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Along with our pre-recorded guitar lessons, we also offer live guitar lessons in two different formats. Our weekly workshops are filmed in 4k and broadcasted live to you in 1080p! These workshops are task-based, focused lessons about a designated topic of guitar. Also, our Live Q&A offers open dialogue and discussion with our teachers.. for up to 8 hours a day. Get pro help, anytime in a live format with a JamPlay Membership.

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These focused, task-based workshops include full tablature, interactivity with the instruction, and even homework each week. We are bringing live, educational instruction into the next generation with this platform.

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Have a question when taking one of our lessons? Wish you had instant access to a pro teacher at just about anytime? Our Live Q&A solves this problem with daily, live instruction from our teachers... streaming every day and available anytime.

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Merging Pentatonics

Merging Pentatonics

10 Week Course - Starts on March 12th at 6pm EST

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Pentatonic scales are everywhere, but often you can feel limited with what you can do with them. In this 10 week live course, Dave Brown will not only help reduce the confusion so that you’re able to grasp how and when they’re applied, but you’ll also develop vocabulary by borrowing notes from other pentatonic scales so that not only do you know what those notes sound like, but now you know where to find them too. Dave will be using uniform cuts across the neck that will apply the same way in every key, then when it’s all said and done, we’ll revert back to the traditional approach of learning pentatonics in position to see how your new found understanding of how they work and how to alter them applies to the positions some of you already know.

Full Course Schedule

The Major Pentatonic and its Blue Note

03/12/2019 at 6pm EST

Major Pentatonic add 4

03/19/2019 at 6pm EST

Major Pentatonic add Flat 7

03/26/2019 at 6pm EST

Minor Pentatonic and Its Blue Note

04/02/2019 at 6pm EST

Minor Pentatonic with a Major 3rd

04/09/2019 at 6pm EST

Minor Pentatonic add 6

04/16/2019 at 6pm EST

Minor Pentatonic add 2

04/23/2019 at 6pm EST

Position 1 Accumulation

04/30/2019 at 6pm EST

Position 2 Accumulation

05/07/2019 at 6pm EST

Position 3 Accumulation

05/14/2019 at 6pm EST


Masterful Melodies

Masterful Melodies

10 Week Course - Starts on March 11th at 8pm EST

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One of the main dividing lines between good and great players is a strong understanding of the concept of phrasing. Phrasing generally means grasping how melody works with harmony to create emotion using nothing more than an instrument. In this 10-week course we study the core concepts that are critical to finding your melodic voice on your instrument. Featuring 10 killer backing tracks, we will give you all the pieces necessary to begin crafting beautiful melodies, solos, lead parts and bass lines, no matter your current skill level. This course is perfect for both bass and guitar players.

Full Course Schedule

Starting Simple

03/11/2019 at 8pm EST

Moderiffic

03/18/2019 at 8pm EST

Walking Around in Circles

03/25/2019 at 8pm EST

Modal Madness I - Mixolydian

04/01/2019 at 8pm EST

Modal Madness II - Aeolian

04/08/2019 at 8pm EST

Modal Madness III - Dorian

04/15/2019 at 8pm EST

Modal Madness IV - Lydian

04/22/2019 at 8pm EST

Vocalize It

04/29/2019 at 8pm EST

Chromeleon

05/06/2019 at 8pm EST

Off the Wagon

05/13/2019 at 8pm EST


Playing Over Chords: Part 2

Playing Over Chords: Part 2

6 Week Course - Course is Complete. Archive Available.

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We return to the world of open position with this exciting follow up to the original “Playing Over Chords” course. This time around we explore simple 3-note figures, and show how they can be used to navigate chord changes in open position using several of the most prolific keys. Understanding these concepts is the key to developing your ability to write songs, improvise guitar lines and discover your place in a band or jam session.

Full Course Schedule

Playing Over C Major

02/20/2019 at 8pm EST

Playing Over A Minor

02/27/2019 at 8pm EST

Playing Over G Major

03/06/2019 at 8pm EST

Playing Over E Major

03/20/2019 at 8pm EST

Playing Over F Major

03/20/2019 at 9pm EST

Playing Over D Minor

03/27/2019 at 8pm EST


Next Level Triads

Next Level Triads

10 Week Course - Starts on February 26th at 8pm EST

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It's triad time. In this 10-week course we will cover the basic triads and their variations, taking care to unlock their full, and often hidden, potential. You will be surprised how far these simple shapes can take you. Whether a beginner or intermediate player, this course will take your comping and chord play to a new level, allowing you to write more interesting songs, or create more intricate interactions with your jam partners.

