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July 4th: couldn't hold out any longer. AlthoughMy Martin DC-1E is Acustic-Elec, Fishman Pre-Amp in a 6 string Cut-a-way........enabling me to plug into my Mac via GarageBand , then practice, record,…Continue

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Michael Johns replied to Dan Miller's discussion Have Any Questions? in the group Flatpicking Essentials
"Sure, sawdust, funny, I've just been practicing....Soldiers Joy in G, then C , A.......yes, since starting Dan Millers& Tim May Guitar Essentials I finally discovered the variety of tones you can make with just 3 chords. Before, I…"
Aug 20, 2012
Michael Johns replied to Dan Miller's discussion Have Any Questions? in the group Flatpicking Essentials
"Hey, Sawdust, thanks for your suggestions! Maybe, my dissertation wasn't truely accurate. This is my 2 nd time around, trying to get the hang of it.........I tried for several years back in the 60's........but forgot, get it.....ha ha (…"
Aug 18, 2012
Michael Johns replied to Todd McFarland's discussion What brand do you play?
"what about the new gibson deluxe songwriter/artist cutaway, acou-elec.  ill bet the tone is as hot as the abolone soundhole and the mustash bridge......not to mention the many other sexy stuff, did i mention the wood.........…"
Aug 4, 2012
Michael Johns replied to Todd McFarland's discussion What brand do you play?
"YEA, You go D35........."
Aug 4, 2012
Michael Johns replied to Downtown Freddy Brown's discussion Guitar straps and end pin jacks
"Thanks, I'll take a look"
Jul 26, 2012
Michael Johns replied to Marty Henrickson's discussion Pickers in Alabama?
"Hey, Marty I'm off I20 between B'ham an Atl in Pell City, Sure I'd love to get a group together, we could meet every other week or so.....somewhere...I'm very interested! I'm not sure where Woodstock is, sounds close 30-60…"
Jul 26, 2012
Michael Johns replied to Marty Henrickson's discussion Pickers in Alabama?
"Paul, get the 8 Vol series from this site, the Essentials course by Tim may. Get the 1st Vol an try it out, then, the 2nd an so on........I have spent alot of $ on stuff and , really this is the Best an you have this forum plus a special Essentials…"
Jul 26, 2012
Michael Johns replied to Marty Henrickson's discussion Pickers in Alabama?
"Phillip, any relation to Tom Dooley, "hang down your head, Tom Dooley......". He's burried in Alabama I think!mi read an article not long back, and,......oh, I think, Not Alabama but near Merlfest, along a Mainnhwy leading out of…"
Jul 26, 2012
Michael Johns updated their profile
Jul 26, 2012
Michael Johns replied to Peter Lucas's discussion Rhythm players to hear in the group Flatpicking Essentials
"Rodney, do you have any of that course material online, yet? I could sure use a copy of those strumming patterns an when to use them? If so, we could make arrangements for you to email me some of the files? Or Dropbox or whatever. I have a Mac.…"
Jul 26, 2012
Michael Johns replied to Dan Miller's discussion Have Any Questions? in the group Flatpicking Essentials
"Dan, I'm only on vol ( I have Vol 2 on standby) 1 but have been reading various articles from you about learning to Flatpick and Fiddle Tunes. From what you say, I'll pick up some of the info I'm inquiring about in Volume3; any how,…"
Jul 26, 2012
Michael Johns commented on Dan Miller's group Flatpicking Essentials
"What are Badges on this web sjte?"
Jul 19, 2012
Michael Johns posted a status
"Hello, paying wifh GB an my Snowball Mic & my Martin"
Jul 19, 2012
Michael Johns replied to Downtown Freddy Brown's discussion Guitar straps and end pin jacks
"Good, wanna send me a couple....... Not sure where to get screw on conchos? Some store reps saiid I needed an end pin loc, that the item would resolve the issue, but never followed up! The Vender who sold me the strap ended up sending me a small pkg…"
Jul 12, 2012
Michael Johns replied to Sue Thompson's discussion seeking phosphor strings with a softer feel
"I just put some Earnie Ball Lites on my Martin D35 ( Martin recommends Medium). But I find the lites exceptionally easier to play & excellent tonal quality with thes Earnie Ball lites Slinky......give um a go.......I've been trying new…"
Jul 11, 2012
Michael Johns posted a discussion

New Studio Equipment

July 4th: couldn't hold out any longer. AlthoughMy Martin DC-1E is Acustic-Elec, Fishman Pre-Amp in a 6 string Cut-a-way........enabling me to plug into my Mac via GarageBand , then practice, record, etc.......My other Martin, D 35 does not have a pre- amp, yet. That being the case, I've been wanting to Amp the D35 somehow......so, I bit the bullet, invested in a New Fishman Loudbox Mini Acoustic Amp (60 Watt& cover) Plus a Shure 57 Mic, Stand, XLR cable, etc. Wow! Am I impressed! Love the…See More
Jul 11, 2012

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john fahey, steve kAUFMAN, CARTER FAMILY, EARL SCRUGGS, JOAN BOAZ, DYLAN, JOHN MAYER, JACK JOHNSON, JOHN DENVER, EMMILOU HARRIS
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WHISKEY BEFORE BREAKFAST, need tab for this;
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S. E., USA. ALSO LIKE FINGERSYLER AND BLUERS, IM FINDING MY NICH AND GENRA VARIES

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Great Stuff, Dan! Ive already had that Ah-Ha momment, I knew I'd have someday. Really enjoying the Bass Runs.....G-C-D..........I sometimes forget about the other keys ( homework ). Gotta practice those other keys.........



Also need to start picking up some speed and getting to know my Metronome, better ......( doesn't seem loud enough, could be a weak battery).........



Excited about turning every page........lovin it! Sounds like music, sorta......ha, ha".........I think… Continue

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At 1:17am on January 22, 2012, Michael Johns said…

Well, i tried.....

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