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"Friends, I am looking for nice fingerstyl arrangements of "My Way," made famous by Sinatra, and a classic hymn, "In the Garden," preferably in standard tuning. Does anyone have any to share, or is anyone aware of who might…"
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Serapion replied to Serapion's discussion Excellent Learning Resources in the group Acoustic Newb
"Louis, I heard great reviews about the Learn and Master series when I was just getting started. The beginner book I bought with my first guitar was fine, but not very inspiring. I got the Learn and Master for guitar and, as you indicated, went from…"
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Louis Klein replied to Serapion's discussion Excellent Learning Resources in the group Acoustic Newb
"Writing as an absolute newbie with no prior musical knowledge I can highly recommend the Gibson Learn and Master GUitar DVD course. Steve Krenz is the instructor and does a great job of building basic skills, beginning with individual notes on each…"
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"Just a couple of months ago I finished the 3-book collection of the Hal Leonard Guitar Method.  I am now working through The Art of Contemporary Travis Picking.  Both books are great, I would recommend them to anyone starting out.…"
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We all know teaming with a great teacher is the best way to learn anything, let alone guitar. But, short of that, for those of us who do not have the funds, or the time to justify working with a teacher on a regular basis, what are some of the best learning tools out there? What books, DVDs, online tutorials are bringing the most success to the "independent" student? I know there is A LOT out there, but not all of it really takes us from where we are to where we want to be ... even if we have a…See More
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Serapion replied to Jud Hair's discussion If you could only own ONE acoustic for the rest of your life ...
"I already have mine too, my Martin HD28V. I have a Rainsong, and it is indeed wonderful. I especially like that I can leave it in the corner of the room and not worry about humidity, minimal care required. But, I do love the sound of my Martin, and…"
Aug 4, 2011

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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?
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.
Martin HD28V
Gibson Les Paul, Warren Haynes Signature Model
Rainsong Black Ice
Soloette Acoustic
Alvarez AD80SSB
What type of music do you like to play?
I have been plugging away on my own for a few years now, but still very much like a beginner. There is just so much to learn. At every turn, there is new stuff to learn.

I tend to enjoy upbeat, jazz/rock, celtic, world type stuff, not heavy. At present, I am working my way through some fingerstyle and getting into "white boy blues" a'la early Clapton (the Beano album), Warren Haynes, etc. Also venturing more and more into theory.
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At 12:33pm on September 26, 2008, Roger said…
Thanks for your question.
I really like my Larivees, and for different reasons.
The newest one, D05, is 20 years newer than my original L-05 which was my second guitar, after a Fender acoustic that I got for my 21st b-day. The L-09 was built by Jean in Vancouveror Victoria soon after he re-located to the West Coast from Quebec. He can't give me an actual date as he didn't keep records at that time. It is an interesting guitar as it has the inlay of a clasical guitar around the sound-hole but is a steel string. It has amazing sound and was designed for finger-style but flatpicks very well. Jean has a unique (and patented) bracing method that gives his guitars a very even sound from bass to treble. When I started playing in a band a few years ago (after taking 10 years off for family etc) I didn't want to take the L-09 gigging so I went on ebay and was lucky enough to find a D-05 for a reasonable price. I wouldn't say buying a guitar on ebay is the best method but knowing these guitars and having played quite a few I was confident enough to proceed. The new L-05 is more of a factory product than the older L-09 but I believe the methods that are used are accurate and keep costs down. I am very pleased with the sound of the D-05 both acoustic and through the built-in pick-up. I play a lot of country rock so amplification is necessary and this guitar is great. The feel of the neck has been compared to that of an electric and I frequently play as high as the 12th position for rhythm using barre chords. It's that easy. Now that Larivee has a California factory I can see more folks south of the border finding his guitars a great value.
I hope this helps. If you need more info just drop me a line. I am hoping to post some performance videos soon. But time is a factor.


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