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Six String General, Rock and Roll
Tim "The Six String General" Granlund burst forth from the womb with a rebel yell and his little arms waving in a manic guitar motion, and he hasn't stopped since. Honing his skills in showers, bars, and basements around the country, he became a fierce competitor and one of the most recognizable personalities in the world of air guitar. Six String has performed up and down the east coast and sold out such storied venues as the 9:30 Club and the Bowery Ballroom while competing in the US Air Guitar Championships. His goal: Rock you like a hurricane!
How to Play Air Guitar
This video series will show how to play air guitar, from compiling wardrobe to song selection to performance flair.
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Tim Granlund: Hi! I am Tim Granlund, the 'aka', the 'Six String General' and today I am going to show you how to live up those rock star fantasies and play the air guitar. Okay I am going to show you basic techniques, so that you can use to spice things up. Some acrobatics and how you can work them into routine and make it totally sweet.
How to pick out a song, what kind of song should you be doing. We are going to talk about costumes and what you should wear. Competitions both locally and internationally and the history of those. We are going to wrap it up with a performance. I will show you how it's done.
The beauty of air guitar is you don't need much to get started. Just your hands, some air, a cool gym to rock out to. You can use a pick if you want, you can use other props, as long as, you don't have any prop that you are using as a guitar let's say a broomstick or a tennis racket, not allowed.
In air guitar I have seen broken ankles, cuts and bruises, even an amputated toe. If you are not injured chances are you work rocking hard enough. That being said, don't kill yourself whether you are jumping off the speaker stack or rocking out behind the wheel of your car. Be careful.
Now here is my story. Now on behind the air, we take a look at Tim Granlund, 'the Six String General'. An air guitar guy. Ever since Tim came out of the womb with a Roger Daltrey screech and his fat little hands waving around an imaginary instrument. He knew he was put on this earth to fake rock.
The years ahead were rough however trying to find the correct air instrument that best suited his fake musical talents. These included air pipes, air cello, air jordans, air lounge vibes. Although he became a master of them all, they could not fill the void at his air heart leading to a downward spiral of air booze and air headed women.
Finally, he found it, air guitar. Catapulting him to fake rock greatness. Tim has since competed in air guitar competitions up and down the East coast and has been seen on that BBC world news and AP, as well as, features for The Washington Post, Village Voice, Spin and C-Ville Weekly, and now the 'Six String General' is about to teach you how to air guitar.
For those about to rock, we salute you.