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Mike Rawlins
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  • Odiham, Hampshire
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Mike Rawlins replied to Mike Rawlins's discussion Baring my soul in the group Songwriters
"One on the way - there is a rough demo at the moment. My brother in law has a home studio so we laid down a demo quickly and will work on it over the next few weeks - I'll make it available when its ready.  By the way, just took one of my…"
Feb 16, 2013
Phil Manuel replied to Mike Rawlins's discussion Baring my soul in the group Songwriters
"Nice song.  Keep it up!  Any recording of this one?"
Feb 16, 2013
Edward Sparks replied to Mike Rawlins's discussion Baring my soul in the group Songwriters
"Very nice...I can see why she was so pleased! Well, that's two down and millions to go! Grab a notebook and jot down ideas often...I use the "notepad" on my iPhone to do this and the iPhone voice recorder to capture ideas on the road,…"
Feb 16, 2013
Bob Crain replied to Mike Rawlins's discussion Baring my soul in the group Songwriters
"Mike, you will find in reading some of the current discussion that the object of songwriting and especially on this type of occasion is to get laid..... hope it works for you! LOL Actually the lyrics are nice an excellent effort, keep on writing!"
Feb 15, 2013
Mike Rawlins replied to Phil Manuel's discussion Written In the Sand in the group Songwriters
"Done.  Glad you're catching up with proper football.  One day I'm going to write a song about the pain and suffering of supporting West Ham.  Just posted some lyrics for the world to see.  Enjoy the Premiership."
Feb 15, 2013
Mike Rawlins added a discussion to the group Songwriters
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Baring my soul

So this is my first post on this group as an embryonic songwriter. I've started to play outside my study by joining monthly jam session so I figured the next step was to write some songs and put them out there.  This is my second attempt - the first was a happy little blues number about depression and suicide - this one is lighter.  It was written while waiting for my wife to come back from college on her birthday.  I had followed instructions and not bought her anything (we don't count…See More
Feb 15, 2013
Mike Rawlins replied to Phil Manuel's discussion Written In the Sand in the group Songwriters
"That's cats for you - mine are into Kraftwerk - try playing 'Autobahn' on an acoustic.  I've just started writing a bit and the biggest thing for me in getting me going has been getting out of the bedroom and starting to…"
Feb 15, 2013
Mike Rawlins replied to Phil Manuel's discussion Written In the Sand in the group Songwriters
"Like the lyrics, Phil - nice balance between the poetic and the prosaic.  Would like to hear the music sometime.  Has this been performed yet and if so what was the reaction?"
Feb 15, 2013
Mike Rawlins updated their profile
Jul 5, 2012
Mike Rawlins commented on Gary Thomas's group Breedlove Guitar Lovers
"This is my Breedlove - bought as a used guitar last year - turns out to be a '96 sitka and walnut model - had to buy it as soon as I had strummed the first chord "
Jun 27, 2012
Mike Rawlins joined Gary Thomas's group
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Breedlove Guitar Lovers

For those who own, play and love their Breedlove guitar. If you own, are thinking about buying or just curious about this fantastic instrument, join in and have some fun.See More
Jun 27, 2012
Mike Rawlins 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!
Jan 10, 2012
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Aug 29, 2011
Mike Rawlins replied to Jesse C. Greer's discussion Momma said there would be days like this! in the group Acoustic Newb
"Happens to me frequently - I am 56 and been playing for about 2 years - i have learnt a lot in that 2 years, mostly about how much I still have to learn.  One of the best lessons, and one that has kept me sane, was the day I realised that there…"
Jan 20, 2011
Mike Rawlins joined Derrick Miller's group
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Acoustic Newb

A network of beginning acoustic guitar students for sharing discussion, encouragement, ideas, resources, and support as we begin the journey.
Nov 2, 2010
Mike Rawlins updated their profile photo
Nov 2, 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?
1-2 years
Which of these instruments do you own or play?
Flattop steel-string acoustic guitar, Nylon-string guitar, Electric guitar, Bass guitar
The make and model of your guitar(s) and/or other instruments and gear.
Breedlove 1996 SC/W and Yamaha CPX1200 and Farida A22NS-CE and
Fender American Std Strat and Fender Jazz bass
What type of music do you like to play?
acoustic blues
electric blues
folk
Do you subscribe to or regularly read Acoustic Guitar?
I subscribe

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