<img src="images/smiley_icons/icon_biggrin.gif" border=0 alt="Very Happy"> Then my work here is done...

LOL...try this one.

<a href="http://www.ibluegrass.com/northshorebluegrass/BaldKnobArkansas.htm" target="_blank"> http://www.ibluegrass.com/northshoreblu … KnobArkans as.htm</a>

Hi, Will this help you? You can download the song I believe from Open Roads site:

<a href="http://www.openroadbluegrass.com/sound.html" target="_blank">http://www.openroadbluegrass.com/sound.html</a>

Good luck...Jace

Thank you so much Jerome! I appreciate your advice and thanks for the link. I'm determined to figure this out. Good thing I'm stubborn. LOL Jace (Jeanne)

Thank you so very much. I must admit, I'm still confused but I will print this off and see if it starts to become clear.

I saw something for sale on eBay that is a big circle that you are supposed to turn the dial and it tells you all the scales and things. They were asking about 9 dollars for it. Do you think this is of any benefit to me or am I too new to make sense or use out of it?

Thanks again so much. That was so nice of you to go into such detail to help me.


Hi, I can't thank you enough. I have printed off this thread to learn from.

I tried taking lessons at three different times in my life and stopped for various reasons, but it was really clear that I just can't seem to learn to read music. I will try to learn theory and see if I can gain a better understanding.

I recently bought this cdrom online that teaches you a memorization technique to learn the entire fretboard, but I don't understand what that will mean to me if I can't read music. Maybe your suggestion on theory is the key that will open my undertanding. Thanks everyone!

That's a great idea. I found the scales on a site and will print them off and practice them. Thanks Slim...hey because you play guitar, does anyone ever call you Slim Pickins?  LOL Sorry couldn't resist....Jace


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Hi, since Burt Bacharach wrote this song (I know cuz I'm old..) I looked under his name and found this..Good Luck!

<a href="http://www.sheetmusicplus.com/pages.html?cart=336908690322327057&target=smp_detail.html%26sku%3DAP.VF1530&s=pages-no-referrer&e=/sheetmusic/detail/WB.VF1530.html&t=&k=&r=wwws-err5" target="_blank"> http://www.sheetmusicplus.com/pages.htm … 0869032232 7057&target=smp_detail.html%26sku%3DAP.VF1530&s=page s-no-referrer&e=/sheetmusic/detail/WB.VF1530.html&t= &k=&r=wwws-err5</a>


(1 replies, posted in Song requests)

Will this help? Good Luck!

<a href="http://www.ultimate-guitar.com/tabs/everly_brothers_tabs.htm" target="_blank"> http://www.ultimate-guitar.com/tabs/eve … </a>


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This place has the music as a digital download for 4.95. Hope this helps.

<a href="http://www.musicnotes.com/sheetmusic/mtd.asp?ppn=MN0049182&mnuid=66NPVD2U5DFD4UU963Y0Y7ZBQR6TNKN60K3B33P6" target="_blank"> http://www.musicnotes.com/sheetmusic/mt … 9182&a mp;mnuid=66NPVD2U5DFD4UU963Y0Y7ZBQR6TNKN60K3B33P6</a>

Thanks Kahuna! I can play all of those chords as someone showed me how to years ago. I just never learned how to play properly. I can only play bits and pieces of things. House of the rising sun and part of Hey Joe. Wow! I'm ready for my close-up Mr. DeMille...LOL

Anyway, I am printing off your advice thank you for taking the time to help me.

I hooked up that Esteban guitar (the pretty black one) to the amp tonight and I played Electric guitar for the first time ever! What a rush! I can't even play yet and I loved it..LOL

Thanks Ken. I found a site that showed 3 scales it said I should learn. I printed off the first one. All it says is Major Scale but I don't know what letter it is (a c g etc.)so I'm a might confused. But I'll take your advice and work on one song and scale at a time.



