"I just bought a Lowden O35 and it's amazing. I was in a guitar shop in Chicago (the Music Exchange) and just happened to be searching for a new acoustic on the same day a local luthier was in the store. We were in a room full of…"
"I had a Taylor 912c with the 1 7/8 neck and it was really great. I sold it for other reasons, but I did find that it is hard to switch between the different nut widths, especially for finger style. I finally settle on 1 3/4 because it is so readily…"
"It's a beautiful thing isn't it? And I really like the sound of the bass notes on the Ditson (among other things) it's just an all around beauty as long as you don't have to go past the 12th fret too often. Strumming,…"
"I am new to fingerstyle and am also trying to develop the alternating thumb. I found an exercise that makes sense to me in developing an independent thumb where you do arpegios but change the beat on which the thumb plays. Instead of the thumb…"
"Hey Tom - thanks for saying "hi" - it looks like we also share a common faith and always good to connect with a fellow believer and guitar player. It also looks like you've got a nice collection of instruments. How do you like the…"
"Hey Mark - I just wanted to say "thanks" for some great teaching resources. I bought your book of Paul Simon tunes and honestly - it is the most accurate guitar tab of his music I have ever seen. Even the intro notes for each song were…"
I'm new to the club and the forum. I think it's worth mentioning two things:
1. Playing with alternating bass is essential to most fingerstyle formats, and will make your life easier if you can
2. Not all fingerstyle playing uses…"
"Just to clarify, the palm muting technique I am trying to describe is different than the one where you bring your palm down on all the strings at once like you would do, for example, on Paul Simon's "Cecilia."
When I play a blues…"
"I have the FINGERSTYLE BLUES HANDBOOKS 1 & 2 by David Hamburger. Starts from the very basic and moves his way up step by step. These are very well done Cd Rom's with video & Tablature. You can get then from Truefire.com. They have tons…"
"Over the last couple years I have started muting the bass strings by resting the edge of my right palm on them. I don't think it is possible to do this to independently mute the 4th or 5th string without also muting the lower string(s). I play…"