I'll Keep It Short

Welcome to this edition of Fingerstyle Monthly.

Well, here we are at the end of another year. I hope that you had a good year and are excited about the year ahead.

This is such a busy time of the year for everyone, I'm going to keep this month's newsletter short and (I hope) sweet.

First off, the weather. It's brutally cold in much of the US and Europe right now. This means that the heating in most homes and buildings is working overtime.

This typically results in the air inside the building becoming very dry. This can cause serious problems with your guitars. I strongly urge you to humidify your instruments. You can find out more about guitar humidifiers here.

Symptoms to look for in a dry guitar are buzzing strings, cracks in the wood and sharp fret ends.

Secondly, I've started a new page in which I'm reviewing online guitar instruction courses. I'm either subscribing to the course, or in some cases, being made a temporary member so that I can dig deep into what's being offered.

This allows me to give an accurate report on the course's materials. It also allows me to determine if there's enough fingerstyle guitar material in the course to justify the cost for a fingerstylist.

Here are the first two reviews.

If there's a course that you think that I should check out, let me know.

The last item on the agenda is a new lesson that I posted last night. It's for a Robert Johnson song called Drunken Hearted Man and you can find it here.

Short and sweet - I told you I could do it.

Happy Holidays!

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