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Leo Kottke 12 string guitar tuning
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   Wishing a peaceful New Year to everyone,      I tuned my Leo Kottke Signature 12 string down to open C (C, G, C, G, C, E) for a new tune. This guitar is designed to be tuned two or three half…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by william brown Jan 5, 2011.

ProPiks
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    I play fingerstyle Fahey/ Kottke without picks.  As I have been spending more time playing recently, there is a scalloping out of my middle and 3rd fingernails all the way down to bare flesh. …Continue

Tags: Kottke, Pik, Pro

Started this discussion. Last reply by william brown Nov 21, 2010.

Recording for YouTube
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    This is my first post.  I apologize ahead of time because I know that all this is covered throughout the forum.  Just not finding what I want too easily.   I would like some suggestions on how I…Continue

Tags: acoustic, Zoom, YouTube, recording, fingerstyle

Started this discussion. Last reply by william brown Oct 29, 2010.

 

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Feb 1, 2013
william brown commented on Anton Emery's group Celtic Guitar
"  Thanks very much Ed.  This is just what I needed to see.   I found a few more interesting ideas as well..............  I could see the mic on Smither's feet (in between folks obstructing the camera…"
Feb 4, 2012
william brown commented on Anton Emery's group Celtic Guitar
" Your music is really wonderful Dave. --Bill PS - Maybe you can answer my question below  :)"
Feb 3, 2012
william brown commented on Anton Emery's group Celtic Guitar
"   Can anyone suggest how, as a solo fingerstyle player, I might get a nice Celtic percussion sound using a foot controlled drum?   I think it would be fun to try to back up some of the tunes I play with a drum or bhodran…"
Jan 31, 2012
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For Anne. Happy Birthday! _____________________________________________My first attempt at a classical piece, with my Collings D2Hg dreadnaught (I don't own ...
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For those who love to minister, through guitar, "psalms, hymns and spiritual songs" on a team/band or with solo arrangements.
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Portable Recorders

Discuss pocket/portable recorders: brands, usage, settings, etc. Share recorded samples, tips, tricks, advice.
Nov 8, 2011
william brown commented on Dan Gabel, Editor & Group Publisher's group Fingerstyle players
"Good suggestions.  Thanks guys.   --Bill"
Mar 15, 2011
william brown commented on Dan Gabel, Editor & Group Publisher's group Fingerstyle players
"John,   The mic would be for recording solo acoustic fingerstyle guitar with my Martin D-16, specifically for YouTube.  No vocals.  I have been considering moving to a mic from my current Zoom H2.  But I am not sure it would be…"
Mar 15, 2011
william brown commented on Dan Gabel, Editor & Group Publisher's group Fingerstyle players
"  What mic would folks recommend for recording toYouTube?    "
Mar 13, 2011
william brown commented on Dan Gabel, Editor & Group Publisher's group Fingerstyle players
"    Does anyone know where to find this fiberglass cloth or tape and what the brand name is?   Also, does anyone have experience with "Guitar Player Nails" or "Rico Nails"?    …"
Mar 2, 2011
william brown commented on Dan Gabel, Editor & Group Publisher's group Fingerstyle players
"   Good videos on making your own nails.  Thanks.      Of course, one must have enough natural nail to make this work.  I like the idea of using material that is tougher than the "Kiss" nail found at…"
Feb 25, 2011
william brown commented on Dan Gabel, Editor & Group Publisher's group Fingerstyle players
"   OK, I think I am ready to to the salon thing.  I have no idea where to go - Seems there's a Vietnamese nail place on every corner, now that I am looking (never noticed them before!).  I guess makes no…"
Feb 11, 2011
william brown commented on Dan Gabel, Editor & Group Publisher's group Fingerstyle players
"Joseph,     Good info on nail treatment.  I use the left side of my nails, actually catching just a little nail, and mostly the flesh of my fingers (which are quite calloused).  If I am playing more than an hour a day, I…"
Feb 10, 2011
william brown commented on Dan Gabel, Editor & Group Publisher's group Fingerstyle players
"Lots of fascinating points being made.  Thanks for the great info Forrest.     Some further meanderings and a few more questions......     As I have just started to be a bit more focused on my guitar (kids out of the home,…"
Feb 8, 2011
william brown replied to william brown's discussion Leo Kottke 12 string guitar tuning
"Arteur and Bill,      Thanks guys for the very interesting and helpful information.   --Bill"
Jan 5, 2011

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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?
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.
Taylor LKSM 12 string
Martin D-16 GT
What is your website address?
http://www.youtube.com/user/wfbrown1234?feature=mhum
What type of music do you like to play?
Leo Kottke
John Fahey
Classical
Celtic
Fingerstyle
Do you subscribe to or regularly read Acoustic Guitar?
I subscribe

Born and raised, etc.


Born and raised in Malvern, PA. Lived in Ephrata, Berwyn, and Pittsburgh, PA. Also Watertown anf Lowville, NY. Then Mechanicsville, Hanover Courthouse, and Richmond, and now Forest (outside Lynchburg), VA.

Interests are sea kayak, reading, running. Work in Ahoskie and Nags Head, NC as an anesthesiologist. Been playing little over a year seriously, about 25 years sporadically.
Interested in an Olson, Martin OM, Larivee, or maybe a Taylor 410 someday if I can get good enough.

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