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Old 10-30-2014, 06:19 AM
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Cool Enough about guitars...what music do you play?

I've been playing for 50 years, and don't stick to any specific genre. If I hear a song that I like, I will search the Internet, find the lyrics and chords used, then develop my own arrangement. I try to stay as close as possible to the original, but might sometimes change it because my voice range is not what it used to be.

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Old 10-30-2014, 06:26 AM
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Been playing about five years now.

Country fingerstyle blues, 60's and 70's rock, some Beatles, stuff like that.
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Old 10-30-2014, 06:55 AM
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Bought a cheap s/h guitar and took some lessons at 43 or 44. First musical instrument ever. First started playing live at 52. First joined a band at 59.

Rather than follow a certain style of music, it comes down to the song for me. Regardless of the genre: if I like a song, I'll learn it; if I don't, I won't.
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Old 10-30-2014, 06:59 AM
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I've been playing for 28 and a half years, most of which was on electric guitar. I switched to all acoustic a year ago.

I now play mostly late 60's style singer songwriter type of stuff, most of which I write myself.
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Old 10-30-2014, 07:04 AM
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Mostly "roots" stuff; singer-songwriter material like John Prine and Tom Russell. A few bluegrass tunes, some old blues, and a couple of self-penned tunes.

Lately I've been getting more into jazz....Fingerstyle chord-melody stuff.
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Old 10-30-2014, 07:11 AM
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Hymns, Contemporary Christian, Country, Folk.... far from a rocker.
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Old 10-30-2014, 07:24 AM
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Started playing acoustic in the summer of 1978 before moving to electric in 1980. I've always had an acoustic around, mostly cheapies. I played classic Rock and classic Metal, my influences being all the good bands between '76 and '86. I've gigged so many places I can't remember most of the names. I got out of the Rock scene around 2004, and just fiddled around at home for years. I had a few short brushes with Jazz, but it's just not my thing. Somewhere I found out about Bill Monroe and I bought a mandolin. As I began to research Bluegrass music I was taken by the energy, which was similar to the energy that Rock exudes only from a much more pure form. Since I also noted that most BG bands have an acoustic guitar player, I began to buy some acoustics I always liked, and just kept going from there.

I can't name all the bands and players, but all the BG standards and foundational stuff has been grabbing my attention for about 2 or 3 years now. Stuff like Wildflower, Whisky Before Breakfast, Dooley - stuff like that. Bill Monroe, Flatt & Scruggs, Tony Rice, and many more.
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Old 10-30-2014, 07:27 AM
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I play what I write. My feeling is that while having a list of covers is well and good, it's been done before. Every song I write makes me learn more on the guitar. This is how I've taught myself how to play.
After 300+ songs I feel that STILL grow every time I write a new one.
Been doing it this way from the start, some 25 years now.
Funny thing, I'm just this year making my first studio recording. Very excited.
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Old 10-30-2014, 07:47 AM
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I play 95% acoustic fingerstyle. Anything from classical, alt tunings, pop/rock/country, flamenco, whatever -- just all acoustic fingerstyle. I've been doing that for about 6 years. Before that I took about 12 years off playing the guitar, and before that I played rock guitar for about 12 years.
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Old 10-30-2014, 07:50 AM
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Started in 1964, so call it 50 yrs now.

I play all covers of 50's/60's and some 70's music. Most people would know every song I play.

These days all my playing is solo acoustic.
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Old 10-30-2014, 07:54 AM
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I've been playing off and on for 25 years,
mainly acoustic, but I do have an electric.

I try to copy some of the songs by my favorite bands,
mainly classic rock from the 60's and 70's.

I have no skills to write my own stuff, so I try to replicate
what I like that is out there already.

I play alone at home as a hobby.
I have never had a gig, nobody would
pay to see me, as I barely can finish a song.
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Old 10-30-2014, 08:00 AM
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What music do you play?

How many years have you been playing for?
I have played rock and folk (electric & acoustic) in the '60s;

mostly solo folk & pop during the '70s into the '80s;

country beginning in the mid '80s into the late '90s;

blues and original bluegrass/country flavored in the late '90s;

bluegrass and country flavored acoustic originals & covers beginning in the '00s to now.

I've been playing a little over 50 years... over 40 years of that on the same D-28.

Then:



Now with my band, Beargrass Creek:

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Old 10-30-2014, 08:06 AM
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Looks like an electric 12-String into a Fender Super Reverb, Dave. Nothing but COOL!!!

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Old 10-30-2014, 08:13 AM
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I do a solo gig and have sort of a limited voice range; so I do Gordon Lightfoot, James Taylor, Eric Clapton etc. I do some CSN and Eagles and use a harmonizer. I have some rhythm tracks loaded in my looper and improvise over those. I do requests if I can muddle through it.

I take a ukulele and do some tunes like Izzy's version of Over the Rainbow, La Bamba, I shot the Sherrif, Stuck in the middle. I sometimes carry my Tri Cone and do some blues like Come on in my Kitchen etc.

I try to learn some new tunes if I like them. I do not play every week so I have to work to remember the 80 or so songs that are on my set list. When I retire in a year I will try to gig more and learn more new tunes.
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What music do you play?
How many years have you been playing for?
Hi ikravchik

Playing for over 50 years.

It's AOR (All Over the Road) for my music.

I'm in a folk-fingerstyle acoustic duo where we play everything from blues, to gospel, self-written, classic oldies, instrumental, jazz etc. We do vocal, and instrumental pieces.

I'm a full time fingerstyler, and my gigging partner a hybrid picker and bassist as well, so we do sets of two guitars, or guitar and bass. He's a low baritone singer, and I'm a high tenor so our music is "All over the road…"





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