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Forum: Acoustic & Classical Guitar Today, 09:10 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 42
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...
Forum: Acoustic & Classical Guitar Yesterday, 12:46 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 52
Posted By Bikewer
Well, points for inventiveness. Try this......

Well, points for inventiveness. Try this... Take that credit card, and see if you can fit two pieces in the slot, or perhaps three. If so, glue them together, smooth the edges with fine...
Forum: Acoustic & Classical Guitar Yesterday, 12:42 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 327
Posted By Bikewer
My primary acoustic currently is my GS Mini. It...

My primary acoustic currently is my GS Mini. It performs quite well for the things I use it for. I seriously doubt that were I to upgrade to an instrument in the 1000-1200 dollar range (all I...
Forum: Guitar Techniques 10-22-2014, 09:19 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 103
Posted By Bikewer
Second on that.... Homespun has been around for...

Second on that.... Homespun has been around for years putting out quality stuff.
Forum: Acoustic & Classical Guitar 10-21-2014, 09:15 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 147
Posted By Bikewer
I would suspect the strings. Nothing should...

I would suspect the strings. Nothing should change the intonation of the guitar itself.... That's strictly a function of string length and fret placement.... Which should be pretty much spot on with...
Forum: Guitar Techniques 10-21-2014, 09:11 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 103
Posted By Bikewer
If you'd have asked me long about 1976, I could...

If you'd have asked me long about 1976, I could point you at a bunch. Basic instructionals by Pete Seeger, "Happy" Traum, Bob Baxter...
That's what I started playing. That was the tail end of the...
Forum: Guitar Techniques 10-16-2014, 09:01 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 250
Posted By Bikewer
If, as you've indicated, you've already mastered...

If, as you've indicated, you've already mastered the basics (not the impression you gave with your initial post....)then you can take it up a notch by listening to some of the contemporary slide...
Forum: Guitar Techniques 10-15-2014, 09:14 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 250
Posted By Bikewer
Quite a lot of good instructional material on...

Quite a lot of good instructional material on YouTube and other sources, but for basics...

There are basically two styles of playing. The first is more like what Allman and other rockers were/are...
Forum: Guitar Techniques 10-10-2014, 09:09 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 464
Posted By Bikewer
Depends... If I'm flatpicking, I tend to fall...

Depends... If I'm flatpicking, I tend to fall back on "G" because so many bluegrass tunes seem to fall out so well in that key.
But I've been playing a lot of fingerstyle jazz lately, and I...
Forum: Acoustic & Classical Guitar 10-06-2014, 08:53 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 484
Posted By Bikewer
We used to sit down and figure out just how many...

We used to sit down and figure out just how many songs could be played with that progression.... There's a lot.
Forum: Musician Talk 10-06-2014, 08:49 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 637
Posted By Bikewer
So.....I've been working on fingerstyle...

So.....I've been working on fingerstyle chord-melody stuff for a while now. Actually started out doing this some years back but all I had at the time was a big 'ol Martin D-18 which is not exactly...
Forum: Acoustic & Classical Guitar 10-05-2014, 09:45 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 484
Posted By Bikewer
Ok....First, thousands of people, myself...

Ok....First, thousands of people, myself included, have taught themselves to play. And when I started playing, back in '75, there was not a fraction of the resources available for self teaching...
Forum: Acoustic & Classical Guitar 10-01-2014, 09:12 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 712
Posted By Bikewer
I keep mine much the same way that classical...

I keep mine much the same way that classical guitar players do. just enough nail so that you get a combination of nail and flesh on the stroke to produce a clean tone.
This works equally well with...
Forum: Acoustic & Classical Guitar 09-30-2014, 09:45 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,030
Posted By Bikewer
To add to this.... I just got the latest issue of...

To add to this.... I just got the latest issue of Wood & Steel, Taylor's magazine. (You get a subscription when you buy one..)
Anyway, in the letters section, it was asked why Taylors were unpopular...
Forum: Acoustic & Classical Guitar 09-24-2014, 09:04 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 198
Posted By Bikewer
We've run into problems before trying to define...

We've run into problems before trying to define what you mean by "semi-acoustic". Usually, this term is applied to electric gutars, specifically semi-hollow bodied instruments.
Across the pond,...
Forum: Acoustic & Classical Guitar 09-20-2014, 09:28 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 656
Posted By Bikewer
In addition to what the other folks have...

