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MarkJ last won the day on October 17 2020

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  • Birthday 07/17/1979

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  1. Looks beautiful! Those are definitely classics for a reason!
  2. I really like Josh's truefire materials, he's good at teaching and is obviously a really amazing player.
  3. I know some of our friends here are fans of blue chip picks. In experimenting with thumbpicks I just started off with the plastic Dunlop ones and they work pretty well, but it can be hard to find one that fits you exactly right. I would recommend ordering a couple of different sizes if you have to buy them online so you can figure out which size is right for you.
  4. Still looking forward to this! Can't wait, it will be the first fun thing I've been able to do in a while ;)
  5. That looks amazing, @Fretless ! Can't wait to see and hear about it when you've finished!
  6. So how are things going for everyone now that this post is 2 months old? Have you made a lot of progress in the past 2 months? For me, I've been focusing on rhythm a lot recently and I feel like I've made some good progress there. Spending a lot of time just with a practice amp and a metronome. Simple is good
  7. Great article, Randy! Thanks for sharing it!
  8. Thanks, Neil! Joe Pass' Virtuoso and Intercontinental are two of my favorite albums. I've listened to Wes Montgomery's "The incredible jazz guitar..." some too. I'm listening to a lot of the classics now, Miles, Dave Brubeck Quartet, Bill Evans, etc.
  9. For me, I've got some anxiety issues especially around health topics, so this has been a rough season. I've been listening to a lot of straight ahead jazz lately, it seems to fit the moment and it can be really calming and chill, so I've been studying that on the guitar as well. There are a lot of great resources online about jazz guitar, but mainly I'm poking around with my Real Book and the app iReal Pro, which Mel Deal told us about at the Guitar Gathering - it's a GREAT app if you're interested in jazz. We'll all get through this, and for me it'll be by my faith and a big as
  10. Are you getting a lot of playing in? What are you working on? Have you chosen this time to get into something new? How are you spending this time? These are strange days, I know they have been personally quite stressful and anxious for me - it's been difficult for me to want to go pick up the guitar at times. But it is a great mindfulness activity, and it does allow us a way to escape for a time and continue to learn and grow. Just wanted to say hello and that I hope all of the friends here are finding time in our lives for guitar.
  11. I think there will always be a place for communication like we have here - when you need a longer form of discussion, a tweet or a facebook post just won't cut it.
  12. What sort of guitar are you planning to bring? An electric would travel by air a lot better than an acoustic, I would think. Even so, almost everyone attending the Gathering will have an acoustic. I have seen a few people there with something like this: https://www.amazon.com/Gator-Acoustic-Dreadnought-Approved-GTSA-GTRDREAD/dp/B01BGX82G8?ref_=ast_sto_dp&th=1 Of course if you want more protection there are Hiscox cases and even better available - depends on how much you want to spend. That being said, if I were flying with an acoustic I would definitely gate-check it. Then i

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