence guitar lesson
Hello everyone,
Here is the guitar lesson for Sound of Silence. These are the chords for the "Disturbed" version of the song. 
I was puzzling over whether to teach this version or the original Simon and Garfunkel version. I decided to start with these chords and then teach the original version later. 
What would you like? Let me know in the comments.
No hangout this week. We'll have one next week. Not sure what day yet. I'll let you know. Also I'll publish a new version of the Quail Studios Music and Lead Sheets book next week. This week I'm busy with important family matters. 
Thank you for all of your support everyone!
Hal

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My teaching is shutting down for a few days. I'll be back in touch soon. Please watch the whole v...

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Yesterday, Beatles - Guitar Lesson
I'm still catching up from being away for a week. Lots of stuff to do my friends.
Here is the guitar lesson for Yesterday.
Let me know if you need anything. 
Thanks
Hal
https://youtu.be/zHhd4-0LZjQ
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Water Balloon Fight - Calvin and Hobbes
Visiting my family is always fun. Here is Kyla, Kaybree and David helping me with this video.
Kyla, who is 10 years old, is Suzie, Kaybree was 7 last March, and is Calvin, and David plays Hobbes. David is my son and Kyla and Kaybree are his two daughters. They picked out who would play who. I wasn't sure that this would work but I was pleasantly surprised.
We're all cracking up over this video but I'm wondering if this is because I know these people so well.
I've got a couple of more guitar videos that I'm working on and I'll post them as soon as I can but I'm on vacation this week and visiting family.
No hangout today but I'll be back next week. Thanks for your support.
Take care,
Hal
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Yesterday - Cover Song, song example
Here is my cover of Yesterday. I hope this helps you to understand how to play the song yourself. That is what my cover songs are for.
Hal
https://youtu.be/9U1us3S2QNI
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Live Stream Saturday May 22, 2021 - Hangout
A while back some of my students asked about the Nashville Numbering System. I did my best to help them understand the concepts but just this last week a Nashville producer got in touch with me and was able to give me more insight on this subject. 
The livestream tomorrow will be on this subject.
Come and join us for a hangout right after at Rock-Out-loud. Here's the link.
  • Connect on Chrome in incognito mode.
  • I will let you in when you get there.
  • Use headphones so that there is no feedback and so you can hear well.
We can be there till about 11 AM MDT (Mountain Daylight Time). The Live Stream starts at 10 AM MDT. Don't forget to adjust for your time zone. 
See you soon!
Hal

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Before I got serious about teaching guitar on YouTube I produced other videos. In 2010 my youngest son, Levi, was working on a homeschool project. We decided to voice three Calvin and Hobbs comics. He voiced Calvin and I was the dad, Hobbs, and the school teacher. My kids love Calvin and Hobbs!
Here is the short video that is still on my channel. 
This Saturday I'll be doing a live video at 10AM MDT and then a hangout on Rock out Loud right after. We will NOT be on Zoom this week.
I'll post a link a little later.
Hal Stead
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When I'm Sixty Four. A Beatles song written by Paul McCartney, credited to Lennon/McCartney and released on Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band. You can read about it in Wikipedia if you want more history about the song. I like the song. 
I think people put more meaning in songs generally than the writers do both lyrically and musically. We can debate about what this and that means but I think in the end it's best to just enjoy a song for what you get out of it.
Here's the guitar lesson. 
Thanks for your support. :)
Hal Stead

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Song starts at 2:01. In this video I tune first, from standard, to Eb tuning to play Yesterday. I'm practicing to make a cover song for you to listen to so that you have an example of this song when I release the video guitar lesson. At 4:30 I start tuning again. 5:38 the second take starts. If you have the patience you may be able to learn something from how I tune my guitar
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Zoom Hangout TomorrowThis week has been busy and continues to be busy. We'll do a hangout at 10 A...

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Some of my students have told me that they want to see me when I'm practicing and haven't edited out my mistakes. It's embarrassing for me to watch my mistakes. We all have things to work on. 
Here are a couple of takes of When I'm Sixty Four. The first take I just picked up my guitar and didn't even tune it. It was in Eb tuning and I didn't realize it. 
The second take is in standard tuning. I make mistakes in both of these takes but back up and keep going. I'll make a cover out of one of these takes, edit out the mistakes, etc.
Let me know if you like to see me practicing. If you can learn something that is great.
Thanks for your support.
Hal
https://youtu.be/3ZKeaKucfi4
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This week we have to move up the Hangout and Live Stream to Friday morning again. I've got to hel...

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10 AM MDTFind me on the Quail Studios Guitar YouTube channel and then on Zoom at 10:20 AM. Hangou...

