(9 replies, posted in Music theory)

Baldguitardude wrote:

I did this in my cover of ripple and it worked out pretty good for being a lazy cheat smile

Ripple is what made me look at the way I played the G.


(9 replies, posted in Music theory)

Yep. I have a bad habit (I think) that I can't seem to break.

I learned the G chord using my index, ring and middle fingers. I eventually dropped the middle finger for the pinky on the high E. For the last couple years I've been trying to drop the index finger and use the other 3 for the chord which would free up the index for little bass fills. But it hasn't been going very well.

Still going through everything. Here's one that didn't need any work except trimming a little off the ends.


Here's another one. Raw. No editing.  You're welcome Jim. smile


mekidsmom wrote:

I haven't gotten very far with the BYG 2017 Videos...

Have you tried running any through Mixcraft to weed out some of the wind noise?

Some of the video files I have from the weekend are rather large. Being a novice at this kind of stuff it takes me awhile to cut them down into bite sized pieces.  I just finished this one tonight. The wind and vehicle traffic noise is still there but I did cut out a lot of the "between songs" chatter to shorten it up a bit.

Here's Dirty Ed doing Small, Medium at Large and I follow him with El Paso.



(18 replies, posted in Acoustic)

Right leg for me. I'm self taught and the right leg just felt comfortable. There was no one around to tell me any different.

TIGLJK wrote:

i'm looking forward to a few tunes recorded !

There may be an issue there. It was rather windy all day and it really interfered with the recordings. Amy thinks she can filter it out with a program she has. so it may be awhile before recordings get posted.

Good morning all. Until Amy gets a chance to load videos, here are a few pics.

We have representation from 4 states. From left to right: MA, OH, NY, Pa.

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Friday afternoon with the first arrivals.

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Friday night with MKD.

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Setting up Saturday morning.

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A few random guitars.

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Dirty Ed.

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Pickin' on the porch during one of the rain showers.

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One of the 3 rainbows we had on Saturday.

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More to come as time allows. smile

TIGLJK wrote:


I think it could be :they built a bon fire bigger than last year and set central NY on fire

No.  The fire is out and the cops just left. They did leave 6 of us here to carry on.

Actually we just moved inside. It's been raining off and on all night. I don't see Amy getting anything online tonight. Just have to hold out a little longer. smile

Headed out in about ten minutes. See ya'll  around noon.

Car is all packed. Just have one bag to carry out with me in the morning.


(28 replies, posted in Acoustic)

unclejoesband wrote:

I spent $100 for a hard case back in the day so it had better protection for the road trips. Still have that case but the Alvarez 12 string lives in it now. I'll have to take a picture of it. It's rather road weary.

As promised.

In the lower right corner you can just make out the road rash. Some knucklehead put it under the car  (a '72 Chrysler New Yorker) to "keep it out of the sun." I tried backing up a couple times and wasn't moving. I'm thinking there must be a small rock (stone parking lot) behind the tire. I pulled forward a foot or so and gave it a little gas while I was backing up for the third time. Stopped dead. I get out of the car to see why I can't move. The $100 I spent on that case paid for itself that day. The original chip board case would have collapsed under the weight of that 3500lb tank I was driving. I started throwing stickers on it to cover up the damage.

https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4352/36222388321_27c65493c8_c.jpgP1030141 by , on Flickr


(28 replies, posted in Acoustic)

TIGLJK wrote:


Were you at Nassau Collesium in the late  1980's when the Dead played in Long Island. I was there - it was awesome.

I was staying in a hotel about two blocks away -  they locked the doors because all the " dead heads ' infiltrated and took all the TP out of the lavs smile  smile smile

Inside the Collesium, the "smoke"  was so thick - people in the shit nose bleed seats probably couldn't even see Jerry and the band by mid-concert.

Great times , Great friggin times !!

Nope. I was in Buffalo, Syracuse, Saratoga, Rochester and Utica for shows but never went into the big city.

