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Forum: Acoustic & Classical Guitar Today, 10:41 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 552
Posted By Bikewer
Over on the Acoustic Guitar Forum, the term they...

Over on the Acoustic Guitar Forum, the term they use is "Opening up".

My take on this, along with anything else that is supposed to affect sound like "Tonerite" or Sticking your guitar next...
Forum: Musician Talk Yesterday, 10:55 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 192
Posted By Bikewer
The Jazz Guitar...

The Jazz Guitar Forum:
http://www.jazzguitar.be/forum/

Has quite a lot of basic lessons, references, charts, and the like.
Forum: Musician Talk Yesterday, 10:53 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 136
Posted By Bikewer
Depends on your area of interest. Stefan...

Depends on your area of interest. Stefan Grossman's "Guitar Workshop" is a great source for mostly-acoustic stuff.... Blues, fingerstyle, early jazz, ragtime.
Forum: Acoustic & Classical Guitar 12-17-2014, 10:25 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 147
Posted By Bikewer
There's a cut of Joe Pass on YouTube where he...

There's a cut of Joe Pass on YouTube where he does this...Sticks the pick in his mouth. Of course, Joe isn't singing.....
Forum: Guitar Techniques 12-14-2014, 10:39 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 238
Posted By Bikewer
Flatwound strings are very popular with jazz...

Flatwound strings are very popular with jazz players, who like a "clean" sound and like the somewhat mellower tone.
And as Zaphod indicates, most (including me) use a rather light attack. If you...
Forum: Guitar Techniques 12-13-2014, 10:44 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 238
Posted By Bikewer
I currently play fingerstyle jazz on a...

I currently play fingerstyle jazz on a semi-hollow electric using a technique that's essentially classical. I use flatwound strings and play with my nails, exactly as I would for playing a nylon...
Forum: Acoustic & Classical Guitar 12-06-2014, 10:24 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 233
Posted By Bikewer
I have been working almost exclusively on...

I have been working almost exclusively on fingerstyle jazz lately, and I keep my nails as recommended by classical guitarists.
This has just enough nail so that the string is struck by a combination...
Forum: Guitar Techniques 11-27-2014, 09:29 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 271
Posted By Bikewer
The muscles that control your fingers are in your...

The muscles that control your fingers are in your forearm... There are few muscles in the hand itself other than the big "pinch" muscle between thumb and palm.
Sure.....There are all sorts of ways to...
Forum: The Pit 11-27-2014, 09:22 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 814
Posted By Bikewer
Hippies? How about "If you're going, to...

Hippies? How about "If you're going, to San Francisco, be sure to wear some flowers in your hair...."

Or... Most of the score from "Hair".....
Forum: The Pit 11-24-2014, 09:21 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 934
Posted By Bikewer
I fool around on Yahoo Answers a lot, and the...

I fool around on Yahoo Answers a lot, and the question comes up frequently. "When will the world end?"

I tend to be rather snarky and answer as does slapsymcdougal above..... When the Sun expands...
Forum: Musician Talk 11-21-2014, 10:37 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 296
Posted By Bikewer
Gee, I kind of agree with Mardiaaron.... We've...

Gee, I kind of agree with Mardiaaron....

We've always thought that the best thing a performer could realize was that they should do material for which they (voice and style and all that) are...
Forum: Acoustic & Classical Guitar 11-20-2014, 10:05 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 234
Posted By Bikewer
I agree with Tommy..... Very John Hurt sounding...

I agree with Tommy..... Very John Hurt sounding fingerstyle blues playing.
Forum: The Pit 11-19-2014, 10:33 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 1,351
Posted By Bikewer
I'm reasonably skillful with a sling, but that...

I'm reasonably skillful with a sling, but that hasn't been a relevant weapon for about 1500 years. Damned few giants around these days.....
Forum: Acoustic & Classical Guitar 11-18-2014, 10:55 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 323
Posted By Bikewer
Remove the strings, and the nut (it may not even...

Remove the strings, and the nut (it may not even be glued). See that the broken sections fit together well... They should.
Buy a good grade of wood glue; Titebond or Titebond II is excellent.

For...
Forum: Musician Talk 11-15-2014, 09:47 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 385
Posted By Bikewer
There is also the simple dodge of playing the...

There is also the simple dodge of playing the tune in another key that you can sing it in. I mean, this was normal practice for all folkies....Either transpose the thing to a key you can handle or...
Forum: Musician Talk 11-14-2014, 10:18 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 804
Posted By Bikewer
Trying to classify "personality types"...