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How to use "tags" to search posts here on SubScribestar.
Hello everyone!
Frank just joined up a few days ago and asked this question.
"Hi Hal, I just joined your site and I'm wondering if there is anyway to search the posts. thanks!"

Answer: at the bottom of every post there is a place that I can add tags. I'll put a 4 here for you to see what I'm talking about.

I'll put "Messages" "Book" and "Beatles" and "ClassicRock" just for examples.

On a computer, take your mouse and hover over the tag/subject you want to search.
Right click on it.
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The picture shows you what this looks like.)

Choose the option you want
  1. new tab
  2. new window
  3. incognito window

Now you can see the posts that I've made with these tags.

Confession:
I didn't know how this worked until this morning so all my posts don't have the appropriate tags but I will go back and update my tags. Also, new posts will have tags to help you out.

One more thing. I'm not sure how to search for a topic here without clicking on a tag. Some of you tech savvy people out there help us out. If you find a way to do it email me at [email protected] and let me know and I will make another post on this subject.

Thank you for all of your support!
Hal

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Let It Be Beatles
Yesterday I was making a short video on another subject, and trying out a new chair to sit on, and then I got an idea to make a quick video guitar lesson. I was looking through my lead sheets and stumbled on Let It Be. 
Whipped out this lesson quickly. Let me know what you think.
Thanks,
Hal
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Learn how to name chords.
https://youtu.be/n4yxH4NLIhE
This live stream will start at 10 AM on April 23, 2021. That's tomorrow morning!
My wife and I have a recital on Saturday morning with our local students so we're going to move up the live stream and hangout to tomorrow morning.
Let's run the hangout like a group lesson and you can ask questions, play for us, and we'll help you out. I've been thinking about doing group lessons online so let's see what happens. 
Here's the hangout Zoom link.
Hal Stead's Zoom Meeting
Time: Apr 22, 2021 10:15 AM Mountain Time (US and Canada)
Meeting ID: 879 3147 7590
Passcode: grFX8b
I'm not sure if you need all of that. I think you can just click on the link and you will get there.
Hal Stead
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Hangout on Friday April 23, 2021
Live video first then hangout right after on Zoom. I'll send another post with the login information later.
Hal

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How to find content on my Channel
When I talk to students and supporters many times they ask questions that I have already answered in videos and content before. In this short video I show you how to search content on my YouTube channel.
Hal
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Quail Studios Music and Lead Sheets version 4/19/21Good morning! Here is the latest version of th...

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Hangout links for Saturday, April 17, 2021Hal Stead is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting. ...

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We analyze Yesterday and When I'm 64 in today's live stream. I'll be doing video guitar lessons on these songs coming up.
Hangout right after on Zoom.
Hal
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Hello everyone!
In my Fingerpicking 101 video I used the intro to Nothing Else Matters to teach a simple way to practice right hand technique. I have gotten questions like, "What song is that?" So, finally, I decided to do a guitar lesson on Nothing Else Matters.
It's not complicated and uses open position chords as well as a few barre chords.
It was very popular back in the early 1990's. Let's see what you think.
Hal
https://youtu.be/-KQtZJ7oZiI
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Learning the fretboard by playing bass
Working with a backing track I show you how to find the notes on your fretboard. 
Using headphones will let you hear the bass. On an iPhone or iPad or something with small speakers you will not be able to hear my bass notes. They are too low for very small speakers to simulate.
We get creative as we go along first fining the root notes in chords, then octaves, then 5ths, then we work with upper and lower neighbors.
Finally we talk about free form playing using all of these tools that we learn about.
Let me know what you think. Thanks.
You can find the link to the backing track in the description of the video on YouTube.
Hal
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Live video and hangout. Live stream on YouTube today at 10 AM MDT. 7 PM EEST - Bulgaria6 PM - Ne...

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Tales of My Guitars - Ibanez GSR 190 Bass
This bass was given to me when I worked at SunHawk Academy teaching music to recovering drug addicts. Someone had left it there and the owner was unknown at that point. I acquired the bass around 2011.
  • It now has a bone nut. That is the only piece of equipment that is not original. 
  • The frets were checked out to make sure they were all seated properly, leveled and polished. 
  • The guitar went through a thorough set up to set string height, neck relief, etc.
  • It has flat wound strings and is intonated properly. Very important for any guitar!
  • The pickups and all electronics are original. 
  • The neck is thin and fits the hand perfectly.
It plays like a dream. For an inexpensive bass it is killer!
Check out the next video that I did about learning the notes on the fretboard by playing bass or at least bass lines on the guitar.
Hal
https://youtu.be/OdH_0ychH9Y
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