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  1. Wayfaring Stranger is a song that I wanted to learn for a long time. The fundaments for this arrangement come from David Hamburger's Fingerstyle 5 lessons. I searched on Spotify and listened to many different versions to get additional inspiration for my own arrangement. I liked the cover by Johnny Cash on his album "Johnny Cash - American III: Solitary Man" the best and adopted some of the violin intro and solo. Wim.
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  2. Really nice arrangement, Wim. Really nice. Thanks for sharing it.
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  3. I plan to retire in the next year or two, so this was probably my last shot at getting a high-end guitar. I was fortunate enough to own a Goodall Koa Concert Jumbo years ago, and it was stellar. I thought I had to have a cutaway, so I sold it. Huge mistake. This one is an East Indian Rosewood Concert Jumbo with master grade bearclaw German spruce top, ebony fretboard with ebony binding, ebony bridge and pins, curly koa body and headstock binding and backstrip, abalone rosette, mother of pearl fretboard inlays, Gotoh 510 tuners with ebony buttons, Ameritage case with humidity control. Pics are from the thumb drive that came with the guitar. I'm truly blessed.
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  4. And remember the Number One rule in guitar playing - Don't be a quitter:
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  5. We’ll be looking forward to your posts. OBTW, if you need a guitar ‘walker/exerciser’ during vacations we can work something out! 😎
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  6. Thank you so much for the response! This site definitely is a lot more appealing.
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  7. I've always loved that tune. Very nicely done.
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  8. Thanks, Ron, Dave and Henk. @Oldjock Henk, I have also seen the film "1917" and liked the pure vocal version of the song too. I got to know this song from another movie "The Broken Circle Breakdown" about a Bluegrass band. The clip is on Youtube (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-LprqBP0JTw). It contains some great dobro slide playing. Wim.
    2 points
  9. That was very good rendition of an old classic folk song Wim, great tempo throughout. The timing of your post is uncanny. Last week we watched a movie on Netflix, titled "1917". At one point in the movie, the troops were resting in the woods before a battle. At this time one of the soldiers sang, "Wayfaring Stranger", it was haunting to listen to given their situation. I turned to my wife and said, I have to learn how to play this song. Hopefully I can learn to play it as well as you have demonstrated. Henk
    2 points
  10. Wonderful Wim - That was really well done!
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  11. On more than one occasion on this forum we have discussed Joe Bonamassa's guitar collection. That discussion often includes his vintage Gibson Les Pauls and very often the value of those. One of those LP's is named Johnny B. The current Premier Guitar magazine discusses Johnny B and Rumble Seat Music where Joe B acquired it. "Joe wielded this truly exceptional-sounding guitar in many shows across the U.S. You may have seen it onstage". Yes, I have! I saw it onstage several times on Joe's Keeping the Blues Alive at Sea cruise. In fact, the most recent cruise I was on had Joe in a session with several of his vintage Les Pauls along with Norm of Norm's Rare Guitars discussing the vintage guitar market. Because of this I mistakenly assumed Joe got his one or more of his Les Pauls at Norms. If I understand this article Joe B has Johnny B for sale at Rumble Seat Music listing it for $278,000. The article does not touch on why Joe is selling one of his famous Les Pauls nor why this particular one. On the cruise he brought at least 3 onto the stage. Maybe 4. And why this price tag? At the time Norm valued them more in the $425,000 range. Has the vintage market softened? @Eracer_Team-DougH what say ye? @Dan Brown? btw, if you are ever in Nashville, be sure and hit Rumble Seat Music. Of course, one has to hit Gruhn's and Carter's. But Rumble Seat is unique. And, if you recall, I purchased my Tele there. Tiny compared to the other two. But some very unique vintage stuff. When I was there last fall he had a beat up Strat and a beat up Tele on the wall. Previously owned and played by Ronnie Wood and Keith Richards, respectively. Definitely worth the stop. @Dave White agreed?
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  12. Congrats Mike- Beauty! I used that excuse of retiring and needing to buy another guitar while I could afford it! I ended up retiring three times 😀 True story! Mike
    2 points
  13. Man what a nice looking guitar! Congrats on finding that beauty. Greg
    2 points
  14. Congratulations, Mike! What a beauty. You now have even yet another reason to looking forward to retirement: more time to spend with that gorgeous instrument. We are all looking forward to hearing that recording.
    2 points
  15. Hey all, I've been trying to find the original learn and master community, but when I tried to go there, the website was unavailable. Is this the new community for learn and master guitar?
    2 points
  16. The pressure is on @DianeB!!! We, some of us, live vicariously through you!
    2 points
  17. Thank You Diane for providing accurate and timely information once again. I have attended 3 of the previous Guitar Gatherings and believe it has been the BEST music educational experience and value available for the Guitar. And it is FUN !! Keep up the good work, Gene C
    2 points
  18. Hi all, I am currently in S6. and I have a little issue. When playing the Dm7 chord Steve shows us to use fingers 1&2. I am having some trouble with this fingering. How ever when using 1&3 I am pretty much spot on. Is this an ok alternative or could it cause me some problem with other chords down the road on this journey. So far it has been relatively quick and clean.
