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A network of beginning acoustic guitar students for sharing discussion, encouragement, ideas, resources, and support as we begin the journey.

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Cleaning your guitat 8 Replies

Started by David Mitchell. Last reply by David Mitchell Jan 25.

Looking for new songs to play? 2 Replies

Started by Terry Angelli. Last reply by Terry Angelli Jan 17.

Turn the table. 4 Replies

Started by Terry Angelli. Last reply by Terry Angelli Jan 14.

Thin nylon picks .38mm 3 Replies

Started by Steven Donovan. Last reply by FloridaGull Jan 7.

I know this seems basic, 2 Replies

Started by David Mitchell. Last reply by Hugh McCloskey Jan 5.

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Comment by David Schimke on March 27, 2010 at 11:44am
Thanks Walt!
Comment by Walt Pilcher on March 25, 2010 at 7:11am
And, by the way, welcome to the group!
Comment by Walt Pilcher on March 25, 2010 at 7:09am
That's a good word, David. You can do a lot on your own, but I, too, have found that going to a teacher at least once in awhile is very helpful. Confirms what you're doing right, helps avoid bad habits, and provides encouragement and exercises designed to help you progress in the areas that are most important for you right then.
Comment by David Schimke on March 24, 2010 at 11:00pm
Played around for a little less than a year with book, DVDs, etc. I was doing just OK and decided to take lessons from a very patient, very smart cat at a local guitar shop. It's made all the difference in the world. Suddenly, I find myself itching to practice. I'm getting just a bit better every week, and, best of all, the fret is suddenly making sense!
Comment by Curt Tresenriter on February 16, 2010 at 7:24am
Learn how to build a cigar box guitar at - Free plans
Acoustic or electric.
Comment by blake wright on January 15, 2010 at 12:09am
Been teaching myself for 8 months...took first lesson last Friday, next lesson is tomorrow! Can't wait!

Want to learn fingerpicking, but it seems difficult....
Comment by Dave Vohar on January 4, 2010 at 12:14pm
I've been playing a little over a year. I just heard about this group. Happy New Year.
Comment by George L Shivas III on January 3, 2010 at 4:59pm
Hi All...

New to the Acoustic group... I have been playing since last April... I have a Yamaha Fg720s and I enjoy the playing. Happy new year all. I look forward to having a fun year here.
Comment by Clark Ellison on January 3, 2010 at 9:01am
I have noticed a lot of new guys get a lot of "add me as a friend" request from "females" that do not have any information on their pages related to guitar or any musical items what so ever. I see pages with ten or twelve "female friends" added within a few days of them signing on and wonder why. For me, if you have a zero profile as far as your music interest, male or female, then you are not going on my list.
Comment by Patrick Sullivan on December 31, 2009 at 8:42am
when you open the request in your inbox on the community site there should be options right there to accept or ignore the request. These should show up as boxes or buttons you can click. If you got the request in regular email with what looks like a link to a web page with options to accept the request, it's always best to see if you also have the request in your inbox on the community site before you even open the email in your personal account. A basic tactic of account hijackers is to send a friend request with a bogus link to your regular email address- when you click on the link it takes you to a page that allows the hijacking by providing the opportunity to download malware to your machine. It's the same tactic as phishing attacks targeting passwords and account information for bank accounts. As a matter of security on social networking sites, I delete any items that come in to my regular email account -two yesterday that appeared to be from this site- from social networking sites to which I belong. I handle all social networking communications from the sites themselves rather than from my own inbox. If the request is legitimate it will show up in your community site's inbox. The two I deleted yesterday weren't in my inbox here, confirming them as likely fakes- the subject line kind of gave it away as well- clearly nothing to do with enhancing my guitar abilities ;-)

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