"Strange Fruit - Billie Hilliday
Prison Cell Blues - Blind Lemon Jefferson
Midnight Special - Leadbelly
Gallis Pole - Leadbelly
Poor Boy Blues - Ramblin' Thomas
Starvation Blues - Big Bill Broonzy
District Attorney Blues - Bukka…"
"Some capos bend the strings a little as they clamp on the neck. I use a G7 capo, you put it in place evenly over all 6 strings and just give a gentle squeeze and it holds. I have much fewer tuning problems."
"I'm in the process of developing a few web applications for guitar players. If I built a site that people could contribute arrangements to would you be interested in paying for them? If so how much? I'd have thought at least $10 for a good…"
"Regal make reasonable instruments as well.
I bought myself a cheap epiphone which sounded like a cheap epiphone until I got a new cone for it. The cone makes the sound and the difference between a good one and a cheap one is significant…"
"Get an SM58, it's not the industry standard for nothing. I use an AKG D5 and a 58 and while I was real keen on the D5 when I first got it I'm drifting back to the 58 just because it's a sound that I recognise as will most people that…"
This group provides members an opportunity to discuss experiences and advice regarding amplifying guitars and voices for various venues. Not to be limited to any particular system, but rather examining all reasonable options.
"I've seen it (the thumb over the top) used to free up another finger but other than that I'm not convinced that it's an essential technique. I use it occasionally but prefer to barre when possible. It is also quite an awkward position…"
"I use a RODE M3, it's relatively cheap and it will always sound better than a pickup. I've also got the Fishman humbucker blend (with the little mic inside the guitar) which is good too but nothing beats the M3. You have to watch your…"
"It's a good thing to question advice that you've been given, it'll help you reinforce good advice and steer you clear of not so helpful information. Be careful of having input from too many people though, especially on the internet…"
"Hmmm.... wrote a reply to all this and I guess I hit the send button just as the server went down for maintenance so it never got posted.
Anyway as a recap - Glad to know I wasn't the only adolescent guitar player that was inspired by KR&G.…"
"I agree wholeheartedly concerning Koerner, Glover and Ray.
However, I recall that Koerner played a 7 string guitar and Tony "Little Sun" Glover played harmonica. Dave Ray was the 12 string player.
I also wore out my albums but recently…"
"A million thanks Rusty. I just watched that preview, inspirational stuff. I love the line "we insisted on being funky ....... no matter what."
I'll chase that DVD up, might be a struggle finding one here in Australia but it must be…"
"Yeah she's da best!
If you do a little research into Ms. Rait's early days it will lead you right to the late, great, Dave Ray, of Koerner, Ray, and Glover fame. If you are not familiar with these guys then you owe it to yourself to get…"
"I tend to play better if I'm a little anxious before going on, I prepare better, have a little more focus and they tend to dissipate once I get up there anyway. Often I've just cruised up to a performance and the nerves don't hit…"
Which one of the following describes your involvement in music? (Check all that apply)
Gigging or professional musician, Music teacher, Guitar-related website
How many years have you been playing guitar?
More than 30 years
Which of these instruments do you own or play?
Flattop steel-string acoustic guitar, Nylon-string guitar, Electric guitar
The make and model of your guitar(s) and/or other instruments and gear.
Maton Bicentennial acoustic (MA200)
Maton Jazzman Special
Maton classical guitar
Tokai 335 copy (a Japanese one, amazing instrument)
Epiphone Les copy with a DiMarzio (kicks for playing slide)
Squire strat (with Tonerider pickups, new frets and a custom set up - better than the real thing)
Hi Patrick , thanks for your comments ,,appreciate the feedback. Yep I do try and look for the melodic components and expression in the compositions... hmmm intersting the way you put it, thinking about it ,, I suppose its like licks is the dictionary, just have to figure out what you want to say :-))) Cheers