It wasn't my intention to diminish the benefit of using of a metronome. I've found that with beginners they are actually better of not using it until they begin to develop a "feel" for the rhythm. At that point bringing in…"
Playing with a metronome is all well and good with respect to timing however you would probably get a better feel playing to jam tracks. There are a ton of them son the web, some might even be free. I always suggest a paper thin pick to…"
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"Couldn't have been just one made. Band I was in back in the 90's the lead guitarist had one of these. He brought it in when we decided to learn some Byrds and Tom Petty songs. Faithfully reproduced those chiming sounds."
Recently my wife and I made our annual trek to Connecticut for a Yankee swap we've attended for the past 14 years since we relocated. It is always hosted by our closest friends Susan & Tom Devine (Tom being my guitar playing best bud) who also… Continue
Nope, no 12-string yet....but too busy to even play my 6-string right now, so that's okay. It was ordered 8 days ago and the shortest delivery is about 2 weeks.
As far as my guitar skills, they are pretty ordinary. I can chord just about anything if it's in simple format and I do a little finger-style stuff, but I mostly play so I can sing and those who listen say I sing pretty good. Who am I to argue. I am, however, working on playing better, especially finger-style/Travis style. I was recently diagnosed with arthritis in both hands (nowhere else) so that cramps my style a lot. It's a great challenge at 56, but great fun.
I hoping to put up a video of me doing a song or two in the next 3-4 months.....we'll see how that goes.
Hi T, good thing is I'm making money to pay the bills. F/U about guitars now own Washburn WG26SE, Takamine TF450SM SB, and Fender American Strat Deluxe. I'm selling St Blues Mississippi Bluesmaster,Reverend Sensei RT, & Morgan Monroe Blues 32. I'm taking your advise and play even if its for 15-20 minutes when I come home to keep the rust off. Hope you have a great,prosperous,healthy 2013....Marty
Hi T, got your reply, sorry its been hectic at work as they changed my hours, now have to rise at 3am and not sure when I'm getting home. We have had so many officers retire and they are not being replaced so guys like me have to pick up the slack. Can't wait till 2014 to retire. On a happier note changed my playing instruments(when I have time to play is another thing) hope all is well Happy New Year my Friend...Marty
Hi T, Sorry I haven't gotten back to you in a while had a rough time with my recovery, then we were hit hard by Sandy. We are just starting to get back on track. Too bad about that band, you are a nice guy and they took advantage of you. Talk to you later take care T and have a very Happy Holiday...your friend Marty