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

Take songs you already know very well, and play all the chords as barre chords up the neck.

I just reread your post and realize I misunderstood it.  I learned the thumb technique in school so I think it’s very much a recognized technique by music pedagogists.

For smacking chords, the pad of the thumb provides a much warmer sound that plucking thumb and fingers , or hitting the strings with the nails on the finger. 

For fingerpicking I couldn’t imagine many practical scenarios in which bringing the fingers up to the e or a strings provide a benefit unless you’re transitioning from finger picking to strumming.  Just my opinion though.

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(9 replies, posted in Acoustic)

beamer wrote:
mbnxuwhuk wrote:

My dear, there is an update on website and now I added there 4 more melodies on one string:
Jingle Bells
Linkin Park – In the End
Survivor – Eye of the tiger (OST Rocky 3)
Alice Merton – No roots

Please follow and learn!

You may want to say Hi there.  Not   "My dear"

Hi there, Beamer my dear!

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(9 replies, posted in Acoustic)

Second note: These tabs will work with any fretted instrument. Why limit it to guitar? You can play these melodies on uke, bass, mandolin, banjo, etc.

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

We were headed to toys r us just an hour ago.  I parked and started to exit the vehicle.  The vehicle was neither off nor in park.  Fortunately I realized my mistake before anyone got hit!

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

Zurf said it Better than I could.  Per usual.

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

Zurf wrote:
unclejoesband wrote:
Baldguitardude wrote:

For my sake, please make those links private and/or password protect the files. smile

No way Dude! You get thrown in the public domain just like the rest of us. http://www.desismileys.com/smileys/desismileys_4557.gif

I actually prefer keeping parties to parties as well. They are less than ideal recording environments, and some conversations accidentally recorded do not bear repeating. That said, I'll live up to or try to live down whatever I've done.

Strongly agree.  If I knew things were getting out in the general public I’d have just listened and not played. smile

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(32 replies, posted in Electric)

Great finish on that axe. I have never heard of Evertune. Mind making a demo video to share with the group?

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

beamer wrote:

and the vids will go to my YT account, audio will probably all be on sound cloud .

For my sake, please make those links private and/or password protect the files. smile

As they say: a wizard is never late, nor is he early. He arrives precisely when he means to.

I think it’s a combination of factors:
- bad expansion strategy
- bad management culture
- increasing onshore competition with great, lower cost brands
- a stale brand
- lack of meaningful innovation
- increasing popularity of EDM and other genres that don’t use guitars

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

Zurf wrote:

"Put up" with your toddler!?  She was a highlight! I am sorry that I didn't know Gabriel was coming, else I'd have brought him a practice band and given him a lesson.

She's a ham.

He had a blast. If we have him again next year I'll give you proper notice.

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

What a great time. In addition to seeing my friends Topdown, Topdawg and Zurf again, I had the pleasure to meet Beamer, Dirty Ed, Southpaw41, Joey3, and Normtheguitar, along with a bunch of Topdown's local buddies (Wyatt, a couple Steves, a few Jeffs, 1-2 Keiths, a Kristin and a Natalie). I am sure I'm missing other Chordians but the liquid courage was a-flowing.

I am going to try to make this an annual trip and I'm very regretful that it took so long to get around to showing up.

A HUGE thank you to TD for hosting, and also to everyone at CS who shared music with me (and tolerated my toddler).

Can't wait for next year!

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

I’ve always disliked that store for the reasons you list and more

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(19 replies, posted in Acoustic)

I don’t but that sounds like a great find. 

Thanks to Topdown and Zurf I’ve recently moved my acoustics to John Pearce or Earthwoods, if I can’t find the former locally.   Great strings.

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

We are here.  It’s nice and cool.  We just had a snack at Sloppy Joes and after a family nap it’s open mic time.

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

T minus 14 hours until we leave for the airport. Can't wait!

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

Good lord. Now that's a fire.

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

joeyjoeyjoey wrote:
Baldguitardude wrote:

Can’t believe it’s finally here. I have wanted to go to this event for years and in 3 short days that becomes a reality.  I’m super excited.  Oh, and scotch.

What kind of Scotch??

I'm not sure yet. I'll need to make a run to a liquor store once I get there and see what strikes me.

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

topdown wrote:

I think it's both hilarious and slightly disturbing that this thread is about discussing booze as opposed to what guitar everyone is bringing. Priorities! big_smile

JJJ has so many guitars he probably matches them to booze like steak and wine. This way he knows what to bring. Danelectros go great with canadian whiskey, but I think Guilds are better with Islay scotches.

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

Jeff: I just reported your post as fantastic.

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

I plan to bring a few treats, including 2-3 bottles of whiskey and bourbon from a local distiller.

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

Can’t believe it’s finally here. I have wanted to go to this event for years and in 3 short days that becomes a reality.  I’m super excited.  Oh, and scotch.

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

Do you have charts and any rough recordings?

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(1,457 replies, posted in Bands and artists)

badeye wrote:

Well Friday, It`s winter again...   got snow down. more on the way...   been listening to this guy for a while,  the master of the telecaster.....


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ad1naY-Qah4

Badeye   cool     cool

Never heard this one before. Great song.