Full Course Schedule

Welcome to the Course and Triad Inversions

02/26/2019 at 8pm EST

Layering the IV

03/05/2019 at 8pm EST

Sus2 and Sus4

03/12/2019 at 8pm EST

Breaking the Rules

03/19/2019 at 8pm EST

The Many Layers of Music

03/26/2019 at 8pm EST

Minor Triad Inversions

04/02/2019 at 8pm EST

Major Over Minor

04/09/2019 at 8pm EST

Wicked Combinations

04/16/2019 at 8pm EST

Popular Pop Trick

04/23/2019 at 8pm EST

Diatonic Triads

04/30/2019 at 8pm EST


Learning to Loop

Learning to Loop

10 Week Course - Starts on February 13th at 4pm EST

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Looping can be a magical performance tool, transforming a single musicians into a full band! Effortlessly layering part after part, sound after sound, and creating full songs is the purview of the looper-wielding guitarist. This 10-week live course has been designed specifically for those who want to incorporate looping into their playing and practicing. Whether you’ve dabbled with loop pedals before, or perhaps never touched one, this course will help you discover the many ways it can be one of your finest friends.

Full Course Schedule

Practicing with Progressions

02/13/2019 at 4pm EST

Be Your Own Bass Player

02/20/2019 at 4pm EST

The Guitar Percussionist

03/20/2019 at 4pm EST

Doubling Down

03/27/2019 at 4pm EST

Capos and Rhythm Practice

04/10/2019 at 4pm EST

Riffing With Chords

04/17/2019 at 4pm EST

Harmonizing

04/24/2019 at 4pm EST

Complementary Parts

05/01/2019 at 4pm EST

Songwriting With Home-Made Loops

05/08/2019 at 4pm EST

Choosing vs. Playing Your Arrangement

05/15/2019 at 4pm EST


Archived Courses - Ready with Tabs & Guided Practice

Miss one of our courses? No problem... we archive all live courses for you to review and take at anytime. Each course comes with full tabs, backing tracks (where necessary), and even a pre-recorded guided practice routine. Learn more about our past courses below, and get instant access to all courses with a full JamPlay Membership.

Fretboard Focus Guitar Course COMPLETED February 2019 - Archive Available

Through a thrilling exploration of single string, major and pentatonic scales we will explore the entire fretboard of your instrument, unlocking hidden sounds and your true musical potential. Stop sounding like a mechanical player and develop your musicality.

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Chords and Cadences Guitar Course COMPLETED February 2019 - Archive Available

Unleash your inner guitar player by mastering easy variations of chords you already know, improving your ability to transition between chords musically, building a massive new chord vocabulary and practicing different grooves and strum patterns.

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The Roots of Fingerstyle Blues Guitar Course COMPLETED October 2018 - Archive Available

This class will breakdown the Piedmont, Ragtime and country folk blues stylings and show you both how to play this unique style and to create your own songs.

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Playing Over Chords Guitar Course COMPLETED November -0001 - Archive Available

Learn the secrets of playing over chord changes and progressions using simple, easy-to-memorize figures. Say goodbye to confusion and hello to music.

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Practicing for Real Music Guitar Course COMPLETED August 2018 - Archive Available

Each week we introduce a new lick or playing exercise that will prepare you for playing and creating actual music. Improve your technique and creativity.

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Radical Rhythms Guitar Course COMPLETED August 2018 - Archive Available

In this exciting 10-week course, we take you on a journey in time, groove, and feel as we examine the building blocks of rhythmic musical structure.

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Making Modal Melodies Guitar Course COMPLETED May 2018 - Archive Available

This course attacks the concepts of modes from an entirely new angle. We’re going to use songwriting and arranging to explore melodic possibilities using the modes. We’re also going to use modes to enhance our creativity while songwriting.

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Fretboard Roadmap: CAGED Guitar Course COMPLETED April 2018 - Archive Available

The CAGED system is one of the most powerful tools for unlocking the guitar's entire fretboard. It will allow you to associate scales with chord positions, move chords up and down the neck, as well as make better use of arpeggios.

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Introduction to Fingerstyle Blues Guitar Course COMPLETED March 2018 - Archive Available

In this course you will learn to fingerpick in the pre-war style of the great blues artists from the 1920’s through the mid 1940’s. Learn all of the basics including blues progressions, call and response, rhythm playing and turnarounds.

