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 Forum: Stick® Method   Topic: Having troubles learning this thing? Tell us...

Posted: Mon Oct 09, 2017 5:53 pm 

Replies: 55
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Several people mentioned descending legato play as a challenge, and independence as another, and "equality" of skill between the hands was also mentioned... One simple approach to all of these issues (and a host of others) is to play with your hands instead of just your fingers... What do ...

 Forum: Announcements   Topic: 3 gigs in one night tomorrow

Posted: Sun Oct 08, 2017 7:19 pm 

Replies: 10
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So the first gig was a typical cocktail party schmoozefest. The perfect opportunity to practice holding a conversation with curious listeners and playing tunes at the same time... This is a good skill to have if you plan on playing this instrument in public ;) The second was over very quickly, but q...

 Forum: "Teflon" Instruments and Musicians non-Stick   Topic: invert the base tuning on a fan fret megatar?

Posted: Sun Oct 08, 2017 7:13 pm 

Replies: 8
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This stick is available at the moment but Id like to have the option to invert the strings on the base side . I know its not optimal but the splay dosnt seem that severe and is only at the bridge end (is at right angles at the nut) Also in regards to the tension/ scale lenth ratio should that accou...

 Forum: Announcements   Topic: 3 gigs in one night tomorrow

Posted: Thu Oct 05, 2017 8:22 pm 

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I have three performances tomorrow night... this has required a lot of logistical planning, each has to have its own sound system, two of which are already set up and ready to go. The first two gigs are part of the kickoff celebration for U. Va's Bicentennial Celebration. First I'll be playing a rec...

 Forum: Announcements   Topic: DBro INTERVIEWED FOR A MUSIC BLOG AND BOOK

Posted: Wed Oct 04, 2017 7:21 pm 

Replies: 9
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Nice piece, Go DBro!

 Forum: Equipment   Topic: Frustrated with Lap Dawg + truss rod

Posted: Sun Sep 24, 2017 6:08 pm 

Replies: 12
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It seems like some belt-hook positions work better than others for getting to the truss. However you are supporting the instrument, the one thing you want to avoid is having to "support " the instrument with the thumb. It should be necessary to do this. I fouls the Lap Dawg was pretty nice...

 Forum: Showcase   Topic: Classic live recording & photos:Emmett & Les DeMerle, 1973

Posted: Thu Sep 21, 2017 10:11 am 

Replies: 11
Views: 528


Good one, Dan. Had to be coffee that night (wouldn't do that now). Thanks for being there so often in those early days with camera in hand and graphic art skills. And thanks for rediscovering those negs at the most opportune time. Greg got the ball rolling on this project and saw it through from st...

 Forum: "Teflon" Instruments and Musicians non-Stick   Topic: Who Uses A Drum Stool OR Damn Spent More money on gear

Posted: Sat Sep 16, 2017 12:38 pm 

Replies: 12
Views: 499


I prefer piano benches, because I like to rest the belthook on the front of the chair, and the rounded front is not as good as the square front.

 Forum: Announcements   Topic: Goodbye to DAWN THOMPSON

Posted: Wed Sep 13, 2017 5:21 pm 

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Thanks to all for your kind wishes...

Here's a link to the version of "Still Water" Glenn mentioned

https://greghoward.bandcamp.com/track/still-water-2

 Forum: Inspirations   Topic: Farewell to Cassini

 Post subject: Re: Farewell to Cassini
Posted: Wed Sep 13, 2017 5:18 pm 

Replies: 6
Views: 359


an amazing thing... So great that people can have a vision that extends into the future to make something like this happen...

Cheers!
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