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Fran Guidry
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  • Walnut Creek, CA
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Aug 18, 2013
Fran Guidry added a discussion to the group Slack Key Guitar - Ki Ho'alu
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Video and tab of "Paliokamoa"

A buddy of mine asked for a tutorial on "Paliokamoa," you can see the video and download the tab at http://www.kaleponi.com/2013/08/03/paliokamoa-pali-o-ka-moa-tutorial/FranSee More
Aug 18, 2013
Fran Guidry added a discussion to the group Portable Recorders
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Zoom H6

Do I need another portable recorder? No, I don't.Did I order up the new Zoom H6 the first week it was available ... yes, I did (head hung in shame).I unpacked it very carefully so I could hopefully return it without paying a restocking fee.But I'm not returning it. I'm really impressed with this thing. I did a blog post based around an acoustic guitar shootout:…See More
Aug 18, 2013
Fran Guidry replied to Michael Robertson's discussion Tracks, buses and questions in the group Home Recording
"How is using a send different than mixing wet and dry within the plugin if the plugin allows such mixing? Fran"
Aug 7, 2013
Fran Guidry replied to Michael Robertson's discussion Tracks, buses and questions in the group Home Recording
"If you only have solo guitar there's absolutely no difference between an effect applied on the track and one on the bus, except as it impacts the order of effects. In a multi-track mix you might use EQ and compression on individual tracks to…"
Aug 7, 2013
Fran Guidry commented on Forrest Anderson's group Bay Area Acoustic Guitarists
"Here! Healdsburg is coming up. Stevie Coyle has a great shop in Lafayette these days. I just got a new Epi Masterbilk EF-500RCCE but it stayed in Hawai`i rather than coming home to Walnut Creek. Howzat?"
Jul 27, 2013
Fran Guidry replied to Ray's discussion Audacity Question in the group Home Recording
"You need two inputs to record two sources. On a PC these must be on the same interface, there's no way to aggregate devices as far as I know. Fran"
Apr 16, 2013
Fran Guidry commented on Curtis's group Slack Key Guitar - Ki Ho'alu
"I put up another video the other day, http://www.acousticguitarcommunity.com/video/aloha-ia-no-o-maui-slack-key-on-acalanes-ridge with me and Ledward Kaapana going for a hike and playing a little slack key. Fran"
Mar 6, 2013
Fran Guidry commented on Fran Guidry's video
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Aloha `Ia No `O Maui - Slack Key on Acalanes Ridge

"Doc, I cut down a bit on my forum visits and it seemed like the classical guys were taking over at the AG Mag forum. Do you ever visit the AGF (former Unofficial Taylor Forum)? Fran"
Mar 6, 2013
Doc Rogers commented on Fran Guidry's video
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Aloha `Ia No `O Maui - Slack Key on Acalanes Ridge

"This is great. Have missed your music on the AG Reader's forum that is dead as of March 15. I'm gonna try hanging out at the SoundHole Cafe. Both them and this site are blocked at work, which will really curtail my participation. This clip…"
Mar 6, 2013
Fran Guidry commented on Fran Guidry's video
Mar 4, 2013
Kelley Hatlee commented on Fran Guidry's video
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Aloha `Ia No `O Maui - Slack Key on Acalanes Ridge

"Sounds great guys!  There nothing like making music, and enjoying the outdoors. "
Mar 4, 2013
Fran Guidry replied to Gary Clements's discussion Need Help with the Basics in the group Home Recording
"Michael, perhaps you're not familiar with the peculiar little beast that is the Zoom Q3HD. It's one of the very few video recorders that feature an emphasis on audio quality. On the other hand, plugging a mic or mixer into the audio input…"
Mar 1, 2013
Fran Guidry replied to Gary Clements's discussion Need Help with the Basics in the group Home Recording
"Gary, I'm not getting notifications when responses are posted here, I must have some option set wrong. So I'll respond more quickly if you post at the blog. Fran"
Mar 1, 2013
Fran Guidry posted a video

Aloha `Ia No `O Maui - Slack Key on Acalanes Ridge

Ledward is quite the gym rat and enjoys a brisk walk around the neighborhood as well. I've been showing him some of my favorite trails, and he came up with t...
Mar 1, 2013
Fran Guidry replied to Gary Clements's discussion Need Help with the Basics in the group Home Recording
"I've done a fair amount of posting about the Q3HD at Homebrewed Music. http://www.homebrewedmusic.com As you note, with acoustic guitar the usual framing distance for video puts the camera in a pretty weak location for audio. I've used…"
Feb 27, 2013

Profile Information

Which one of the following describes your involvement in music? (Check all that apply)
Gigging or professional musician
How many years have you been playing guitar?
More than 30 years
Which of these instruments do you own or play?
Flattop steel-string acoustic guitar, Travel guitar, Bass guitar, Ukulele
The make and model of your guitar(s) and/or other instruments and gear.
Wingert E, McCollum GA, Walker OM, Yamamoto OM-Y, Martin OM-18GE, Epiphone Masterbilt EF-500RCCE, Fender Precision Bass, Ko`olau tenor `ukulele, Pono tenor `ukulele
What is your website address?
http://www.kaleponi.com
What type of music do you like to play?
Hawaiian, especially slack key guitar
Do you subscribe to or regularly read Acoustic Guitar?
I don't regularly read Acoustic Guitar

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