It's quarter to 6 in the am on Thursday.
The sun is peaking up over my neighbors houses, and I can
hear 2 robins, and a house finch somewhere in the yard.
I find myself wishes lately that I lived somewhere
further away from the city. Someplace were I can see
more than a hand full of stars.
Here is a great Bob Dylan song that I started to cover.
It's been a year since I competed last so I decided I would give it a try at the Smithville Fiddler's Jamboree guitar contest. I was better prepared this year but still let the nerves get the best of me. My buddy Eric Beatty video taped the contest and is putting it all on youtube so I'll post a link when he does that. I got nervous and did not play the song as clean as I am capable of playing it and made too many mistakes. A little more polish, a lot more contests and hopefully I'll at least… Continue
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
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