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M. Schaefer
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  • Staunton, IL
  • United States
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M. Schaefer's Discussions

John Fahey & tone
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This last year I've really gotten into John Fahey's music, and have picked up many of his albums. I'm sure there are plenty of fans on this website, so I was hoping somebody could shed some light on…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Undefined People Dec 2, 2009.

Anybody "lose" a guitar by electrifying it?
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I dearly love my little Guild, and am beginning to think about adding a pickup so I can play her in public. I have a stick-on pickup I bought on the cheap many years ago, but it seems to need a lot…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Charles Oct 8, 2009.

 

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M. Schaefer replied to Jud Hair's discussion What are some good biographies or autobiographies of guitar players??
"Dave Van Ronk-- "The Mayor of MacDougal Street""
Jul 31, 2012
Ingrid Moussalli left a comment for M. Schaefer
"Hi there! I am learning fingerstyle playing on Jamplay.com They have a couple really good teachers in that genre"
Mar 17, 2011
M. Schaefer updated their profile
Mar 17, 2011
M. Schaefer updated their profile photo
Mar 17, 2011
M. Schaefer replied to Jesse M.'s discussion Beginner fingerstyle songs/tips?
"First fingerstyle song I learned was "Friend of the Devil" by the Grateful Dead. Lately I've been enjoying this website. Ken Perlman has written a book on fingerstyle guitar (I believe that is also the title of the book. While I…"
Sep 17, 2010
M. Schaefer replied to Hugh McCloskey's discussion How do you tame a slippery pick? in the group Acoustic Newb
"wouldn't it be cheaper to just buy a thumbpick? I know I've seen a model made that looks like a 351 with a loop attached."
Sep 17, 2010
M. Schaefer replied to David Beer's discussion Sore Fingers in the group Acoustic Newb
"Yes, all beginners, lighten up your touch. I'm not even 30 years old and I'm showing signs of pinched nerves from using a monkey grip with my left hand. Don't use any more force than you have to."
Sep 7, 2010
M. Schaefer replied to Monty Waters's discussion A stuggling beginner in the group Acoustic Newb
"My full disclosure-- I'm 27 years old, and I've played music since I picked up a violin at age ten. I started playing guitar when I was about twenty or so, and I'm a very very middling player. My dad works at a music store, and he…"
Sep 7, 2010
M. Schaefer joined Dan Gabel, Editor & Group Publisher's group
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Songwriters

If you made it up, you're a songwriter and this is your group!
Sep 7, 2010
M. Schaefer replied to Steve Widmeyer's discussion Steel or Nylon? in the group Fingerstyle players
"I'm pretty entrenched in folk music, so it's steel all the way. It doesn't hurt that I only own one acoustic, and it's steel string. And. . . I don't like playing nylon strings. They feel funny, they don't ring like…"
Sep 7, 2010
joe n replied to M. Schaefer's discussion Picks, fingers, or nails? in the group Fingerstyle players
"I'm a farmer and have a never-ending problem of broken nails. The plastic glue-on material provided by http://www.guitarplayernails.com/ is the best solution that has worked for me, but I'm not in love with the idea of applying glue to my…"
May 8, 2010
David Casseres replied to M. Schaefer's discussion Picks, fingers, or nails? in the group Fingerstyle players
"I've now been using Alaska Piks for a few months, and I'm very happy with them. But the Alaska thumb pick doesn't work for me, so on my thumb I still use my good ole ProPik steel monster which is the best thumb pick I've ever…"
May 1, 2010
Alan Land replied to M. Schaefer's discussion Picks, fingers, or nails? in the group Fingerstyle players
""Mane and Tail Hoofmaker, a great protein-enriched moisturizer which helps maintain fingernails flexibility and promotes their health as well. Use it daily." "Wil-burrrrrrr.""
Apr 21, 2010
Jason Tryon replied to M. Schaefer's discussion Picks, fingers, or nails? in the group Fingerstyle players
"I can't grow out my nails because of work (software developer). I sometimes use a modified thumb pick (I posted a blog entry about how I modify them a while back) LINK most often though I do Travis picking with my bare fingers. J."
Apr 21, 2010
M. Schaefer joined Rob Bourassa's group
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UKULELE PLAYERS

For the lovers of the flea.
Apr 2, 2010
Michael DeLalla replied to M. Schaefer's discussion Picks, fingers, or nails? in the group Fingerstyle players
"Hi all. Always love this topic. I posted a blog on my page about my nail care routine that I hope you find interesting. It's always a favorite topic at my workshops!"
Feb 19, 2010

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?
2-5 years, 5-7 years
Which of these instruments do you own or play?
Flattop steel-string acoustic guitar, Electric guitar, Banjo, Bass guitar, Ukulele
The make and model of your guitar(s) and/or other instruments and gear.
Use:
Guild M-20 Acoustic
Red and found in basement. . . Harmony?
Goodtime banjo

Have:
Fender (parts) Telecaster
Roland VG-4 amplifier
Santa Rosa Ukelele
Ibanez something bass
SWR SM-400 amplifier
Hartke 4X10 cabinet
What type of music do you like to play?
Folk, folk related.
Do you subscribe to or regularly read Acoustic Guitar?
I purchase copies at newsstands/bookstores

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At 9:31pm on March 17, 2011, Ingrid Moussalli said…
Hi there! I am learning fingerstyle playing on Jamplay.com They have a couple really good teachers in that genre
At 7:01am on October 6, 2009, Walt Pilcher said…
M,
Welcome to the Acoustic Newb group. There's no deep end here, so jump into the pool wherever you like!
Walt
 
 
 

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