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Each week Marlene will share her guitar playing tips, tricks and hints to help you continue on your guitar playing journey. She is the creator and host of the popular Learn to Play Guitar in a Day! program, as seen by millions on PBS, and has been featured on NPR, NBC, CBS, numerous magazines, newspapers and more!

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    12 Days of Christmas, A Lively Guitar Sing-along!

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 2, 2021 7:52

    Encouraging a good old fashioned sing-along with your family and friends is easy with this fun seasonal cumulative song. It's simple to play and brings a great deal of joy and laughter to your holiday festivities. In this episode Marlene talks about the song's origins, as well as creative playing recommendations. Bonus, learn the costs of purchasing the items in the song as calculated PNC Wealth Management! Join the Club! Join today to receive your exclusive member-only benefits AND a chance to win a $50 Guitar Center gift card*.  *Must subscribed at the $10 membership level or higher to be eligible for the drawing. Entries will be accepted until 12/31/21 at 11:59 pm. Drawing will take place on 1/1/22, winner to be notified by email and announced on social media.  For virtual learning and more go to www.marlenesmusic.com For the song lyrics go to: Thursday Tips blog For the Ultimate Music Business Summit, go to: http://musicsummit.biz/ Featured on... Featured Podcasts  Podbean 20 Best Guitar Player Podcasts in 2021 Welp Magazine Best Guitar Podcasts Player FM Top 25 Guitar Podcasts Feedspot.com WiMN's website (Women's International Music Network) Available on... @ApplePodcasts, @Spotify, @iTunes, @GooglePodcast, @AmazonMusicPodcast, @Podbean, @iHeartRadio, @Pandora, @Stitcher, @Castbox and more! This podcast was made possible in part by I Create Sound For help getting your best sound, go to www.icreatesound.com

    Guitar Gratitude & Sharing the Guitar Love!

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 24, 2021 7:08

    Thanksgiving Day is a perfect time to be grateful for guitar - well, any day is a great time to be thankful for guitar! It's also a great day to share your guitar music with family and friends. In this episode Marlene shares both guitar gratitude and guitar playing inspirations and ideas. Join the Club! Join today to receive your exclusive member-only benefits AND a chance to win a $50 Guitar Center gift card*.  *Must subscribed at the $10 membership level or higher to be eligible for the drawing. Entries will be accepted until 12/31/21 at 11:59 pm. Drawing will take place on 1/1/22, winner to be notified by email and announced on social media.  For virtual learning and more go to www.marlenesmusic.com Featured on... Recommended Show Goodpods App Featured Podcasts  Podbean 20 Best Guitar Player Podcasts in 2021 Welp Magazine Best Guitar Podcasts Player FM Top 25 Guitar Podcasts Feedspot.com WiMN's website (Women's International Music Network) Available on... Apple Podcasts, Spotify, iTunes, Google Podcast, Amazon Music Podcast, iHeartRadio, Pandora, Stitcher, Castbox and more! This podcast was made possible in part by I Create Sound For help getting your best sound, go to www.icreatesound.com

    Easy Christmas & Hanukkah Songs for Guitar

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 18, 2021 7:20

    Music is a wonderful way to celebrate the holidays and it's never too early to prep your music. You can start with these easy songs and then build your repertoire from there! In this episode Marlene guides you through playing recommendations for these simple seasonal favorites.  Join the Club! Join today to receive your exclusive member-only benefits AND a chance to win a $50 Guitar Center gift card*.  *Must subscribed at the $10 membership level or higher to be eligible for the drawing. Entries will be accepted until 12/31/21 at 11:59 pm. Drawing will take place on 1/1/22, winner to be notified by email and announced on social media.  For virtual learning and more go to www.marlenesmusic.com For the song links go to: Thursday Tips blog Featured on... Featured Podcasts  Podbean 20 Best Guitar Player Podcasts in 2021 Welp Magazine Best Guitar Podcasts Player FM Top 25 Guitar Podcasts Feedspot.com WiMN's website (Women's International Music Network) Available on... Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Podbean, iTunes, Google Podcast, Amazon Music Podcast, iHeartRadio, Pandora, Stitcher, Castbox and more! This podcast was made possible in part by I Create Sound For help getting your best sound, go to www.icreatesound.com  

    How to Weatherproof Your Acoustic Guitar

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 11, 2021 6:59

    Weather changes, climate conditions, humidity and temperature can all affect your acoustic guitar. Weatherproofing your guitar is the best way to insure your guitar has a long and healthy playing life.  In this episode Marlene describes 4 weatherproofing ideas and the essential 'don'ts' for your guitar's overall wellbeing. Join the Club! Join today to receive your exclusive member-only benefits AND a chance to win a $50 Guitar Center gift card*.  *Must subscribed at the $10 membership level or higher to be eligible for the drawing. Entries will be accepted until 12/31/21 at 11:59 pm. Drawing will take place on 1/1/22, winner to be notified by email and announced on social media.  For virtual learning and more go to www.marlenesmusic.com Featured on... Celebrating 20,000 Downloads! WiMN Featured Podcasts  Podbean 20 Best Guitar Player Podcasts in 2021 Welp Magazine Best Guitar Podcasts Player FM Top 25 Guitar Podcasts Feedspot.com Available on... Apple Podcasts, Spotify, iTunes, Google Podcast, Amazon Music Podcast, iHeartRadio, Pandora, Stitcher, Castbox and more! This podcast was made possible in part by I Create Sound For help getting your best sound, go to www.icreatesound.com

    Veterans Themed Songs to Play on Your Guitar

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 4, 2021 7:02

    In the United States, November 11th is set aside as a special day to honor and remember our military veterans. Songs to honor their service and sacrifices can be a very meaningful way to pay tribute.   In this episode Marlene shares a couple of fairly simple and moving veteran themed songs to play on 11/11, Veterans Day.  Join the Club! Join today to receive your exclusive member-only benefits AND a chance to win a $50 Guitar Center gift card*.  *Must subscribed at the $10 membership level or higher to be eligible for the drawing. Entries will be accepted until 12/31/21 at 11:59 pm. Drawing will take place on 1/1/22, winner to be notified by email and announced on social media.  For virtual learning and more go to www.marlenesmusic.com For the song links go to: Thursday Tips blog Featured on... Featured Podcasts  Podbean 20 Best Guitar Player Podcasts in 2021 Welp Magazine Best Guitar Podcasts Player FM Top 25 Guitar Podcasts Feedspot.com WiMN's website (Women's International Music Network) Available on... Apple Podcasts, Spotify, iTunes, Google Podcast, Amazon Music Podcast, iHeartRadio, Pandora, Stitcher, Castbox and more! This podcast was made possible in part by I Create Sound For help getting your best sound, go to www.icreatesound.com

    No Trick, Just the Treat of Steel String Facts!

