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by olive
January 20th, 2006, 7:37 pm
Forum: Beginner's Q&A Forum
Topic: Fingerpicking exercises
Replies: 7
Views: 1855

Acoustic Guitar has a few lessons that might get you started. There's even a lesson called Fingerpicking For Flatpickers. Finding a few fingerpicked songs that you like is also a good way to get started. It's certainly more interesting than just playing exercises. As for nails, you don't have to ha...
by olive
January 11th, 2006, 8:45 pm
Forum: Opinions and Polls
Topic: Best Jazz Albums:
Replies: 4
Views: 1193

I just discovered the Tzadik label. The Masada Rock album rocked my socks. I suppose I would file it under the avante-garde. It is one of my new favorite albums. Just trying to dig through all of the fantastic John Zorn stuff could be a full time job!
by olive
January 5th, 2006, 7:46 pm
Forum: News
Topic: Music sales slide
Replies: 12
Views: 3292

Unfortunately, I think the music industry is shooting themselves in the foot when it comes to the legal downloads. Everything is loaded with DRM (digital rights management) that only lets you transfer or burn music that you legally purchased a set number of times. I just can't stomach all of the so ...
by olive
December 22nd, 2005, 3:44 pm
Forum: Opinions and Polls
Topic: The truth is out - rap is..............
Replies: 123
Views: 15406

Rap, like every other genre out there, has artists, and the guys the record companies can sell to the musically illiterate public in mass quantities. The two have almost nothing to do with each other. The CD's you find in the rap section of Best Buy have the same artistic merit as the CD's you find...
by olive
July 9th, 2005, 2:03 pm
Forum: Opinions and Polls
Topic: Ani DiFranco anyone?
Replies: 12
Views: 2571

I love Ani! I've seen her live twice and both have been spectacular. She has so much energy when she plays. It just feels like she always means every word she's saying. You can always order her CDs from her website . U2Bono, I believe Ani uses acrylic nails with the electical tape for added support.
by olive
July 9th, 2005, 1:58 pm
Forum: Beginner's Q&A Forum
Topic: classical guitar studies/methods
Replies: 14
Views: 2029

Not a method book, but a book I've found very helpful: Pumping Nylon. A great book to help improve technique.
by olive
June 24th, 2005, 11:53 am
Forum: Beginner's Q&A Forum
Topic: You know its time to walk away when...
Replies: 14
Views: 2297

Another string changing tutorial:

http://www.taylorguitars.com/news/commu ... steel.html

Scroll down and select "Changing Your Steel Strings". There are some really nice color photos and clear illustrations.

Don't give up! You'll figure out how to change those strings!
by olive
June 9th, 2005, 4:15 pm
Forum: Opinions and Polls
Topic: ammusing covers
Replies: 18
Views: 5282

How about The Gourds covering Snoop Dogg's Gin and Juice. One of my favorite covers of all time.
by olive
June 9th, 2005, 4:09 pm
Forum: Beginner's Q&A Forum
Topic: Iron & Wine
Replies: 7
Views: 1615

I second the M. Ward suggestion. I really like his newest album, Transisitor Radio.

You might also like Mason Jennings.

And if you're feeling a bit adventurous, take a listen to The Mountain Goats.

Finally, I highly recommend I&W's EP, Woman King.
by olive
May 3rd, 2005, 7:38 pm
Forum: Guitar Players Discussion
Topic: What song or songs are you woking on this month?
Replies: 48
Views: 6966

Into the Mystic --Van Morrison. My teacher worked out an arrangement of this in drop D. I'm working on smoothing out the chords and learning to sing and play this at the same time. Strange Fire --Indigo Girls. Learning some alternate chord voicing and learning the solo. I'm also working on coming u...
by olive
May 2nd, 2005, 6:33 pm
Forum: Beginner's Q&A Forum
Topic: Carapal Tunnel
Replies: 9
Views: 1521

Good posture is the key. Take a look at these articles for some pointers: http://www.guitarnoise.com/article.php?id=217 http://www.cyberfret.com/first-fret/left-hand-position/index.php Also, stretch and warmup before playing. Do simple chromatics up and down the fretboard and strum through a few sim...
by olive
April 27th, 2005, 7:42 pm
Forum: Opinions and Polls
Topic: Best movies about music
Replies: 40
Views: 9041

Grateful Dawg--documentary about Jerry Garcia and David Grisman playing bluegrass. Really good stuff.
by olive
April 24th, 2005, 6:55 pm
Forum: Beginner's Q&A Forum
Topic: I'm an acoustic junkie...
Replies: 12
Views: 2007

I don't think I've played my electric in a year! It's just sitting in the corner looking pretty. I think it's going to get traded in for a nice classical. I played a Taylor NS42-CE that I can't stop thinking about....which must mean that I absolutely need it. :twisted:
by olive
April 23rd, 2005, 4:43 pm
Forum: Guitar Players Discussion
Topic: rude music store
Replies: 10
Views: 1652

You weren't playing Smoke on the Water were you?
by olive
April 23rd, 2005, 4:30 pm
Forum: News
Topic: Dylan & Nelson
Replies: 11
Views: 2618

They toured minor league parks last summer. The show was fantastic! It instantly went on the "my favorite concerts" list. I've never really listened to Willie, but somehow I knew the words to almost every song he played. And Bob rocked! The only disappointment was that he stayed behind the keyboard ...