New Official AV Guitar Society Website 11/5/12

November 6, 2012 Leave a comment

The AV Guitar Society will be migrating to the NEW AV Guitar Soceity Website. This is No Change in Meeting Place or Meeting Day and Time…

New AV Guitar Society URL is:

Jack Miller
President, AV Guitar Society

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Reminder: Next AV Guitar Society Meeting Oct. 9th

September 28, 2012 Leave a comment

November’s meeting, the theme will be “BRING ONE NEW GUITARIST” to the meeting in efforts to increase membership – and Have them Bring Their Guitar…

The next AV Guitar Society meeting will be Tuesday, November 13th, 2010 held at Butler’s Coffee in Palmdale from 7pm to 9pm.  Address is 40125 10th St .West, Suite I, Palmdale, CA 93551

Butler's Coffee - 40125 10th St .West, Suite I, Palmdale, CA 93551


 Butler’s Coffee – 40125 10th St .West, Suite I, Palmdale, CA 93551

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“Ten-Finger Independence System (Two-Hand Independence System)”

December 21, 2009 2 comments

The Ten-Finger Independence System (10.F.I. system) is a performance style that brings new interpretation to fretted and non-fretted string instruments. In addition to the many familiar known skills on guitar to produce two lines/parts or more, 10.F.I. system introduces a whole new set of techniques for the two hands and the ten fingers. Most of the traditional approaches of guitar playing take two hands, but with the 10 F.I. system one hand fulfils the role of two hands. (For example, fingering and picking usually takes two hands to do, but with the 10.F.I. system, one is all you need.) The basic thought behind every technique in this system is to utilize the hands so that it is possible for each finger to have a specific role, and the ability to switch its roles in an instant. The two hands do work together on occasion, but for the most part, the two hands will work separately. For the 10.F.I. system, the underlying basic method to produce sound is by tapping, where as for traditional guitar, picking or plucking is the basic technique to produce sound. Here, tapping is the fundamental technique because it is one of the easiest ways to play two lines or more on guitar and guitar-like instruments. Tapping alone is a powerful way to play, but the 10.F.I. system takes further steps by incorporating new ideas and unconventional techniques to create much more timber, color, and tone that cannot be achieved just by tapping alone.

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AV Guitar Society Technical Articles

October 28, 2009 Leave a comment

I will be posting here future Technical Articles relating to Guitar.  If you are interested in submitting an original technical article regarding various aspects of Guitar Technique, Music Theory, or Performance, please email it to me at and I will post it and provide full credit to the originator.  Please try to include original pictures or drawings that relate to the technical article.


Jack Miller

President, AVGS

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New Site for AVGS (AV Guitar Society)

August 25, 2009 1 comment

This Blog site will be the new home for the Antelope Valley Guitar society.  A blog is much easier to maintain for information, news and upcoming events.

Click the “Next AVGS Meeting” tab at the Top Menu of this Page for the next AVGS Meeting Date – held at Butler’s Coffee in Palmdale from 7pm to 9pm. Address is 40125 10th St .West, Suite I, Palmdale, CA 93551.  AVGS Meets the 2nd Tuesday of every Month – unless noted otherwise.

Butler's Coffee - 40125 10th St .West, Suite I, Palmdale, CA 93551
Butler’s Coffee – 40125 10th St .West, Suite I, Palmdale, CA 93551

Unless specified, the next meeting will be Open Mic.  Bring your guitar and perform, singing is great too if you are a singer.

Your’s Truly,

Jack Miller

AV Guitar Society