"hello giuseppe, thanks for your response. what town/city do you operate your boat out of? I spent 2 tours (6 months each )in Naples when i was in the us navy back in 1970. it would be interesting to "google earth" it to get a better idea…"
tank you for the comment about my videos. I visit your site, and I like very much your works an your style of life. I also have a boat ( a little plothouse) and i spent my free time (i have a fishing shop) going fishing in adriatic sea…"
"i tend to rest my little finger on the pick guard as a way of gauging how deep my pick is. i have tried and still do try not resting any of my hand on the top but find it very hard to do so. i remember seeing mike marshal many years ago and was…"
"hi tom, as i mentioned to eric, i use the software called "amazing slowdowner" by www.ronimusic.com it's not too expensive , downloadable and just a wonderful tool for learning tunes. as you can both slow down tune and also form loops…"
Whiskey Before Breakfast, Road to Spencer, Jersuleum Ridge, Big Sciota
A brand new Huss & Dalton traditional brazilian/adi dread,my 1985 Walter Lipton
Tell us more about yourself (place a Bio here if you wish)
I am a NW Wood Carving artist focusing on native style mask and have been living on my 52" classic wood trawler "Allegra"which serves as both my home and studio/shop. I spend my Winters in the San Juan Islands and travel to SE Alaska each summer where i sell my carvings and preform folk/ballads on charter boats that travel through the area. I have a web site showing my work as well as ships log with photos.
At 50 years old i decided to devote as much time as possible doing what i truly love and have gotten away with it for the last 10 years. As far as I know we only go this way once. What a true waste to do any thing else.
I'll have to take a look at "amazing slowdowner". I have used the slow down feature of Windows Media Player and have found that to be very useful. As for Mr. Blake, he really seems to know how to get the most out of each note. I find his playing to be very full sounding, I think because he does a lot of chord based stuff and caries a lot of ringing tone through his playing, if you've learned some his licks you know a lot more about that. For myself after hacking along on my own for many years and using the guitar mainly as accompaniment for singing for the last year or so I have been taking lessons from a great player here in Calgary, Steve Fisher (www.stevefishermusic.ca) working on a more straight ahead type of flat picking, if you know what I mean.
tank you for the comment about my videos. I visit your site, and I like very much your works an your style of life. I also have a boat ( a little plothouse) and i spent my free time (i have a fishing shop) going fishing in adriatic sea or doing little sea travels. My guitar is an ovation celebrity cc24 koa top, a cheap but good one.
See you soon and "Good wind".
At 7:26pm on November 20, 2009, Capt' Vic added a gift to their profile…
Found a solution to an often mentioned problem when having installed a piezo type bridge plate pickup transducer. The consensus of several Internet responders who have done this is that while the sound from strings 2 through 6 is good, the high e-string is way too quiet with no real ring, sustain, etc. Some have suggested moving the transducer for that string away from a brace, Adding a 4th transducer, a not so easy job, etc.I recently installed a JJB pickup (jjbelectronics) in a 40 year old…See More
I play two-thirds of a guitar. I have some wrist issues with fretting the 6th string. I enjoy finger picking but have been an avid follower of Flatpicking Guitar Magazine for about 6 years. I find Dan Huckabee's beginners arrangements great for the bari-uke. I have also found much of Adam Granger's work suits my DGBE tuning.I once took a class from Dan Miller in Palo Alto, California and he told me that his daughter was playing the baritone uke. I have e-mailed Adam about his new FGM…See More
"I have a left handed Blue Chip TAD 3R 40 pick and I find it a great pick to use, no scraping and quick on the strings. The only problem is that the tone is quite bass-y which is great for lead picking or Mandolin but not so good for rhythm…"