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Rut Busting Practice Tips Guitar Course COMPLETED March 2018 - Archive Available

This course is all about getting the most out of your practice sessions. Without a clear understanding of what to practice, when to practice and how to learn, your guitar playing will suffer greatly. Get ready to progress like never before.

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Riffs Rule Guitar Course COMPLETED February 2018 - Archive Available

Dave Brown will not only walk you through some sweet new riffs in a variety of styles, you’ll also learn where they come from and how to create your own. Learn your instrument and explore the fretboard using fun riffs!

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Beginner Bass for Guitarists Guitar Course COMPLETED February 2018 - Archive Available

This course is the perfect starting point for those who already know how to play guitar and are interested in stepping into the world of the bass. Learn everything you need to get started and thrive on the instrument.

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Starting to Record Guitar Course COMPLETED February 2018 - Archive Available

This course is all about recording. We will cover setting up your gear, choosing software, using software, recording as part of your practice, and even the basics of mixing. In addition, we cover all of the common problems beginners face.

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Essential Flatpicking Tunes Guitar Course COMPLETED January 2018 - Archive Available

We will spend 8 weeks looking at classic Flatpicking tunes. Each week we will cover a new classic flatpicking song, break down how it is played and include useful variations. Rhythm, melody and solos, it's all covered in this course.

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Playing Together Guitar Course COMPLETED February 2018 - Archive Available

In this exciting new course, veteran players David Brown (guitar) and Alex Scott (bass) will help you navigate the world of playing with other musicians. Each week you will explore a necessary component of playing together.

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Skill of the Week: Part 2 Guitar Course COMPLETED October 2017 - Archive Available

Each week we will take a look at a highly-desired skill and work towards getting just a little bit better at it. Chord changing, proper practicing, soloing and even ear training, we cover it all.

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Modes Made Easy Guitar Course COMPLETED October 2017 - Archive Available

Understanding modes might seem difficult or even unachievable. This course is going to break the subject down into an easy method that nearly everyone can understand.

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Speaking in Rhythms Guitar Course COMPLETED August 2017 - Archive Available

This course is all about improving your rhythm skills. We will add groove to your playing, make you an amazing accompaniment player and help you add spice to your phrasing.

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Creative Boost for Beginners Guitar Course COMPLETED July 2017 - Archive Available

David will help you break out of that tired-old-beginner rut in this course. Each week, you’ll learn a simple technique that can help you sound better, improve your skills, and most importantly have fun.

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Basic Guitar Live Course Completed 3/9/2016 - Archive Available

Chris Liepe leads "Guitar 101" as if you just picked up the guitar for the first time. This 10 week course is designed to get you up to speed quickly, and even playing your first song with confidence.

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Music Theory 101 Live Course Completed 2/29/2016 - Archive Available

David Wallimann teaches beginner music theory. To make your music come alive and develop your own music personality, you must understand the instrument. That's what this course is all about.

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Basic Guitar Live Course 2 Completed 5/26/2016 - Archive Available

Chris Liepe returns with "Guitar 102". This six-week module is largely focused on chords. We're going to cover, the minors, power chords, barre chords and spend a lot of time looking at chord progressions.

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Live Blues Guitar Course Completed 4/7/2016 - Archive Available

Learn the basics of Blues, and then see how extremely simple ideas from classic Blues players have influenced modern, more contemporary players. Features ideas from Blues greats!

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Basic Guitar Live Course Completed 8/25/2016 - Archive Available

These next six weeks are going to get you comfortably moving around the neck using simple scale patterns and using your ears in a whole new way. That's right, we're going to start learning how to improvise!

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UNCAGED with Ian Argys Completed 7/26/2016 - Archive Available

The CAGED system is a simple, elegant way to unlock the entire fretboard of your guitar. You'll never be lost trying to find a particular chord, scale or note again after mastering this technique.

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Pentatonic Mastery Live Course Completed 6/20/2016 - Archive Available

Memorizing the pentatonic scale, and learning how to use it in a fluid and musical manor are two completely different skills. The focus is all about how to use the scale across the entire fretboard.

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Lead/Solo Melodic Live Course Completed 4/12/2016 - Archive Available

Bring out your inner melody in the easiest way possible. Forget learning theory or memorizing hundreds of patterns. This course focuses on the nuts and bolts that can inject flavor and style into your playing.

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Bluegrass Live Course Completed 2/23/2016 - Archive Available

Tyler Grant brings you 7 weeks of expert Bluegrass instruction. Tyler will begin with basic Bluegrass rhythm and quickly move to learning your first Bluegrass songs... complete with JamTracks and tabs.

