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Great Players - A Resource for Students

 

In my experience of being a guitar teacher for the last 5 years, I've noticed a disturbing trend amongst our blossoming and impressionable youth - there is a distinct lask of guitar gods in contemporary music!  I learned to love the guitar by trying to emulate my idols - Jimmy Page, Paco De Lucia, Brian Setzer, Marc Ribot etc!  So, in an attempt to raise awareness among the younger generation, and hopefully by doing so, provide some inspiration, I've created this YouTube playlist with some of my favorite guitar moments (Marty McFly counts!). Some are well known players, some less so, but all have been an inspiration to me, and their playing could serve as a launching pad towards your own inspiration!  Enjoy!

 

Timmy G and the Melted Faces: Songs of Destruction EP

 

After years of tinkering around with these songs and album/EP concept, I'm finally gonna release it. Some of these you have heard before... in fact, probably most of them. Here they are, all mixed and mastered. Please have a listen, let me know what you think, and hope you enjoy!

 

Timmy G: Vocals, Guitars, Mandolin, Basses, Drum Programming

Peter Whittle: Fiddle on "As This World Burns Down", "I Want You To Know"

Emma MacPherson: Vocals on "The Way It Has To Be"

Ivan Ganchev: Backup Vocals on "Culmination of my Life"

 

Israel Trip

 

Hey guys n gals...

Made a Shutterfly album of our trip to Israel, and wanted to share it with y'all!  Check it!  (Use "Full Screen" mode for best results :))

 

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Gratitude

 

Today I got a positive review on Yelp (my 2nd one!) regarding my work as a vocal coach.  Check it out!!!

I must say that the the journey I began almost two years ago, that of a full-time music teacher, has been one of the most rewarding and gratifying experiences in my life.  It has taught me patience.  It has made me an infinitely better musician.  AND, it has taught me that I (gasp!) actually enjoy chlldren! I'm very grateful for the things I have now, and feel a much more "complete" person now that music comprises 100% of my work activities, both as a teacher and a performer.  I'm truly blessed.  

 

Kooliedescope Compilation

 

I had the privilege of taking part on a very cool compilation album comprised of may amazing local artist and compiled by Mr. J. Young, local musician and generally all-around cool dude.  The album, dubbed "Kooliedescope", features some of my very good friends and collaborators, and is great on its own merits - some real talent and song craft on display here (not just because I say so!).  You can download a copy for free here:

www.jyoungrecords.com

Let me know what you think of it!

 

New Blog

 

I've decided to use the blog function of this website as a platform through which to post my various thoughts/observations/etc on the world.  Feel free to discuss whatever I might blog about in the comments section... I'd love to hear your thoughts!

 

Children and Culture

 

In my short time on this planet, I have had the good fortune to be able to travel rather extensively.   In so doing, I have seen and discovered a great many interesting things, and there are a few insights that I have gleaned which I thought might be interesting to others.  As such, I would like to share some anecdotes that relate to culture; more specifically, I have found that that many aspects of a country’s culture can be experienced in the presence of that culture’s children.

 

Playing Tonight at The Outpost in San Ramon

 

Very excited to start a new gig tonight!  Me and my partner-in-crime Matt Neal will be performing at the Outpost in San Ramon from 5:30-8pm this Friday, June 22nd, in what looks to be a bi-monthly kind of thing (potentially weekly if things go well).  Here is the address:

2251 San Ramon Valley Blvd
San RamonCA 94583

Come check it out if you're in the area - should be fun!

 

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