In addition to what the other folks have said.......Grit your teeth, take the instrument to a good shop, and have the nice technician examine it to see if the action needs to be adjusted. If so,...
Forum: Guitar Techniques 09-16-2014, 09:14 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 284
Posted By Bikewer
When I started out, it was what folks were...

When I started out, it was what folks were calling "Travis Picking". Actually had little to do with what Merle Travis was playing, but was in fact "pattern picking". The basic folk-music style...
Forum: Musician Talk 09-15-2014, 09:46 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 497
Posted By Bikewer
As Soccerguy says... A "real book" will...

As Soccerguy says... A "real book" will give you the lead sheets of dozens of standards.
You can find all these on line as well...There are any number of jazz guitar forums, and an r/jazzguitar...
Forum: Acoustic & Classical Guitar 09-12-2014, 08:51 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 710
Posted By Bikewer
So....What do you mean by "jamming"? ...

So....What do you mean by "jamming"? Perhaps this word has acquired a new meaning among you younger lads..
To me, to "Jam", to have a "Jam Session", is to play in an improvisatory manner with other...
Forum: Guitar Techniques 09-07-2014, 09:33 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 159
Posted By Bikewer
The thumbpick is the natural route; as...

The thumbpick is the natural route; as shatterhand says, many famous fingerstylists use them.

Or... I don't have any right-hand callouses at all. I use the same technique classical players do; a...
Forum: Musician Talk 09-07-2014, 09:29 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 1,347
Posted By Bikewer
I have talked to classically-trained individuals...

I have talked to classically-trained individuals who complain of being "slaves to the sheet music"; who can only play directly from the notation.
To whom the idea of sitting down and whanging out a...
Forum: The Pit 09-06-2014, 09:57 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 949
Posted By Bikewer
In this case, they have most of the skeleton. ...

In this case, they have most of the skeleton. The mechanics of determining how much a given critter weighed from it's skeletal structure is obviously not exact... It's almost impossible to tell the...
Forum: Acoustic & Classical Guitar 09-05-2014, 08:54 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 247
Posted By Bikewer
They are both "acoustic" guitars. One...

They are both "acoustic" guitars. One is a nylon-string, and one is a steel string.

The technique normally taught for classical playing is quite specific and disciplined, but it can be applied...
Forum: Acoustic & Classical Guitar 09-03-2014, 10:12 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 347
Posted By Bikewer
Everybody has off days. Even after playing...

Everybody has off days. Even after playing since the 70s, I'll pick up an instrument and find that I'm just "off"....
Won't hurt to just leave it lay.... Or what I do; essentially play something...
Forum: Acoustic & Classical Guitar 09-02-2014, 09:56 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 172
Posted By Bikewer
We generally don't use heavier-gauge strings as a...

We generally don't use heavier-gauge strings as a training device; we use 'em because they sound better. Not that they always do, of course, but quite a lot of acoustics do have a bit of a sound...
Forum: Acoustic & Classical Guitar 08-29-2014, 09:25 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 378
Posted By Bikewer
This is why I'm a flatpicker as well......

This is why I'm a flatpicker as well...

Seriously, the other guy's advice is solid. You don't need to "grow out" your right-hand nails. Mine are hardly longer than the left....
They must be...
Forum: Guitar Techniques 08-29-2014, 09:19 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 201
Posted By Bikewer
Back during the 10 years or so I subscribed to...

Back during the 10 years or so I subscribed to Guitar Player magazine, I would read the Classical Guitar column even though I wasn't really interested in classical playing.... Hehe... I was just...
Forum: Acoustic & Classical Guitar 08-28-2014, 09:07 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 315
Posted By Bikewer
Another possibility... Carbon fiber. The carbon...

Another possibility... Carbon fiber. The carbon guitars are actually pretty well thought-of by folks who are not tradition-bound... The Acoustic Guitar Forum has a whole section for such...
Forum: Acoustic & Classical Guitar 08-27-2014, 10:23 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 315
Posted By Bikewer
Popular non-spruce top woods include cedar,...

Popular non-spruce top woods include cedar, mahogany, and koa. Mahogany is pretty popular right now, with both taylor and martin offering mahogany-topped models.
In general, they are reported to...
Forum: Guitar Techniques 08-26-2014, 10:40 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 206
Posted By Bikewer
Neil is a very basic harp player... Much in the...

Neil is a very basic harp player... Much in the Dylan mode. Just match the harp to the guitar.

Note... Finding harps in odd keys like B-flat may take some searching, but they are available.
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