John - I guess I don't know too much about how this wall stuff works. I just (finally) read your comments. Yeah, I love classical (and blues and old rock). I found a classical teacher but soon discovered he was not what I thought. He played classical "in addition" and is not a very good teach at that. It took him 3 weeks to tell me I was holding the guitar wrong. He had me to right hand fingering for 6 months - that was all he ever taught me. I finally dropped him and went about it on my own. I've been playing banjo for 30 years and my right hand does very well. I could see working on the right hand stuff but I also wanted to learn some pieces. If you're interested in some books, etc., for those, like me, who have to go it alone, I'd be glad to point you in the right direction. I've learned 7 classical pieces so far.
I am SO sorry to hear about that. Maybe part of our kinship, is that fact that I had a DUI 4 years ago. Been there, done that, bought the t-shirt, don't want to do it again. Jail time indicates this isn't your first? What was your BAC? Get a good lawyer and I do mean a good one. My DUI lawyer sucked, which made it drag out forever. So, even if it costs you an arm and a leg, so to speak, do it.
Not to rub anyone's nose in it, you might want to think about getting some counseling. Maybe, if you go voluntarily, the court will be lenient. Keep in touch and let me know what's happening.
Thanks for getting back to me and the information. You got a really nice sound on your recording. I have played a bit with going direct vs using a mic with an amp. I have not quite been able to get the recording to sound like the amp (at least like it sounds to me while playing).
John...Dad's fine. He's going to out live us all. Health is up and down, depending on steroid use. Can't wait to hear your classical piece...I'm sure it's a gas. (I can't help myself, sometimes) I figured out why I got such a good deal on my recorder. It has no FXs! So I'm in the search for some...any suggestions? Hope you are well.
"Ho' Down" was recorded on a Fostex 4 track, I borrowed. "Dusk" was recorded in Nashville, at a beautiful studio. I recently aquired a Tascam DP-02 8 track, which I'm hoping to put to use here, pretty soon.
Thanks again, John. The bass on "Ho' Down" is just that, a bass guitar. I tuned the E string down to D, which gives it a different sound. "Dusk", is a tune and recording of my old band in Nashville. The tune was written by the bass player, who also has a love of the Bossa. I fell in love with Jobim and the whole Latin/Bossa thing, in the 60's.
Maybe we could write something through the internet. I send you parts, you send me parts, or whatever. It might be fun.
John...Dad is fine. I'm relapsing. They bumped up the prednisone to 50mg. Whoo hoo Writing like crazy. Trying to get my recording situation together. Waiting for summer as well.
I've been exploring open-tunings as a way too over come writers block. You spend a couple of minutes, figuring out I-IV-V in open D, say, and the voicings sound different and your fingers are having to go to different places and the next thing you know....