Kelly Richey Guitar Rig 2017: Check out my new guitar rig! This set up requires two separate pedal boards. I have several reasons for splitting them up– a single pedal board is extremely heavy, and having the option to angle the board on the left when on stage makes it easier to access pedals quickly.
The board on the left is all I NEED for a gig with my band and the board to the right must be added to my solo shows because it have my Pigtronics Infinity Looper,Looptimus foot controller for Ableton Live, and my iConnect 4 channel audio interface / preamp for vocals, guitar, Ableton loops and beats. My iConnect runs into my computer and out to my PA system for live sound amplification or to my studio recording set up.
Here’s a photo of my new studio setup. I’m currently working on a new recording project– I’m excited and inspired. Check out my setup below and stay tuned for a new video tutorial!
Gear Update: I’ve added 5 new Strymon effects units. Strymon effects are the sweetest effects on the market today. Their sound quality is pristine and their deep rich tones are stunning! As I expand into the world of ambient soundscapes– trip hop instrumentals, ambient space music, and trance blues, I have access every sound imaginable with a tap of my foot. This collection of effects allows me to sound like I’m playing strings, synths, bass, clean and/or over driven guitar, and this just scratches the surface.
Link with Description: OB.1 combines studio quality, beautifully transparent analog optical compression with a Clean Boost with EQ curves designed to super-charge your favorite amp and reveal its true character. Featuring an all-analog signal path with premium components throughout, a high-impedance input, and very low noise circuitry, OB.1 is perfect for the number one spot in your signal chain. It’s the missing piece you’ve been searching for.
Link with Description: Two pedals at once. Sunset is really two customizable overdrive pedals, independently selectable and flexibly routable, designed and voiced for complementary tones when stacked. Six distinct circuits each feel and react differently in your hands, two at once, all in one convenient package. Push your amp any way you want, from transparent “more amp” to heavy saturated fuzz, and all the best places in between.
Link with Description:Infinitely Organic. Some might say we’re driven. When our engineers lock themselves in our sound design labs for months on end, you might say we’re obsessed. We have been dedicating ourselves to forging a collection of the most organic, luscious, expressive, and versatile modulation effects ever heard.
It was an enormous mission—we painstakingly studied the nuances of the legendary modulations of celebrated tremolo effects, phaser pedals, chorus units, and more from the last five decades. We didn’t stop at faithfully capturing these warm and lush vintage sounds—we expanded their vocabulary with extended versatility and sonic possibilities never before heard.
Strymon Timeline Multidimensional Delay: I’ve added the Timeline delay in conjuction with my TC Electronics Triple Flashback Delay. I use the Triple Flashback for standard 480 ms delay and ping pong delay and I use the Strymon Timeline for all other delay sounds– the list is too infinite to begin. Be sure to check out the video so you can see what it does!
Link with Description: Inspiration Machine. When we decided to create a studio-class stereo delay effects pedal, we knew we must go well beyond what has been done in the past—in sound quality, sonic flexibility, hardware design, and processing power. We spent months locked up in the Strymon sound design labs dreaming up the most spacious, lush, creative, and tweakable delay effects ever heard. It was a monumental task—a relentless study of delays and their nuances, and a continuous pursuit of innovative and musically inspirational sounds. Utilizing a ridiculously powerful SHARC DSP, every drop of processing power is harnessed.
Last in my chain the the Strymon Big Sky Reverb! This reverb is absolutely amazing, it does it ALL! Be sure to check out the video and experience it for yourself.
Link with Description: Clear Skies Ahead. Plug into BigSky and instantly lift your sound into the stratosphere. The world below you fades into the distance, and you’re elevated into a glow of lush, glorious, radiant reverbs.
To create a reverb experience as natural, beautiful, and immersive as BigSky required tremendous feats of sound engineering and artistic imagination. Using the fundamentals of acoustical science as our beacon, we carefully studied and scientifically analyzed reverb technology from the past fifty years. We faithfully captured the essence of these classic sounds, and forged ahead to dream up our vision of reverbs from the future.
