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Forum: Guitar Techniques Yesterday, 01:53 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 134
Posted By Bikewer
I'm now 68, been playing for about 40 years. ...

I'm now 68, been playing for about 40 years. Never bothered with any sort of warm-up when I was younger, but I find that it really helps now.
I don't do anything extensive or special, but I will run...
Forum: Acoustic & Classical Guitar 05-20-2015, 03:47 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 93
Posted By Bikewer
It was always my impression that so-called...

It was always my impression that so-called "power chords" are simplified chord structures that allow rhythm playing on an electric at high volumes without dealing with the overtones/feedback from...
Forum: Acoustic & Classical Guitar 05-20-2015, 03:42 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 106
Posted By Bikewer
Depends....Bone is much harder than the typical...

Depends....Bone is much harder than the typical plastic saddle material, and as a result transmits the vibrations from the strings more efficiently.
However...That may or may not be a good thing. ...
Forum: Acoustic & Classical Guitar 05-18-2015, 05:53 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 261
Posted By Bikewer
Many better instruments are shipped with a good...

Many better instruments are shipped with a good set-up, but bear in mind that this will be an "average" adjustment and picky (and experienced) players may like minor tweaks.
Don't go in thinking...
Forum: Guitar Techniques 05-18-2015, 05:46 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 105
Posted By Bikewer
With any guitar....Make sure the string isn't...

With any guitar....Make sure the string isn't binding in the nut. Do you hear a little "ping" when tuning? That's it.
A little graphite may help.

Also, make sure the strings are correctly applied...
Forum: Acoustic & Classical Guitar 05-15-2015, 06:03 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 109
Posted By Bikewer
Graphite works well....Just scrape a soft pencil...

Graphite works well....Just scrape a soft pencil "lead" and work that into the slot.

However, a permanent cure is a properly-cut bone (or similar material) nut. No binding.
Forum: Guitar Techniques 05-09-2015, 10:28 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 273
Posted By Bikewer
Most folks start learning fingerstyle by doing...

Most folks start learning fingerstyle by doing "Travis Picking" or "pattern picking". It's one of those things that's difficult to describe in print but easy to learn when you see it done....There...
Forum: Guitar Techniques 05-08-2015, 09:40 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 402
Posted By Bikewer
First, go over to this...

First, go over to this site:
http://www.jazzguitar.be
Where you will find a number of good resources including a nice article on the basics of jazz chording and rhythm "comping" which is what you'll...
Forum: Guitar Techniques 05-07-2015, 09:19 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 138
Posted By Bikewer
Check out some of the recordings by Bob Brozman. ...

Check out some of the recordings by Bob Brozman. Brozman was a master of the slide, and addressed everything from blues and early jazz to a variety of ethnic musical styles. He has a number of...
Forum: The Pit 05-05-2015, 09:57 AM
Replies: 6,476
Views: 92,165
Posted By Bikewer
I did not, but it was the consensus over at the...

I did not, but it was the consensus over at the International Skeptics forum (previously the James Randi forum) that the opposite had occurred.

Different perceptions. ( I did not see the thing...
Forum: Acoustic & Classical Guitar 05-04-2015, 09:24 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,046
Posted By Bikewer
I had a D-18 back in the late 70s. It was very...

I had a D-18 back in the late 70s. It was very nice and perfect for what I was doing at the time...Bluegrass flatpicking primarily.
I've played a couple of D-28s and they were very nice as...
Forum: The Pit 04-28-2015, 10:23 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 901
Posted By Bikewer
I've "dabbled"....I have a series of...

I've "dabbled"....I have a series of paintings up on Deviantart, and I've sold portraits and done a variety of small-scale sculptures. I've studied art history to the extent that I'm familiar with...
Forum: Guitar Techniques 04-26-2015, 11:21 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 357
Posted By Bikewer
There will be a very noticeable difference in...

There will be a very noticeable difference in volume between "flesh" alone and "nails". There are several paths you can follow.
One is simply to invest the time and effort to keep your nails as...
Forum: The Pit 04-26-2015, 11:12 AM
Replies: 125
Views: 2,197
Posted By Bikewer
Nihilism...."Oh woe, life is meaningless,...

Nihilism...."Oh woe, life is meaningless, why should I go on....."

Existentialism...."Life is meaningless....Enjoy it while you can."
Forum: Acoustic & Classical Guitar 04-22-2015, 09:09 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 221
Posted By Bikewer
I was looking at the one in the middle.... ...

I was looking at the one in the middle.... However, comments still apply. A "warm, tender" sound is in the mind of the individual....Nylon-string guitars can, just as steel strings, range from...
Forum: Acoustic & Classical Guitar 04-21-2015, 10:08 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 221
Posted By Bikewer
Well, the guitar in the video is not a classical...

