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Ken Bellingham
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Gary McNaughton left a comment for Ken Bellingham
"Thanks Ken! It's always good to hear from you your message made me smile because we have been having lots of cold heavy rain although I was chatting to a distant neighbour who plays guitar and banjo and I showed him some of Wayne…"
Nov 8
Ken Bellingham left a comment for Gary McNaughton
"Hi Gary, thanks for the greeting.  I guess it's already mid-afternoon there in the U.K., but our morning is just beginning here in California - lovely, mild, short-sleeve autumn day with a near cloudless sky. Prospects are good for an…"
Nov 8
Ken Bellingham left a comment for Gary McNaughton
"  Hi Gary, I saw your greeting to this group and thought I would reply.  Have you begun exploring the possibility of finger picking bluegrass tunes?  What tunes are you currently working on?  I'll be meeting a friend of mine…"
Nov 7
Gary McNaughton left a comment for Ken Bellingham
"Thanks Ken! Your my first friend on this web site and I seem to have struck oil. Yes Wayne is exceptional and a few hours ago I'd never heard of him! THANKS ps the honour is mine to be your friend. Gary €:-)"
Nov 1
Ken Bellingham left a comment for Gary McNaughton
"   Hi Gary,    It is my honor to accept your invitation of friendship.  Thank you!  If you were unfamiliar with Wayne Henderson, you might enjoy learning more about him.  He is an American treasure and a celebrity…"
Nov 1
Ken Bellingham replied to Gary McNaughton's discussion Blue grass finger picking in the group Bluegrass (Pickers)
"Hi Gary,    Lester Flatt played with a thumb pick and his index finger.  Look for some of the Flatt & Scruggs videos on youtube.  Also check out Wayne Henderson.  He is kind of phenomenal.  He plays fiddle tunes…"
Oct 31
Ken Bellingham commented on John Wilson's group 12-String Guitar
"Michael,   I'm deeply sorry to read of your wife's passing.  I was aware some time ago - on another thread, I believe - when you announced that your wife had been given a serious medical diagnosis.  Although I watched for…"
Sep 18
Ken Bellingham replied to Martin van Dooremalen's discussion A/B/C on the 12's I was considering in the group 12-String Guitar
"   John's website says that his Norman, Seagull and Patrick & Simon guitars are priced from $465 to $675 USD.  That price includes his in-house preparation and voicing.  That is the only way he sells them, i.e. after…"
Feb 12
Ken Bellingham replied to Martin van Dooremalen's discussion A/B/C on the 12's I was considering in the group 12-String Guitar
"Yes, Martin, I was aware when I posted to you, that shipping costs, foreign exchange rates, California taxes, and possible import duties would probably mitigate against such a decision.  My only point was that, if you were to end up buying a…"
Feb 12
Ken Bellingham replied to Martin van Dooremalen's discussion A/B/C on the 12's I was considering in the group 12-String Guitar
"Martin, you probably are reluctant to consider purchasing a guitar on-line, but it seems you are already familiar with and like the Godin line of guitars, so there is nothing to lose in contacting John Mello at…"
Feb 11
Eddie Charles replied to Ken Bellingham's discussion What was your introduction to bluegrass music, and what is your current involvement? in the group Bluegrass (Pickers)
"My first Martin was a 000-28NB.  However I soon acquired a D-41 relegated to bluegrass.  I've also acquired a J-41Special and enjoy this as a bluegrass guitar also.  I think both the D and J bodies are flat picking boomers.…"
Jan 18
Adriaan N Roggeveen replied to Ken Bellingham's discussion What was your introduction to bluegrass music, and what is your current involvement? in the group Bluegrass (Pickers)
"Since we seem to have come in about the same time, musically; I was wondering what model Martin guitar you started with. I received a Martin 0-18NY as a Christmas present around 1959 after I had been playing about 4 years on my own and a D12-20…"
Jan 18
Eddie Charles replied to Ken Bellingham's discussion What was your introduction to bluegrass music, and what is your current involvement? in the group Bluegrass (Pickers)
"My involvement in bluegrass took a long round about way.  My first intense interest in music was in the folk scare.  My first concert was the Limelighters followed by Baez, The Kingston Trio, and PP&M.  I was finger picking…"
Jan 18
Jim Yates replied to Ken Bellingham's discussion What was your introduction to bluegrass music, and what is your current involvement? in the group Bluegrass (Pickers)
"As a teenager I attended the first Mariposa Folk Festival in 1961.  There was a street dance downtown and the music was provided by The York County Boys.  This was my first exposure to Bluegrass music.  Part way through the night, a…"
Jan 16
Ken Bellingham commented on Michael Robertson's group DADGAD
"There are abundant resources for bluegrass tablature.  Here are just a few that I have accessed: www.homespuntapes.com www.flatpick.com www.flatpik.com www.bluegrassbooksonline.com www.musixnow.com www.jacktuttle.com www.banjobenclark.com Of…"
Dec 24, 2013
Ken Bellingham replied to Michael S. Jackson's discussion Need Help with Bridge Pins in the group Martin Owners
"   It lifted my spirits to see this sustained levity here.  Thanks and blessings to you all."
Apr 1, 2013

