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Songs To Play
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Adding a section here to share links to tabs and videos of songs that are really nice to play on acoustic guitar. If you have some to share just add to this discussion.  I really don't have a lot of…Continue

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Started this discussion. Last reply by Marty Sep 12.

On the playlist...
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Here's a place to share some recommendations for music that are on your playlist. The lists are not about what's new in music, but just music getting your play time...April 2012Neil Young, "Live At…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Phil Manuel Jul 8.


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Maybe Adios

All the spam showing up here tells me this. Community is nearing the end of it's life. Unless, a site is managed, there is nothing to safeguard it. It's been interesting sharing experiences and knowledge with folks. Sad to let go, really. If you care to keep in touch send me a pm.

Posted on September 13, 2014 at 6:20am



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Sep 13
Marty replied to Phil Manuel's discussion Songs To Play
"Man that Ruby YouTube was great!! Thanks!!"
Sep 12
Phil Manuel commented on John Wilson's group 12-String Guitar
"I liked the tone of those Ovations, but the round backs don't work with my "Round Belly". ;-) An Ovation was my stage acoustic back in the day, and worked well standing up with it, though I didn't yet have my "Round…"
Sep 10
Phil Manuel commented on John Wilson's group 12-String Guitar
"@FG - all on my iPad Air, which this site or this device won't allow me to upload pics. I'll have take some and upload from my PC. I'm having fun playing it, though tuning, and restringing are a bit of a sweat. Still, I've played…"
Sep 10
Phil Manuel commented on Jud Hair's group "Seagull" Spoken Here ... (also fluent in "Godin" Gab)
"Mark, yeah, I've been looking hard at that model. They sound so good. Congrats!"
Sep 6
Phil Manuel commented on John Wilson's group 12-String Guitar
"Comment by Phil Manuel just now Thanks Dave. Just noticed my error, the neck width Is 1 7/8"! Looks like laminated mahogany sides. It's pretty light for a 12-string. Just running through my rep of 12-string tunes and having fun. Playing a…"
Sep 1
Phil Manuel commented on John Wilson's group 12-String Guitar
"Well it's NGD For me. Made the trade for a Fender DG-14S/12. My old friend Ray had it set up pretty well, it's not got a 1 7/8" neck width, but seems to feel really well in my hands. Sound and build quality are pretty good for an…"
Sep 1
Phil Manuel commented on Jud Hair's group "Seagull" Spoken Here ... (also fluent in "Godin" Gab)
"Hoping to meet up with an old band mate for a jam, and possibly trade him my banjo for a 12-string. I'm not playing the banjo very much, it actually causes me some pain in my arms when I play it. I've always wanted a 12-string. When I was…"
Sep 1
Phil Manuel commented on Jud Hair's group "Seagull" Spoken Here ... (also fluent in "Godin" Gab)
"Dave, wishing you well, and prayers that all goes well for you and your wife."
Sep 1
Phil Manuel commented on Jud Hair's group "Seagull" Spoken Here ... (also fluent in "Godin" Gab)
"I mean all the tech stuff is good to know but the guitarist playing it IS the most important."
Aug 31
Phil Manuel commented on Jud Hair's group "Seagull" Spoken Here ... (also fluent in "Godin" Gab)
"It's fingertip diameter, isn't it? Fat fingers vs skinny ones, stubby hands vs dainty hands. ;-p"
Aug 31
Phil Manuel commented on Jud Hair's group "Seagull" Spoken Here ... (also fluent in "Godin" Gab)
"Jud, that SWS Folk is pretty, and I'd bet the pics don't do it justice."
Aug 28
Phil Manuel commented on Jud Hair's group "Seagull" Spoken Here ... (also fluent in "Godin" Gab)
"Not sure it's gonna happen, but I may be trading my banjo for a Fender 12-string. Setting up a date to go play it soon."
Aug 27
Phil Manuel replied to Ian Miller's discussion "Bee Keeper" by Aoife O'Donavan in the group Alternate Tunings
"Oh, very Joni-like but in a good way. She's very talented. Love the tune. Stumped on the tuning."
Aug 23
Phil Manuel joined Travis Steele Nevels's group

