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October 2010 Blog Posts (6)

LOOKING FOR GENE SLOAN. LEAD GUITAR , PLAYED WITH DON GIBSON IN THE 60`S

RUMORS WAS THAT GENE HAD BEEN KILLED IN A TRUCK WRECK IN THE LATE SIXTIES. HE COULD MAKE A GUITAR SOUND LIKE THE PETAL STEEL. I BELIEVED THE RUMOR UNTIL MY BROTHER DISCOVERED SOME BLOGS ON THE INTERNET THAT INDICATED THAT GENE IS STILL ALIVE AND WELL.
I SURE WOULD LOVE TO CONTACT HIM. HE WAS A WIZARD PLAYER.....ANY INFORMATION WOULD BE DEEPLY APPRECIATED..

Added by Harold Douglas Bowling on October 31, 2010 at 7:30am — No Comments

Acoustic Magazine UK Interview/Barclay James Harvest Support gig

Evening all



Its all go here - there is a full page interview with me in the new Acoustic magazine - really odd - I wandered into my local WH Smiths and it was in there. I felt a right prat in the shop, reading it!! Weird getting national press - i am really pleased :)



Matt Stevens Interview In Acoustic Magazine

On Friday me and Kev were recording… Continue

Added by Matt Stevens on October 19, 2010 at 1:45pm — No Comments

What makes a great guitar for flatpickers?

http://hubpages.com/hub/High-End-Acoustic-Guitars-For-Flatpickers



I submitted the blog, or "hub" above over at hubpages.com, where I write about every and anything. Music, however, is one of my favorite topics. Guitars and guitar music specifically-and to further narrow it down, fine acoustic flat tops, for flatpicking. I sort of hit the basics-but there's so much more to say. I'll do a follow up sooner or… Continue

Added by Wesman Todd Shaw on October 18, 2010 at 3:00am — 1 Comment

Tim May and Dan Miller Workshops

Tim May and I are currently in the middle of our mid-west Flatpicking Workshop tour. Thanks to everyone who came out in Memphis and Tulsa. We are looking forward to seeing everyone in Wichita this weekend. From there we are going to Lawrence, Kansas, then Iowa, Minnesota, Wisconsin, Illinois, Michigan, Ohio, and Missouri. If you are interested in attending, our schedule can be found on the events page. Come on out! We love having the opportunity to meet people from the… Continue

Added by Dan Miller on October 15, 2010 at 8:16am — No Comments

Lead Guitar Workshop @ Alabama Old-time Week, Camp McDowell Nov 4-9 2010

Just a reminder we are one month away, and we've added two new classes for 2010 - Harmonica and Lead Guitar! We will work on some new and interesting techniques, in addition to the tried-n-true as demonstrated by favorites Norman Blake, Doc Watson, and others.

Old-time week with James Bryan (fiddle), Adam Hurt (clawhammer banjo) Jim and Joyce Cauthen (fiddle and rhythm guitar), Luke Richardson (harmonica) and Jim Holland (Lead Guitar). Schedules, bio's, tuition,…

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Added by jim holland on October 4, 2010 at 5:21pm — No Comments

Finding key chords

This must be common knowledge, but I've not seen it posted so I thought I'd chime in. For those who are working their way up the neck, it is useful to note that once the fifth string is memorized, you can figure out any key I IV V series. For examaple, the 5th string is the root A, the 4th is D and the 6th is E, hence A D E is the I IV V family. At the third fret, the root is C, the 4th string 3rd fret is F and the 6th string 3rd fret is G, and so the key of C contains the C, F, and G chords.… Continue

Added by Ken Julkowski on October 3, 2010 at 3:02pm — No Comments

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