TrueFire Presents Focus on Blues-Rock Power Trio: There’s nothing more exhilarating for a guitarist than taking center stage and fronting a power trio. Witness the likes of Stevie Ray Vaughan, Hendrix, Jimmy Page, Clapton and so many other masters of this genre. It’s also a lot more challenging than it looks and that’s the premise for Kelly Richey’s Power Trio course, which focuses on the key elements, creative approaches and techniques that define the genre. Blues Rock Power Trio.
”We’re going to focus on the essential techniques and specific elements that are used when playing guitar in a blues-rock power trio. We’ll look at rhythm and lead guitar techniques and how they overlap, working together seamlessly to create a powerful wall of sound. I’ll also focus on the importance of creating musical ‘holes’, the power of creating space and how to work with a drummer and bass player to create a unique sound that best supports your guitar style.”
TrueFire Presents Focus on Blues-Rock Power Trio: Kelly organized this course into four sections. In the first section, Kelly overviews the history of Blues-Rock Power Trios and some of the key players of the genre. Kelly also runs down the most common gear and tone considerations you’ll need to dial in to get that signature power trio blues-rock sound.
”We’ll look at how to design the right guitar rig to support your unique style. You’ll learn about guitar tone, effects, amplifiers and speaker configuration – all the things critical for you to have sustain, texture and articulation to support your signature power trio sound.”
In the second section, Kelly guides you through a series of essential rhythm techniques. She’ll show you the go-to chord voicings, a variety of ways to embellish your chords and some riff based approaches that weave rhythm and lead playing together.
In the third section, you’ll focus on soloing techniques. Kelly shares tips and tricks for animating your pentatonic scales with punctuation, articulation and dynamics. Kelly also demonstrates how to incorporate bends and vibrato to bring each note to life.
”We’ll work on approaches for playing lead guitar in a power trio setting. You’ll learn essential soloing techniques that reveal how to build a bridge between lead and rhythm guitar, leverage dynamics and create the musical ‘holes’ necessary to fully connect with a rhythm section.”
In the final section, you’ll apply everything that you learned in the previous sections as you play your way through four Performance Studies in a variety of keys and feels: Love, Whole Lotta Love, You Wanna Rock and Blues Rock Haze.
Kelly demonstrates all of the Performance Studies over rhythm tracks and then breaks them down by stepping you through the key concepts and techniques employed in the performance.
All of the key examples and Performance Studies are tabbed and notated for your practice, reference and study purposes. You’ll also get Guitar Pro files so that you can loop and/or slow any section down as you work through the lessons. Plus, Kelly generously includes all of the rhythm tracks for you to work with on your own.
So grab your guitar and let’s power up with Kelly Richey!
Facilitators: Kelly Richey and Mary Peirce Brosmer
Date: Thursday, May 18th, 2017
Location: Lydia’s on Ludlow, 329 Ludlow Ave, Cincinnati, OH 45220
“Middle Ground” …A place where people are more important than politics… An opportunity to listen, to write, and to be heard… A belief that we have more that unites us than divides us… I hope you’ll come be part of this powerful conversation.
We would like to invite you to join us in an evening of writing, sharing and listening. This is a free event. You do not have to be a “writer”!!! All you need is one voice, one journal, one pen, and two ears. Building community, one voice at a time.
Kaitlyn Mika is a talented guitarist, singer and songwriter. I’ve worked with Kaitlyn for a little over two years and while furthering her guitar abilities, I’ve watch her build her own recording studio, master a wide range of high end musical equipment, learn to play keyboards, develop her singing voice, and write dozens of songs.
Here is a video of her performing this past week at a local jam session with musicians in New Jersey. Youtube Video: Kaitlyn Mika
While you’re surfing the web, be sure to check out Kaitlyn’s SoundCloud page where you’ll find a fresh mix of funky blues-rock grooves laced with ambient and electronic soundscapes.
