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  • Clayton, NC
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Crack in side of guitar
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Started this discussion. Last reply by John Gundrum Jul 19, 2010.

HELP!!!!!!!!
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Started this discussion. Last reply by Victor Saumarez Nov 1, 2010.

 

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John replied to Jud Hair's discussion What's your "Go-To" song when you pick up your guitar? in the group North Carolina "Triangle" Area Acoustic Players
"After a few years, I'm still at the You Are My Sunshine level! Sometimes when I'm brave, I go into Leaving on a Jet Plane. Working on Blackbird but you wouldn't recognize it,,,,,"
Aug 11, 2011
John replied to Jud Hair's discussion Changing to bone, nut, saddle, and/or pins ... in the group North Carolina "Triangle" Area Acoustic Players
"I changed to wooden pins from plastic. I think it made a difference, maybe not. Cheap, easy, what's not to like? I tried bone pins on another but sold the guitar with the pins. The bone pins seemed brittle.I haven't been energetic enough…"
Aug 11, 2011
Jud Hair left a comment for John
"Hey John!  Welcome to the group.  Please chime in with any comments or discussion topics you feel good about.  Would love for this to be a real active forum group!   Jud"
Aug 9, 2011
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North Carolina "Triangle" Area Acoustic Players

If you live in the Raleigh / Durham / Chapel Hill area of North Carolina and you enjoy acoustic guitar, this is the place for you!!  Join the group and let's talk guitars, gear, artists, gigs, songs, song-writing ... anything that crosses your mind.
Aug 9, 2011
Jud Hair left a comment for John
"Hi ! ... I see from your profile that you're from the North Carolina "Triangle" area.  Please consider joining the Acoustic Guitar Forum group especially created for folks from this…"
Aug 9, 2011
Victor Saumarez replied to John's discussion HELP!!!!!!!!
"Sounds like information overload. Rome wasn't built in a day. A good teacher would break that cycle, but in the mean time pick a song to learn it. Learn the basic chords, then the melody and play it until you know it inside out. Improvising is…"
Nov 1, 2010
Do Mi Stauber replied to John's discussion HELP!!!!!!!!
"I'll repeat what lots of others have said: find some people to play with! I picked up the guitar after a 20-year hiatus five years ago. What really got me going was joining an informal folksinging group. We don't perform or practice, we…"
Oct 9, 2010
Tracy Clark replied to John's discussion HELP!!!!!!!!
"There is a lot of very good advice here. One common theme I see is getting out and playing with others. I have been playing for about 35 years and have found that playing with others is the most satisfying way to learn and also to get inspiration.…"
Sep 28, 2010
John Gundrum replied to John's discussion HELP!!!!!!!!
"Hmmm, I like this deal of the cards approach. Ever draw the Ace of Spades? :-)"
Sep 26, 2010
ed mailhot replied to John's discussion HELP!!!!!!!!
"for me what I get frustrated with is trying to figure out what to practice. so I put all my tabs/leads/solo/songs/scales in a binder, then I write the name of that song or whatever it is on a playing card. everyday I shuffle the deck and deal out 5…"
Sep 25, 2010
stephen bailey replied to John's discussion HELP!!!!!!!!
"john your not the first to feel these blahs.i think when this happens get away from the technical and play what you like the most"
Sep 14, 2010
Gilles Hamann replied to John's discussion HELP!!!!!!!!
"Hi John: Here's what worked for me. I reached a plateau in my 40s, where I seemed to be going around in circles. I played some melody and a lot of rhythm. I decided to learn everything about fretboard theory. I especially liked Kirk Loranges…"
Aug 16, 2010
Aaron Benham replied to John's discussion HELP!!!!!!!!
"There is another thing that I have noticed and I don't know if it is common or not. Once I get to a certain point with a piece, I can't progress any further with it no matter how long or hard I practice unless I put it down and move to…"
Aug 10, 2010
Ruth Ellen Cooper replied to John's discussion HELP!!!!!!!!
"Are you playing with other people? For years I had no one to play with, which didn't help, then I started recording. I would program the drum machine, then layer bass, guitar, mandolin, and vocals. Having that drum machine helped me to break…"
Aug 9, 2010
Bob Quinn replied to John's discussion HELP!!!!!!!!
"Hi John, I know how you feel. I'm 40 years into it now, and I'm still playing the same stuff over and over....but the thing is that over the years my circle of same old stuff continues to widen...a stone in a pool of water you know. It is…"
Aug 9, 2010
John Gundrum replied to John's discussion HELP!!!!!!!!
"Ed: You're right about going back to things you thought you knew. To help solve this problem I use 3-ring binders and sheet protectors to make books of songs that I'm pretty sure I've learned. I'll make copies, put them in the…"
Aug 9, 2010

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Which one of the following describes your involvement in music? (Check all that apply)
Amateur or recreational musician
How many years have you been playing guitar?
2-5 years
Which of these instruments do you own or play?
Flattop steel-string acoustic guitar, Electric guitar
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At 11:42am on August 9, 2011, Jud Hair said…

Hey John!  Welcome to the group.  Please chime in with any comments or discussion topics you feel good about.  Would love for this to be a real active forum group!

 

Jud

At 9:32am on August 9, 2011, Jud Hair said…

Hi ! ... I see from your profile that you're from the North Carolina "Triangle" area.  Please consider joining the Acoustic Guitar Forum group especially created for folks from this area. 

 

 http://www.acousticguitarcommunity.com/group/northcarolinatriangleareaacousticplayers

 

Sincerely --- Jud Hair (Apex)

 
 
 

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