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Bob Dylan NEVER would have been successful were he not also a GREAT guitar player...discuss..
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One of my pet peeves is that Dylan so rarely receives mention for his guitar playing skills. But if you listen to Freewheelin' and The Times They Are a-Changin' (both solo acoustic albums for those…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Joshua Sanders Mar 21, 2012.

A great rhythm guitar player will emulate the sound of a drummer..discuss...
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Whaddya think? I love percussive guitar playing, and Carter Family root-strum/bassline-strum is one way to approach this. Are there others? And who/which albums...Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by henry b Feb 21, 2012.

I am trying to figure out Dwight Yoakam's "I'll be Gone", is he hybrid picking?

Hey I am trying to figure out just exactly what Dwight Yoakam is doing on "I'll Be Gone" from his solo acoustic album "acoustic.net"....I have the descending bassline, which is essentially based off…Continue

Tags: chicken, pickin', picking, hybrid, yoakam

Started Jan 28, 2012

How would you define "Americana" music, if it is even definable?
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A Nashville session guitarist defined it to me as a combination of jazz, blues, folk and country. To me that doesn't really help because that covers pretty much everything. I mean I guess I know it…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Jason Derrick Jan 25, 2012.

 

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Joshua Sanders replied to Gerimaya Whyte's discussion Gigging in coffeehouses/restaurants
"Hey Mike that is excellent advice...yeah go on! What else you got, really helpful stuff you have written..."
Apr 14, 2012
Joshua Sanders replied to Joshua Sanders's discussion Bob Dylan NEVER would have been successful were he not also a GREAT guitar player...discuss..
"AND he just keeps on rolling doesn't he? Another new studio album coming out soon.."
Mar 21, 2012
Nathan Pyatt replied to Joshua Sanders's discussion Bob Dylan NEVER would have been successful were he not also a GREAT guitar player...discuss..
"Thats who made me wanna play in the first place. So much great stuff from him. "
Mar 20, 2012
Joshua Sanders replied to Adriaan N Roggeveen's discussion "To Case or Not to Case, is that a Question?"
"I am in the northeast, and winters here include radiators, heat and dryness in your apartment. So I keep guitars in the case during the cold months with a guitar humidifier, AND a wet cloth in a plastic bag (with holes in it) that I throw inside the…"
Mar 3, 2012
Joshua Sanders replied to Joshua Sanders's discussion Bob Dylan NEVER would have been successful were he not also a GREAT guitar player...discuss..
"I am going to check all of those guys, thanks for the info...my current dude I am listening to and trying to cop his style is Dwight Yoakam and his solo album acoustic.net, which is a really great example of the Bakersfield sound."
Feb 28, 2012
Joshua Sanders replied to Joshua Sanders's discussion Bob Dylan NEVER would have been successful were he not also a GREAT guitar player...discuss..
"Hey Lindsay is a really great player; I see where he might not have gotten his due because that band as a unit was so strong - you appreciated them for their collective sound. Springsteen, same deal... "
Feb 28, 2012
Judgestone replied to Joshua Sanders's discussion Bob Dylan NEVER would have been successful were he not also a GREAT guitar player...discuss..
"Forgot The Band Of Heathens"
Feb 27, 2012
Mark Bedard replied to Joshua Sanders's discussion Bob Dylan NEVER would have been successful were he not also a GREAT guitar player...discuss..
"Seems to me a lot of good players are overlooked because of how good the songwriting is versus how good the players are. One of my favorites, Lindsay Buckingham, is never really mentioned in discussions on great guitarists, yet everyone acknowledges…"
Feb 27, 2012
Judgestone replied to Joshua Sanders's discussion Bob Dylan NEVER would have been successful were he not also a GREAT guitar player...discuss..
"Josh, Have you ever thought about going out to Texas (Austin, San Antonio, San Marcos, New Braunfels, Gruene, Ft Worth, Dallas, Houston) to where the music you play/like is appreciated, and widely played on the radio; and the guys make good…"
Feb 27, 2012
Joshua Sanders replied to Joshua Sanders's discussion Bob Dylan NEVER would have been successful were he not also a GREAT guitar player...discuss..
"I am ashamed to say I am not familiar with either of those names...will check them though...thanks!!! Josh"
Feb 27, 2012
Judgestone replied to Joshua Sanders's discussion Bob Dylan NEVER would have been successful were he not also a GREAT guitar player...discuss..
"Josh, I totally agree that he is a fine player and gets overlooked for it by his songwriting abilities.  I think the modern day Dylan's are Stoney LaRue, and Ryan Bingham.  Both just are amazing players, but are known for their…"
Feb 26, 2012
Joshua Sanders posted a discussion