It’s been inspiring to watch Kaitlyn grow as an artist and as a guitar player. SoundCloud: Kaitlyn’s House
The Kelly Richey Blues-Rock Power Trio brings its hard-hitting, gritty brand of electric blues to The Greenwich in Cincinnati on Saturday, March 18 at 8pm. Richey is an internationally acclaimed guitarist, singer, and songwriter, who bluesman Lonnie Mack once described as “Stevie Ray Vaughan trapped in a woman’s body, with Janis Joplin screaming to get out.”
The Kelly Richey Band Live! Saturday, March 18th, 2017 – 8pm The Greenwich 2442 Gilbert Avenue. Cincinnati, OH 45206 Phone : 513-221-1151
This Saturday night I will be taking the stage with Lonnie Buckley on drums and Guy Cosby on bass. I’d like to invite you to join us as we take a journey into the blues…
Kelly Richey’s Solo Electric Blues Experience
Saturday, March 25th, 2017 – 8pm
The Buckeye Sports Lodge
126 W High St
Springfield, OH 45502
Phone : (937) 324-3400
Have you ever experienced writer’s block, suffered from procrastination, or had your writing muse show up when you’re busy only to vanish when you finally clear time to write? In this class, you will make space for the many voices in your head who can block your writing – and reflect on your relationships with them. Through writing, sharing, listening, and discussing, we create an inner writing circle for each of us to return to in our busy lives whenever we are feeling stuck.
An excellent complement to WWf(a)C Core Classes An innovative modality for working with Writer’s Block Connect with your Muse and learn what it needs to remain present
Kelly Richey is an award-winning blues musician, poet/songwriter, guitar teacher, and life coach, and has made her mark through the power of her voice – figuratively and literally.
Location & Special Instructions
Women Writing for (a) Change 6906 Plainfield Road Cincinnati, OH 45236
Scholarships in varying amounts are available for our programs depending on need and availability of funds. Call 513-272-1171 if you have further questions.
Please include your contact information and the class you are interested in taking. Thank you!
TrueFire Presents – Building A Strong Blues Foundation
TrueFire Foundry courses are independently produced courses presented by a hand-picked selection of top-notch artists and educators from around the world. Filmed in the educator’s own studio, Foundry courses bring fresh educational concepts and very effective teaching methodologies to TrueFire Students. Kelly Richey’s Foundry course, Building a Strong Blues Foundation will teach essential skills and repertoire for the beginning blues guitar player.
Hello I’m Kelly Richey and welcome to my TrueFire Foundry course, Building a Strong Blues Foundation, which I produced in my own studio.
This course is geared for the beginner to intermediate guitar student and is an invaluable collection of expert tips and well-guided instruction, broken down by into easy to understand parts. I will teach you everything you need to know to get proficient quickly, including: basic music theory, open chords, bar chords, pentatonic scales, fundamental blues guitar soloing techniques, foundational blues songs, right and left hand independence, how to build hand strength, and so much more!
You’ll learn my personal “road map” of techniques for powerful blues guitar soloing, and I’ll make sure your practice time is fun and very rewarding with seven professionally recorded rhythm tracks to practice to.
You’ll learn how to play rhythm guitar and lead guitar to several blues/rock progressions. I will provide professionally recorded rhythm tracks for each of these blues progressions, so that you can have fun practicing and experimenting while learning to play with a fantastic rhythm section. This will help you learn to play lead guitar solos much quicker!
I’ll teach you a unique system for learning to view the neck of your guitar in precise patterns to easily learn (and remember) the minor and major pentatonic scales. You’ll also learn how to how to make two pentatonic scales patterns cover the entire neck of the guitar, thus promoting the development of powerful core fingerings for speed, accuracy, and endurance during your guitar solos.
