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Old 03-30-2006, 11:24 AM
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Default I wanna be a rock'n roll star

Got my LKSM last week and it's opening up new music possibilities for me. I've decided I want to go back to the 50's and 60's and play rock and roll Here's
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All comments pro and con welcome.
Thanks for listening.
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Old 03-31-2006, 10:49 AM
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well, this is odd - lot's of views, couple dozen plays and no comments? I need feedback. PM if you want.
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Old 03-31-2006, 12:25 PM
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Hi Art, I also play a 12-string, an old 855 Taylor with mustache bridge. Hey, I am not much of a solo guitar player at all, but I can tell you that it is quite a challenge to pick the 12-string. Personally, I like to use a more flexible type thumb pick for 12-string as well as fingerpicks or nails because it makes it easier to define each note of string that is played. It sounds like you are not using any fingerpicks, am I correct? Also, I noticed on your other instrumentals at your site, when you back off on the guitar and then come back on with more force, it was either too loud and boomy or too soft. Fingerstyle on a 12er without picks can sound muted form time to time because you are hitting two strings instead of one.

The one you posted here to listen to, I hope you don't mind me saying, was a bit repetitive, so I lost interest fast. It is boomy in parts as well.

I admire anyone who can pick a twelve string, and you are pretty good at it, thanks for sharing!
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Old 04-01-2006, 06:56 PM
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I thought it was super.
While I don't currently own a 12, I have had a couple, and appreciate the skill required in playing fingerstyle.
Nice stuff, man!
Keep it up. I was sorry when the end came there wasn't more.
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Old 04-02-2006, 08:20 PM
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So, you wanna be a rock 'n' roll star.
Well listen now to what I say.
Just get an electric guitar.
Then take some time and learn how to play.

Then when your hair's combed right
And your pants fit tight
It'll be all right.

Then it's time to go downtown
Where the agent man won't let you down.
Sell your soul to the company
Who are waiting there to sell plastic ware.

And in a week or two
If you make the charts
The girls'll tear you apart.

The price you paid for your riches and fame
Was it all a strange game? You're a little insane.
The money, the fame, and the public acclaim.
Don't forget what you are. You're a rock 'n' roll star.


Sorry, I couldn't resist.
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