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 28, 2021 8:14

    Steel strings are designed to enhance various playing styles and sounds, so learning about and playing around with different brands, materials and sizes can help you find your steel string sweet spot! In this episode Marlene talks about the materials used in steel string manufacturing, various string sizes and their respective attributes.  For the video link go to: Thursday Tips blog For virtual learning and more go to www.marlenesmusic.com Join the Club! Join today & receive exclusive member-only rewards! Featured on... Featured Podcasts  Podbean 20 Best Guitar Player Podcasts in 2021 Welp Magazine Best Guitar Podcasts Player FM Top 25 Guitar Podcasts Feedspot.com WiMN's website (Women's International Music Network) Available on... Apple Podcasts, Google Podcast, Amazon Music Podcast, iHeartRadio, Spotify, Pandora, Stitcher, Castbox and more! This podcast was made possible in part by I Create Sound For help getting your best sound, go to www.icreatesound.com

    3 Spooktacular Halloween Songs to Play

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 21, 2021 10:14

    Get musically prepared for October 31st with these spooktacular Halloween songs ranging in skill level from fairly simple to challenging. You can take your pick or play them all! In this episode Marlene describes 3 Halloween themed songs for you to try, along with playing suggestions and tips.  For the song links go to: Thursday Tips blog For virtual learning and more go to www.marlenesmusic.com Join the Club! Join today & receive exclusive member-only rewards! Featured on... 20 Best Guitar Player Podcasts in 2021 Welp Magazine Best Guitar Podcasts Player FM Top 25 Guitar Podcasts Feedspot.com WiMN's website (Women's International Music Network) Available on... Apple Podcasts, Google Podcast, Amazon Music Podcast, iHeartRadio, Spotify, Pandora, Stitcher, Castbox and more! This podcast was made possible in part by I Create Sound For help getting your best sound, go to www.icreatesound.com  

    The Best Woods for Acoustic Guitars

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 14, 2021 7:08

    Both sound and durability are important acoustic guitar qualities and only a few tree species are suitable for these purposes. They're called tonewoods because they have the necessary properties to produce beautiful tones and can withstand guitar playing tension. In this episode Marlene describes tonewood species and why they are commonly used in acoustic guitar construction.  For the tonewood video demo: Thursday Tips blog For virtual learning and more go to www.marlenesmusic.com Join the Club! Join today & receive exclusive member-only rewards! Featured on... Featured Podcasts  Podbean 20 Best Guitar Player Podcasts in 2021 Welp Magazine Best Guitar Podcasts Player FM Top 25 Guitar Podcasts Feedspot.com WiMN's website (Women's International Music Network) Available on... Apple Podcasts, Google Podcast, Amazon Music Podcast, iHeartRadio, Spotify, Pandora, Stitcher, Castbox and more! This podcast was made possible in part by I Create Sound For help getting your best sound, go to www.icreatesound.com

    Acoustic Guitar vs Electric Guitar

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 7, 2021 8:17

    There are various types of guitars, some of the more common ones are acoustic and electric. Understanding the similarities and differences can help you with your overall guitar knowledge and when choosing an instrument to play.  In this episode Marlene discusses the similarities and the differences, plus a comparison of acoustic and electric guitars. For virtual learning and more go to www.marlenesmusic.com Join the Club! Join today & receive exclusive member-only rewards! Featured on... Featured Podcasts  Podbean 20 Best Guitar Player Podcasts in 2021 Welp Magazine Best Guitar Podcasts Player FM Top 25 Guitar Podcasts Feedspot.com WiMN's website (Women's International Music Network) Available on... Apple Podcasts, Google Podcast, Amazon Music Podcast, iHeartRadio, Spotify, Pandora, Stitcher, Castbox and more! This podcast was made possible in part by I Create Sound For help getting your best sound, go to www.icreatesound.com

    How to Play the D Scale on Your Guitar

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 30, 2021 9:13

    Scales are a great way to learn the notes on your guitar, gain fretboard knowledge and it can help with finger agility and dexterity. Previous scale episodes have included the C & G scales, here's the D scale.  In this episode Marlene discusses the D scale notes, locations & how to play those notes on your guitar. For the D scale tab go to: Thursday Tips blog For virtual learning and more go to www.marlenesmusic.com Join the Club! Join today & receive exclusive member-only rewards! Featured on.. Podbean's Featured Podcast of the Week Podbean.com Best Guitar Podcasts Player FM Top 25 Guitar Podcasts Feedspot.com WiMN's website (Women's International Music Network) Available on... Apple Podcasts, Google Podcast, Amazon Music Podcast, iHeartRadio, Spotify, Pandora, Stitcher, Castbox and more! This podcast was made possible in part by I Create Sound For help getting your best sound, go to www.icreatesound.com

    3 Ways to Play the C Chord

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 23, 2021 8:42

    The C major chord is one of 5 foundational chords, along with A, G, E & D. As with most chords, there are several ways to play the C chord and it can be helpful to learn the variations and options. In this episode Marlene shares 3 ways to play the C chord and tips for getting your best sound. For the chord charts go to: Thursday Tips blog For virtual learning and more go to www.marlenesmusic.com Join the Club! Join today & receive exclusive member-only rewards! Featured on... Best Guitar Podcasts Player FM Top 25 Guitar Podcasts Feedspot.com WiMN's website (Women's International Music Network) Available on... Apple Podcasts, Google Podcast, Amazon Music Podcast, iHeartRadio, Spotify, Pandora, Stitcher, Castbox and more! This podcast was made possible in part by I Create Sound For help getting your best sound, go to www.icreatesound.com

