For learning how to play as a solo acoustic performer, which would it be? Harvest btw is great but he has a band for most of the songs...I am trying to find some of his material where it is just Neil…Continue
Started this discussion. Last reply by bobbo Jan 22.
In looking at Doc Watson videos (there are tons available) I notice he extends the middle, ring and pinky fingers on his right (picking) hand. I was always taught to keep those fingers curled in, but…Continue
Started Dec 29, 2012
When I think of rockabilly I always think first of Scotty Moore, Elvis' guitar player. But are there any guys who did that sort of thing with an acoustic? I mean I assume it is possible...Continue
Started Nov 28, 2012
1) RECORD yourself!!! You will be shocked at the mistakes and timing errors you are making. Stuff that you swear you are nailing.2) With regard to timing errors, practice with a metronome. Now I…Continue
Started this discussion. Last reply by Jim Moulton May 24, 2012.
I find it interesting that Townes' guitar playing is so rarely commented upon. I suppose it is because he was so often surrounded by a band of stellar musicians, or else because his songwriting was so absolutely stellar that you tend not to pay attention to his musicianship skills. Whatever, his solo acoustic album "Live at the Old Quarter", recorded in Houston in 1974, is a MUST for all acoustic players.
Townes spent a lot of time listening to Lightnin' Hopkins, and while I…Continue
Posted on January 6, 2012 at 5:53am — 2 Comments