Trying to classify "personality types" is a very old endeavor and one that has produced a great deal of nonsense and "woo".
Back in the Rennaissance, Europeans tended to classify folks acording to...
Forum: Musician Talk 11-14-2014, 10:10 AM
Replies: 103
Views: 2,180
Posted By Bikewer
Brings to mind the old "dancing about...

Brings to mind the old "dancing about architecture" line....

Some aspects of music can be described using scientific methods... The specific physics of tone production, the mathematical...
Forum: Acoustic & Classical Guitar 11-12-2014, 11:50 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 267
Posted By Bikewer
The Mini is designed to take a purpose-built...

The Mini is designed to take a purpose-built endpin jack. You remove the screws holding the stock strap-pin in place, and replace it with the endpin jack that ships with the "ES-Go"...
Forum: Acoustic & Classical Guitar 11-11-2014, 10:31 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 267
Posted By Bikewer
Have you considered the one designed for the...

Have you considered the one designed for the Mini? By all accounts, the first ones issued had some problems with hum.... But the current run is supposed to have eliminated that and been improved to...
Forum: The Pit 11-11-2014, 10:27 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 849
Posted By Bikewer
Pete Seeger. Singer, songwriter, musician,...

Pete Seeger. Singer, songwriter, musician, historian, civil-rights activist, environmentalist, teacher... A guy who did what he enjoyed doing through his entire life and never backed down.

Carl...
Forum: The Pit 11-11-2014, 10:23 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 1,389
Posted By Bikewer
I try not to.... I have admittedly a rather large...

I try not to.... I have admittedly a rather large vocabulary. I read constantly, and quite a lot of science and technology material. So I do have quite a lot of "big words" at my command.
I find...
Forum: The Pit 11-11-2014, 10:16 AM
Replies: 6,480
Views: 87,581
Posted By Bikewer
"String" theory, or as they are wont to...

"String" theory, or as they are wont to say now, "M" theory..... Isn't really a theory. It's a series of conjectures that exist because some advanced mathematical calculations about astrophysics...
Forum: The Pit 11-10-2014, 10:03 AM
Replies: 6,480
Views: 87,581
Posted By Bikewer
So....Where did the guy who programmed the...

So....Where did the guy who programmed the computer come from? You run into the problem of infinite regress....

As to the Bermuda Triangle, it's difficult to believe that folks still buy into this...
Forum: Musician Talk 11-03-2014, 11:32 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 419
Posted By Bikewer
As above! All the guys I find myself really...

As above! All the guys I find myself really liking display that hard-to-define quality of "swing". It's musical.... It moves.
I can say the same thing about Doc Watson and Marc Knopfler. Lots...
Forum: The Pit 11-03-2014, 11:26 AM
Replies: 193
Views: 4,318
Posted By Bikewer
I've fired or handled a pretty fair sample of...

I've fired or handled a pretty fair sample of such weapons.....(Being rather older than most on this board....)
Garand, Mauser (a couple) M3 "grease gun", Lee-Enfield rifle (can't recall which...
Forum: Musician Talk 11-02-2014, 09:42 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 419
Posted By Bikewer
I see it as rather apples and oranges... I...

I see it as rather apples and oranges... I listen to both, and as I'm working on fingerstyle chord-melody stuff myself, I tend to see Joe as "where I want to be".
He's very tasteful, and in...
Forum: The Pit 11-01-2014, 09:02 AM
Replies: 143
Views: 2,720
Posted By Bikewer
As above.... If you can effectively play the...

As above.... If you can effectively play the instrument then it's fine.... For you.

I remember reading the Guitar Player interview with Narcisco Yepes years ago, he of the 10-string classical...
Forum: Guitar Techniques 10-28-2014, 09:01 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 679
Posted By Bikewer
I think it's a good idea to be familiar with the...

I think it's a good idea to be familiar with the instrument itself; what the various bits are called, how they are constructed, that sort of thing.
Then you won't make posts like:
"The whatchacallit...
Forum: Acoustic & Classical Guitar 10-26-2014, 09:55 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 378
Posted By Bikewer
I use homemade piezos in all my cigar-box guitars...

I use homemade piezos in all my cigar-box guitars and they seem to work fine through my normal practice amp...I don't play at extreme volume but definitely loud enough to play a small club if need be.
Forum: Acoustic & Classical Guitar 10-25-2014, 09:10 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 407
Posted By Bikewer
As the guys say..... My own experience is...

As the guys say..... My own experience is limited, but back when I started playing the "folk" scene was still big and lots of entertainers used them extensively. Lightfoot, the Byrds, and of course...
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