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Making Real Music
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Whenever I check out the forum on AG Community, I tend to gravitate towards the forums on playing the guitar - technique.  I even just added a reply to a discussion I started that focused on…Continue

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Started this discussion. Last reply by william david richards Jun 9, 2011.

Who has the best technique
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I've been focusing on getting rid of as much unnecessary movement and tension as possible lately.  Mainly working on the a finger in the right hand and the ring and pinky finger in the left.  It…Continue

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Started this discussion. Last reply by David Youngman Jun 1, 2011.

What microphones do you use for recording
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Just curious what some of you guys use for recording. What microphones? Microphone placement? Do you plug in directly? I'm getting ready to record my second album and thought I'd gather some…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by sdelsolray Aug 4, 2011.

Being a Musician with a Family

I was told in college while studying music not to get married if I want to be a musician.  I was also told that if you do get married, don't have kids.  Well I got married and now have two sons and…Continue

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Started Feb 19, 2011


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Tip 5 Fixed Fingers

Develop left hand finger independence Check out the Pumping Nylon Book and DVD -
Dec 31, 2014
David Youngman replied to Shahir's discussion Restoring an old 1960s guitar? Advice needed
"This is about how I got started with repairing guitars.  I had a couple of junk guitars that I could practice on.  It didn't matter if I messed something up so I was free to experiment.  I agree with Robert not to do any finish…"
Nov 7, 2014
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Dec 31, 2013
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Communion Video - David Youngman

This is a free video for any church to use during Communion. It was designed to help direct your mind during Communion to the importance of this wonderful an...
Dec 31, 2012
David Youngman posted a video

David Youngman "Island Jam" at Acorn Theater

Performance at the Acorn Theater in Three Oaks, MI. Buy the CD Get this song on iTunes...
Nov 21, 2012
David Youngman commented on David Youngman's video
Apr 13, 2012
Bert Webb commented on David Youngman's video

Christ the Lord is Risen Today arr. by David Youngman - Fingerstyle Guitar

"David A joy indeed to listen to.  My goal is to play just as one with the guitar as you do. Thanks Bert"
Apr 13, 2012
David Youngman posted a video

Christ the Lord is Risen Today arr. by David Youngman - Fingerstyle Guitar

I arranged this piece for FEaster 2012 (Our churches new way of celebrating Easter with a feast, music, and games). You'll have to excuse all the background ...
Apr 12, 2012
David Youngman commented on mark bower's video


"Mark, Great playing.  I found it interesting that you played the picking pattern with only your thumb and first finger.  Regardless your expression rang through.  Keep it up."
Feb 2, 2012
David Youngman posted a blog post

FREE CD Giveaway

Follow the link below to enter to win my latest acoustic fingerstyle album called ALIVE. It's easy! More
Feb 1, 2012
David Youngman commented on BrotherX's group Home Recording
"As far as computer noise,  I have quiet fans for one thing.  I also built a desk for studio use and have the computer in an almost enclosed cabinet.  The back of the cabinet facing the wall is open for air flow.  The computer…"
Jan 20, 2012
David Youngman replied to Ed Rhoades's discussion Finger squeaks in the group Home Recording
"Arlie, Thanks for your comment.  As I'm sure you'll read my comment on the video I'll also post some of it here for those following the discussion. About the term whistling I think my demonstration around the 4:50 mark clearly…"
Jan 19, 2012
David Youngman commented on David Youngman's video

How to get rid of guitar string squeak

"Arlie, Thanks for the comment.  Haha.  The ball is simply used to further understand the concept.  May be unnecessary but for some it may help. As described near the beginning of the video, some people like the squeaks and…"
Jan 19, 2012
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Jan 18, 2012
Luis Motta da Silva commented on David Youngman's video

How to get rid of guitar string squeak

"Very good explanation! thanks for sharing!"
Jan 18, 2012
David Youngman replied to Rosemary j. Lambin's discussion Squeaky Strings in the group Acoustic Newb
"Hey guys, Here's a video I just put together on how to get rid of string squeak with your technique Let me know if you have any further questions or comments, David"
Jan 18, 2012

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Which one of the following describes your involvement in music? (Check all that apply)
Gigging or professional musician, Music teacher
How many years have you been playing guitar?
10-20 years
Which of these instruments do you own or play?
Flattop steel-string acoustic guitar, Nylon-string guitar
What is your website address?
What type of music do you like to play?
Fingerstyle - Jazz, Folk, Pop, Classical
Do you subscribe to or regularly read Acoustic Guitar?
I don't regularly read Acoustic Guitar

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FREE CD Giveaway

Follow the link below to enter to win my latest acoustic fingerstyle album called ALIVE. It's easy!

Posted on February 1, 2012 at 3:06pm

Making A New Album

So I started working on my new album.  I'm calling it "Alive".  I started writing and arranging pieces for it over two years ago.  I've got my new home studio built and set up.  I've already started working on the first piece.  


I've always wondered what the recording process of some of my favorite musicians was like or any behind the scenes videos of how they do things.  I get really excited when I see a video like Pat Metheny talking about how he uses the Bose L1 system or…


Posted on June 10, 2011 at 4:30am

The Power of Music

About a month ago I performed my latest composition in an Easter service.  I started the project this last winter and was trying to depict an accurate story of Jesus' life through instrumental guitar and a slideshow presentation that included images and scripture.  As I worked on the piece, the meaning of Jesus' life, death, and coming back to life took on a whole new depth for me.  The piece became so powerful that it was difficult to practice.  The music would take my mind to such new and…


Posted on May 22, 2011 at 7:55am

Building a Studio Computer

This is something new to me.  Building a computer that is.  I've considered it for years and have gradually collected information.  I've only just received all the parts and have still yet to put it together.  I'll be posting more about it once I complete the project on my website blog.


It all started when my original computer wasn't recognizing the hard drive.  I could have tried to setup…


Posted on April 21, 2011 at 12:19pm

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At 4:03am on November 28, 2011, Chris Moore said…

HI David,

Just wondered how your mastering is going?

I tried the company again that did my EP in 2010, but this time it just wasn't sounding right. I think he over compressed it. I found another company and was very happy with a returned sample. Going ahead, getting mastered tracks back on weekend hopefully. It is more expensive than before, but the resulting rich sound is worth it.




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