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Forum: Acoustic & Classical Guitar Yesterday, 11:12 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 82
Posted By Bikewer
After much searching (there are tons of articles...

After much searching (there are tons of articles about the famous scene) I found only this reference:
http://www.acousticguitarforum.com/forums/archive/index.php/t-212885.html
Which indicates its was...
Forum: Guitar Techniques 03-02-2015, 10:23 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 353
Posted By Bikewer
Let me mention that a possible problem with...

Let me mention that a possible problem with obsessing over which scale to play over which chord is the tendency to sound like you are doing exercises rather than playing music.

I once listened to a...
Forum: The Pit 02-28-2015, 11:20 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 992
Posted By Bikewer
"Reality" is reality. That is, the...

"Reality" is reality. That is, the physical world/universe. Matter, energy, etc. Our perception of that reality is indeed largely subjective. Not all of it.... If we walk into a wall, chances...
Forum: The Pit 02-26-2015, 11:41 AM
Replies: 287
Views: 4,212
Posted By Bikewer
I'm an atheist of long standing; at least 45...

I'm an atheist of long standing; at least 45 years. Was raised Catholic but first simply became disinterested. My long fascination with science resulted in realizing that many of my favorite...
Forum: Acoustic & Classical Guitar 02-25-2015, 11:11 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 177
Posted By Bikewer
As Dave says, I remember a Guitar Player...

As Dave says, I remember a Guitar Player interview with a jazz rythm player who used an archtop with such heavy strings in a band context. They asked him how he got through gigs, and he said, "I...
Forum: The Pit 02-22-2015, 10:11 AM
Replies: 99
Views: 2,367
Posted By Bikewer
For humor... Mark Twain and Oscar Wilde. For...

For humor... Mark Twain and Oscar Wilde.

For pithy wisdom....Carl Sagan.

For eye candy....Tricia Helfer.

For entertainment...Django.
Forum: Acoustic & Classical Guitar 02-21-2015, 10:36 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 308
Posted By Bikewer
I have noticed that folks from Europe generally...

I have noticed that folks from Europe generally use the term "semi-acoustic" to refer to what we call an "acoustic-electric"... An acoustic guitar with a built-in pickup and some sort of tone...
Forum: The Pit 02-21-2015, 10:25 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 1,246
Posted By Bikewer
As neo says, psychology is the study of the mind...

As neo says, psychology is the study of the mind and it's function. To a large degree, currently somewhat eclipsed by "neuroscience".
Is that what you are talking about. Sounds from your question...
Forum: Acoustic & Classical Guitar 02-14-2015, 10:57 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 283
Posted By Bikewer
So.... You want an essential fingerstyle guitar...

So.... You want an essential fingerstyle guitar course in a paragraph on the forum?

This sounds fairly nice, but actually the guy is not really using standard classical guitar technique. I would...
Forum: Guitar Techniques 02-11-2015, 11:29 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 155
Posted By Bikewer
Here's a page dedicated to "lap steel"...

Here's a page dedicated to "lap steel" which has a great deal of information on the wide variety of tunings in use:
http://www.well.com/~wellvis/tuning.html

This is geared to lap steel but fully...
Forum: Acoustic & Classical Guitar 02-02-2015, 11:59 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 518
Posted By Bikewer
As Cranky says. I chose the Ibanez because it...

As Cranky says. I chose the Ibanez because it has a somewhat smaller body than the 335 clones, and since I'm older and have creaky shoulders... Just works better from an ergonomic standpoint.

As...
Forum: Acoustic & Classical Guitar 02-01-2015, 12:28 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 178
Posted By Bikewer
I agree. It looks to be a cut above the usual...

I agree. It looks to be a cut above the usual cheapie of that era.. The trapeze tailpiece is a better-quality item than you often see, as is the floating bridge. Also, you rarely see a slot-head...
Forum: Acoustic & Classical Guitar 02-01-2015, 12:22 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 518
Posted By Bikewer
The standard jazz box is the big hollowbody...

The standard jazz box is the big hollowbody numbers like the Gibson 175. Nice as they are, they are expensive, somewhat fragile, and prone to feeding back at higher volumes, like big outdoor gigs...
Forum: Guitar Techniques 01-30-2015, 11:47 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 764
Posted By Bikewer
As pentallica says, the answer is...

As pentallica says, the answer is "yes". Barre chords frequently give beginners fits, and much depends on having your guitar set up properly. A high action, especially at the nut, will make...
Forum: Musician Talk 01-29-2015, 10:57 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 634
Posted By Bikewer
Abilities differ. Some folks are fortunate...

