"Thanks Albert - I have tried a couple of these options (local music store and word of mouth) but I've discovered good players are not always good teachers - plus, exceptional fingerstyle players are a little harder to find. I know they're…"
"This is great information Jim and I am curious about the guitars you're thinking of selling - if it's okay to ask, what can you tell me about them and what are the price ranges? If you prefer to send me an email - I'm at…"
"Thanks for the input Albert - it should be fun looking around!
Albert John said:You are correct, guitars canOpen Up" after they are played, they Glue sets, the finish hardens,and the sap in the wood is crystalized, into complimetory…"
"I've purchased three used guitars, one from a shop in person, one at a reputable shop after seeing it on their website, and the third I actually traded with a person from Ebay on the condition we were both happy with the trade or we'd ship…"
"You could go to Your favorite Music Store. They have tested teachers. You can do night classes,in Your community College. If You have a favorite Local guitarist, ask them If they'd teach You. Look in the Yellow Pages, where You live. if they…"
"You are correct, guitars can
Open Up" after they are played, they Glue sets, the finish hardens,and the sap in the wood is crystalized, into complimetory resonation. BUT, they are used! Good ones,are used even More! You are in Chicago! Go with…"
"Dweezil - I'm curious on these patterns that you suggest if they represent an alternating thumb movement? If so, I can see the benefit but I'm more in need of the finger independence (simulatneous with the thumb) and maybe that's what…"
"I just watched the youtube video of Grossman that you recommended and it does look a bit simpler (so thanks). In this economy "free" is a welcomed word.
Ship of fools said:Stephan Grossman has a ton of free stuff that he does on you-tube…"
"Thanks for the suggestions Ben. You're going to laugh when I tell you this but I have the Grossman DVD that you recommend - and I've actually been working on it for about 3 weeks. The tough part for me is when the melody gets thrown in…"
"In fact let's expand those basic patterns a bit to include something that Adrian Legg often does...
6 - 5
6 - 4
6 - 3
5 - 4
5 - 3
5 - 2
Then of course you can expand these out to pattens like...
6 - 5 - 6 - 4
5 - 2 - 5 - 3
etc etc - Enjoy!"
"Doc Watson - Deep River Blues.
One of my personal favorites.
Ralph said:Rocky - my next stop is youtube - I never thought of Doc Watson (because I think of him as a flatpicker but "duh" -…"
"Rocky - my next stop is youtube - I never thought of Doc Watson (because I think of him as a flatpicker but "duh" - flatpickers do the alternating bass too and quite honestly, I'm not familiar enough with his playing to know better).…"
"You know it's interesting that you mentioned this because I was recently thinking of when I first tried to use a thumbpick and felt "I will never get the hang of this" - but I just kept at it for about 15 minutes a day (even though it…"