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Steve Kline
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  • Camarillo, CA
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Steve Kline joined Edward Sparks's group
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Takamine Owners Group

Tak Owners Unite!  Lets talk all things Tak...everything from the "Lawsuit" years to the newest models! See More
Jun 27, 2012
Steve Kline commented on Edward Sparks's group Epiphone Owners Group
"... not counting my Blueberry guitars."
Feb 12, 2012
Steve Kline commented on Edward Sparks's group Epiphone Owners Group
"I've had good luck purchasing guitars from e-bay. "
Feb 12, 2012
Steve Kline replied to Edward Sparks's discussion What's are your favorite, or go-to picks. in the group Picks, Picks, Picks
"I've used stone picks from "Picks & Stones" that are very good.  I've used others that kind take the brightness away from the guitar.  I prefer the stone picks with a roughened end, so that you can hang on."
Feb 11, 2012
Steve Kline commented on Edward Sparks's group Epiphone Owners Group
"I had an Epiphone years ago. Does that count? "
Feb 10, 2012
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Epiphone Owners Group

If you own an Epiphone instrument, old or new, this group is for you!
Feb 10, 2012
Steve Kline posted a status
"Love is never saying you have too many guitars."
Feb 10, 2012
Steve Kline replied to FloridaGull's discussion Tacoma EM912 and Giannini GWSCRA 12 string Craviola... in the group 12-String Guitar
"I toyed with the idea of getting the 12-string, via Amazon, but I already have 4 other 12 strings and I'm not sure that I would ever get a chance to play it regularly.  It always attracts attention."
Feb 10, 2012

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?
More than 30 years
Which of these instruments do you own or play?
Flattop steel-string acoustic guitar, Electric guitar, Mandolin, Banjo, Resonator guitar
The make and model of your guitar(s) and/or other instruments and gear.
Martin (OM28V, SW00DB, DR), Tacoma (Thunderhawk), Goodall(GCC), Gretsch(Sierra Jumbo, Resonator), Ibanez, Brian Moore (iGuitar), Alvarez, Blueberry (Jumbo & Concert Grand), Ibanez V312
What is your website address?
http://stevekline.bandcamp.com
What type of music do you like to play?
accoustic (all types)
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At 8:09pm on December 22, 2011, Edward Sparks said…

Steve, Welcome to out "Picks" group!  Edward

At 3:53pm on May 2, 2011, Edward Sparks said…
Steve, welcome to the Logic group! Looking forward to your comments and input! Edward
At 11:23pm on January 15, 2010, Olav Loef said…
Thank You for the comment!

olav
At 1:48am on January 6, 2010, John Lillo said…
Hi Steve
Thanks for the comment on my music. It means alot to me!

J
At 10:52pm on October 21, 2009, Donna Zitzelberger said…
Hi Steve,

I teach the 5-7 y/o's ukulele. It's very fun for them and is the perfect path toward the guitar. The guitar can be a little much for children that age. It can work, but there would have to be very short 15-20 minute lessons done one on one.

The ukulele is very easy to hold and manipulate with little fingers that are just learning fine motor skills (i.e. holding pencils and writing). Teach 4-5 chords: C C7 F Am G7. These are the beginning chords that are really simple and there are a boatload of children's songs you can do with them. To teach rhythm, have her clap out the rhythm and then strum. Don't worry about getting perfect strumming - the uke can be strummed with the thumb, one finger, the backs of 2-3 fingernails, or a nice big felt pick. The idea is to just get the child to feel the rhythm and enjoy the music. The ukulele is one of the coolest instruments to introduce total fun with music and singing. Most of the parents in my classes end up learning how to play just from helping their little ones practice -- it's that easy and that fun!

With the chord progression C to G7 to C I teach the concept of guide fingers. And with the progression of Am to F to G7, I teach the concept of shared or pivot fingers. And the seed is planted for classical guitar playing.

My favorite brand of ukulele is the Lanikai standard or concert. These are inexpensive and hold their tuning. They have been dropped, sat on, and banged and hold up well. :)

Hope this helps -- have fun!

Donna Z
At 7:38pm on October 21, 2009, Patrick Smith said…
Hi Steve,

Listening to For the Fallen, beautiful. I'll be back to listen more.

Scattered Hearts
At 7:18pm on October 21, 2009, Walt Pilcher said…
Welcome to the Newb group, Steve. It's always great to have more experienced players in the group, and we all learn a lot from each other. I'm listening to your music as I type this, and it sounds really good. As for your discussion question (Teaching a child...), I'll be surprised if you don't get a good post from Donna Zitzelberger. She specializes in teaching children. If she doesn't post, you could go to her page and ask her in a comment. Leanne Regalla is also a teacher, and I see she is one of your Friends. She may have some good ideas too.
Walt
At 12:32pm on March 14, 2009, Mike Nepper said…
Thanks Steve, it's very encouraging to have so many nice comments - guess I'll continue with my adventures in video recording................Mike
At 7:07pm on February 19, 2009, maplebaby said…
thanks so much for the kind comment on my video....all the best!
dale
At 10:27pm on February 8, 2009, John Wilson said…
I'm curious about the guitar in picture 4/6 on the far left, next to the Deering Goodtime banjo. I seem to recall seeing those in an old magazine - not sure which one. I have some dating back to the late '70's.

Nice collection, BTW.
 
 
 

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