Abilities differ. Some folks are fortunate enough to have "absolute pitch".... They can hear and identify notes acurately. Some have "relative pitch"....They can clearly hear intervals and...
Forum: Guitar Techniques 01-28-2015, 10:42 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 482
Posted By Bikewer
The other standpoint.... Pretty much never. In...

The other standpoint.... Pretty much never. In my case, I have rather bad hearing overall. About 20% loss in the right ear from childhood ear infections and also shooting-induced losses.
Also,...
Forum: Acoustic & Classical Guitar 01-26-2015, 11:36 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 280
Posted By Bikewer
The 16th-century "sword saint" of...

The 16th-century "sword saint" of Japan, Musashi Miyamoto, said...."A warrior should not become too attached to his sword".

It's a tool for making music. If you want to collect guitars and admire...
Forum: Acoustic & Classical Guitar 01-26-2015, 11:30 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 312
Posted By Bikewer
I took a little different path... 40+ years in...

I took a little different path... 40+ years in and I still don't read music. I play a variety of music including fingerstyle chord-melody jazz... I figure out the melody either from tabs or by...
Forum: Acoustic & Classical Guitar 01-26-2015, 11:20 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 225
Posted By Bikewer
Not possible to tell from the data given.... ...

Not possible to tell from the data given.... It's blue, my friend. Go to the manufacturer's website and look up the specs. Your pics don't even tell us what brand or model you've got there.
Forum: Guitar Techniques 01-25-2015, 12:19 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 357
Posted By Bikewer
Here's another tip...Have your guitar set up. ...

Here's another tip...Have your guitar set up. Many guitars are shipped with the action at the nut rather high, and this makes those first-position barres doubly hard.
Quick way to tell iff this is...
Forum: Acoustic & Classical Guitar 01-20-2015, 11:27 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 163
Posted By Bikewer
A quick way to get a "feel" for such...

A quick way to get a "feel" for such things.... Put your screwdriver on one of the other screws and see how much pressure it takes to back it off a bit and then to re-tighten.

That will give you a...
Forum: The Pit 01-20-2015, 11:20 AM
Replies: 90
Views: 1,790
Posted By Bikewer
Three: "I am a human being, and as such all...

Three:

"I am a human being, and as such all things human are of interest to me." Roman poet Terentius ("Terrence").

"Faith is an unsupported belief in the unlikely." Betrand Russell.

"What, me...
Forum: Acoustic & Classical Guitar 01-19-2015, 10:35 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 281
Posted By Bikewer
Well, Mitchell's are made for Guitar Center as...

Well, Mitchell's are made for Guitar Center as their own entry-level brand as I understand it. They are decidedly inexpensive.
However... I had one a few years ago; one of the 200 dollar...
Forum: Acoustic & Classical Guitar 01-16-2015, 11:43 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 149
Posted By Bikewer
Can't find a damned thing.... I'm willing to...

Can't find a damned thing.... I'm willing to bet, however..... Kawai is known for it's keyboard instruments, and I would imagine that they had a number of "brick and mortar" stores. It's always a...
Forum: Acoustic & Classical Guitar 01-14-2015, 10:59 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 199
Posted By Bikewer
This time of year, you are likely looking at a...

This time of year, you are likely looking at a humidity problem. The guitar has just begun to dry out, and you don't have enough neck relief.
Or.... likely due to the same thing, a fret may be...
Forum: Acoustic & Classical Guitar 01-13-2015, 10:29 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 456
Posted By Bikewer
"Acoustic" just means that the...

"Acoustic" just means that the instrument produces sound mechanically, rather than electrically. So as the other post notes, Essentially any instrument that does not rely on electronic...
Forum: Acoustic & Classical Guitar 01-10-2015, 11:18 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 176
Posted By Bikewer
The only reference I could find was a link to...

The only reference I could find was a link to your pics! On the face of it, it looks like an inexpensive instrument based primarily on the plastic bushings on the tuners. Often seen on Japanese...
Forum: Acoustic & Classical Guitar 01-09-2015, 11:07 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 248
Posted By Bikewer
Go to Frets.com and check out the "basic...

Go to Frets.com and check out the "basic instrument setup" section. It'll give you all the standard measurements..
If the guitar has started to pull up at the belly...(Not uncommon with older...
Forum: Acoustic & Classical Guitar 01-04-2015, 10:18 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 339
Posted By Bikewer
One of those things... I've never been able to do...

One of those things... I've never been able to do it. Short thumbs? I dunno. However as noted it's a very common technique.... I saw it among folkie guitarists years ago who used it for the...
Forum: Acoustic & Classical Guitar 12-31-2014, 10:52 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 285
Posted By Bikewer
Standard nylon string sets tend to have about...

Standard nylon string sets tend to have about half the tension of typical steel-string sets for acoustic guitars.

So, if you go through all those gyrations, you might find that the strings "work" in...
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