During the course, you’ll learn how to develop a personalized, effective practice routine, and you’ll learn three essential finger exercises to build hand strength, dexterity, and solid physical connection with your guitar.
My personal hand strengthening exercise is guaranteed to strengthen every muscle that you use to play guitar with! I’ve also included bonus tracks that show you how to properly change your guitar strings, and tune your guitar.
Take your playing to the next level with Building a Strong Blues Foundation and gain a rock-solid set of lifelong tools to play blues/rock guitar with power, creativity, precision, and independence.
NOTE! Kelly Richey organized the course into 8 weekly sections for those students that prefer to have a specified regimen of material across a specified time schedule. However, for those students who prefer to work at their own pace, or even skip around you are certainly encouraged to approach the course in that way as well.
Rock on Kelly Richey! A local Cincinnati rock star who also teaches guitar, Kelly has shared the stage with many legends, been listed among the top 100 gifted guitarists by the Truefire Community in 2011, and frequently draws comparisons to blues guitar icons Jimi Hendrix and Stevie Ray Vaughan. In 2009 she founded Powered by Intention coaching consultancy, and she is also president of Music4Change, a Cincinnati nonprofit committed to music education. Did we mention Kelly is also a talented writer? And, as a woman who has severe dyslexia, she considers her greatest accomplishment to be her becoming a facilitator for Women Writing for (a) Change.
In an interview in Good Things Going Around, she shared, “Had I not gravitated towards music and discovered books in audio form, I honestly don’t know what I would have done. My life would have turned out much differently, I’m sure. What I know now is that there is no cookie cutter mold to learning. I’m proof that even someone with severe dyslexia can learn to play a musical instrument….For many years having dyslexia negatively affected my self-esteem. It wasn’t until I was in my late 20’s that I began to realize I might actually be rather intelligent.”
Below is a story of my guitar student from Turkey, named Ozkan:
We believe in the influence of dreams, and that dreams can come true…
That’s why we decided to get on the road instead of postponing our dreams.
For years our jobs have involved designing, planning,organizing and problem solving. Now, also putting these skills acquired in professional life in use, we want to transform what have been short getaways during paid vacations into a real adventure…
We start rolling in South America, trace the Andes all the way down to Ushuaia, the southernmost town in the World.
We then head north and get to Buenos Aires after navigating through immense plains, cross the Plata River over to Montevideo, visit ever-exiciting Sao Paolo and Rio de Janeiro followed by the Iguazu Falls at the crosspoint of three nations before departing Brazil.
We then ride westward to tackle Atacama Desert and Uyuni Salt Flat and arrive to La Paz, the highest capital city of the World.
We visit Inca gem Cusco, climb the Cotopaxi in Ecuador and finish off the South America leg in Cartagena.
We then cross to Panama, hop through Central American nations one by one follow the traces of the Aztecs and the Incas in Mexico.
We enter the US at San Diego, follow the famous twisty roads of West Coast to San Francisco, cross Death Valley to reach the Grand Canyon, and then visit Yellowstone and Seattle.
We start the Canadian leg of the trip in Vancouver, visit the splendid lakes and national parks riding east and cap off the trip in New York after 9 months and 50 thousand kilometers.
Hi, I’m Kerem.
I’m a 37-year-old mechanical engineer with a master’s degree in industrial design.
While in college, I happened to visit Ecuador for two weeks through a series of fortunate events. I felt a real connection with that land and have always wanted to travel the rest of Ecuador and South America. So I learned Spanish after college.
I’ve been riding motorcycles for four years. It’s gradually taking up more space in my life.
I’ve had the opportunity to go on some long trips. First Turkey, then South Africa, Balkans, the Alps… And finally came the idea of doing this South American dream trip on a motorcycle. Now we want to realize this dream with my friends and get on the road.
I’ve been using social media quite heavily for the past five years and believe that social media is the best tool to share the sites,wonders and experiences that we’ll come across on this tour with others.
