100s of useful tips that even veteran musicians do not know. Tricks to make your instruments play easier and sound better compiled by Dave Cavanagh, a professional player and repairman of 35 years experience.

Simple concepts that all stringed instrument players need to make their music easier to produce - perfect as a teaching tool. Good for the teacher as well!

Author's note:

After doing repairs and dealing with customers in several different music stores for over 40 years, I've found there are at least a hundred questions that I've answered a thousand times. Each.

Someone needed to write a book to inform musicians about the care and feeding of their instruments, the proper order to make adjustments and how to accurately get them (and keep them) in tune.

And, there are many ways to unintentionally do damage to instruments that people just don't know about. I see and repair stupid damage weekly. People also need to know when a repair is necessary, and when they shouldn't bother the repairman.

I suddenly realized that, with my knowledge, experience and friends in the industry, I was qualified to write such a book. So I did. It also includes other tidbits of information I thought people might want to know, like copyright stuff, stage presence advice, traveling tips, my pet peeves, et cetera.




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"I thought I already knew everything about my guitar."
Sourdough Slim - Musician
"Dave's writing style is refreshing. It's like he's talking to you."
Ron DeLacy - Editor, Modesto Bee
"...just the right amount of humor..."
Elderly Instruments - Lansing, Michigan
"No one has written a book from this angle before."
Tom Jepson - Salesman
"You've really outdone yourself this time."
Larry Inks - Electronics repairman/Musician
"It taught me about physical aspects of music that I was only vaguely aware of."
David Shapiro - Graduate of the Berklee School of Music
"...his star project so far."
Gary Linehan - The Union Democrat "Weekend" Editor
"I'm real proud of you, Honey."
Cheryl Cavanagh - Graduate of Aunty Uke's School for the Talented



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Table of Contents
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Introduction
Care
Cleaning and Polishing
Action
Adjustments
Strings
Gauge
Composition
Longevity
Truss Rod
Relief
String Height
Inconsistency
Tuning
Intonation
Theory
Stability
Tuning Up
Temperature
Tone
Fret Wear
Choosing a Guitar
Accessories
Strap
Flat Pick
Finger Picks
Capo
Electronic Tuner
String Winders
Traveling Tips
Stage Presence
Practice
Copyright Info
Notes on Classical Guitars
Notes on Electric Guitars
Conclusion
About the Author written by Cheryl Cavanagh
Special Thanks
Contributing Editors
Glossary
Your Notes


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