    1 point
  19. We’re less than 4 weeks out from our big whoop, so I will share some past advice for the benefit of the first timers. If this will be your first Guitar Gathering, I also recommend reading the threads from 2021 and prior years. The Conference: In every room, we’ll be surrounded by rows of chairs. An acoustic is probably more versatile for the workshops and jams. If you want to play your electric in the student showcase, there will be cables, amps, microphones, and a professional audio system. The main room will be locked and secure when we’re not there, so you can leave your gear. Make sure your guitar cases are well labeled; there will be a hundred black cases lying around -- in a black room. Other than the obvious (picks, tuner) I recommend bringing: pencils and a small notepad, business cards, a folding guitar stand, and cash for lunch, Greg Voros' setups, and other incidentals. I also pack sticky notes, staff paper (theory geek), my chord block stamper, foot rest and a small seat cushion. Trevecca has music stands. If you have a specific brand of strings you want Greg to use, bring them with you, otherwise he will use D'Addarios and you might not have a choice of gauge. Steve will have items from his GG store on display for sale. I've attached the 2021 program below (with the blank note-taking pages removed). Trevecca: At this writing, Trevecca will not have food service on campus. Steve says their contract does not permit outside caterers or food trucks. Accordingly, Steve is allowing a 90 minute lunch break. Last year many of us just made the short walk to the Subway at the entrance to Trevecca. There will be on-campus housing this year. The conference is held in the Jackson music building at the back of the campus. It has ample, secure visitor parking. Get your bearings with the campus virtual tour. A few scenes of the Jackson building are near the end of the video. Housing: Update: Trevecca is providing on campus dormitory housing at $65 person per night; make your reservation here. Steve has secured a conference rate of $119/night at the Holiday Inn Express Brentwood about 15 minutes away. Express-style breakfast is included. Use the conference code of GGC when you book online, or call the hotel directly at (615) 221-5001 (ask for Autumn Forbes). I recommend making reservations ASAP, because we are now entering peak travel season and hotel occupancy will be high. There are also a number of other hotel options nearby. Be aware that Nashville can be hot and humid in mid-June, and the Jackson building can be quite cool. In Town: No Summer NAMM for us this year, unless you want to swing by Anaheim. Sorry, gear hounds. So Steve will probably devote Saturday morning to the Student Showcase, a tour, or perhaps something else. That afternoon there will be a songwriters’ show at 3rd and Lindsley. Tickets are also available for Saturday night at the Grand Ole Opry, which will likely be at full capacity. Here's the Nashville Visitor's Guide. Steve has e-mailed registrants with a survey asking: Do you want to reserve a setup with Greg? Can you help with logistics (ride sharing, for example)? Do you want to play in the student showcase? He's also posted a GG 2022 Facebook Group for registrants. So, this is what I have as of May 20, and things can change. Stay tuned. (And in tune!) GG2021 Program Final No Notes.pdf
    1 point
  20. until
    Live Lesson with Steve Krenz from Nashville, TN, 7:00 pm CT. Soloing with Small Ideas.
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  21. until
    Live Lesson with Steve Krenz from Nashville, TN, 7:00 pm CT. Topic to be Announced.
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  22. Very popular here in SE Kentucky for quite a while. Good song
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  23. Hi Helen, The numbers are most likely telling you which finger to use to fret the notes: 1 = Index finger 2= Middle finger 3 = Ring finger 4 = Little finger Enjoy your guitar journey!
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  24. That's a handsome guitar.
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  25. Joe is selling a number of his historical (and gigging) guitars. I've been told that he is buying a new place in New York city and is using them to fund it
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  26. @matonanjin - Yes I would agree. Rumble Seat is a small shop that I would describe as half guitar shop and half guitar museum. I'm not aware if they rotate the guitars they have on display, but they had some incredible instruments hanging on the wall when I was there last summer. And they are conveniently located (between Carter's and Gruhn's).
    1 point
  27. Thank you all very much. Doug, I'm working on Tommy Emmanuel's "Saltwater" at the moment, so I plan for that to be my first recording with this beauty.
    1 point
  28. That's a beauty Mike. If this guitar sounds as good as it looks, you will find many hours of pleasure.
    1 point
  29. ENOCH11223344, Welcome to the guitar gathering. Be sure to watch the Live Lesson Tuesday, 10MAY2022. They are free and always packed with take-away nuggets of Guitar learning. Gene C
    1 point
  30. Yes - You have found the new site - the old site is no longer supported. Welcome!
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  31. I won't be there this year but hoping for next year. Diane, I remember a similar post you made in 2018 was invaluably helpful as I was packing. Thanks for all the thorough, thoughtful information you provide.
    1 point
  32. Looking forward to it Diane.
    1 point
  33. Hang in there, @Nairon. Just when I think I have my Barre chords down, I'll encounter an arrangement that requires me to rethink and practice more! By the way, there is a nice simple arrangement of Moon River in the book "100 Most Beautiful Songs Ever for Fingerpicking Guitar" that is available on Steve's store site. No Barre Chords required!
    1 point
  34. What happens to an artist after the spotlight shifts away from them toward others? The Guardian asked 50 musicians, including two of my enduring favorites, Suzanne Vega and Natalie Merchant.
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    This is the PDF for Travis Picking Bootcamp Workout Pages 1-10 and a Basic and Intermediate Versions of "Freight Train" Freight Train (Basic Solo).pdf Freight Train (Intermediate Solo).pdf Travis Picking Bootcamp pgs1-10.pdf
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  36. Sadly my one and only time at the Gathering was 2016. Doesn't appear that I'll be going any time soon, probably not again
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