    Learn Single Notes on Your Guitar

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 16, 2021 7:36

    Each time you play a single guitar string you're playing a musical note. Becoming familiar with the notes on the individual strings and frets can be really helpful. In the episode, Marlene talks about single notes, where to find them on your guitar & tips for learning them. For virtual learning and more go to www.marlenesmusic.com Join the Club! Join today & receive exclusive member-only rewards! Featured on... 20 Best Guitar Player Podcasts in 2021 Welp Magazine Best Guitar Podcasts Player FM Top 25 Guitar Podcasts Feedspot.com WiMN's website (Women's International Music Network) Available on... Apple Podcasts, Google Podcast, Amazon Music Podcast, iHeartRadio, Spotify, Pandora, Stitcher, Castbox and more! This podcast was made possible in part by I Create Sound For help getting your best sound, go to www.icreatesound.com

    Top 7 Funniest Reasons Not to Practice!

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 9, 2021 5:44

    There can be many reasons not to practice and here are 7 funny ones. But instead of finding reasons not to practice, try finding reasons TO practice! In this episode Marlene shares the top 7 funniest reasons not to practice, plus several reasons TO practice. For virtual learning and more go to www.marlenesmusic.com Join the Club! Join today & receive exclusive member-only rewards! Featured on... 20 Best Guitar Player Podcasts in 2021 Welp Magazine Best Guitar Podcasts Player FM Top 25 Guitar Podcasts Feedspot.com WiMN's website (Women's International Music Network) Available on... Apple Podcasts, Google Podcast, Amazon Music Podcast, iHeartRadio, Spotify, Pandora, Stitcher, Castbox and more! This podcast was made possible in part by I Create Sound For help getting your best sound, go to www.icreatesound.com

    Learn How to Play By Ear

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 2, 2021 7:37

    Being able to play by ear is a wonderful skill to have in your bag of guitar playing tricks, and it's one that you can develop.  In this episode Marlene shares 4 simple ideas to help you learn to play guitar by ear. For virtual learning and more go to www.marlenesmusic.com Join the Club! Join today & receive exclusive member-only rewards! Featured on... 20 Best Guitar Player Podcasts in 2021 Welp Magazine Best Guitar Podcasts Player FM Top 25 Guitar Podcasts Feedspot.com WiMN's website (Women's International Music Network) Available on... Apple Podcasts, Google Podcast, Amazon Music Podcast, iHeartRadio, Spotify, Pandora, Stitcher, Castbox and more! This podcast was made possible in part by I Create Sound For help getting your best sound, go to www.icreatesound.com

    Be Your Own Drummer, String Slapping 101

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 26, 2021 6:35

    String slapping, using a part of your hand to mute the strings, can be a fun addition to your strumming and picking rhythms. It's like having your own personal drummer performing with you! In this episode Marlene describes and demonstrates 3 basic string slapping techniques for you to try.  Video demonstration on YouTube ~ MarlenesMusic1 For virtual learning and more go to www.marlenesmusic.com Join the Club! Join today & receive exclusive member-only rewards! Featured on... 20 Best Guitar Player Podcasts in 2021 Welp Magazine Best Guitar Podcasts Player FM Top 25 Guitar Podcasts Feedspot.com WiMN's website (Women's International Music Network) Available on... Apple Podcasts, Google Podcast, Amazon Music Podcast, iHeartRadio, Spotify, Pandora, Stitcher, Castbox and more! This podcast was made possible in part by I Create Sound For help getting your best sound, go to www.icreatesound.com

    Guitar & Cooking, A Recipe For The Senses

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 19, 2021 8:19

    That's right, guitar AND cooking! And yes, it is a little unusual to feature a tip about both guitar playing and cooking, but surprisingly it works! In this episode Marlene shares one of her favorite (and super easy) recipes along with built in playing time while cooking.  For virtual learning and more go to www.marlenesmusic.com Join the Club! Join today & receive exclusive member-only rewards! Next monthly club meeting is this Saturday! Featured on... 20 Best Guitar Player Podcasts in 2021 Welp Magazine Best Guitar Podcasts Player FM Top 25 Guitar Podcasts Feedspot.com WiMN's website (Women's International Music Network) Available on... Apple Podcasts, Google Podcast, Amazon Music Podcast, iHeartRadio, Spotify, Pandora, Stitcher, Castbox and more! This podcast was made possible in part by I Create Sound For help getting your best sound, go to www.icreatesound.com

    How to Get Started Performing in Public

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 12, 2021 9:39

    Performing in public is fun and is a great way to share your beautiful music with others. Now that some venues have re-opened for live music, you can make your performing dreams come true! In this episode Marlene breaks down everything you'll need to know such as music prep, equipment, set up and venue booking. For virtual learning and more go to www.marlenesmusic.com Join the Club! Join today & receive exclusive member-only rewards! Featured on... 20 Best Guitar Player Podcasts in 2021 Welp Magazine Best Guitar Podcasts Player FM Top 25 Guitar Podcasts Feedspot.com WiMN's website (Women's International Music Network) Available on... Apple Podcasts, Google Podcast, Amazon Music Podcast, iHeartRadio, Spotify, Pandora, Stitcher, Castbox and more! This podcast was made possible in part by I Create Sound For help getting your best sound, go to www.icreatesound.com

    Guitar Friends Interview ~ Tim Godwin, Taylor Guitars, Director of Artist Relations