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Live Q&A Information and Schedule

Have a question when taking one of our lessons? Wish you had instant access to a pro teacher at just about anytime? Our Live Q&A solves this problem with daily, live instruction from our teachers. Unlike the Weekly Workshops, this is a more general use live platform for general discussions, help with any student issues, or just generally debauchery to kill some time at work (but don't tell your boss!).

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Nick Kellie Mon, Apr 22nd at 12:00 PM 12 hours, 49 mins 2 hours Open Discussion
Eric Madis Mon, Apr 22nd at 2:00 PM 14 hours, 49 mins 2 hours Open Discussion
Marcelo Berestovoy Mon, Apr 22nd at 4:00 PM 16 hours, 49 mins 2 hours Open Discussion
Stuart Ziff Mon, Apr 22nd at 6:00 PM 18 hours, 49 mins 2 hours Open Discussion
Allen Van Wert Mon, Apr 22nd at 10:00 PM 22 hours, 49 mins 2 hours Open Discussion
Dennis Hodges Tue, Apr 23rd at 10:00 AM 1 day, 10 hours 2 hours Open Discussion
Emil Werstler Tue, Apr 23rd at 12:00 PM 1 day, 12 hours 2 hours Open Discussion
Allen Van Wert Tue, Apr 23rd at 2:00 PM 1 day, 14 hours 2 hours Open Discussion
Austin Filingo Tue, Apr 23rd at 6:00 PM 1 day, 18 hours 2 hours Open Discussion
Jim Deeming Tue, Apr 23rd at 9:00 PM 1 day, 21 hours 2 hours Open Discussion
Nick Amodeo Tue, Apr 23rd at 11:00 PM 1 day, 23 hours 2 hours Open Discussion
Emil Werstler Wed, Apr 24th at 10:00 AM 2 days, 10 hours 2 hours Open Discussion
Nick Kellie Wed, Apr 24th at 12:00 PM 2 days, 12 hours 2 hours Open Discussion
Pamela Goldsmith Wed, Apr 24th at 2:00 PM 2 days, 14 hours 2 hours Open Discussion
Marcelo Berestovoy Wed, Apr 24th at 4:00 PM 2 days, 16 hours 2 hours Open Discussion
Alan Skowron Wed, Apr 24th at 10:00 PM 2 days, 22 hours 2 hours Open Discussion
Steve Eulberg Thu, Apr 25th at 10:00 AM 3 days, 10 hours 1 hour Open Discussion
Miche Fambro Thu, Apr 25th at 10:00 AM 3 days, 10 hours 2 hours Open Discussion
Fredrik Pihl Thu, Apr 25th at 12:00 PM 3 days, 12 hours 2 hours Open Discussion
Nick Kellie Thu, Apr 25th at 2:00 PM 3 days, 14 hours 2 hours Open Discussion
David Isaacs Thu, Apr 25th at 4:00 PM 3 days, 16 hours 2 hours Open Discussion
Austin Filingo Thu, Apr 25th at 6:00 PM 3 days, 18 hours 2 hours Open Discussion
Eve Goldberg Thu, Apr 25th at 8:00 PM 3 days, 20 hours 2 hours Open Discussion
Stuart Ziff Thu, Apr 25th at 10:00 PM 3 days, 22 hours 2 hours Open Discussion
Allen Van Wert Fri, Apr 26th at 12:00 AM 4 days, 49 mins 2 hours Open Discussion
Marcelo Berestovoy Fri, Apr 26th at 12:00 PM 4 days, 12 hours 2 hours Open Discussion
Austin Filingo Fri, Apr 26th at 2:00 PM 4 days, 14 hours 2 hours Open Discussion
Fredrik Pihl Fri, Apr 26th at 4:00 PM 4 days, 16 hours 2 hours Open Discussion
Daniel Gilbert Fri, Apr 26th at 8:00 PM 4 days, 20 hours 2 hours Open Discussion
David Isaacs Sat, Apr 27th at 10:00 AM 5 days, 10 hours 2 hours Open Discussion
Alan Skowron Sat, Apr 27th at 12:00 PM 5 days, 12 hours 2 hours Open Discussion
Nick Kellie Sat, Apr 27th at 2:00 PM 5 days, 14 hours 2 hours Open Discussion
Glen Drover Sat, Apr 27th at 8:00 PM 5 days, 20 hours 2 hours Open Discussion