Profile Information

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?
20-30 years
Which of these instruments do you own or play?
Flattop steel-string acoustic guitar
The make and model of your guitar(s) and/or other instruments and gear.
Martin D-35
Martin D-28-12
Froggy Bottom F-14
Evergreen Mountain Instruments (Jerry Nolte) custom auditorium 6-string
Martin America's Guitar Limited Edition 175th Anniversary
What type of music do you like to play?
Americana roots, country, folk, Celtic, bluegrass, folk rock
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At 4:27pm on November 8, 2014, Gary McNaughton said…
Thanks Ken! It's always good to hear from you your message made me smile because we have been having lots of cold heavy rain although I was chatting to a distant neighbour who plays guitar and banjo and I showed him some of Wayne Henderson's video's he liked them too. Ken I like most bluegrass music all of the Stanley Bros, The Gambler, pretty polly , The glass of wine White doves ect a couple of Vince Gill songs some Emylou Harris songs ie Roses in the snow or the Tulsa queen ect so many good songs ah! What about ------MrJimmy Martin! And his band
Freeborn man or you don't know my mind ect great stuff.
Ken I hope you have a lovley time on the weekend I'm sure every one will enjoy your playing
Kind Regards
Gary :-)
At 1:20pm on November 1, 2014, Gary McNaughton said…
Thanks Ken! Your my first friend on this web site and I seem to have struck oil.
Yes Wayne is exceptional and a few hours ago I'd never heard of him! THANKS
ps the honour is mine to be your friend.
Gary €:-)
At 1:59pm on April 21, 2012, Phil Manuel said…

Thanks for the kind words Ken.  Keep in touch, I value my friendships too!

At 12:48pm on September 28, 2011, james said…
thanks kenny. keep pickin .
At 3:22pm on July 21, 2011, PaDuff said…

Hey Ken ,PaDuff is fine, 10 grankids in my tree so far.

PaDuff

At 1:59pm on March 22, 2011, James P. Royle said…
My wife would have something to say about that, psychotherapist that she is!LOL
At 12:51pm on March 22, 2011, James P. Royle said…
Even having one good one is such a beautiful thing!
At 11:51am on March 22, 2011, James P. Royle said…
Thank you sir, I don't have many! I would be honored to be your friend!
At 9:21am on March 11, 2011, Michael S. Jackson said…
You're right, of course! After I sent that I realized what I had written but I had already turned the computer off and thought no one reads my stuff anyway. I did not mean to write bpm (which would be rediculous). What I meant to write was NPM or Notes Per Minute. The time signature is no different, it's just that a fast banjo player can crowd a lot of notes into each beat! Thanks for catching it. I wasn't aware that I had made the same mistake twice... I'll correct it.
At 1:34pm on February 28, 2011, Shaun Porter said…
Thanks once again Ken for responding.It is appreciated.
 
 
 

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