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 5, 2021 30:43


    Marlene's latest installment of her Guitar Friends Interviews features Tim Godwin, Director of Artist & Entertainment Relations at Taylor Guitars. His background includes successful careers in both the performing world and the instrumental business world. Prior to joining Taylor Guitars he was the Artist Relations Manager for Line 6. He has worked with world-class artists such as Linda Perry, Zac Brown, Jason Mraz, The Edge (U2), James Taylor, Lenny Kravitz, Finneas O'Connell, and Dave Mustaine (Megadeath). He's also had a successful musical career in his own right as a guitar player for the band Air Supply, Laura Brannigan, and Shelby Lynne. He's performed on The Jay Leno Show and was a member of the house band for Fox's Sunday Comics.  He was a co-founding member of the band Farmer with music producer Marshall Altman. Additionally, he's a notable composer, including the music for the short film Last 3 Minutes. Air Supply One More Chance video (Tim's guitar solo is at 2:39!)  For virtual learning and more go to www.marlenesmusic.com Join the Club! Join today & receive exclusive member-only rewards! Featured on... 20 Best Guitar Player Podcasts in 2021 Welp Magazine Best Guitar Podcasts Player FM Top 25 Guitar Podcasts Feedspot.com WiMN's website (Women's International Music Network) Available on... Apple Podcasts, Google Podcast, Amazon Music Podcast, iHeartRadio, Spotify, Pandora, Stitcher, Castbox and more! This podcast was made possible in part by I Create Sound For help getting your best sound, go to www.icreatesound.com


    What's Guitar Action?

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 29, 2021 8:14

    Action is a term you've likely heard of, or perhaps set-up, in reference to a guitar. It's a key component to the ease and playability of your guitar, and it can change over time. In this episode Marlene explains guitar action, what it is, and how it can affect your playing. For virtual learning and more go to www.marlenesmusic.com Join the Club! Join today & receive exclusive member-only rewards! Featured on... 20 Best Guitar Player Podcasts in 2021 Welp Magazine Best Guitar Podcasts Player FM Top 25 Guitar Podcasts Feedspot.com WiMN (Women's International Music Network) Available on... Apple Podcasts, Google Podcast, Amazon Music Podcast, iHeartRadio, Spotify, Pandora, Stitcher, Castbox and more! This podcast was made possible in part by I Create Sound For help getting your best sound, go to www.icreatesound.com

    Olympics Inspired Songs to Play

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 22, 2021 7:29

    The 2021 Summer Olympics begin this Friday, July 23rd in Tokyo, Japan. So, it's the perfect time for you to 'go for the gold' with your music by playing the 'thrill of victory' themed songs. In this episode Marlene describes the history and playing recommendations for 2 popular Olympic Games songs. For the song links go to: Thursday Tips blog For virtual learning and more go to www.marlenesmusic.com Join the Club! Join today & receive exclusive member-only rewards! Featured on... 20 Best Guitar Player Podcasts in 2021 Welp Magazine Best Guitar Podcasts Player FM Top 25 Guitar Podcasts Feedspot.com WiMN's website Women's International Music Network Available on... Apple Podcasts, Google Podcast, Amazon Music Podcast, iHeartRadio, Spotify, Pandora, Stitcher, Castbox and more! This podcast was made possible in part by I Create Sound For help getting your best sound, go to www.icreatesound.com

    10 Tips to Help Alleviate Performance Anxiety

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 15, 2021 7:47

    If you dread getting up in front of people to perform, then you're not alone. Most people feel the same way. There are a few things you can do to help you move away from the fear of performing and move into the enjoyment of the experience. In this episode Marlene shares her 10 tips to help manage and alleviate performance anxiety. For virtual learning and more go to www.marlenesmusic.com Join the Club & receive exclusive member-only rewards! Featured on... 20 Best Guitar Player Podcasts in 2021 Welp Magazine Best Guitar Podcasts Player FM Top 25 Guitar Podcasts Feedspot.com WiMN's website (Women's International Music Network) Available on... Apple Podcasts, Google Podcast, Amazon Music Podcast, iHeartRadio, Spotify, Pandora, Stitcher, Castbox and more! This podcast was made possible in part by I Create Sound For help getting your best sound, go to www.icreatesound.com

    Got Calluses? How to Build & Maintain Fingertip Calluses

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 8, 2021 7:38

    For a guitar player callused fingertips are very normal, in fact, it's kind of a right of passage! And though a bit painful to acquire, calluses are a valuable asset for your guitar playing journey.  In this week's episode Marlene explains fingertip calluses, tips to build/toughen the skin and maintaining those calluses. For virtual learning and more go to www.marlenesmusic.com Join the Club! Become a member today to receive your exclusive member-only rewards! Featured on... Best Guitar Podcasts Player FM Top 25 Guitar Podcasts Feedspot.com WiMN's website (Women's International Music Network) Available on... Apple Podcasts, Google Podcast, Amazon Music Podcast, iHeartRadio, Spotify, Pandora, Stitcher, Castbox and more! This podcast was made possible in part by I Create Sound For help getting your best sound, go to www.icreatesound.com

    4th of July Patriotic Songs to Play

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 1, 2021 7:23

    Sharing your festive music as you gather with your family and friends can be entertaining and fun ~ and there are many great patriotic songs you can play on the 4th of July ~ or anytime!   In this episode Marlene shares 3 lively 4th of July songs for you to try. For the song links go to: Thursday Tips blog Join the Club!!! & receive exclusive member-only rewards! For virtual learning and more go to www.marlenesmusic.com Featured on... Best Guitar Podcasts Player FM Top 25 Guitar Podcasts Feedspot.com WiMN's website (Women's International Music Network) Available on... Apple Podcasts, Google Podcast, Amazon Music Podcast, iHeartRadio, Spotify, Pandora, Stitcher, Castbox and more! This podcast was made possible in part by I Create Sound For help getting your best sound, go to www.icreatesound.com

    Guitar Friends Interview~ Laura B. Whitmore, Guitarist, Singer/Songwriter & MI Expert