There is also a shorter version of the introduction video, only posted on Instagram….Please find its URL below:
If you’d like to see only the route we plan to cover please check below links of Instagram and Facebook……We lost the background music at Facebook because of copyright issues, unfortunately.
I’m a 36-year-old industrial designer. Despite working mostly on cars for 14 years, I’ve always been more interested in motorcycles. It’s such that when visiting automotive trade fairs for work, I always found myself on top the few motorcycles that were on display.
Finally I started riding six years ago after taking several advanced riding trainings, after which I always wanted to go on longer trips.
Since childhood, I’ve always fiddled with every camera I could get my hands on and clicked through many rolls of films.
Ever since we decided to go on this adventure, the idea of sharing this tour with our followers is really exciting to me.
Frankly, I can’t wait for the day we get on the road.
I’m a 40-year-old metallurgical and materials engineer. I’ve worked in construction and automotive sectors for 16 years in various positions. In the mean time, I completed an MBA program.
I’ve been trekking and have been interested in underwater sports since childhood. I’m a rescue diver. I’ve got acquainted with motorcycles 7 years ago. I’ve tried to developed my riding skills by taking control and advanced riding trainings.
Being out on the road and in nature with my tent has always been very appealing to me. I’ve been going on tours in and out of Turkey with this passion. I’m truly eager to go on this adventure with Kerem and F?rat.
Artist on Tour for the Cincinnati Arts Association
This past week I had the honor of visiting Mother of Mercy High School, as an “Artist on Tour”, for the Cincinnati Arts Association. I delivered a writing workshop centered around building self esteem for young girls. My writing program is called, “A Piece of Paper Always Listens”. I continue to be amazed by how strong the writing practice truly is!
I’d love to take this opportunity to share some photos from this weeks school program as well as the program description.
Kelly Richey, Building Self-Esteem Through the Creative Arts
Renowned singer-songwriter Kelly Richey’s dyslexia was undiagnosed during her school years, which made reading very difficult and presented many challenges and obstacles, most notably when it came to self-esteem. Today, Kelly’s greatest pleasure is sharing her story with students and teaching and inspiring them to overcome their own obstacles through creative self-expression. Using interactive, timed creative writing exercises called “fast writes,” Kelly helps students express themselves in an emotionally safe environment. Kelly’s innovative workshops help students learn to “self-express” through journaling and poetry. The workshops are interactive and fun and include a mini-concert where Kelly shows the students firsthand just what is possible if you work hard and believe in yourself.
Objectives: Students can learn to “self-express” through journaling and poetry. The following are a list of topics for writing exercises to be used to build self-esteem.
» Lesson Plan 1: The Inner Critic
» Lesson Plan 2: The Procrastinator
» Lesson Plan 3: The Muse
A pre-program guide is given to teachers so they can prepare students for thoughtful discussion around the following topics.
Kelly Richey Band Plays Franke Center in Marshall MI – Part 1
On Saturday, October 22nd, The Kelly Richey Band stepped on stage at the Franke Center, in Marshall MI, for what would be a magical night of music! The shows was part of the Eaton Blues Series– the venue was beautiful, the crew was fantastic, and the crowd was ready to hear some music! I was joined by Rikk Manning and Lonnie Buckley, and the result was one of pure magic! This truly was an amazing evening and the experience we shared that night on stage and with the audience, was one that I will cherish for years to come.
With over 4,000 shows under my belt, it’s shows like this that keep me inspired and loving what I do. Fortunately we had a video camera and were able to capture the entire show! I completed the edits for the first of two hours worth of music last night and posted it to my youtube channel late last night. I’m scheduled to complete edits for part 2 by first of the week– I’ll post the footage ASAP!
So, if you wanna rock– sit back, relax, grab your beverage of choice, and relive this musical journey with us…
I’d like to thank the Eaton Blues Society for having us play this year and I’d like to thank everyone who showed up and helped to create a magical evening!