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Hi, you might want to check out this site:

<a href="http://www.cyberfret.com/" target="_blank">http://www.cyberfret.com/</a>

All kinds of techniques, chords, scales and tons of info. Good luck...Jace

Hi all,

I am just learning to play on an acoustic. You can laugh..but I bought one of those Black Esteban guitars and the dvds. I am learning Malaguena but I am also trying to learn Stairway to Heaven from an online video and two others.

What I would like to know is how to plan out my practices. I'm also trying to learn scales because everyone says it is helpful but I have no idea what I am even looking at. It is all Greek.

How many songs do you guys work on learning at the same time? I want to practice but then become immobilized because I have too many instructional DVDs and online lessons and I don't know what I should be doing first. Sorry this is so disjointed but it illustrates perfectly how I feel right now..LOL Please give some structure to this poor confused soul...Thanks for any and all help...Jace

It won't hurt to try. Thank you so much...Jace

I'm glad you asked this question and I hope some of the pros will come in and answer. I, too, am struggling with this and am having the hardest time figuring out tabs. Am I supposed to make a choice between the notes and the chord? Am I supposed to play the chord and use some special picking pattern to hit the notes? I've all but given up on tabs and have been spending a fortune buying videos so I can learn a song by watching someone play it instead. Please help us somebody. Jace


(2 replies, posted in Song requests)

I found a celtic album on amazone with a song called Evangeline by a female artist. If you scroll down to song number 12, they will let you listen to it so you can see if this is the one you are meaning.

<a href="http://www.amazon.com/Celtic-Circle-Legendary-Music-Mystic/dp/B0000CAQ40" target="_blank"> http://www.amazon.com/Celtic-Circle-Leg … c-Mystic/d p/B0000CAQ40</a>

Good luck...Jace

There used to be a song I played years ago called "Master Jack." and the picking pattern was pretty neat. You start on the 5th string and pick down every other string.Pick 5,3 then 4,2 then 3,1. While doing this change the chords from C to F to G or G7 can't remember. It sounds cool the faster you get at it. Let me know if you try it and how you like it. Jace

I'm so glad to have read this post. I'm trying to learn on an acoustic and have been getting frustrated. I'm slower than a turtle on valium right now. But after reading your posts, I'm just going to keep trying. Thanks guys! Jace

LOL Don't be sorry. If we all liked the same things, life would be pretty boring. Jace


(4 replies, posted in Acoustic)

Never give up....anyway Seth Lakeman has a profile of blog or whatever these things are called at my space. Here is the link. Maybe you can ask him directly for tabs?  Good luck! <img src="images/smiley_icons/icon_biggrin.gif" border=0 alt="Very Happy">

<a href="http://www.myspace.com/sethlakeman" target="_blank">http://www.myspace.com/sethlakeman</a>


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This link might help you:

<a href="http://www.bandlink.net/tabs/082/09/seth-lakeman.html" target="_blank">http://www.bandlink.net/tabs/082/09/seth-lakeman.html</a>


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Hi, I'm afraid that although I can play some, I never learned much about the guitar so I don't know what a set up or action is. I did find a wonderful site that shows strength and speed building exercises though. Here is the url if anyone wants to try some of the exercises:

<a href="http://www.personal.psu.edu/users/f/p/fpm108/glw/exercises/exercise1.htm" target="_blank"> http://www.personal.psu.edu/users/f/p/f … xercises/e xercise1.htm</a>

Thanks again all..Jace


(11 replies, posted in Acoustic)

Hi all. Thank you so much. I feel very encouraged. I'll keep trying. BTW I've heard that men with small hands have very big hearts.  <img src="images/smiley_icons/icon_razz.gif" border=0 alt="Razz"> Jace

<img src="images/smiley_icons/icon_redface.gif" border=0 alt="Embarassed"> Ok when I went back to read my message, the link was lit up for me. No, I'm not blonde. Why do you ask?...LOL Jace