"howard, you need to exercise your fingers as individuals, all the work that your hands have done has been like making a fist. with fingers extended, one at a time curl each individual finger down to the palm, while keeping the remaining fingers…"
"google up folkjam, they have a regular jam at Maltby. haven't been there myself, but their description fits your needs and is close, like 14 miles. but like marv said, some of us have to travel ahundred plus miles to get our fix. my trip from…"
"yeah, or what. we all get butterflies, accept the fact that you might stumble, smile and forge ahead. if you don't have great control of your tunes,it will show. the happy place is knowing that you know the tune, cold. hope this helps."
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…"