The Rebel SL1, targeted at casual hobbyists and light packers, packs a full set of DSLR features into what Canon calls the "world's smallest and lightest Digital SLR Camera" More...
Canon EF 24 2.8 IS USM Review
The original EF 24 2.8 was in my bag for twenty years and due an upgrade. A few clicks and UPS deposited a brand spankin' new EF 24 2.8 IS USM on my doorstep. Here's my take on this able little optic. More...
Tascam DR-40 Review
Like most musicians I have a home studio but do much of my music making away from home. So a good sounding ultra portable recorder is essential for catching the fleeting moments of live performances. The DR-40 is small enough it fit in the stash box of a guitar case but packs amazing features and sound quality into the palm of my hand. More...
Canon EOS 70D Review
I previously owned a 7D and 60D, and the 70D feels like a marriage of those two models: form factor and controls of the 60D and AF and viewfinder of the 7D. ... More...
Canon EOS 6D Review
I bought a 6D during Fall 2013 and have been on a shooting binge, gaining a good feel for the features and performance of this camera... More...
Manfrotto 054MO Ball Head Review
The MH054M0 is the traditional version (non-quick release) of the 054 ball head series with a fixed disk platform and ¼ tripod screw. This is the model to buy if you prefer a simple screw mount or plan to install an Arca compatible clamp... More...
Tascam DR-100 MKII Review
I've been dancing back and forth between the Olympus LS-100 ($400), Roland R-26 ($500) and the Tascam DR-100MKII, all able portable audio recorders. When the Tascam dropped to $225 on Amazon... More...
Canon EF 35 2.0 IS USM Review
I've owned several 35mm optics and found the semi-wide perspective (63 degrees) easy to use and ideal for showing a subject in its environment... More...
Hejnar Photo Arca Clamp for Manfrotto 496RC2
Own a Manfrotto 494, 496, 498 or 054 series ball head and want to use the Arca compatible quick release system? Google Arca clamps and the bounty of models is great. But look closely and there is rare mention of Manfrotto in the compatibility specs. More...
Gitzo G1077M & Kirk Acra-Swiss Conversion
The G1077M is part of the Gitzo Classic Center Ball Head series, originally marketed as a petite head for travelers and matched to their carbon fiber Mountaineer tripods. I bought one in 2004 for globe trekking with a G1028 Mountaineer. More...
M-Audio BX5 D2 Review
Studio monitors have a lot in common with home stereo speakers: they are both used to play back music and look very similar. What's the difference? More...
Genz Benz Acoustic Guitar Amp Review
Acoustic guitar amps have more in common with stereo systems than traditional electric guitar amps. What's the difference? Acoustic amps are designed for a neutral full-range sound rather than a colored electric guitar tone (e.g., crunch and distortion). In other words, a dedicated acoustic guitar amp should faithfully render natural tone rather than color and process it. More...
Spring 2015 Guitar Courses
to play guitar in a UH Leeward course is a wonderful way to earn
general education core credits, enrich yourself and have
a course is full or you have problems registering, email your student
ID to me and I'll be happy to input an override.
masterworks for guitar orchestra and small ensembles: Bach,
Handel, Ravel, Mozart and many others. This course culminates
with one or more public concerts. Open only to those with
classical guitar and note reading experience. If you're
a beginner, enroll in Mus 121D or 121E. Recommended prep:
Mus 121C. 3 credits. TTR 10:30-11:45.
Hear LCG play Machado's Xote, Modinda & Caterête (11/21/2010 concert):
of the same old chuck 'n jive, hum 'n strum guitar? Learn
to play classic guitar! Classic guitar combines melody & accompaniment
together into a musically complete solo. It's the most satisfying
way to play guitar! We start at the
beginning, so you learn music reading, technique
and tuning before you start your first solos. When you
finish this course you'll play solos at the level of
Greensleeves or Malaguena. No prerequisites. Open to
everyone! 2 credits. MWF 10:00-10:50 & 12:00-12:50
Classic Guitar II
A continuation of MUS 121D, Classic Guitar I: solos and ensembles, music reading in 1st through 5th positions, advanced rhythms, slurs and harmonics. Prerequisite: MUS 121D. TR 9:00-10:15.
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