Yeah. A lot of smoke. smile

You should pop into Amy's this weekend. We can play some Dead tunes together. http://www.desismileys.com/smileys/desismileys_4596.gif

Sorry CG. We seem to be drifting off your topic here.


(28 replies, posted in Acoustic)

Tenement Funster wrote:

My Norman came with a case like that, but it eventually fell apart and had to be replaced.

That pic is about 4-5 years old. You can't tell but the case is coming apart. The bottom is separated from the sides. I had to replace it a couple years ago.

I spent $100 for a hard case back in the day so it had better protection for the road trips. Still have that case but the Alvarez 12 string lives in it now. I'll have to take a picture of it. It's rather road weary.


(7 replies, posted in My local band and me)

Sounds good to me.

The first time I went on stage it was a disaster. I forgot lyrics, couldn't grab hold of the chords. It was embarrassing. The next time was 25 years later and I didn't think twice about it. I was better as a player the second time around so maybe I had a bit more courage.


(28 replies, posted in Acoustic)

I'm sure I've posted this somewhere but have no idea where.

This is my first guitar; the one described above.  I bought it in 1982 for $160. That was an entire weeks take home pay for me at the time. I made a $40 down payment in April and then $40 a month. Brought it home in July. That white mark on the front is from the camera flash. It still looks almost as good as it did the day I brought it home; which is a miracle considering it went with me on the road when I was following The Dead up and down the East Coast for 7 years.

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I should be there around noon Friday. See ya'll then.  smile


(137 replies, posted in Chordie's Chat Corner)

mojo01 wrote:
unclejoesband wrote:
mojo01 wrote:

Malabo, let me know if you need a hint

Equatorial Guinea?

that would be the it

Done. smile


(28 replies, posted in Acoustic)

Yep. Still have my first guitar; a 1982 Epiphone PR650. All laminate. Until about  3 years ago I was still using it for my everyday guitar; along with the 82 Alvarez 12 string. When I started playing  again I was about a year into it and decided I wanted something with better tone. I picked up an Eastman fairly cheap. Played that for about a year and then stumbled into a mid-grade Martin. That's my main guitar now. But I would put my 35 year old, $350 Alvarez up against any $2000 guitar for tone quality. Sitka Spruce top. Mahogany B&S. It just sings.

So to answer your question, no. I don't need nor desire a very expensive guitar. smile


(137 replies, posted in Chordie's Chat Corner)

mojo01 wrote:

Malabo, let me know if you need a hint

Equatorial Guinea?


(137 replies, posted in Chordie's Chat Corner)

mojo01 wrote:

can I get a second flag? I spend six months out of the year at my second home.

Throw a town at me.  smile


(137 replies, posted in Chordie's Chat Corner)

TIGLJK wrote:

how do I see the map ?

Sorry TIG. I forgot to put a link on this page.

https://www.google.com/maps/d/u/0/viewe … 65&z=2


(137 replies, posted in Chordie's Chat Corner)

Thank you Peatle.

There isn't really much involved. Hit the edit button, grab a pin and drop it in place. Takes all of 10 seconds once I zero in on the town. smile


(137 replies, posted in Chordie's Chat Corner)

jgreen wrote:

Prince George, BC
Stop in on your way to Alaska!


gtx wrote:

It will come up Las Palmas that is the capital of all the Islands. We are Fuerteventura in the Canary Islands off the coast of North Africa in the Atlantic.

OK. Got it. I was confused when it came up Las Palmas. Roger also sent me a message and set me straight.


(137 replies, posted in Chordie's Chat Corner)

gtx wrote:

Vallebrón Fuerteventura, moved here two months ago. I don't know how to change map.

I'm the only one that can. It prevents any random person that views it from adding themselves.

This is the only thing that comes up with a search on the map so I don't know where to move your pin.

Vallebrón, Las Palmas, Spain