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 24, 2021 27:22

    Marlene's latest installment of her Guitar Friends Interviews features Laura B. Whitmore. Laura's impressive music industry background includes VP of Positive Grid, CBS Records, Korg, Marshall and Vox, and has worked with A-list artists including Ringo Starr, Orianthi, Colbie Callait and Joel Kosche (Collective Soul guitarist) ~ to name a few. In addition, she's a journalist and editor, writing for Parade.com and Guitar World Magazine, and is the founder of the Women's International Music Network (WiMN). Beyond her music industry chops, Laura is an accomplished singer/songwriter.  In this Guitar Friends Interview Marlene talks with Laura about her music background and experiences, as well as her journey in the songwriting realm. You'll hear useful, effective tips and advise for songwriting, music ~ and life ~ plus, a new original song, Have a Little Faith. Contact info: https://www.thewimn.com/  https://www.linkedin.com/in/laurabwhitmore/ http://girlthealbum.com/ For virtual learning and more go to www.marlenesmusic.com Join today to receive your exclusive club member rewards! Featured on... Best Guitar Podcasts Player FM Top 25 Guitar Podcasts You Must Follow in 2021 Feedspot.com WiMN's website (Women's International Music Network) Available on... Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Google Podcast, Amazon Music Podcast, iHeartRadio, Pandora, Stitcher, Castbox and more! This podcast was made possible in part by I Create Sound For help getting your best sound, go to www.icreatesound.com

    Songs to Play on Father's Day!

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 17, 2021 6:17

    Father's Day is this Sunday, so why not play some songs for your father or in honor of your father. In this episode Marlene discusses the history of and playing suggestions for 3 inspiring songs. For the song links go to: Thursday Tips blog For virtual learning and more go to www.marlenesmusic.com Become a Member & receive exclusive member-only rewards! Featured on... Best Guitar Podcasts Player FM Top 25 Guitar Podcasts Feedspot.com WiMN's website (Women's International Music Network) Available on... Apple Podcasts, Google Podcast, Amazon Music Podcast, iHeartRadio, Spotify, Pandora, Stitcher, Castbox and more! This podcast was made possible in part by I Create Sound For help getting your best sound, go to www.icreatesound.com

    How to Easily Record Your Guitar Playing

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 10, 2021 7:34

    Recording your guitar playing is a helpful skill improvement tool and it's a fun way to share your music with others. In this episode Marlene covers the essential 'how to's' of recording on your device or computer.  For virtual learning and more go to www.marlenesmusic.com Join the Club ~ Become a Member & receive exclusive member-only rewards! Featured on... Best Guitar Podcasts Player FM Top 25 Guitar Podcasts Feedspot.com WiMN's website (Women's International Music Network) Available on... Apple Podcasts, Google Podcast, Amazon Music Podcast, iHeartRadio, Spotify, Pandora, Stitcher, Castbox and more! This podcast was made possible in part by I Create Sound For help getting your best sound, go to www.icreatesound.com

    5 Simple Steps to Songwriting

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 3, 2021 6:18

    Do you have a song idea? Have you ever wanted to try writing a song? Then these simple steps can help you to begin creating and developing an idea and turning it into a song. In this episode Marlene shares 5 easy to follow steps to help you write a song. For virtual learning and more go to www.marlenesmusic.com Join the Club ~ Become a Member & receive exclusive member-only rewards! Featured on... Best Guitar Podcasts Player FM Top 25 Guitar Podcasts Feedspot.com WiMN's website (Women's International Music Network) Available on... Apple Podcasts, Google Podcast, Amazon Music Podcast, iHeartRadio, Spotify, Pandora, Stitcher, Castbox and more! This podcast was made possible in part by I Create Sound For help getting your best sound, go to www.icreatesound.com

    How to Host a Post Lockdown Jam Session

    Play Episode Listen Later May 27, 2021 8:12

    A jam session is an opportunity to get together with your fellow guitarists (and musicians) to make music together. And now that things are opening up, why not host a jam session?  In this episode Marlene talks about her own jam session experiences and advice for hosting your own. For virtual learning and more go to www.marlenesmusic.com Join the Club ~ Become a Member & receive exclusive member-only rewards! Featured on... Best Guitar Podcasts Player FM Top 25 Guitar Podcasts Feedspot.com WiMN's website (Women's International Music Network) Available on... Apple Podcasts, Google Podcast, Amazon Music Podcast, iHeartRadio, Spotify, Pandora, Stitcher, Castbox and more! This podcast was made possible in part by I Create Sound For help getting your best sound, go to www.icreatesound.com

    Taking Flight With Your Guitar

    Play Episode Listen Later May 20, 2021 8:42

    Up, up and away! Now that air travel is opening up, you may be planning trips, vacations and adventures. Your guitar can be a part of your plans too, in fact it can be your carry-on. So don't leave home without it! In this episode Marlene talks about the rules and helpful hints to airplane travel with your guitar. For the Flying with Guitar FAA Rules go to: Thursday Tips blog For virtual learning and more go to www.marlenesmusic.com Join the Club - Become a Member & receive exclusive member-only rewards! Featured on... Best Guitar Podcasts Player FM Top 25 Guitar Podcasts Feedspot.com WiMN's website (Women's International Music Network) Available on... Apple Podcasts, Google Podcast, Amazon Music Podcast, iHeartRadio, Spotify, Pandora, Stitcher, Castbox and more! This podcast was made possible in part by I Create Sound For help getting your best sound, go to www.icreatesound.com

    Spring Clean Your Guitar

    Play Episode Listen Later May 13, 2021 5:29

    Spring is in full swing and it's a great time to show your guitar some TLC. Thoroughly cleaning (and polishing) your guitar is important and it might even put a little 'spring' in your playing! In this episode Marlene describes simple guitar maintenance steps such as cleaning, oiling the fretboard and polishing the body. For virtual learning and more go to www.marlenesmusic.com Become a Member & receive exclusive member-only rewards! Featured on... Best Guitar Podcasts Player FM Top 25 Guitar Podcasts Feedspot.com WiMN's website (Women's International Music Network) Available on... Apple Podcasts, Google Podcast, Amazon Music Podcast, iHeartRadio, Spotify, Pandora, Stitcher, Castbox and more! This podcast was made possible in part by I Create Sound For help getting your best sound, go to www.icreatesound.com  

