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240 chords in 6 minutes
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I found this on youtube and i thought it was really cool and very well demonstrated and explained. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iSfzKflDoLI  Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by David Youngman May 29, 2011.

Drifting.

I got 80% of it nailed, at tempo, no mistakes, sounds just like McKee doing it, but I'm having nightmares over the percussion slaps in the verse.Any advice ?Continue

Started Mar 25, 2011

 

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kevin wills replied to Toby Walker's discussion What Kind Of String Gauges Do You Use and Why?
"I use 11 or 12's to 54's but recently have swapped out just the 54 for a 58, this really helps for open tunings (which I use a lot) especially for things like low C tuning."
Jan 10, 2012
kevin wills replied to Dale Kneeland's discussion Alternate tunings string breakage.
"I started using elixr nano web strings, haven't had on break yet and I re tune for nearly every song. :) "
Dec 10, 2011
David Youngman replied to kevin wills's discussion 240 chords in 6 minutes
"Hey Kevin, That is pretty cool.  I was thinking after I watched it that you could quickly make it 480 chords by moving the low E string notes to the high E string."
May 29, 2011
kevin wills replied to Dave Waldenmaier's discussion Percussive Fingertyle Technique (Andy Mckee, Don Ross, Antoine Dufour)
"thanks for that link, i've been moving in that direction too, I found that while at first it just looks impossible, once you have nailed a couple of tracks in this style you dont feel so intimidated anymore."
May 3, 2011
kevin wills replied to Jerry Mobbs's discussion Can someone help me determine what year my guitar was made?
"why not email Takamine and ask them ?   just a thought."
May 2, 2011
kevin wills replied to Bill's discussion Cutting Through the Online/L&M the Guitar Hype
"Being able to sing really helps"
May 2, 2011
kevin wills posted a discussion

240 chords in 6 minutes

I found this on youtube and i thought it was really cool and very well demonstrated and explained. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iSfzKflDoLI  See More
May 2, 2011
kevin wills replied to Tom Jarema's discussion Holding The Guitar
"I never really took too much notice of how i held it before i started learning tapping, then i had to find a way to keep the thing stable or it was impossible to hit the neck accurately with the right hand, especially if you start doing percussive…"
May 2, 2011
kevin wills replied to GHISLAIN DIMITRI's discussion Practising
"I really like what you guys are saying about playing slowly and getting it right, the old guy that originally taught me finger-style and country blues used to insist I practice at 3/4 or even 1/2 speed with a metronome. in fact the metronome is a…"
May 2, 2011
kevin wills replied to Dave Waldenmaier's discussion Percussive Fingertyle Technique (Andy Mckee, Don Ross, Antoine Dufour)
"I know exactly what you mean, It's driven me bananas too, all I can say is, just practice practice, I have been trying to nail this one track by Masaaki Kishibe: Sleepless Night, it has this really tricky snare beat that sets up a downward…"
Apr 12, 2011
kevin wills replied to GHISLAIN DIMITRI's discussion Practising
"I seem to have bursts of activity re practicing, so i'll practice for a couple of weeks everyday for a few hours a day if i'm learning a new piece, then i'll drop off and not play much at all for a couple of weeks."
Mar 29, 2011
kevin wills posted a discussion

Drifting.

I got 80% of it nailed, at tempo, no mistakes, sounds just like McKee doing it, but I'm having nightmares over the percussion slaps in the verse.Any advice ?See More
Mar 25, 2011
kevin wills is now a member of Acoustic Guitar Community
Mar 21, 2011

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Which one of the following describes your involvement in music? (Check all that apply)
Amateur or recreational musician, Music teacher
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, Nylon-string guitar, Lap-style slide guitar, Ukulele
Do you subscribe to or regularly read Acoustic Guitar?
I purchase copies at newsstands/bookstores

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