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Hawkeye Herman

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Hawkeye wraps up his Hummin' and Strummin' series with a recap of the philosophies and concepts he's shared so far. Thanks for joining him for this series! You should now have all the tools you need to truly connect with your instrument!

Taught by Hawkeye Herman in Hummin' and Strummin' seriesLength: 13:31Difficulty: 1.5 of 5


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JavierLorenteJavierLorente replied

Thanks a lot for your passion and good advice, you are a guitar coach more than just a guitar teacher! Hawkeye, you have open my eyes!!! I really appreciate it. Now I address the guitar as if I have a pencil in my hand and I am about to say something! Thanks again Mike!!! Javier from Spain

wildey89wildey89 replied

some more good insight/info shared hawkeye. thanks a million

Hummin' and Strummin'

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Learn how to "think what you play and play what you think" in Hawkeye Herman's series, Hummin' and Strummin'! Relax, visualize and tune into your best friend: your guitar!



Series IntroductionLesson 1

Series Introduction

Hawkeye Herman introduces his new series, Hummin' and Strummin'! Learn how to "think what you play and play what you think". Relax, visualize and connect with your best friend: your guitar!

Length: 5:18 Difficulty: 0.0 Members Only
RelaxationLesson 2

Relaxation

The first step in connecting with your guitar is learning good posture and learning how to relax. Join Hawkeye in this lecture style lesson as he discusses how to get comfortable and how to relax!

Length: 16:28 Difficulty: 0.5 Members Only
TuningLesson 3

Tuning

After we've relaxed ourselves, it's time to get the instrument in tune. In this lesson, Hawkeye discusses how to properly use a digital tuner.

Length: 8:41 Difficulty: 0.5 Members Only
Feel the PulseLesson 4

Feel the Pulse

Are you guilty of watching yourself play? Hawkeye explores this topic in this lecture style lesson and helps you break the habit!

Length: 18:33 Difficulty: 0.5 Members Only
Intention and VisualizationLesson 5

Intention and Visualization

Being intentional with your instrument is one of the best ways to connect with it! Hawkeye discusses his philosophy on being intentional through visualization techniques.

Length: 12:51 Difficulty: 0.5 Members Only
Connecting through Rhythm GuitarLesson 6

Connecting through Rhythm Guitar

Join Hawkeye as he shows you how to connect with your instrument through various chordal formats and rhythmic variations.

Length: 10:19 Difficulty: 0.5 Members Only
Connecting through the Blues ScaleLesson 7

Connecting through the Blues Scale

So far, Hawkeye's shown us how to connect mostly through rhythm guitar. Now, he shows us the blues scale and takes Hummin' and Strummin' in a new direction!

Length: 11:24 Difficulty: 2.0 Members Only
Connecting through the Major Pentatonic ScaleLesson 8

Connecting through the Major Pentatonic Scale

You've already learned the minor pentatonic scale. Now, learn to connect through the major pentatonic scale - a great scale to know for country and folk songs!

Length: 8:57 Difficulty: 2.0 Members Only
TransposingLesson 9

Transposing

The ability to transpose is a must have when playing your favorite songs. In this lesson, Hawkeye shows us an easy method for transposing songs. This will help keep you on the same page with others during...

Length: 14:46 Difficulty: 2.0 Members Only
Series ReviewLesson 10

Series Review

Hawkeye wraps up his Hummin' and Strummin' series with a recap of the philosophies and concepts he's shared so far. Thanks for joining him for this series! You should now have all the tools you need to...

Length: 13:31 Difficulty: 1.5 Members Only
Hawkeye Herman

About Hawkeye Herman View Full Biography ""One of America's finest acoustic guitarists and blues educators."
Cascade Blues Association

"Herman plays with a sensitive, reflective touch that continually draws attention to his vocals, which are effectively understated and free of affectation... Herman can rock with the best of them. A solid choice for fans of traditional acoustic blues."
Living Blues Magazine

" ...plays haunting music on a mournful guitar."
Los Angeles Times

"The only thing better than hearing this live album is seeing Hawkeye Herman in the flesh. Whether adding his own spin to blues classics or offering his own songs, Herman is a one-man history of blues, noteworthy guitar player and inimitable communicator. Miss him at your peril."
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With over 40 years of performing experience, Michael "Hawkeye" Herman personifies the range of possibilities in blues and folk music. His dynamic blues guitar playing and vocal abilities have won him a faithful following and he leads a very active touring schedule of performances at festivals, concerts, school programs and educational workshops throughout the U.S., Canada, and Europe. His original music has been included in video dramas and documentaries and in four hit theatrical productions.

In 2000, Hawkeye was awarded Philadelphia's Barrymore Award for Excellence in Theatre for best original music in a theatrical production. "Everyday Living," Hawkeye's first nationally released album from 1987, now reissued on CD, features the late blues giants Charles Brown and "Cool Papa" Sadler, and established the demand for his now long-standing festival and concert touring. His latest CDs and DVD, "Blues Alive!" (CD), "It's All Blues To Me" (CD), and "Hawkeye Live In Concert" (DVD) have been greeted with rave reviews. Hawkeye's journalistic efforts have been published in numerous national and regional blues and music-related periodicals.

In 1998 he was the recipient of the Blues Foundation's "Keeping The Blues Alive" award for achievement in education. He served on the Board of Directors of the Blues Foundation for six years. Hawkeye was inducted into the Iowa Blues Hall of fame in 2004. In September of 2005, Hawkeye composed, at the request of the British Broadcasting Company (BBC), "Katrina, Oh Katrina (Hurricane Blues)," detailing the hurricane disaster on the Gulf Coast. The song was aired to over 7 million listeners on the popular "BBC Today" program. He is the cofounder of the Rogue Valley Blues Festival, Ashland, OR.

This musician has definitely carved out a spot for himself in the contemporary acoustic blues/folk field, and has earned a reputation as one of the most accomplished artists in the genre, and audiences throughout the US/Canada/Europe have come to know and appreciate Hawkeye's talent, dedication, and captivating performances.

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