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Comment by John Zemler on November 19, 2014 at 7:05am

I am here, as well...but, I confess other situations have reduced my intended presence.  That said, I still look in on our community.

Comment by Walt Pilcher on November 18, 2014 at 12:30pm

So am I.  However, we have a situation.  A few years ago, Derrick Miller, founder of this Group, appointed me and one other man as co-administrators so he could step into the background for personal reasons. For the past two years I have been pretty busy with travel and writing, and not so much with music, and that looks to continue, so I'm no longer in a good position to contribute much to the group's upkeep. A few months ago I asked both Derrick and the other guy if they wanted to step back into this, but I got no response. I suspect, too, that many if not most of the folks who were truly newbies when they joined the group are no longer newbies, but have grown greatly in their guitar playing skills.  We need to recruit some new(bie) blood. So here's the opportunity:

If anyone in the Group would like to become an Administrator and try to get some more activity going here, please let me know.

Comment by Edward Sparks on November 18, 2014 at 7:19am

I'm still here! 

Comment by Terry Angelli on November 18, 2014 at 2:22am
Still here!
Comment by Mark on November 17, 2014 at 8:35pm


Anybody home???

Where'd everyone go?  

Comment by Denny Baer on May 18, 2014 at 3:48pm

Even though I sit down to play guitar, acoustic or electric, I still wear a strap. Most times after several minutes, sometimes longer, the middle, ring and little fingers on my left hand (fretting hand) starts to tingle and go numb. My strap is 2-1/2" wide and attached to  to the guitar near where the neck fastens to the body. I'm thinkin' either a wider strap or attaching the strap near the nut. Anyone else experience this numbness? What did you do about it?


Comment by Walt Pilcher on April 22, 2014 at 3:37pm

Welcome to you too, Marty.  I hope you find some helpful and fun stuff here!

Comment by John Zemler on April 22, 2014 at 10:28am

Hi Walt, Thank you for the welcome.  I am finding a of of joy as I learn more about acoustic guitar.  I really do like the Seagulls, one is spruce-topped and the other has cedar.  Very friendly guitars for me to learn and play with.  The music helps a lot in the PTSD world, both my own and for others.  Semper Pax, John

Comment by Walt Pilcher on April 22, 2014 at 8:48am

Welcome to the group, John Zemler (Dr. Z).  I see you've been active in the Seagull group too.  Thank you for your work on PTSD.  I think it's really important. 

Comment by Ken Rhodes on April 15, 2014 at 8:28pm

I understand how you feel. In my own teaching practice I don't teach songs, which sometimes disappoints prospective students. I am happy to help a student learn any song they are interested in learning, but I view that as being secondary to learning how to play in general. Using songs to teach the concepts is a good way to do it, but it needs to have more structure than what you are describing. My preference is to give the students the skills they need to play and learn songs on their own, and then guide them through whatever questions they might have about it during the process.


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