AXE-mas 2011 Winners: Dec. 12 (D''Addario Prize Pack): Donald Scott of Mount Sterling, OH Dec. 13 (D''Addario Prize Pack): Catherine Homer of Johnson City, TN Dec. 14 (D''Addario

 
AXE-mas 2011 Winners:
Dec. 12 (D'Addario Prize Pack): Donald Scott of Mount Sterling, OH
Dec. 13 (D'Addario Prize Pack): Catherine Homer of Johnson City, TN
Dec. 14 (D'Addario Prize Pack): Mike Vidallier of New Iberia, LA
Dec. 15 (D'Addario Prize Pack): Jonathan Lindsay of Olympia, WA
Dec. 16 (D'Addario Prize Pack): Chris Harding of Cincinnati, OH
Dec. 17 (D'Addario Prize Pack): Ryan Merz of Maplewood, MN
Dec. 18 (D'Addario Prize Pack): John Shannon of Churchville, NY
Dec. 19 (D'Addario Prize Pack): Bobby Maestas of Tallahassee, FL
Dec. 20 (D'Addario Prize Pack): Derek Sederwall of Champaign, IL
Dec. 21 (D'Addario Prize Pack): Bruce Ranier of Montclair, NJ
Dec. 22 (D'Addario Prize Pack): Douglas Houston of Jacksonville, FL
Dec. 23 (Grand Prize- D'Addario Prize Pack and Carvin SH550):
Brian Lovely of Columbus, OH


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Intermediate

Beginner

  • Develop a better sense of subdivisions.
  • Understand how to play "over the bar line."
  • Learn to target chord tones in a 12-bar blues.
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