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.
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.
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
Started Jan 28, 2012
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.
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…Continue
Posted on January 6, 2012 at 6:56am
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
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…Continue
Posted on November 15, 2011 at 6:16am