Well, the guitar in the video is not a classical guitar, it's a steel string. The video is of such low resolution that you can't tell what, but it obviously has an internal pickup... Which means...
Forum: Acoustic & Classical Guitar 04-20-2015, 10:37 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 297
Posted By Bikewer
Welcome to the fascinating world of new nylon...

Welcome to the fascinating world of new nylon strings. They stretch. A lot. For a while. Not much to do about it.... Keep a tuner on your guitar and keep tweaking. Usually takes at least a...
Forum: Musician Talk 04-20-2015, 10:26 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 1,406
Posted By Bikewer
In what way is this qualitavely different from...

In what way is this qualitavely different from Cage's "4:33"? (Four minutes and 33 seconds of crowd noise) There are always those artsy people who think that drivel like this is breakthrough art. ...
Forum: The Pit 04-20-2015, 10:20 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 1,980
Posted By Bikewer
I'm older than most on this board, 68. I've been...

I'm older than most on this board, 68. I've been a consumer of porn for quite a long time, way before there was anything remotely like an internet.
Can't say as I have ever been "addicted" as...
Forum: Acoustic & Classical Guitar 04-19-2015, 09:16 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 242
Posted By Bikewer
Hard to say.....Augustine calls some of their...

Hard to say.....Augustine calls some of their strings "red label", but the description doesn't say if the strings are actually colored. Likewise LaBella has "red" (flamenco) string set. Again the...
Forum: Guitar Techniques 04-17-2015, 09:39 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 302
Posted By Bikewer
Everything old is new again...... This type of...

Everything old is new again......

This type of music, and playing, is very similar to what we were doing at the tail end of the "folk revival" back in the late 60s and early 70s. (actually, the...
Forum: Guitar Techniques 04-13-2015, 10:47 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,248
Posted By Bikewer
For most of my 40-ish years of playing, I played...

For most of my 40-ish years of playing, I played various kinds of "roots" music. Folk, bluegrass, blues, etc. Obviously, no scales required for this.
When I started learning to play lead lines...
Forum: Musician Talk 04-12-2015, 09:45 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 882
Posted By Bikewer
Like a lot of other musical forms, jazz is a...

Like a lot of other musical forms, jazz is a "big tent". You'd likely have a hard time coming up wth a working definition..... But I think most would include "improvisation" at some point.

Just...
Forum: Guitar Techniques 04-11-2015, 09:24 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 278
Posted By Bikewer
And don't forget that the originators of this...

And don't forget that the originators of this music, the old Delta bluesmen, were none too strict with that 12-bar form.'
They often played solo and measures were loose to put it mildly. Likewise...
Forum: Acoustic & Classical Guitar 04-10-2015, 09:42 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 281
Posted By Bikewer
You've got serious problems there, my friend. ...

You've got serious problems there, my friend. That guitar is in the process of destroying itself and whether it an be saved will depend enirely on how much money you are willing to spend.
The top...
Forum: Musician Talk 04-10-2015, 09:35 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 357
Posted By Bikewer
Most really fluent sight readers... The folks who...

Most really fluent sight readers... The folks who can sit down at a piano with a piece of sheet music they've never seen before and play it... Started as children. It's much the same process as...
Forum: Acoustic & Classical Guitar 04-09-2015, 08:50 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 172
Posted By Bikewer
Ibanez makes some nice electrics, but the general...

Ibanez makes some nice electrics, but the general consensus is that their acoustics are pretty marginal. Also, that one is REALLY cheap.
What's your budget?
200 bucks is about as "low as you can...
Forum: Guitar Techniques 04-08-2015, 09:40 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 404
Posted By Bikewer
There are all manner of good basic instruction...

There are all manner of good basic instruction videos on YouTube.... Try Stefan Grossman's "Guitar Workshop" Channel.

Basics. First, slide material is unimportant. I've used 'em all. Very slight...
Forum: Guitar Techniques 04-05-2015, 10:05 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 385
Posted By Bikewer
Everybody does things differently, of course. ...

Everybody does things differently, of course. Me....When I get interested in something, I learn as much as I can about it. With guitar, back in the 70s, I subscribed to Guitar Player for 10 years...
Forum: Guitar Techniques 04-03-2015, 10:26 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 844
Posted By Bikewer
I'm not going to go too far out on a limb here...

I'm not going to go too far out on a limb here and suggest that your instrument is in need of adjustment. Have you had it "set up"....Or the action adjusted?

Sounds like you have all the symptoms...
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