Video: James Taylor & His Tunings

I can’t tell if this video by James Taylor is one of the best lessons I’ve ever watched or worst.

There’s incredible insight on how/ why he tunes the way he does yet, in this 6 minute tutorial, he spends most of his time trying to get the proper tunings.

It’s definitely something I’m going to try, maybe even change my tuning system entirely. Interesting stuff, indeed.

(BTW, I was so relieved his tuner wasn’t as big as I initially thought…)

String tunings (in cents):
Low E -12
A -10
D -8
G -4
B -6
High E -3

Harp Harmonics Video

Patrick uploaded a new video to YouTube, entitled: Harp Harmonics: A’s Lullaby. Using various techniques such as hybrid picking and harp harmonics, he was able to emulate the sound of a music box. Doing so is an obvious nod to the sound of his newborn’s toys.

“A’s Lullaby”, a song celebrating the birth of his son Augustus, is due out in February 2014.

Mobile App Now Live

Patrick has partnered with ReverbNation to develop his own mobile app (Android users only). This free Mobile App lets you listen his music, check out photos and videos, read blog posts and get exclusive push notifications straight to your mobile device.

Due to the cost associated with developing an app for iPhone/ iTouch users, there are no immediate plans to make this available on Mac-based systems. We apologize for this inconvenience.

Android users can download the app HERE.

Video From Arena Performance

On 08/09/13, Patrick and Rich performed at halftime during the Chicago Sky vs Connecticut Sun in the Mohegan Sun Arena. The video is in and picks up at the medley which included George Clinton’s “We’ve Got The Funk“, Bee Gee’s “Stayin’ Alive” and Dave Matthews Band’s “Crash Into Me” before jumping back into Patrick’s SRV-influenced “In Step“.

The video also captures the beginner of the 2nd song, “Slán Abhaile“.

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As bonus, Patrick was asked to perform his famed “Star Spangled Banner” just prior to tip-off.

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Like what you hear? Please feel free to download/ listen/ share to the originals!

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WooTube Video Of The Month

Voting for Patrick’s video, The Dirty South, as WooTube’s April 2013 Video of the Month is underway! Voting ends Thursday 4/18/13 at 9 am. Facebook friends and fans can vote by sharing the voting poll via WooTube’s Facebook page.

The winning video will be kept secret until the premiere of the May 2013 Episode on 5/1/13 at 10:30 pm on CharterTv3, and the winner will be announced officially on the Facebook page and at the Charter TV3 Website on Thursday 5/2/13.

Lessons Now Available Thru Skype

Patrick has opened up his teaching practice to now include lessons via Skype!

Guitarists outside the Boston area can now study with Patrick without leaving their home.  Lessons are taught in 30 minute sessions and will go beyond being just a guitarist and help you become a musician.

Please use our contact form or email us for more information!

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