Alternate Tunings

Discussions regarding the use of alternate tunings, and how alternate tunings can enhance the musicality of guitar music.
Aug 23
Craig B replied to Phil Manuel's discussion Songs To Play
"This past weekend while listening to Pandora, I heard a nice tune by a gal named Carrie Newcomer. I was not at all familiar with her music so I did a google search. Among other things she is a singer/song writer and guitarist. On her website there…"
Aug 18

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, Nylon-string guitar, Archtop guitar, Electric guitar, Mandolin, Resonator guitar
The make and model of your guitar(s) and/or other instruments and gear.
Martin HD-28, Seagull Grand Artist, Gibson J-200, Godin 5th Avenue
What type of music do you like to play?
Fingerstyle country blues, folk, bluegrass, and originals
Do you subscribe to or regularly read Acoustic Guitar?
I purchase copies at newsstands/bookstores

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At 8:39pm on January 23, 2014, Marty said…

Phil!! Thanks so much for your invite. I know few people where I am that play. Great page you have here!

At 4:13pm on April 29, 2013, michael schwartz said…

Thanx, Phil

What a GREAT idea! The only thing I would have wished for on it would have been, had he played the same tune on all 3 for what I thought would give the best comparison.

At 2:17pm on April 29, 2013, michael schwartz said…

Heyya Phil

how did you decide on which eoectronics to use? I ened up with a Fishman Matrix in the J12-15

At 5:19am on April 10, 2013, Paddy Dargan said…
Thanks, Phil. Good to meet you!
At 9:10am on April 1, 2013, Alan Edmunds said…

Hey Phil,

thanks for the invite. Happy to contribute if I can to the band idea. I'm short on recording equipment at the moment, but feel free to move the process along without me....I'll catch up.


At 9:46am on March 14, 2013, paul david long said…

Hi Phil

Thanks for the comment, I  intended to learn back in 2009, but, had a problem with cancer, and had nothing but health problems since, so now I'm hoping to try again.

I think with al these guitars I should be able to play something lol.

My options are limited, as I can't really get about much!

Any Ideas as to how to go about this, I really am a beginner.

Thanks Again


At 7:12pm on February 3, 2013, Hoosier Picker said…

Thanks Phil, I really need to get rid of a few!  I have been trying to post a video (my first one) on the Beatles site, but it is upside down on my computer, and can't seem to turn it around.  I wil leventually  figure it out! - your friend- Mark Young

At 11:32am on January 16, 2013, Michael S. Jackson said…
Phil - Thanks for joining the Beatles group. I have had a lot of trouble getting this on board and it still won't accept the photo I'm trying to load nor will it accept the text. When I do enter those, I am asking all who post here NOT to mention the name of the derranged piece of trash who murdered John Lennon. I want to recall and honor their music and discuss their lives - not the one who murdered John. His name should not be remembered. I truly hope you agree with this one thing I ask of folks at this group.
Thanks again - Michael
At 7:22pm on December 15, 2012, FloridaGull said…

Come on, Phil - you're cool!  All opinions welcomed by me!

Not sayin' I'll agree with all of 'em - and I mean from all/any of us - but I defend your right to say what you feel/think/believe...


At 3:46pm on December 15, 2012, Terry Angelli said…

I'm late to the conversation here so pardon my ignorance. I haven't read what your wrote about all the guns and violence that plagues our society but based on what I have read you make sense.

I get into debates with extreme right wing, wingnuts over guns. I believe you do have the right to bare arms as our constitution says however, DO YOU REALLY NEED TO OWN THAT ASSULT WEAPON THAT DISCHARGES 500 ROUNDS PER SECOND FOR SELF DEFENSE??? Get real. And the slogan guns don't kill people, people doesn't wash. If you have the means easily at your disposal it makes it so much easier than say a baseball bat where you have to be in close proximity and might even look into the eyes of the victim.

Okay enough gun talk. Thank you for your comment about my posting "The Big Boot". The experience was a new one for me and left a bad taste in my mouth for sure. But I've picked myself up, dusted myself off and started looking at band listings again. I guess I'm a glutton for performing in the band format and can't get enough. But this time there will be no mention of my owning a PA! At least until I know where the ensemble stands on the issue.

If indeed you are leaving the forum you will be sorely missed! I've enjoyed reading your postings and the slight camaraderie we've had across the multitude of groups. It would be great if you would reconsider but if you don't I understand. Hopefully others will too.

Stay in touch! It's not often I find a person so engaging and who knows his shit. Your a good man Charlie Brown :-)

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