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Barefoot Baroness
Re: Serenity
12/22/14 03:20:25AM
By: Barefoot Music

Loving how the sultry sax takes the listen to a depth that I certainly associate with serenity. I like it when a song title delivers on its promise.

songdoc
Re: Joseph Rodriguez...
12/21/14 05:06:48PM
By: David C Deal

Pete, I didn't even know you sang like this! Hard, screaming mean rock and roll performances by both of you.

Farrell Jackson
Re: Joseph Rodriguez...
12/21/14 02:21:59PM
By: Farrell Jackson

You guys are rockin' the house alright! Good guitars and rock vocals Joseph and Pete!

Jims Artificial Earth
Re: Lady Winter
12/21/14 01:22:48PM
By: Jims Artificial...

Linda, this is so brilliant!

songdoc
Re: stunning
12/21/14 09:57:57AM
By: David C Deal

great work that has stood the test of time.

Farrell Jackson
Re: stunning
12/21/14 09:47:15AM
By: Farrell Jackson

Stunning! This is such a good song, recording and performance Lodato. I'm now heading over to watch video clip.....Stunning! Farrell

josephrodz
Re: Joseph Rodriguez...
12/21/14 08:22:35AM
By: Josephrodz

Thanks David C. Deal, you're next on my busy list,lol! Blessing & Hug!

iamlajune
Re: LAJUNE PHOTOS
12/21/14 02:07:08AM
By: #1 LAJUNE

LAJUNE

songdoc
Re: Joseph Rodriguez...
12/20/14 08:20:50PM
By: David C Deal

Joseph you have been busy as always. You and Mr P are a fantastic musical coupling. Indeed I hope there are many more next year as well.

songdoc
Re: Unus Est...
12/20/14 08:19:25PM
By: David C Deal

Beautiful musical picture P Eric! Your guitar playing is so perfect. The orchestration is very lifelike and provides just the right amount of space to truly feel your intent.

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By Admin
12/19/14
Tag: News

Happy Holidays Everyone!

I hope everyone is close to completion on the Holiday Song Submissions. I am not sure if I am going to make it this year. This time of year is just so busy. 



Looking forward to hearing all of the tunes!



Todd

By Josephrodz
12/13/14
Tag: News

Stop Trashing Your Hands!

Stop Trashing Your Hands!


 
“It’s all in the hands.”
As a guitarist, you’ve heard countless players claim that’s where their tone comes from. While that is hardly research-based evidence that one could bet the farm on, what is a fact is that if you don’t take care of your hands, you may not be able to play at all.

As a 16-year-old, I spent countless hours practicing my guitar. I played until my hands hurt so much that it was impossible to even think about strumming another chord. Like most young people, I assumed that nothing would ever prevent me from being able to continue such a practice regimen. I was wrong.

One day, I noticed that the pain I experienced while I was playing didn’t go away a few hours later. Or a day later. Not even a week changed things. It hurt to even hold my blue Les Paul Studio. I tried switching to a guitar with a slimmer neck, but it was too late. My fretting hand hurt and it hurt a lot. I sought out the help of a doctor, who referred me to a hand specialist. At the time, I didn’t even know hand specialists existed. I was given a series of exercises to do to strengthen my hand, stretches to complete after playing my guitar, and attended twice a week therapy sessions to “fix” what I had done to my hand. I stopped playing for a year and a half because of my hand/wrist problem, and I was devastated.
Vicki Hawkins, registered physiotherapist and member of the Performing Arts Medicine Association, works out of the renowned Al & Malka Green Artists’ Health Centre (part of the University Health Network) in Toronto, Ontario, Canada and says, “Injuries that we often see at the Artists’ Health Centre for guitarists include overuse injuries for the wrist and hand, as well as shoulder and neck strain secondary to poor posture.”
Anyone who has ever slung a Les Paul over their shoulder and played a two hour gig can easily understand what she means. The more important question is: How do you prevent this from happening to you?

Warm Up

“Warm up prior to playing is very important” says Hawkins. It should include “three to five minutes of moderate cardiovascular activity, such as stairs or a fast-paced walk around the room. This should be followed by some large movements of the larger joints - shoulder and elbow - then smaller movements of the wrists and digits.” This may come as a surprise to most guitarists, but when you consider the fact that increased cardiovascular activity results in increased bloodflow to your muscles, it starts to make sense.

Only after the routine above should you commence your guitar-specific warm-up, which can include things such as scales or whatever other musical exercises that you usually do to “warm up”. Hawkins is clear on the fact that this entire process should not be rushed: “the whole process may take up to ten minutes.”

Take Regular And Productive Breaks

Once you’re warmed up and you’re playing, your attention to injury prevention should still be a priority. “It is also very important to take frequent breaks from playing, every 20 to 30 minutes,” says Hawkins. "The break should not be long (one to five minutes) but enough time to get out of the 'guitar position,' says Hawkins. Get a drink of water, do some shoulder circles.”

Strengthen Your Muscles

“Guitarists need to focus on strengthening the shoulder and stabilizer muscles and the core stability muscles in order to support their playing," says Hawkins. "These exercises may need to be completed daily for a period of time in order to build strength.”
Hawkins mentions that no two guitar players are the same, and therefore each individual may need to complete a different set of exercises. If you suspect that your core and shoulder/stabilizer muscles may not be as strong as they should be, seeing a physiotherapist to recommend a personalized set of exercises may be in your best interests. There are several websites that make stretching and strengthening exercises available to their students. Guitar Tricks is one of those sites, and there are many others. Like all medical advice, you should always seek the input of a professional before trying any new exercise routine, even one as relatively harmless as a hand workout.