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Marcelo Berestovoy Sun, Apr 28th at 2:00 PM 6 days, 14 hours 2 hours Open Discussion
Glen Drover Sun, Apr 28th at 4:00 PM 6 days, 16 hours 2 hours Open Discussion
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Nick Kellie Mon, Apr 29th at 12:00 PM 7 days, 12 hours 2 hours Open Discussion
Eric Madis Mon, Apr 29th at 2:00 PM 7 days, 14 hours 2 hours Open Discussion
Marcelo Berestovoy Mon, Apr 29th at 4:00 PM 7 days, 16 hours 2 hours Open Discussion
Stuart Ziff Mon, Apr 29th at 6:00 PM 7 days, 18 hours 2 hours Open Discussion
Allen Van Wert Mon, Apr 29th at 10:00 PM 7 days, 22 hours 2 hours Open Discussion
Dennis Hodges Tue, Apr 30th at 10:00 AM 8 days, 10 hours 2 hours Open Discussion
Emil Werstler Tue, Apr 30th at 12:00 PM 8 days, 12 hours 2 hours Open Discussion
Allen Van Wert Tue, Apr 30th at 2:00 PM 8 days, 14 hours 2 hours Open Discussion
Austin Filingo Tue, Apr 30th at 6:00 PM 8 days, 18 hours 2 hours Open Discussion
Jim Deeming Tue, Apr 30th at 9:00 PM 8 days, 21 hours 2 hours Open Discussion
Nick Amodeo Tue, Apr 30th at 11:00 PM 8 days, 23 hours 2 hours Open Discussion
Emil Werstler Wed, May 1st at 10:00 AM 9 days, 10 hours 2 hours Open Discussion
Nick Kellie Wed, May 1st at 12:00 PM 9 days, 12 hours 2 hours Open Discussion
Pamela Goldsmith Wed, May 1st at 2:00 PM 9 days, 14 hours 2 hours Open Discussion
Marcelo Berestovoy Wed, May 1st at 4:00 PM 9 days, 16 hours 2 hours Open Discussion
Alan Skowron Wed, May 1st at 10:00 PM 9 days, 22 hours 2 hours Open Discussion
Steve Eulberg Thu, May 2nd at 10:00 AM 10 days, 10 hours 1 hour Open Discussion
Miche Fambro Thu, May 2nd at 10:00 AM 10 days, 10 hours 2 hours Open Discussion
Fredrik Pihl Thu, May 2nd at 12:00 PM 10 days, 12 hours 2 hours Open Discussion
Nick Kellie Thu, May 2nd at 2:00 PM 10 days, 14 hours 2 hours Open Discussion
David Isaacs Thu, May 2nd at 4:00 PM 10 days, 16 hours 2 hours Open Discussion
Austin Filingo Thu, May 2nd at 6:00 PM 10 days, 18 hours 2 hours Open Discussion
Eve Goldberg Thu, May 2nd at 8:00 PM 10 days, 20 hours 2 hours Open Discussion
Stuart Ziff Thu, May 2nd at 10:00 PM 10 days, 22 hours 2 hours Open Discussion
Allen Van Wert Fri, May 3rd at 12:00 AM 11 days, 49 mins 2 hours Open Discussion
Marcelo Berestovoy Fri, May 3rd at 12:00 PM 11 days, 12 hours 2 hours Open Discussion
Austin Filingo Fri, May 3rd at 2:00 PM 11 days, 14 hours 2 hours Open Discussion
Fredrik Pihl Fri, May 3rd at 4:00 PM 11 days, 16 hours 2 hours Open Discussion
Daniel Gilbert Fri, May 3rd at 8:00 PM 11 days, 20 hours 2 hours Open Discussion
David Isaacs Sat, May 4th at 10:00 AM 12 days, 10 hours 2 hours Open Discussion
Alan Skowron Sat, May 4th at 12:00 PM 12 days, 12 hours 2 hours Open Discussion
Nick Kellie Sat, May 4th at 2:00 PM 12 days, 14 hours 2 hours Open Discussion
Glen Drover Sat, May 4th at 8:00 PM 12 days, 20 hours 2 hours Open Discussion
Nick Amodeo Sun, May 5th at 12:00 PM 13 days, 12 hours 2 hours Open Discussion
Marcelo Berestovoy Sun, May 5th at 2:00 PM 13 days, 14 hours 2 hours Open Discussion
Nick Kellie Mon, May 6th at 12:00 PM 14 days, 12 hours 2 hours Open Discussion
Eric Madis Mon, May 6th at 2:00 PM 14 days, 14 hours 2 hours Open Discussion
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