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December 2014

Riffs: Great Guitar Gathering, Guitar For Health, Malian Guitarist

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Vallillo with acoustic

Great Guitar Gathering

from the Jacksonville.com


This year celebrates the 15th birthday of the Great Guitar Gathering. Not only is this year’s gathering being held in a larger space, it also features French guitarist Pierre Bensusan and classical guitarist Ben Verdery (chair of the guitar department at Yale University).

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Guitar For Your health

from Yamaha


A new study shows that playing an instrument can reverse the negative biological effects caused by stress. The article made no mention of any harmful side effects caused by vices taken up when playing guitar.

Vallillo with acoustic

Guitar in Mali

from the Blogotheque


Sidi Toure is a guitarist from the West African nation Mali. Hear his story and watch him play in the unpaved streets of his Malian neighborhood. This is an interesting display of the importance of guitar as a global unifier.

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