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by bkangel
June 25th, 2010, 11:43 pm
Forum: Hear Here
Topic: Andante in Am - Ferdinando Carulli (1770-1841)
Replies: 7
Views: 1174

Re: Andante in Am - Ferdinando Carulli (1770-1841)

I enjoyed that very much.

Do you ever go back and listen to your playing from, say, 12 months ago? I think you would be rather pleasantly surprised by just how well you are improving!
by bkangel
June 25th, 2010, 11:39 pm
Forum: Beginner's Q&A Forum
Topic: Lessons are not for me....at least with this teacher
Replies: 12
Views: 2574

Re: Lessons are not for me....at least with this teacher

Little fish in a very little pond.

Ignore them (or pity them, if you are feeling inclined). If they don't understand the desire to learn "completely", then that is their shortcoming, not yours.
by bkangel
May 28th, 2010, 7:15 pm
Forum: Beginner's Q&A Forum
Topic: Dragging knuckles
Replies: 11
Views: 2811

Dragging knuckles

Has anyone else had a problem when strumming that they brush the strings with their right index finger, which becomes quite painful after a while?

I'm trying to learn to use a pick properly, so my technique is inconsistent, admittedly, but wondering if it is a common problem?
by bkangel
April 18th, 2010, 3:48 am
Forum: Meet and Greet
Topic: Craving Inspiration
Replies: 5
Views: 993

Re: Craving Inspiration

Thought it was about time for a re-introduction! Still craving inspiration. And still hanging on to the idea of learning to play guitar. How much can things change and still stay the same! I have had about 18 months lay off from lessons, and have really fallen backwards with my guitar. But on the pl...
by bkangel
April 10th, 2010, 11:41 pm
Forum: Beginner's Q&A Forum
Topic: Sound difference?
Replies: 4
Views: 657

Sound difference?

Hello. I'm posting a question that is probably only as answerable as the length of a piece of string... If you have a model of guitar, which comes as both a dreadnought and a cutaway, how much difference to the sound would the cutaway make. I understand (presume) it is for greater accessibility of t...
by bkangel
April 10th, 2010, 7:03 am
Forum: News
Topic: YouTube channel getting heat
Replies: 31
Views: 3333

Re: YouTube channel getting heat

It would be easier to respect the "higher moral ground" if the published copyrighted print music, for which you pay sometimes twice as much than the original album, was accurately notated/tabbed. :roll:
by bkangel
April 6th, 2010, 5:41 am
Forum: Opinions and Polls
Topic: Buying a new 2nd hand guitar
Replies: 7
Views: 1666

Re: Buying a new 2nd hand guitar

Would love to hear what you finally bought, Ossie.
by bkangel
August 7th, 2009, 1:10 am
Forum: Hear Here
Topic: Beginner's videos
Replies: 1081
Views: 250899

Re: Beginner's videos

I really don't want this post to die :shock:

It's been a fantastic inspiration, and I'm determined to get off my ample butt and add some video in the next 7 days. Hopefully that will encourage other newbies to post as well.
by bkangel
July 22nd, 2009, 5:52 pm
Forum: Hear Here
Topic: Down On My Knees (Revisited)
Replies: 10
Views: 1220

Re: Down On My Knees (Revisited)

Can't have a listen until I'm at home...

but every time I see this title I read it as "Got my knee down". I think I'm spending too much time over at my other favourite forum (yep, all about bikes). :lol:
by bkangel
July 20th, 2009, 9:12 pm
Forum: Opinions and Polls
Topic: Online sheet music?
Replies: 10
Views: 2363

Re: Online sheet music?

Thanks for all the info. I will do a little searching when I have a bit of time and give it a try.
by bkangel
July 19th, 2009, 7:30 pm
Forum: Opinions and Polls
Topic: Online sheet music?
Replies: 10
Views: 2363

Online sheet music?

I'm wanting to purchase a couple of songs in sheet music, which I haven't been able to find in-store in Australia as yet. Has anyone had experience (good or bad) with online print music sites? I'm particularly interested in whether they can be printed to PDF (I've noticed they all want to install a ...
by bkangel
July 15th, 2009, 8:03 pm
Forum: News
Topic: Happy Birthday, Minotaur!
Replies: 19
Views: 1341

Re: Happy Birthday, Minotaur!

Happy birthday!

Cancerians are the nicest of people :lol: [yep, I'm one too :roll: :roll: ]
by bkangel
July 5th, 2009, 4:27 pm
Forum: Hear Here
Topic: 1st Gig/Jam Session report and videos
Replies: 19
Views: 3519

Re: 1st Gig/Jam Session report and videos

I really enjoyed that! You all seemed to gel really well. (That bass is huge!)

(And congratulations for not getting distracted with all the door opening/closing/opening/closing going on in your peripheral vision :roll: )
by bkangel
July 4th, 2009, 5:02 pm
Forum: News
Topic: Day and a half and counting
Replies: 10
Views: 806

Re: Day and a half and counting

Woohoo! Looking forward to hearing it.
by bkangel
July 3rd, 2009, 4:57 pm
Forum: Opinions and Polls
Topic: Anyone buy "Just Because?"
Replies: 26
Views: 2840

Re: Anyone buy "Just Because?"

I "inherited" my first guitar (I call it my divorce settlement, a steel-string acoustic), and then carefully tried out a bunch of guitars for fit and tone etc. before getting my classical and my Strat. I have had one pure impulse buy though... there is an electric bass sitting here that I bought pur...