Photo by Michael Rio
Check out the new video footage of The Kelly Richey Band at the Franke Center in Marshall MI – Part 1. Please be sure to share this video with your friends and stay tuned as I’ll be posting Part 2 early next week! Rikk Manning on bass, Lonnie Bucklay on drums and …”Stevie Ray Vaughan trapped in a woman’s body, with Janis Joplin screaming to get out”…!
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When I first started touring I had a friend give me the book by Dr. Suess, “Oh The Places You’ll Go”…little did I know just how prophetic that would be!
Two weeks ago I headed out on my own through Indiana and Illinois, to Pomeroy, Iowa; a tiny bar in a small town where I played the first of two shows. The bar is called Byron’s – named after it’s owner, Byron. I’ve been making this pilgrimage with my band for many years, as have many other touring bands, but the last two times I’ve played there I’ve played solo. When I play solo people always ask, “where’s the band…?”, and I always say, “I’m flying solo tonight.” Most fans look a bit perplexed as they watch me set up my mountain of gear, but once I strap on my electric guitar and begin performing they get it – they see a modality that gives me a different form of freedom and allows me to experience a more intimate connection with the audience. A modality that forces me to be more vulnerable as an artist (something I’ve often avoided as I’ve hidden behind my wall of sound).
Kelly Richey – photo by Roger D. Feldhans
From Iowa I headed on to Lincoln, Nebraska, where I played at the Panic Bar – for an event that honored the loss of the owner’s partner of 29 years. Her name was Kelly, an easy name to remember, and a partnership that so many will not forget.
On Sunday morning I headed back to Cincinnati, a drive long enough for me to listen to 4 books on audio: “In His Own Words” about Meister Eckhart, “St. Francis of Assisi”, “The Art of Memoir”, and “Martin Luther”. No, I’m not Catholic, I’m not religious and I’m not trying to figure out life… I’m just flying solo and feeding my soul with what it’s hungry for. I’m capturing all that comes to me and continuing to write from whatever rises to the top.
When I got home, I picked up Moonshine my dog and headed home. Speaking of moonshine – it was late October of 2010 that I stopped drinking. 100% clean and sober…from all but caffeine!This past Saturday I had a show with the band at a beautiful theater in Marshall, MI. It was one of those “magical” shows. Rikk Manning and Lonnie Buckley are truly amazing and the experience we shared that night on stage and with the audience was one that I will remember. We shot video of the entire show! I’m currently working on edits and will be posting this coming week.Photo by Michael Rio
I have 3 shows left this year, two solo shows and one with the band. I’m currently booking for 2017 and have several surprises! I have an excellent well of musicians to pull from, a ton of new songs in the works, live video footage to edit, 2 new guitar courses in production for my online guitar instruction classroom, Skype students, TrueFire students, and I’m half way through my first semester of a 3 year training to become a spiritual director. And oh yes – I have a new article published in the latest issue Riff Journal with three new workshops being released at TrueFire.com on November 1st.
I look forward to seeing any of you who can makes it out to one of these last shows in 2016 and I appreciate you reading this post and sharing in the journey.
Bye for now…. K
Kelly Richey – Franke Center, Marshall, MI photo by Michael Rio
Upcoming Kelly Richey Shows:
Kelly Richey Live
November 26th, 2016
The Planet Experiece
Kelly Riche Band
December 9th, 2016
There’s a Whole Lotta Power Trio going on! Hi, I’m Kelly Richey and welcome to “Focus On Blues-Rock Power Trio”. Many of today’s most popular guitar players like Eric Clapton, Jimmy Page, Jimi Hendrix and Stevie Ray Vaughan, played in what’s called a “power trio”. In this course we’re going to focus on the essential techniques and specific elements that are used when playing guitar in a blues-rock power trio. We will look at rhythm and lead guitar techniques and how they overlap; working together seamlessly to create a powerful wall of sound. I will also talk about the importance of creating musical “holes”, the power of creating space, and how to work with a drummer and bass player to create a unique sound that best supports your guitar style.
