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Louis Ruoti left a comment for Steve Alexander
"Getting back into playing shape after a 9 month layoff. Arthtitis with rapid onset scared the bejesus out of me late last summer. Got to the point where I couldn't play for more than 20 minutes without experiencing severe pain, so I stopped…"
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Steve Alexander left a comment for Louis Ruoti
"I've gone vegan and may look at gluten free as well. My daughter has gone that route - it seems to becoming acknowledged as a good health threat. Looking forward to picking with you sometime in 2012!"
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Louis Ruoti left a comment for Steve Alexander
"Hi Steve, Swain and I were talking about you last time I was at the ANZA (only good things of course)...I guess I meet up with more pickers virtually these days than in person. Hope to bump into you one of these days."
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Steve and Kody at Steveston

"Yes. I have 2 Morgans and am very happy with them. The '54 Martin D-18 that Kody has is mine as well. Records great but doesn't have the volume of the Morgan. Nice to hear from you and I hope you are enjoying your picking this year."
May 31, 2011
Steve Alexander replied to Jim Samuel's discussion Metronome or Drum Machine in the group Taking It To The Next Level
"Hi Jim. I use a metronome, a drum machine, Band In The Box and The Bluegrass Band as well as Steve Kaufman's rehearsal CD's. The metronome advantage is that it is simple and you can log your progress i.e. 85  BPM in week one to 90 BPM…"
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Steve Kaufman, Robin Kessinger, Dan Crary, Cody Kilby
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At 5:22pm on September 19, 2008, Mark Thompson said…
Hey Steve,
I'm still working on "Spotted Pony." I haven't had the guts to record it on Garage Band yet, but it's coming along.
At 11:39am on February 11, 2009, scott said…
Steve,
Great sounds on Midnight Hitch Hike. May I ask who you used to Master?
Thanks for the tips on mastering by the way.
Scott
At 9:58am on February 20, 2009, Steve Alexander said…
Hey Scott. I may have answered this already, but for the benefit of anyone who visits this page...that song was recorded directly to a Boss BR-600 and mixed and mastered internally on the BR. I was playing a good guitar (a Santa Cruz, I think) I borrowed from 12th Fret, a great guitar shop in Toronto.
This tune was requested by Boss as a demo to show off the acoustic guitar recording capabilities of the BR-600. I was noodling on the guitar on the couch one night (as most nights), and my wife liked the main lick. That encouraged me to complete the rest of the song for the recording session. We did book a studio, so we would have better acoustics than my living room. So, if you liked the sound, thanks. You can get great results using today's recording gear on your own. http://www.roland.com/products/en/BR-600/index.html

My CD mastering, as I mentioned previously, was done in Toronto at Inception Sound.
At 12:55am on December 1, 2011, Louis Ruoti said…

Hi Steve,

Swain and I were talking about you last time I was at the ANZA (only good things of course)...I guess I meet up with more pickers virtually these days than in person. Hope to bump into you one of these days.

At 4:54pm on December 2, 2011, Louis Ruoti said…

Getting back into playing shape after a 9 month layoff. Arthtitis with rapid onset scared the bejesus out of me late last summer. Got to the point where I couldn't play for more than 20 minutes without experiencing severe pain, so I stopped playing altogether. After med testing, found out that I had a sensitivity to gluten, which could have been causing my symptoms. Have been 100% gluten free for 8 months now, and am back playing...It's like finding a long lost friend - "you don't know what you've got 'till it's gone".  Am working on adding more texture to my sound with crosspicking. Hard work, as it doesn't come naturally to me, but surely a labor of love.

Hey, great job on "Midnight Hitch Hike" nice composition, and well played.

Hope to bump into you at the ANZA (or wherever) sometime, I'll be getting up there more regularly after the turn of the year, God willing. 

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