    Mindfulness While Playing Guitar

    Play Episode Listen Later May 6, 2021 8:58

    Guitar playing can be considered a mindful - present moment awareness - activity. Additionally, you can use mindfulness techniques, like deep breathing while learning new skills, to help you gain playing abilities and muscle memories more easily. In other words, mindfulness can be instrumental to your guitar playing! In this episode Marlene draws on her MBSR and Yoga training to guide you through simple mindful guitar playing exercises. For virtual learning and more go to www.marlenesmusic.com Become a Member & receive exclusive member-only rewards! Listenable 60% discount use code 'TEACHER 60' Featured on... Best Guitar Podcasts Player FM Top 25 Guitar Podcasts Feedspot.com WiMN's website (Women's International Music Network) Available on... Spotify, Apple Podcasts, Google Podcast, Amazon Music Podcast, iHeartRadio, Pandora, Stitcher, Castbox and more! This podcast was made possible in part by I Create Sound For help getting your best sound, go to www.icreatesound.com

    Cinco de Mayo Songs to Play on Your Guitar

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 29, 2021 5:50

    Cinco de Mayo, or May 5th, is a celebration of Hispanic culture, and an opportunity for you to be musically inspired. Playing these fun songs on your guitar is an instrumental way to celebrate! In this episode Marlene presents 2 popular (and easy to play) Spanish language songs, including song histories and translations.   For the song links go to: Thursday Tips blog Become a Member & receive exclusive member-only rewards! For virtual learning and more go to www.marlenesmusic.com Featured on... Best Guitar Podcasts Player FM Top 25 Guitar Podcasts Feedspot.com WiMN's website (Women's International Music Network) Available on... Apple Podcasts, Google Podcast, Amazon Music Podcast, iHeartRadio, Spotify, Pandora, Stitcher, Castbox and more! This podcast was made possible in part by I Create Sound For help getting your best sound, go to www.icreatesound.com

    How to Change Chords While Strumming Calypso

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 22, 2021 9:31

    Now that you know how to play the calypso strum (2/26 episode), the next step is to add in chord changing while playing the pattern. It can be a little challenging at first, but it's the next step to being able to play this pattern in songs.  In this episode Marlene takes you through the best approach to help you easily manage changing chords while playing calypso. Support this podcast ~ Become a Member & receive exclusive member-only rewards! For virtual learning and more go to www.marlenesmusic.com Featured on... Best Guitar Podcasts Player FM Top 25 Guitar Podcasts Feedspot.com WiMN's website (Women's International Music Network) Available on... Apple Podcasts, Google Podcast, Amazon Music Podcast, iHeartRadio, Spotify, Pandora, Stitcher, Castbox and more! This podcast was made possible in part by I Create Sound For help getting your best sound, go to www.icreatesound.com

    5 Songs to Rock on Tax Day!

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 15, 2021 7:34

    A good theme, goes a long way - and this year the 'tax day' theme can work for today (4/15) or May 17th. These songs might make your day a little less taxing and a lot more fun! In this episode Marlene shares 5 tax themed songs to play on your guitar. Become a Member & receive exclusive member-only rewards! For the song links go to: Thursday Tips blog For virtual learning and more go to www.marlenesmusic.com Featured on... Best Guitar Podcasts Player FM Top 25 Guitar Podcasts Feedspot.com WiMN's website (Women's International Music Network) Available on... Apple Podcasts, Google Podcast, Amazon Music Podcast, iHeartRadio, Spotify, Pandora, Stitcher, Castbox and more! This podcast was made possible in part by I Create Sound For help getting your best sound, go to www.icreatesound.com  

    1st Anniversary ~ Top 10 Episodes!

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 8, 2021 8:09

    Tomorrow, April 9th, marks the 1 year anniversary of the Tips For Guitar Playing Success debut! In honor of this very special occasion here's the top 10 episodes during the past 365 days! In this episode Marlene lists and briefly takes you through each of the top 10 most downloaded episodes. Facebook: Marlene's Music Twitter: @marlenesmusic Listenable 10 lesson course For virtual learning and more go to www.marlenesmusic.com Become a Member & receive exclusive member-only rewards! Featured on... Best Guitar Podcasts Player FM Top 25 Guitar Podcasts Feedspot.com WiMN's website (Women's International Music Network) Available on... Apple Podcasts, Google Podcast, Amazon Music Podcast, iHeartRadio, Spotify, Pandora, Stitcher, Castbox and more! This podcast was made possible in part by I Create Sound For help getting your best sound, go to www.icreatesound.com

    Tension Relieving Exercises For Guitarists

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 1, 2021 9:23

    This week's episode goes a little deeper into relieving tension that can affect your playing (as discussed in last week's episode) with simple stretches and exercises to help you be more relaxed and ultimately a better guitarist.  In this episode, Marlene will describe and guide you through easy stretches and exercises to help you move through tension. For virtual learning and more go to www.marlenesmusic.com Become a Member & receive exclusive member-only rewards! Featured on... Best Guitar Podcasts Player FM Top 25 Guitar Podcasts Feedspot.com WiMN's website (Women's International Music Network) Available on... Apple Podcasts, Google Podcast, Amazon Music Podcast, iHeartRadio, Spotify, Pandora, Stitcher, Castbox and more! This podcast was made possible in part by I Create Sound For help getting your best sound, go to www.icreatesound.com

    How Tension Can Affect Your Playing

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 25, 2021 8:15

    Tension is good for guitar strings, but it's not so good for guitar players. Muscle tension and mental stressors can affect skills such as chords, notes, scales, strumming and picking, not to mention the overall enjoyment of playing guitar. In this episode Marlene will explain how tension can affect your playing, plus ways to notice and reduce underlying tension. For virtual learning and more go to www.marlenesmusic.com Become a Member & receive exclusive member-only rewards! Featured on... Best Guitar Podcasts Player FM Top 25 Guitar Podcasts Feedspot.com WiMN's website (Women's International Music Network) Available on... Spotify, Apple Podcasts, Google Podcast, Amazon Music Podcast, iHeartRadio, Pandora, Stitcher, Castbox and more! This podcast was made possible in part by I Create Sound For help getting your best sound, go to www.icreatesound.com