I have separated this course into five sections. The first section will give you an overview of the history of three piece blues and blues-rock players that have influenced my style and my overall sound. I’ll also talk about their individual rhythm sections and how a particular artists’ rhythm section played a key roll in his overall sound.
In the second section, I will show you the essential rhythm guitar techniques, chords and chord voicings, grooves, and riff-based rhythm patterns.
In the third section, we will look at ways to build a strong foundation and how to approach guitar solos; essential soloing techniques, how to build a bridge between lead and rhythm guitar, we will explore the importance of using dynamics, and how to build a rhythmic presence that entrains the listener.
In the fourth section, we will look at guitar tone, the use of effects, different amplifiers, speaker configuration so you have access to the sustain, texture and articulation desired to support your unique style.
And lastly, in the five section, will put all of these these essential techniques and concepts together into a series of performance studies. So let’s dive in and get started!
TrueFire Presents Kelly Richey: Focus On Blues Rock Power Trio
What you will learn:
– Power Trio Background Overview, History & Players
– Tones & Gear
– Power System for Visualizing the Neck of the Guitar
– Essential Rhythm Concepts: Bar Chords & Power Chords, Embellishing Chord Progressions, Riff Based Song Approaches, Bridging Between Rhythm & Lead, Left & Right Hand Muting Techniques
– Essential Lead Guitar Soloing Concepts: Pentatonic Scale Review, Punctuation & Dynamics, Hammer Ons & Pull Offs, Slides, Bends & Vibrato, Pinch Harmonics, Embellishing Solos, Flat Tire For Lead
– 4 Essential Blues and Blues/Rock Songs
– Rhythm Tracks
– Chord Charts and Tab Included
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From the day we opened our doors here at TrueFire, we knew that our success as a music education software company hinged on one thing, and one thing only — the quality of our educators.
Sure, technology helps us practice smart and play hard, but that’s just icing on the cake. Pull back the curtain and the true wizards of TrueFire are revealed — 493 brilliant artists and educators!
Riff is our digital magazine, designed to celebrate TrueFire artists and educators. We’ll tell you stories about them, share exclusive lessons from them (even some of their scrapbook pics), and tickle your ears with their music. You’ll also be treated to a variety of music-centric features to stimulate your own creativity and musicality.
Riff is free to you (also free of advertising) and our way of saying thanks to you, our fellow guitar playing friends and students, for your support and loyalty over all these years — this Riff is for you!
I spent Friday morning teaching guitar to vets at the VA hospital– what an honor! We worked on fundamentals, building a strong foundation, and everyone is learning to play “Hey Joe”! Music truly is a universal language. The human connections that it builds continues to amaze me. (Guitars 4 Vets)
Music is a powerful bridge, one that’s often overlooked in society. For the artist, music is a form of self expression. For the listener, music is an invitation to connect and an opportunity to reflect. I do believe that we are all artists and music in just one modality.
I often ask myself where I would be without music…? It’s helped form the life that I live, the lessons I’ve learned, the people that I’ve met along the way.
Below are some photos from Friday’s session. Please be sure to visit Guitars for Vets national website so you can learn about this program!
Thousands of our war Veterans are afflicted with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). In fact, more soldiers have committed suicide since the Vietnam War than have died in actual battle. But many are finding hope in an unlikely place: behind the wood and strings of an acoustic guitar. The healing power of music helps soldiers cope. That’s why we provide veterans with guitars and a forum to learn how to play. But we can’t do it without your help. Please read on to learn more out about the program and how you can help those who served rediscover their joy through the power of music.
MORE THAN HALF OF THE 2.6 MILLION VETERANS FROM THE IRAQ AND AFGHANISTAN WARS STRUGGLE WITH PHYSICAL AND MENTAL CHALLENGES, IN FACT, 22 VETERANS COMMIT SUICIDE EVERY DAY.