Beautiful Star – after concert


Scott Manring - after concert

In conjunction with Beautiful Star, we’re presenting some of the area’s best musicians in three concerts immediately following the Saturday 8:00 pm performances.

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December 6: Riley Baugus, Joe Thrift and Laurelyn Dossett
December 13: Laurelyn Dossett, Molly McGinn and Scott Manring
December 20: Beaconwood

Concerts are free to ticket holders of that night’s performance, and $5 at the door for the concert alone.



guitar tab

Started music lessons again today. This time with Scott Manring at String Studios by the Blind Tiger. The man can make two notes on a guitar sound like a thing of indescribable beauty.

I walked away today realizing I need to learn how to “see” chords on the guitar in terms of the notes on the scale. I’ve always thought of chords as shapes: the major shape, the minor 7th shape. Instead, Scott showed me how to see the notes within those chords, and what fingerings are actuall flatting the fifth, the seventh, and so on.

Hm. I’m glad he took notes for me.