Bob Dylan NEVER would have been successful were he not also a GREAT guitar player...discuss..

One of my pet peeves is that Dylan so rarely receives mention for his guitar playing skills. But if you listen to Freewheelin' and The Times They Are a-Changin' (both solo acoustic albums for those not familiar)  you will hear what I am talking about...his playing absolutely makes those songs listenable. It is percusive, his basslines drive the songs forward, and his timing is superb.   Later, of course, when he "went electric", it may not be as noticeable, largely because he surrounds himself…See More
Feb 26, 2012
henry b replied to Joshua Sanders's discussion A great rhythm guitar player will emulate the sound of a drummer..discuss...
"Quite agree ,."
Feb 21, 2012
Joshua Sanders replied to Joshua Sanders's discussion A great rhythm guitar player will emulate the sound of a drummer..discuss...
"Yea I love Tom Petty. He would be a good guy to listen to, thanks for that suggestion..."
Feb 21, 2012
Mark Bedard replied to Joshua Sanders's discussion A great rhythm guitar player will emulate the sound of a drummer..discuss...
"I always liked the sound of the acoustic six or twelve strings in Tom Petty songs. I think they do a good job of reinforcing the rhythm and beat without being very melodic. "Learning to Fly" is a good example of this..."
Feb 21, 2012
Joshua Sanders posted a discussion

A great rhythm guitar player will emulate the sound of a drummer..discuss...

Whaddya think? I love percussive guitar playing, and Carter Family root-strum/bassline-strum is one way to approach this. Are there others? And who/which albums...See More
Feb 21, 2012

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Which one of the following describes your involvement in music? (Check all that apply)
Gigging or professional musician, Guitar student
How many years have you been playing guitar?
10-20 years
Which of these instruments do you own or play?
Flattop steel-string acoustic guitar, Electric guitar, Resonator guitar
The make and model of your guitar(s) and/or other instruments and gear.
Collings D2H
Telecaster 52 reissue
Fender pre CBS Deluxe Reverb amp
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http://sonicbids.com/joshuasanders
What type of music do you like to play?
Good music!
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on Townes Van Zandt's guitar playing...

    I find it interesting that Townes' guitar playing is so rarely commented upon.  I suppose it is because he was so often surrounded by a band of stellar musicians, or else because his songwriting was so absolutely stellar that you tend not to pay attention to his musicianship skills. Whatever, his solo acoustic album "Live at the Old Quarter", recorded in Houston in 1974, is a MUST for all acoustic players.

    Townes spent a lot of time listening to Lightnin' Hopkins, and while I…

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Posted on January 6, 2012 at 6:56am

Does anybody know of any Dwight Yoakam websites dedicated to his guitar playing?

I absolutely love his solo acoustic album Dwightyoakam.net, anyway if anybody has any suggestions as to learning his guitar style - youtube, whatever...lemme know!!! Thanks Josh

Posted on December 30, 2011 at 7:58am — 1 Comment

Starting out on slide guitar...

     So last May, after years of saying I was going to start learning, I got a couple of instructional books on playing acoustic slide, and I have been obsessed with it since. Want to get started? Here are some tips..

      First, you are going to need to raise the action on your guitar so that the slide does not press on to the frets. Medium guage strings should do the trick nicely. When you play slide, your slide IS the fret - you position the slide just over the fretwire; not…

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Posted on November 15, 2011 at 6:16am

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