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Derick Chatfield commented on Jud Hair's group "Seagull" Spoken Here ... (also fluent in "Godin" Gab)
"Elton Good luck with the, PB 13's and be careful. I have just moved down from 12's to 11's, maybe my age or something"
41 minutes ago
Elton Bloye replied to FloridaGull's discussion Smilies! in the group "Seagull" Spoken Here ... (also fluent in "Godin" Gab)
1 hour ago
Elton Bloye commented on Jud Hair's group "Seagull" Spoken Here ... (also fluent in "Godin" Gab)
"Yeh, I like DADGAD. Like all of you, haven't a clue, but I am amusing myself. Derick, glad the Strings & Beyond purchase went well. I was just waiting for someone else to try first, but i think I'll order a few sets the next time they…"
1 hour ago
Martin van Dooremalen commented on Jud Hair's group "Seagull" Spoken Here ... (also fluent in "Godin" Gab)
"Jud --- I have my old 1975 Norman B20 tuned to DADGAD to try and get into it a bit and learn it, but the times are few and far between that I try it. Do you (or does anyone else) know of any resources like the "Orkney Tuning"…"
1 hour ago
Derick Chatfield commented on Jud Hair's group "Seagull" Spoken Here ... (also fluent in "Godin" Gab)
"Hi Jud The quick answer is yes. Also DADF#AD tuning very close. I like the sound for noodling, but not really to sure what I am doing, but will keep plodding on and hope it all falls in to place. Would recommend all to give it a try as a real…"
1 hour ago
FloridaGull commented on Jud Hair's group "Seagull" Spoken Here ... (also fluent in "Godin" Gab)
"I think I am ruined for alternate tunings - my first instrument (viola) didn't allow for that (at least, Mrs. Lang didn't seem to like it...) - and the piano requires a lot of effort to re-tune...  Anyway, at least for now I'm…"
1 hour ago
Derick Chatfield commented on Jud Hair's group "Seagull" Spoken Here ... (also fluent in "Godin" Gab)
"Hi Jud. "
1 hour ago
Jud Hair commented on Jud Hair's group "Seagull" Spoken Here ... (also fluent in "Godin" Gab)
"Any of you Gulls enjoy playing in DADGAD tuning?   I've been noodling around in it for a few weeks now and I'm really enjoying the rich, lush chord sounds you can get with a minimum of effort.   For the most part, I don't…"
2 hours ago
Ron Khoo commented on Jud Hair's group "Seagull" Spoken Here ... (also fluent in "Godin" Gab)
"Eats lots of turkey and snatched some git playing time between turkey."
3 hours ago
Marlene Hutchinson posted a blog post

Thursday Tip

Try playing a Thanksgiving song today. There are a few to choose from like Over The River and Through The Woods and this beautiful song by Johnny Cash called Thanksgiving Prayer , you can even play along with Johnny using this version (click here ) of the lyrics with the chords ~ it's thankfulness put to music!Happy Thanksgiving!Play…See More
3 hours ago
FloridaGull commented on Jud Hair's group "Seagull" Spoken Here ... (also fluent in "Godin" Gab)
"Happy Thanksgiving to all! "
4 hours ago
Robert Williamson commented on Jud Hair's group "Seagull" Spoken Here ... (also fluent in "Godin" Gab)
"that is not clutter. that is highly efficient use of storage space. There are 5 cases in the space of 2: 3 on the floor and the 2 TRIC hanging upside down, directly above them. The new mandolin case is clutter :( For efficiency I should have …"
8 hours ago
Elton Bloye replied to Dave Fengler's discussion 1970 Yamaha FG-300 in the group Yamaha Guitars
"That's a beaut!   Dave, I still have my Yamaha C40 classical. No one wants to buy it, so I guess she's staying. ;)  "
15 hours ago
CaliGull left a comment for Derick Chatfield
"Hi Derick! Glad to be friends with you. My name is Diana, and I have been playing guitar on and off for many years.  Happy Thanksgiving! "
23 hours ago
Luis Motta da Silva commented on Susan Palmer of Lead Cat Press's video