    The Next Scale You Should Play

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 18, 2021 8:24

    After the C scale (October 8th episode), the G scale is the next scale you should learn. Playing different scales can help you with finger dexterity and fretboard/note familiarity. In the episode Marlene will present the G scale notes, placement and sound demonstrations so you can play along. For the G scale tab link go to: Thursday Tips blog For virtual learning and more go to www.marlenesmusic.com Become a Member & receive exclusive member-only rewards! Featured on... Best Guitar Podcasts Player FM Top 25 Guitar Podcasts Feedspot.com WiMN's website (Women's International Music Network) Available on... Apple Podcasts, Google Podcast, Amazon Music Podcast, iHeartRadio, Spotify, Pandora, Stitcher, Castbox and more! This podcast was made possible in part by I Create Sound For help getting your best sound, go to www.icreatesound.com

    Irish Songs for Guitar

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 11, 2021 5:48

    Luck o' the Irish! Talk about song inspiration (last week's episode)... St. Patrick's Day, Wednesday 3/17, is a great music occasion. There are many fun Irish songs and jigs for guitar, Irish strumming patterns too.  In this episode Marlene shares some Irish songs to play, Irish inspired strumming patterns and more.  For song audio & chord links, and the Irish strum link go to: Thursday Tips blog For virtual learning and more go to www.marlenesmusic.com Become a Member & receive exclusive member-only rewards! Featured on... Best Guitar Podcasts Player FM Top 25 Guitar Podcasts Feedspot.com WiMN's website (Women's International Music Network) Available on... Apple Podcasts, Google Podcast, Amazon Music Podcast, iHeartRadio, Spotify, Pandora, Stitcher, Castbox and more! This podcast was made possible in part by I Create Sound For help getting your best sound, go to www.icreatesound.com  

    6 Song Inspiration Ideas

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 4, 2021 6:08

    Where does your song inspiration come from? There are several obvious, and not so obvious, influences that can trigger your guitar playing song selections. In this episode Marlene will share 6 ideas to help you gravitate to the songs you'd like to play. For virtual learning and more go to www.marlenesmusic.com Become a Member & receive exclusive member-only rewards! Featured on... Best Guitar Podcasts Player FM Top 25 Guitar Podcasts Feedspot.com WiMN's website (Women's International Music Network) Available on... Apple Podcasts, Google Podcast, Amazon Music Podcast, iHeartRadio, Spotify, Pandora, Stitcher, Castbox and more! This podcast was made possible in part by I Create Sound For help getting your best sound, go to www.icreatesound.com

    How to Play the Calypso Strum

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 25, 2021 9:04

    There are many great guitar strumming patterns, and calypso is one of them. It's a fun and useful strum to have in your guitar rhythm bag of tricks! In this episode Marlene will explain the pattern basics, play examples and share muscle memory gaining tips. For the calypso strum notation go to: Thursday Tips blog For virtual learning and more go to www.marlenesmusic.com Become a Member & receive exclusive member-only rewards! Featured on... Best Guitar Podcasts Player FM Top 25 Guitar Podcasts Feedspot.com WiMN's website (Women's International Music Network) Available on... Apple Podcasts, Google Podcast, Amazon Music Podcast, iHeartRadio, Spotify, Pandora, Stitcher, Castbox and more! This podcast was made possible in part by I Create Sound For help getting your best sound, go to www.icreatesound.com

    How to Find the Best Video Lessons for You

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 18, 2021 7:58

    Virtual guitar instruction is a popular way to learn, especially right now, but how do you know which one(s) will give you the playing results you're looking for? In this episode Marlene shares 7 steps to finding the best guitar video program for you!For virtual learning and more go to www.marlenesmusic.comBecome a Member & receive exclusive member-only rewards!Featured on...Best Guitar Podcasts Player FMTop 25 Guitar Podcasts Feedspot.comWiMN's website (Women's International Music Network)Available on...Apple Podcasts, Google Podcast, Amazon Music Podcast, iHeartRadio, Spotify, Pandora, Stitcher, Castbox and more!This podcast was made possible in part by I Create SoundFor help getting your best sound, go to www.icreatesound.com

    3 Music Resources For Guitar Players

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 11, 2021 9:01

    Have you ever been inspired to play a song and not sure how to find the music? Problem solved - there are several music resources that are literally at your finger tips!In this episode Marlene will discuss 3 resources to help you find the music you want to play.For virtual learning and more go to www.marlenesmusic.comBecome a Member & receive exclusive member-only rewards!Featured on...Best Guitar Podcasts Player FMTop 25 Guitar Podcasts Feedspot.comWiMN's website (Women's International Music Network)Available on...Apple Podcasts, Google Podcast, Amazon Music Podcast, iHeartRadio, Spotify, Pandora, Stitcher, Castbox and more!This podcast was made possible in part by I Create SoundFor help getting your best sound, go to www.icreatesound.com

    More About Guitar Tablature ~ Notations & Symbols

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 4, 2021 7:02

    Understanding tablature (tab) notations and symbols can help you play a song with more interesting nuances, inflections and style. They're pretty simple to learn and can add life to your songs.In this episode Marlene will discuss & demonstrate 7 common tab notations and symbols.Referenced Link: 12/3 Podcast Episode ~ Tab BasicsFor virtual learning and more go to www.marlenesmusic.comBecome a Member & receive exclusive member-only rewards!Featured on...Best Guitar Podcasts Player FMTop 25 Guitar Podcasts Feedspot.comWiMN's website (Women's International Music Network)Available on...Apple Podcasts, Google Podcast, Amazon Music Podcast, iHeartRadio, Spotify, Pandora, Stitcher, Castbox and more!This podcast was made possible in part by I Create SoundFor help getting your best sound, go to www.icreatesound.com 