Stand Up Straight!

Remember when your mom used to yell at you to “stand up straight"? She was right. Again. Hawkins stresses that “it is also important to focus on good posture while playing so that the muscles are in the optimal position.” This may mean that having your guitar slung as low as your favorite guitar hero may not be the best idea.

Stretch After You Play

Contrary to popular belief, you aren’t supposed to stretch before you play, but afterwards. Stretching beforehand can actually help lead to injuries. Hawkins elaborates: “Stretching should be completed after playing and should include the wrist flexors and extensors, the intrinsic hand muscles, and the pectoral muscles at the front of the chest. Stretches should be held for at least 20 seconds, and completed every day to be effective.”

Seek Help When You Feel Pain

Pain is a signal that something is not as it should be. “A guitarist should seek medical attention if the pain is sharp, unrelenting, or gets worse instead of better," says Hawkins. "Also, seek medical help if there is any tingling in the extremity [the fingertips, for example] or a change in sensation."

Covet Your Hands!

We often take our bodies for granted when all is working as it should be. It’s not until we’re dealt a blow to our health that we pay attention to what we should be doing. Guitarists everywhere, at any level — amateur or pro, hobbyist or rock star — owe their craft to their hands. Take care of them, and you’ll be setting yourself up for a lifetime of enjoyment with your favorite instrument.

By Admin
12/02/14
Tag: News

Recording

I have a lot of coworkers who are using this and while I think it is cool I see a different purpose. When I record I am usually sitting and standing back and forth non stop. I prefer to stand and play/sing but it is easier to sit down to have better access to the computer. I think this company is missing a marketing opportunity!



Thoughts?



 



http://www.varidesk.com





 



 



 

By Admin
11/11/14
Tag: News

Gerry Mancuso - Mixposure.com Song of the Week!

Gerry Mancuso - Mixposure.com Song of the Week! Congrats to Gerry for having the Mixposure.com Song of the Week! Please have a listen below and let Gerry know what  you think of this song!
 


Bio:


Gerry Mancuso is a song writer, lead guitarist, and guitar teacher whose music cannot be easily encapsulated in one or two words. Fast, slow, heavy, soft; think of all the opposites you want, list them, and then consider that a rough description of the musical artist who is set to turn the music scene on its ear with such profoundly unique stylings. Mancuso's drive, fueled by sheer talent, has resulted in some of the most stellar songwriting you're apt to hear. Original yet accessible, entertaining but also smart and with a message for the soul; Mancuso writes songs for whom even the sky is no limit.  With the songs Mancuso writes, it's easy to believe he has a divine mandate - and that he will accomplish it.


 


Gerry's solo albums are now available on iTunes, including his latest studio recording "Mystic Visions."  To pick up your copies, visit the links below, or just search "Gerry Mancuso" at the iTunes store!

 
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By Lyrical Princess
12/21/14
Tag: Poetry/Lyrics

Lady Winter

A MAGIC SEEMS TO SHINE THROUGH YOU



EACH AND EVERY YEAR



YOU SPARKLE LIKE THE SNOWFLAKES DO



PLACING SMILES ON LAUGHTER'S TEAR



 



LADY WINTER TREASURED BY YOU



LIKE THE STAR UPON YOUR TREE



I CAN'T KEEP FROM FEELING BLUE



THINKING BACK WHEN SHE WAS ME



 



THE ICY WINDS BLOW THROUGH ME



I SIT WITH MY HOT TEA



SNUGGLED UP WITH MEMORIES



WHEN WILL MISS FROSTBITE LEAVE ?



 



JUST WHEN THE WEATHER CHANGES



CLOUDS START TO ROLL AWAY



I TRY TO WRITE NEW PAGES



THINKING OF WAYS TO MAKE YOU STAY



 



THE CLOUDS ARE NEVER GONE TOO LONG



AND SOON YOU'VE FORGOTTEN ME



CUZ' LADY WINTER COMES SINGIN' A SONG



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By Sam Houston
12/18/14
Tag: Music

New song....

I wrote and recorded a new song last night called "Whiskey Mist". The recording sucks and it's just me and a guitar for now. When I get time I'll do a full version. But please give it a listen if you get a chance.

Whiskey Mist

By Eric Ramsey
12/17/14
Tag: Holiday wishes and thanks!

Thank you all, and Happy Holidays!

Thank you all, and Happy Holidays!

I want to wish everyone at mixposure - indeed, everyone making music anywhere, a wonderful holiday season. You are all great inspiration, and I wish you all much happiness, health, musical fulfillment and success in the coming year!



My CD is finally finished - please check out the tracks on my page. I appreciate any comment - positive or critical. We're all here trying to grow, right?



And a big, huge thank you and shout out to Doug Dickens, Toni Taylor-Helser and everyone who has expressed interest in my music. I appreciate you more than you will ever know.

By Vig Wig
12/16/14
Tag: the far flung corners of my mind

Vignesday - Time for Vig's Place @7 PM ET

Vignesday - Time for Vig's Place @7 PM ET

I am selecting a potent string of very good songs for tonight's show.  I am not playing all of the genres known to man but I am including a good many of them.  I am picking good saongs regardless of genre.

The list of songs is a very good list because next weeks show would fall on Christmas Eve and I will not broadcast a show on Christmas Eve December 24.  I will be getting smashed at a rendezvous the following Wednesday December 31 - New Year's Eve.  The ol' vigster will be MIA for most of 3 weeks, returning January 7 with another extravaganza chock full of the songs you like. I'LL BE BACK.

 
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