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Comment by Walt Pilcher on February 7, 2012 at 5:05pm

At the risk of Arlie Box branding me a Walmart greeter again (an honorable profession nonetheless), I say welcome, Andy Tauber.  Great photos on your page.  Quite a transition now and then between Harley Girls and Cub Scouts I imagine! 

Comment by Walt Pilcher on February 7, 2012 at 6:54am

Good one!  Maybe I've missed my calling.  Thank you for shopping at Acoustic Newb.

Comment by Arlie Box on February 6, 2012 at 11:51pm

Careful Walt

We might start thinking we're walking into WalMart


Comment by Walt Pilcher on February 6, 2012 at 7:31pm

Jennifer Kennedy, welcome to you too!

Comment by Walt Pilcher on February 6, 2012 at 4:09pm

Welcome to the group, Ric Nac.  You'll find a diverse bunch here, including some really accomplished guitarists who lend their wisdom to us newer players.  We all learn from each other.  Have fun!

Comment by Newbie Dean on January 7, 2012 at 9:31am

Arlie:  Absolutely NO offense taken.  I kinda liked the analogy to politics.  Politicians screw up their stuff as bad as I screw up songs on the guitar.  ALWAYS Keeping It Fun, Dean

Comment by Robert F. Booth on January 6, 2012 at 9:44am

The only thing, that I can say is just PRACTICE, PRACTICE.

Comment by Edward Sparks on January 6, 2012 at 9:23am

An interesting fact...classical instruments like a cello are only played one way, which I guess would be considered right handed.  My son, who performs with me on cello and bass, took up the cello at age 8 and despite the fact he is left handed had to learn the "classical" way, as a right a result he plays guitar and bass as a rightie and has a much more readily available range of those to choose from.  Now, don't get me wrong, some of my favorite people, including my son, are lefties!  But this seems to be the way it is in the classical world...except with classical guitar I guess!  ;-)  Edward 

Comment by Denny Baer on January 6, 2012 at 9:12am

Dean, most of the time I do have to "think" about things for awhile but that was one of my rare moments when the thoughts just popped right out of my noggin'.

Somewhere in the vastness of the internet there is a guy who is a guitar player and has a book of exercises for developing ambidextrousity (is that a word?). For example, practice writing your name with the opposite hand i.e., if your right handed practice with your left. One of his claims to fame is being on the Dave Letterman show and bouncing a golf ball on the head of a hammer using his left hand. I think he's right handed. He has ads on various guitar related websites.

Comment by Newbie Dean on January 6, 2012 at 8:49am

Referring to playing guitar in terms of politics is NOT the way to keep my interest in the guitar!  But, I can relate the the "3 Ring Circus".  That is a very acurate description of my playing.  Keeping It Fun, Dean


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