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Picking up the banjo?
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Started this discussion. Last reply by WB4YAL Dec 3, 2011.

Bug Repelant on bare skin and guitar finishes don't play well together
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Started this discussion. Last reply by Kerry Krishna Jul 26, 2009.

Finger style and flat pickin
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WB4YAL replied to Dave Engel's discussion Picking up the banjo?
"I have been learning and playing banjo for a little over a year now.  After playing guitar for 4o years, it was different but not a foreign experience. I love my banjo too."
Dec 3, 2011
Dave Engel replied to Dan Weintraub's discussion NEW!
"Hey Dan, Welcome aboard, from Stanwood, WA. Dave"
Apr 15, 2010
Dave Engel and Gabriel MacDonnell are now friends
Mar 28, 2010
Dave Engel replied to lcarr's discussion string debate
"10 different sets of strings, 10 different sets of ears means 10 different opinions about the 10 sets of strings. Is anyone confused? Are you going to change strings based on what someone else likes?"
Jan 5, 2010
joe replied to Dave Engel's discussion Gibson Songmaker series Dred
"I just bought one a week ago. I would have to say that this is definitely a superior instrument compared to a lot of the options out for the same price. I would without hesitation say that you can easily compare this guitar to the quality and sound…"
Nov 5, 2009
Dave Engel replied to Stefan Jadefjord's discussion Guild dreads for flatpicking and bluegrass
"Well said Brother, very nice. Dave"
Oct 29, 2009
Dave Engel replied to Thomas Williamson's discussion Question about varnish finishes for guitars...
"Hi Tom, I've built several classical guitas that used Minwax Antique oil on. This is a varnish and one I still have after 15 years is great. Still very thin, but totally still protecting and looks good. I've also used Bartley's Gel…"
Oct 10, 2009
Ron Jackson left a comment for Dave Engel
"Thanks! I basically arranged this by heart. I don't have tab or a written guitar arrangement, I have a lead sheet, but since I am a chordal jazz player, I can instantly arrange tunes. Let me know if you want the lead sheet. Thanks Ron"
Sep 29, 2009

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Favorite Flatpickers
Orrin Star, Norman Blake, Tony Rice, Brad Davis, Brian Sutton
Favorite Flatpicking Tunes
Whiskey Before Breakfast
Favorite Guitars
Mine... Martin D18V
Tell us more about yourself (place a Bio here if you wish)
Life long hobby guitar player, 10 years of classical, flatpicking for 8 months now. Play a little piano, duck hunt & fish. Married to the love of my life for 30 years, 2 grown sons to be proud of.

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At 5:16am on September 7, 2008, Tom Voessing said…
Hi Dave,
I listened to "Blue Railroad train" today on Doc Watson's Southbound album, then again I found it on youtube.com. (seek: Doc Watson - 1991 - Blue Railroad Train). The song on Southbound also seems to be fingerpicked by Doc, Merle Watson plays flatpick rhythm guitar along with it. The lyrics are not hard to obtain. I will try my hand on the fingerpicking today and after that try to elaborate flatpicking based on that. I will let You know about the results.
Tom
At 10:07am on September 7, 2008, Tom Voessing said…
Dave,
I tabbed a flatpicking version of Blue Railroad Train but don't know yet how to send it to You.
Tom
At 9:48pm on October 16, 2008, Brad Davis said…
Yep Dave,
The nut is 1 3/4, it's reminiscent of the 37 marting necks.
bd
At 4:31pm on November 10, 2008, Marv Sobolesky said…
Hey Dave,

I just now read your post about the event in Winlock this weekend with Robin Kessinger and Kate Long was not on Robins Website. its on www.robinandkate.com website. You can click schedule. Robin is up in Victoria Canada as I type. He will be here in Winlock on Friday Afternoon. Hope you can come down this weekend. its going to be great!

Thanks!

Marv Sobolesky
www.marvsmusic.com
At 10:01pm on November 29, 2008, Eric Lambert said…
Thanks for the friendship Dave:)
At 7:38pm on March 9, 2009, Chuck Ervin said…
Hi, Dave. Thank you for taking the time to read my post and especially to respond. I'm sorry if my plea for help offended you. In general, I've found my fellow flatpickers to be genial, thoughtful and quick to lend a hand. I wouldn't wish this on anyone, but if you ever have the misfortune to lose a guitar (or even something more precious) and it's in my power to help you find it, I certainly will. Sincerely, Chuck Ervin
At 12:08pm on September 29, 2009, Ron Jackson said…
Thanks! I basically arranged this by heart. I don't have tab or a written guitar arrangement, I have a lead sheet, but since I am a chordal jazz player, I can instantly arrange tunes. Let me know if you want the lead sheet. Thanks Ron

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