Sonny Stitt's "Tri-Horn Blues" played on guitar by Susan Palmer

" Susan, Thanks for posting! And congratulations for the brilliant, flawless performance!"
Dave Fengler commented on Jud Hair's group "Seagull" Spoken Here ... (also fluent in "Godin" Gab)
"Thanks!  It might be a few days until I get new strings on it.  I'm going to adjust the neck relief and saddle height to be sure it will be playable.  Then I will model all the saddle parts in 3D and make a new nut with a wider…"
Derick Chatfield commented on Jud Hair's group "Seagull" Spoken Here ... (also fluent in "Godin" Gab)
"Hi Dave That's a great looking Yamaha. Let us all know what it sounds like, when you have put some new strings on. Like how you can adjust the internation on each string. "
CaliGull commented on Jud Hair's group "Seagull" Spoken Here ... (also fluent in "Godin" Gab)
" I'll stick with what I have until I find one I like better or if I sell the aforementioned "weed" case. It seemed like a good idea when I had a flashy classical to go along with it but it's akin to loud sheets to me now…"
michael schwartz commented on Jud Hair's group "Seagull" Spoken Here ... (also fluent in "Godin" Gab)
"mine get played too, Robert...blessed to be able to have options. Also, the designer in me doesn't allow closet clutter. "
Robert Williamson commented on Jud Hair's group "Seagull" Spoken Here ... (also fluent in "Godin" Gab)
"talk about cases reminds me to see if i can find cases for my two smaller guitars. I just ran across this website. A few seem to be TRIC style cases. Small Guitars - Hard Cases"





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Return of The Banjo Killer, the final chapter. . .

Bryan Sutton and "Banjo Killer"; Medley: The Original Waltz/Old Lake. from Bourgeois Guitars on Vimeo.

The moment we've been waiting for: On Oct. 28, 2012, Bryan Sutton debuted the restored the Banjo…


Posted by Bourgeois Guitars on October 15, 2012 at 7:43pm — 1 Comment

Day 16: The Banjo Killer slays again!

This story has a happy ending, folks, and I'll start with it. After working for three weeks to painstakingly restore Bryan Sutton's flood damaged Banjo Killer, Shin Ichikawa finally got to test drive it today! The entire shop stopped working to watch this exciting moment, after which Shin received a standing ovation (well, we were all standing anyway). …


Posted by Bourgeois Guitars on July 13, 2012 at 9:00pm — 6 Comments

Day 15: The end is near. I can smell it.

Shin Ichikawa and I started the day by fitting and glueing the back binding. Last night's fitting of the top binding was tedious, but the tricks we learned made the fit of back binding go smothly. I am amazed at how cleanly both bindings look.  Some finish touch up will be required, but the overall appearance is more than…


Posted by Bourgeois Guitars on July 12, 2012 at 7:00pm — 1 Comment

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Scales / modes to play over a 12-bar blues 1 Reply

I have a guitar instruction book that lists the scales you can play over a 12-bar blues in the key of C. C7: C Mixolydian, C major pentatonic, C minor pentatonic, C blues F7: F Mixolydian, F major…Continue

Started by Elvira Hellflower in Playing Guitar. Last reply by Jan Vigne on Tuesday.

We created a new online social gear exchange site...

I came across your blog a short while ago and have been enjoying it. A few friends and I created a new site for a musical gear exchange that blends a marketplace with social media.We are getting it…Continue

Started by Trevor Hirst in Gear on Monday.

What to learn for folk guitar 6 Replies

Hi there, I m a self taught guitar enthousiast who s been learning songs, chords, a little music theory and would love to tie this all together to improve my way of playing (folk, blues) (rhythm,…Continue

Started by Sandra in Beginners. Last reply by Daryl Kosinski on Saturday.

iPad Recording 5 Replies

I'm wondering if anyone has experience recording on their iPad?I just picked up Garageband for…Continue

Tags: irig, garageband, ipad

Started by Mark Bedard in Gear. Last reply by IK Multimedia Nov 18.

New to Nosara and hoping to find a decent guitar and uke to get back into playing

Hi everyone, thanks for having me in the community here. We just moved here and I'm trying to find a decent steel string to get back into playing after a multi decade hiatus. Also interested in a…Continue

Started by Joshua Braun in Gear Nov 12.

Easy arrangement for How insensitive by Tom Jobim 3 Replies

Hi there,What do you think about this kind of arrangement? Too simple?Thanks.

Started by Renato Candro in Playing Guitar. Last reply by Trương thanh Nov 11.

African Fingerstyle 8 Replies

Hi. I am preparing free online courses in African Fingerstyle for Beginners and Advanced. I'd be very glad to share with you. As a guitarist you might not need to take the lessons on Basics which…Continue

Started by Becaye Aw in Playing Guitar. Last reply by RoyJohn Wheelock Nov 10.

Help! I Need Beta Testers for New Guitar Tool 1 Reply

I’m launching a new chord learning platform need beta testers to help kick the tires a bit. What the tool does: -Enter chords you already know and the tool shows you all matching songs – from a…Continue

Started by Chord Mastery in Playing Guitar. Last reply by Jan Vigne Nov 6.

SPAM alert - Ban this member 1 Reply

At 3:39pm on November 5, 2015,FRANK KWABENA said…Good Day,How is everything with you, I picked interest on you after going…Continue

Started by Elvira Hellflower in Uncategorized. Last reply by Kitty Forseth Nov 6.

quest guitars

i recently got given an old quest guitar .I am having trouble finding out any information on quest guitars does any one know much about them i dont think its a very high end guitar but it plays great Continue

Started by scott burst in Gear Nov 5.


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