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by jimmy_kwtx
July 14th, 2006, 1:58 pm
Forum: Beginner's Q&A Forum
Topic: Flamenco Finger style
Replies: 6
Views: 873

I read somewhere that Flamenco guitarists do not really learn "formally" that they will travel to spain and they learn by ear, other players (watching what they do or trading licks), and by performing in festivals regardless of their skill level. Just something I heard and have always wondered if it...
by jimmy_kwtx
July 14th, 2006, 1:09 pm
Forum: Guitar Players Discussion
Topic: Stop Noodling!
Replies: 27
Views: 3043

Cnev,

Thanks for the advice.
by jimmy_kwtx
July 14th, 2006, 12:04 pm
Forum: Guitar Players Discussion
Topic: Stop Noodling!
Replies: 27
Views: 3043

I have tried this and after the 3rd time just stopped.

I found that , for me, all the teachers ended up wanting me to move toward a group lesson type enviroment. Hell I would call that a "jam session" and why should I pay someone for that?

It works for some but not for me.
by jimmy_kwtx
July 14th, 2006, 11:33 am
Forum: Guitar Players Discussion
Topic: Stop Noodling!
Replies: 27
Views: 3043

May not be for you or most anybody. But I find myself -- when I face the proverbial "brick wall"-- packing things up and not touching the guitar for weeks, twice in my life months at a time. I find when I come back it is with a fresh heart and soul and with a beginners aproach. It is hard to do now ...
by jimmy_kwtx
July 14th, 2006, 5:47 am
Forum: Guitar Players Discussion
Topic: Greatest ever acoustic songs
Replies: 21
Views: 3898

Crosby Still Nas Young __ Helplessly Hoping
Zep __ The Rain Song
Allman Brothers__Sweet Mellisa
Kenny Wayne Shepard__Blue on Black
Third Day (Version)__Your Love Oh Lord
Heart__Dog and Butterfly

Alot of "clasic" rock tunes. But it seems they had better acoustic stuff then now a days IMHO
:roll:
by jimmy_kwtx
July 14th, 2006, 5:40 am
Forum: Guitar Players Discussion
Topic: How do you hold your pick?
Replies: 14
Views: 2286

Lately I like playing without a pick on acoustic, but I am totally shredding my nails - the strings affect them like sandpaper. I had to stop playing like that the other week while my nail grew out coz it basically wore through halfway down......... Now I'm using clear nail polish, but I have to re...
by jimmy_kwtx
July 13th, 2006, 12:01 pm
Forum: Guitar Players Discussion
Topic: How do you hold your pick?
Replies: 14
Views: 2286

First Finger and thumb. Also like the rounded , bigger fatter, edge--Like the tone. With small point facing the my palm.
by jimmy_kwtx
July 11th, 2006, 7:26 am
Forum: Beginner's Q&A Forum
Topic: Rude Mood-SRV
Replies: 2
Views: 698

Yes to all. You will only be fretting the actual notes -- "the bass walk thingy" -- the other strings will be open but frethand muted and raked on the up stroke. Same concept as in pride and joy, cold shot, I'm crying are 3 more examples. I find it easier to keep a "metal" like feel to the strumming...
by jimmy_kwtx
July 7th, 2006, 12:02 pm
Forum: Games and Trivia
Topic: Band/Musician/Music "This or That"
Replies: 122
Views: 48146

Stariway (it was still playing on the tape deck dude.....)

Hank Williams

Jr. or Senior?
by jimmy_kwtx
July 7th, 2006, 7:13 am
Forum: Beginner's Q&A Forum
Topic: Progressing with/without a teacher or with/without reading
Replies: 10
Views: 1526

Been Reading over the posts and beleive all points and opinions are valid. I have "taught" myself things, when I have the time and money (gotta support 3 kids) I try to take lessons. Usually to learn a different style. Reading music is a tough one for me to pontificate on becuase prior to playing Gu...
by jimmy_kwtx
July 6th, 2006, 1:56 pm
Forum: Beginner's Q&A Forum
Topic: Whole Step Bends on an Acoustic?
Replies: 9
Views: 2468

Try your bend "upwards", use 3 fingers and the tuning issue could be the light guage strings (and they are probrably old) this would be the tuning issue. Blues for acoustic....... They played blues prior to electrics (most likely with out the bends). Suggestion on bends till you get an electric---sl...
by jimmy_kwtx
July 6th, 2006, 7:12 am
Forum: Games and Trivia
Topic: Band/Musician/Music "This or That"
Replies: 122
Views: 48146

Taylor

Croce or Dylan
by jimmy_kwtx
July 6th, 2006, 5:36 am
Forum: Games and Trivia
Topic: Band/Musician/Music "This or That"
Replies: 122
Views: 48146

Zep

Malmsteen or Moore
by jimmy_kwtx
July 5th, 2006, 2:05 pm
Forum: Games and Trivia
Topic: Band/Musician/Music "This or That"
Replies: 122
Views: 48146

Pearl Jam (TEN ONLY)

Greatful Dead or Phish???????
by jimmy_kwtx
July 5th, 2006, 10:19 am
Forum: Games and Trivia
Topic: Band/Musician/Music "This or That"
Replies: 122
Views: 48146

Metallica \||/

George Clinton and the par......... or Red Hot Chili Peppers