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  • Waukegan, IL
  • United States
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Nuts about nutwidth
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Started this discussion. Last reply by Ralph Dec 17, 2010.

Nuts about nutwidth

Started Dec 17, 2010

Finding a Teacher
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Started this discussion. Last reply by Ralph Mar 21, 2009.

 

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Ralph replied to Ralph's discussion Finding a Teacher
"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…"
Mar 20, 2009
Ralph replied to Ralph's discussion Best used acoustics
"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…"
Mar 20, 2009
Ralph replied to Ralph's discussion Best used acoustics
"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…"
Mar 20, 2009
Jim Rice replied to Ralph's discussion Best used acoustics
"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…"
Mar 20, 2009
Albert John replied to Ralph's discussion Finding a Teacher
"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…"
Mar 20, 2009
Albert John replied to Ralph's discussion Best used acoustics
"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…"
Mar 20, 2009
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Mar 20, 2009
Ralph replied to Ralph's discussion Alternating thumb
"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…"
Mar 14, 2009
Ralph replied to Ralph's discussion Alternating thumb
"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…"
Mar 14, 2009
Ralph replied to Ralph's discussion Alternating thumb
"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…"
Mar 14, 2009
Dweezil replied to Ralph's discussion Alternating thumb
"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!"
Mar 14, 2009
Ship of fools replied to Ralph's discussion Alternating thumb
"Stephan Grossman has a ton of free stuff that he does on you-tube try soem of this stuff out its a lot easier after a short while. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MV7OJQK58T0&feature=related Why pay for a lot of free stuff out there.Ship"
Mar 14, 2009
Ben Stokes replied to Ralph's discussion Alternating thumb
"I suggest you start with this: http://guitarvideos.com/video/dvd/9667dvd.htm Then this: http://guitarvideos.com/video/dvd/931dvd.htm The first one will teach you the basics. The second one will establish a very strong alternating bass foundation…"
Mar 14, 2009
Rocky Johnstone replied to Ralph's discussion Alternating thumb
"Doc Watson - Deep River Blues. One of my personal favorites. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qyQOCJ4SUSk Ralph said:Rocky - my next stop is youtube - I never thought of Doc Watson (because I think of him as a flatpicker but "duh" -…"
Mar 1, 2009
Ralph replied to Ralph's discussion Alternating thumb
"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).…"
Feb 28, 2009
Ralph replied to Ralph's discussion Alternating thumb
"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…"
Feb 28, 2009

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Which one of the following describes your involvement in music? (Check all that apply)
Amateur or recreational musician, Guitar student
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, Electric guitar
The make and model of your guitar(s) and/or other instruments and gear.
2006 Fender Strat, 2007 Taylor 415CE, 1980 Guild D35, Marshall Amp,
What type of music do you like to play?
classic rock, folk,
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