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R.I.P Lou Reed 1942-2013
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I call his music "Poetry of the Dark Side." It was grim, disturbing, strange, explicit, sad, cynical, and yet beautiful at the same time. Amazing stuff.Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by MIchael Oct 31, 2013.

Can't Find the Keys!
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I sometimes like to try to pick out familiar songs on my guitar, without using sheet music. Though I know the names of the chords I'm using, I can't always figure out what key I'm using. Is there a…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Phil Manuel Sep 19, 2013.

Rolling Stone 100 Greatest Guitarists
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Rolling Stone magazine has a list of the "100 Greatest Guitarists." What do you think? Are there people who were not on the list and should have been included? People who should have been ranked…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Phil Manuel Jan 12, 2013.

Remembering Doc Watson

As many of you probably already know, Doc Watson died on Tuesday at the age of 89. There was an article in today's Chicago Tribune, by music critic Randall Roberts, which was a nice tribute to the…Continue

Started May 31, 2012


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Mike Conjuay replied to Rosemary j. Lambin's discussion Melody and Chords Together?
"I was surprised to see this 'form' of playing called so many different things; I have always known it as "chord soloing" and thought that was a fairly standardized name. As was stated before, the melody is usually played as the…"
Oct 12
Rosemary j. Lambin commented on James Sennett's group Martin Owners
"Hey, Dave, Thanks for your detailed description of the Martin Factory tour, and all the pictures you took. Sounds as if it was an enjoyable experience, even if it did take a long time to get there!"
Sep 8
Rosemary j. Lambin commented on Dan Gabel, Editor & Group Publisher's group Fingerstyle players
"Humorous lyrics and great melody. I enjoyed it!"
Jul 21
Rosemary j. Lambin commented on Dan Gabel, Editor & Group Publisher's group Fingerstyle players
"Hey, Paul, I just listened to "No Regrets." Bleak, haunting, and very powerful."
Jul 18
Rosemary j. Lambin replied to Phil Manuel's discussion On the playlist...
"I've been listening to John Fahey's "The Past Comes Back to Haunt You." It's a five CD set of the recordings that Fahey made for the Fonotone label between 1958-1965."
Jul 7
Rosemary j. Lambin replied to michael schwartz's discussion UV aging guitars in the group Martin Owners
"This is new to me. I did not know that guitars could get suntans."
Apr 6
Rosemary j. Lambin replied to Jud Hair's discussion What are some good biographies or autobiographies of guitar players??
"There's a biography of John Fahey coming out in June of this year, Dance of Death_ The Life of John Fahey, American Guitarist_ Steve Lowenthal, David Fricke_ 9781613745199_ Amazon.com_ Books. There's also The Best of John Fahey 1959-1977,…"
Feb 19
VB replied to Rosemary j. Lambin's discussion Melody and Chords Together?
"BTW, good step forward after becoming more or less fluent with chord changes would be to start playing notes from the simple major-minor chords as arpeggios and adding missing 1st, 3rd and/or 5th notes from the chord into those arpeggios.…"
Feb 17
Rosemary j. Lambin commented on Derrick Miller's group Acoustic Newb
"Hey, Ed, thanks for posting the article about strings. Lots of useful information."
Jan 29
Rosemary j. Lambin commented on Edward Sparks's group Protest Music Revisited
"Hey, Lon, thanks for posting about Pete Seeger. His death is a loss and his music is a gift that lives on."
Jan 28
Rosemary j. Lambin commented on Dan Gabel, Editor & Group Publisher's group Fingerstyle players
"Good job, Chris! It reminded me of some of Leo Kottke's music."
Jan 26
Rosemary j. Lambin commented on Dan Gabel, Editor & Group Publisher's group Fingerstyle players
"Beautiful piece, John. Thanks for posting it."
Jan 26
Rosemary j. Lambin replied to Coe Franklin's discussion Hand size and finger reach issues we`ve all had or still have.
"I have small hands and small fingers, and even though I play a 3/4 size guitar ( Little Martin) I still have a problem with stretches and barre chords. Sometimes I have to leave out some of the notes of the chord. My F chords are so bad that I try…"
Jan 25
Rosemary j. Lambin replied to Stephen Wood's discussion Hi from Ca.
"Hi, Steve, Welcome to the forum. I bought a little Martin last April and am very happy with it. I've found that the smaller sized guitars work better for me, since it's easier to handle and puts less strain on my upper body. My brother,…"
Dec 17, 2013
Rosemary j. Lambin replied to Phil Manuel's discussion On the playlist...
"Hi, Ian, That must have been amazing experience. And it's great that he signed things for the fans before the show. I never got to see Johnny Cash perform; I wish I had. My sister saw him, and she said that when he came out on stage, the crowd…"
Dec 4, 2013
MIchael replied to Rosemary j. Lambin's discussion R.I.P Lou Reed 1942-2013
Oct 31, 2013

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?
2-5 years
Which of these instruments do you own or play?
Flattop steel-string acoustic guitar
The make and model of your guitar(s) and/or other instruments and gear.
Squier MA-1 3/4 size
Little Martin LX-1
What type of music do you like to play?
Hoping to learn folk music, fingerstyle, maybe some blues
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At 3:22am on January 6, 2013, Terry Angelli said…

I think you might have selected the wrong Terry to friend as I see you have a post above to Terry Dolan! That's okay with me, I need all the friends I can get. ;-)

FYI I run The Mentors group where folks can pick tunes off my list and I show them how to play it. Drop by and peruse the songs perhaps you'll find something you would like to learn.
At 3:33am on August 20, 2011, GNuck said…

Hi Rosemary;


I apologize for the late welcome, I see where you joined the Small Body Guitar group.

Welcome to the group. Don't know how I missed the notice when you joined. Glad to have you in the group, feel free to ask questions and join in.




Small Body Guitars

At 2:09pm on May 19, 2011, Edward Sparks said…

Hi Rosemary,  

Thanks for the friend request!  


At 10:48am on June 7, 2010, Dianne-Jaye said…
Hi, Glad you enjoyed my "guitar bio". So you're beginning this year? Yes, I finally let go of the notion of "I can't" in order to pick up the instrument and play it. It's slow, but progress is so meaningful. Thanks for your reply to my post! - Dianne
At 1:15pm on March 20, 2010, Michele said…
Hi Rosemary, I'm glad to see someone else who is just learning.
Good luck to us both
At 6:42am on March 20, 2010, Peter Janson said…
Hi Rosemary,
thanks for writing. I'm glad to know that you enjoyed the video - thanks for letting me know! I appreciate it!
Best wishes,
Peter Janson
At 4:11pm on March 15, 2010, Peter Janson said…
Hi Rosemary,
thanks for the add. And thanks for letting me know you like my music - I appreciate it! If you get to one of my shows please be sure to say hi.
Peter Janson
At 2:41pm on March 15, 2010, Walt Pilcher said…
Welcome to the Acoustic Newb group. There are players of all experience and skill levels in the group, and some teachers too, which is great because we newer players can learn from the more experienced ones as well as from each other. Have fun!

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