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Ken Bellingham
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  • Concord, CA
  • United States
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  • steven picheta
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  • Michael Robertson
  • Patrick Michael Alaggio
  • Shaun Porter
  • Phil Manuel
  • Michael S. Jackson
  • Antonio Eduardo Rosa
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Gary McNaughton left a comment for Ken Bellingham
"Dear Ken-thanks for being a friend. I really appreciate your time and encouragment. What you wrote was of great interest. I had a look at the peghead nation website it looks good! I've never been any good with a plectrum but usualy use a…"
Feb 2
Ken Bellingham left a comment for Gary McNaughton
"Hi Gary,    I'm sorry to learn of your wife's ill health.  I appreciate how that becomes an overriding concern and an impediment to playing music.  And I certainly relate to the intrusion of work on any recreational…"
Feb 1
Gary McNaughton left a comment for Ken Bellingham
"Hi Ken! Thanks for the kind reply- my wife has not been well for some time and my work has been demanding lately (been getting home very late) but I've been looking at some Guitar music Theory books at the moment. Yes I would like to finger…"
Feb 1
Ken Bellingham left a comment for Gary McNaughton
"Hi Gary,    Thank you for your note.  My wife and I began a major home renovation project two weeks ago, so I have been too busy to get out my guitar until today.  I changed strings and worked for a couple of hours on scales and…"
Jan 31
Gary McNaughton left a comment for Ken Bellingham
"Hi Ken! Hope your well and still pickin that great Bluegrass. Hope all is ok Your Friend Gary.:-)"
Jan 31
Ken Bellingham commented on steven picheta's group Bluegrass (Pickers)
"Hi Holly, good for you.  I get together with a banjo-playing friend once a week, and recently he wanted to learn Forked Deer.  At first I couldn't hear a distinct melody in the tune, but I played through it so many times that now it…"
Dec 29, 2014
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, 2014
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, 2014
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, 2014
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, 2014
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, 2014
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, 2014
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, 2014
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, 2014
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, 2014
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, 2014

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 5:23pm on February 2, 2015, Gary McNaughton said…
Dear Ken-thanks for being a friend. I really appreciate your time and encouragment. What you wrote was of great interest. I had a look at the peghead nation website it looks good! I've never been any good with a plectrum but usualy use a thumbpick.and 3 fingers I like standard tuning and open tunings. One guitar is set up like a dobroto play with a steel bar its a lot of fun.
I hope your technique continues to flourish and brings you joy
All the best
Gary:-)
At 7:25am on February 1, 2015, Gary McNaughton said…
Hi Ken! Thanks for the kind reply- my wife has not been well for some time and my work has been demanding lately (been getting home very late) but I've been looking at some Guitar music Theory books at the moment. Yes I would like to finger pick Bluegrass I also have a 5 string banjo and a mountain dulcimer so I'll never be bored. lol
Hope you get back into the swing soon. How long do you norrmaly practice?
l'm sure your a blessing to your musician friends I would love to be able to play with others as you can do!
Greatest respect
Gary:-)
At 2:01pm on January 31, 2015, Gary McNaughton said…
Hi Ken! Hope your well and still pickin that great Bluegrass. Hope all is ok
Your Friend
Gary.:-)
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!
 
 
 

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