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This is a group for fingerstyle players of all types, from Hedges disciples to Chet channelers.

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Comment by Serapion on August 8, 2012 at 7:32am

Friends, I am looking for nice fingerstyl arrangements of "My Way," made famous by Sinatra, and a classic hymn, "In the Garden," preferably in standard tuning. Does anyone have any to share, or is anyone aware of who might have them?

Comment by Brian Egert on July 13, 2012 at 3:09pm

Greetings fingerstyle players.  Check out my new arrangement of "Somewhere Over The Rainbow".  It's the Hawaiian guys version. 

Comment by Doug Adamz on June 6, 2012 at 12:07pm

Comment by Nic Lubbers on May 2, 2012 at 4:26pm

@Bill, Thanks! Glad you loved it.

Comment by Phil Manuel on May 1, 2012 at 1:16pm


That's a great idea.  Yes, they are programmable. Actually, I don't use the one, they setup for the phone, because it doesn't seem to help much.  I like that idea, maybe I can get a setting tuned so it brings my guitar out of the clutter.


Thanks for the advice!!!

Comment by Ed Mehollin on May 1, 2012 at 11:30am
Hey, Phill. I wear hearing aids, too. When programming them, I took a guitar into the audiologist's office and we played with a special setting, one of three available, to optimize for the guitar. It also helped with background "clutter noise". Are your aids programmable?
Comment by Phil Manuel on May 1, 2012 at 9:09am


I know you're right, but I have a bit of a problem hearing-wise.  I need to use my hearing aids, and fm transmitter to actually hear what I'm doing.  In most coffeehouses, they are really loud to me.  All of those grinders, and expresso machines confuse the heck out of me.  See the thing about hearing aids is they amplify everything equally. So, I get lost pretty easily.

But, I suppose you're right, I should just do it, and if it doesn't work out, well, that's OK.

Comment by Bill Foulds on April 29, 2012 at 12:35pm

Hey Nic, Just listened to Wonderous Cross....Loved it, very nice arrangement, I really like how you build it up!




Comment by Cliff on April 28, 2012 at 10:04pm

smile - not mile - sorry

Comment by Cliff on April 28, 2012 at 10:03pm

Hi Phil,  The best thing to get over the nerves of playing live is to just do it, and have a half mile when you do.  I first saw Kenny Sultan do that and I later realized why - if you're smiling it's hard to beat up on yourself and let the mistakes snowball.  The other thins to remember is that unless Laurence juber can't get enough small coffe shop entertainment... no one in the crowd can play anywhere near as well as you and I can guarantee you they will be impressed.


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