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posted another'n. Yes, retirement is good!Continue
Started by Kathy Barwick Jul 20, 2012.
I added another video....Continue
Started by Kathy Barwick. Last reply by ganon Jul 5, 2012.
hey guys, I just posted a new video, check the videos page.well now that I'm retired and have a little more time.... time to get this group active again! (ha ha). What do you say?Continue
Started by Kathy Barwick. Last reply by Bryan Floyd Jul 5, 2012.
Seamie O'Dowd probably isn't well known outside Ireland but he's worth checking out - see…Continue
Started by Cathal Cusack. Last reply by Kathy Barwick Jun 19, 2012.
A neat little site I ran across:
More celtic flatpicking :)
ok, here's a link to a little video I made of Jacky Tar: Jacky Tar
First time through is plain melody, then I added some pull-offs to fancy it up some.
thanks Bryan. Standard tuning... it's my Martin O18, 1957. Sweet little thing, I play it a lot around the house. Better than wrapping my arm around a dreadnought all the time!
So I was trying to demonstrate the process of first, learn the straight tune, then, what I do is look at each phrase and see if there are opportunities to get to the "target" note via pulloffs or hammerons. Actually, I'm not done with Jacky Tar yet.... I'll do another when I get some more stuff figured out.
I was wondering if for some folks it's better to learn it with the ornaments, from the start... my thought is, no, I'd rather learn the straight melody so I always have that to fall back on.
Great advice Kathy, and I agree with you - melody first, ornamentation later. I believe that a melody should be burnt into your brain. Then ornamention will come more naturally and flowing.
I bet you're a proud owner of that '57 O18!! It sounds just wonderful. To be honest, I don't even play dreads anymore. The largest I play now is a 000 but really have alot of love for 00's. I'm really liking the shorter scale these days. And, I have my eye on a new parlor that Eastman just released :)
thanks again, Bryan! I was playing Jacky Tar again, finding lots of other possibilities. Might be a few days before I can record another vid, but I will....
yes, I love the O-18... we call him "Otto"... as in "aught-18" My husband's named all my guitars... except the new Collings, it doesn't have a name yet. Still settling in....
Oh, don't get me wrong, playing in a jam situation with multiple instruments, a 0, or 00 most likely wouldn't cut it. Thing is, I never get out to many jam sessions anymore so them smaller bodies fit me just right. If I have a friend of two over, I'll still use a 000 as it cuts through with the smaller group still fine enough (unless one of the friends is a banjo player;)).
Looking forward to watching your new video when you get it done...
OK, one thing I struggle with is hearing chords to tunes I don't know. I know Jacky Tar is in Em, but can someone help me out with the chords?
Also if there is a good system to figure them out I'd appreciate any advice.
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