    7 Simple Steps to Memorizing a Song

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 28, 2021 5:35

    Memorizing an entire song, start to finish, might seem challenging, but when broken down into manageable steps, it's very doable. In this episode Marlene presents her 7 super simple steps to memorizing a song.For virtual learning and more go to www.marlenesmusic.comBecome a Member & receive exclusive member-only rewards!Featured on...Best Guitar Podcasts Player FMTop 25 Guitar Podcasts Feedspot.comWiMN's website (Women's International Music Network)Available on...Apple Podcasts, Google Podcast, Amazon Music Podcast, iHeartRadio, Spotify, Pandora, Stitcher, Castbox and more!This podcast was made possible in part by I Create SoundFor help getting your best sound, go to www.icreatesound.com

    Guitar Friends Interview ~ Linda Scott

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 21, 2021 17:26


    Marlene's latest installment of her Guitar Friends Interview features Linda Scott, guitarist and singer. Hear about her playing and song influences, her 2021 guitar goals, overcoming performance anxiety and playing through bloopers. Linda also talks about the positive effects of playing guitar, especially during COVID, and plays a beautiful song.For virtual learning and more go to www.marlenesmusic.comBecome a Member support the podcast to begin receiving your exclusive member-only rewards!Featured on...Best Guitar Podcasts Player FMTop 25 Guitar Podcasts You Must Follow in 2021 Feedspot.comWiMN's website (Women's International Music Network)Available on...Apple Podcasts, Google Podcast, Amazon Music Podcast, iHeartRadio, Spotify, Pandora, Stitcher, Castbox and more!This podcast was made possible in part by I Create SoundFor help getting your best sound, go to www.icreatesound.com


    How Guitar Posture Makes a Difference

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 14, 2021 7:37

    Good guitar posture can be the difference between playing so-so and playing well. It can affect your chords, notes, chord and note changing, and your rhythm patterns and skills.In this episode Marlene shares tips to maintain your guitar posture while playing.For virtual learning and more go to www.marlenesmusic.comBecome a Member Join my Patron's Group, receive exclusive rewards!Featured on...Best Guitar Podcasts Player FMTop 30 Guitar Podcasts Feedspot.comWiMN's website (Women's International Music Network)Available on Apple Podcasts, Google Podcast, Amazon Music Podcast, iHeartRadio, Spotify, Pandora, Stitcher, Castbox and more!This podcast was made possible in part by I Create SoundFor help getting your best sound, go to www.icreatesound.com

    Maximizing Your Guitar Practice Time

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 7, 2021 6:27

    Practice is the key to guitar playing success and growth. Making the most of your practice time can help you improve and master skills, songs and guitar playing goals sooner.In this episode Marlene describes ideas to help you maximize your practice session. For virtual learning go to www.marlenesmusic.comBecome a Member and receive exclusive rewards!Featured on...Best Guitar Podcasts Player FMTop 30 Guitar Podcasts Feedspot.comWiMN's website (Women's International Music Network)Available on... Apple Podcasts, Google Podcast, Amazon Music Podcast, iHeartRadio, Spotify, Pandora, Stitcher, Castbox and more!This podcast was made possible in part by I Create SoundFor help getting your best sound, go to www.icreatesound.com

    3 Midnight/New Year's Songs to Try!

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 31, 2020 5:46

    It's midnight, you've played Auld Lang Syne, now what? You could play just about anything, but perhaps, in keeping with the theme, play some midnight or new year's songs!In this episode Marlene will inspire your 'beyond midnight' playing with these themed songs:After Midnight by Eric ClaptonHappy New Year by ABBAThis Will Be Our Year by The ZombiesHappy New Year!!!For the video/song links go to: Thursday Tips blogFor virtual learning and more go to www.marlenesmusic.comJoin my Patron's Group ~ Become a Member & receive exclusive member-only rewards!Featured on...Best Guitar Podcasts Player FMTop 30 Guitar Podcasts Feedspot.comWiMN's website (Women's International Music Network)Available on Apple Podcasts, Google Podcast, Amazon Music Podcast, iHeartRadio, Spotify, Pandora, Stitcher, Castbox and more!This podcast was made possible in part by I Create SoundFor help getting your best sound, go to www.icreatesound.com 

    Play Auld Lang Syne for New Year's Eve!

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 24, 2020 6:00

    This classic New Year's Eve song is simple to play, will charm those around you and is a great way to ring in 2021!In this episode Marlene will show you how to play Auld Lang Syne 3 different ways.For the song links go to: Thursday Tips blogFor virtual learning and more go to www.marlenesmusic.comJoin my Patron's Group ~ Become a Member & receive exclusive member-only rewards!Featured on...Best Guitar Podcasts Player FMTop 30 Guitar Podcasts Feedspot.comWiMN's website (Women's International Music Network)Available on Apple Podcasts, Google Podcast, Amazon Music Podcast, iHeartRadio, Spotify, Pandora, Stitcher, Castbox and more!This podcast was made possible in part by I Create SoundFor help getting your best sound, go to www.icreatesound.com 

    2021 Guitar Playing Goals

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 17, 2020 5:23

    This time of year offers you a wonderful opportunity to reflect on your guitar playing improvements over the past 12 months and think about next year's guitar playing hopes and dreams. In this episode Marlene reviews how to set and keep guitar playing goals. For virtual learning and more go to www.marlenesmusic.comJoin my Patron's Group & receive exclusive member-only rewards!Featured on...Best Guitar Podcasts Player FMTop 30 Guitar Podcasts Feedspot.comWiMN's website (Women's International Music Network)Available on Apple Podcasts, Google Podcast, Amazon Music Podcast, iHeartRadio, Spotify, Pandora, Stitcher, Castbox and more!  This podcast was made possible in part by I Create SoundFor help getting your best sound, go to www.icreatesound.com

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