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Mike Hoodenpyle

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About Mike Hoodenpyle

  • Birthday 07/07/1959

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  1. That's a beauty. Congrats, and play it in good health!
  2. Congrats, and enjoy! I like your guitar budget logic.
  3. I played one of those years ago, and another one recently. Both were stellar. Congrats and happy playing!
  4. Thank you all for your interest and comments. I'm loving this guitar. I'm working on a piece in drop D right now, and it's glorious.
  5. I’ve been looking at all koa guitars for about 15 years, but never pulled the trigger on one until now. I don’t normally buy acoustic guitars without a test drive, but I took a chance on this one, and I’m glad I did. It sounds amazing, plays like a dream, and has without a doubt the most beautiful koa top I’ve ever seen. Happy and blessed. (I can't take photos nearly as good as Sweetwater does, so these are all from their listing except for the last one.)
  6. That's too bad. I hope you get to see him sometime.
  7. Got my tickets, aisle seats on the sixth row, center section. I can hardly wait until Nov 13th. We saw him a few years ago, and he puts on a phenomenal show.
  8. I'm no Martin expert, but I've played both of those models in the past. For my taste, I'd go with the EC. That said, I wouldn't buy either without playing it first.
  9. I don't think the minor scale intervals are in the course. It's nice to know info, but it's really much easier to work off of the major scale all the time. Glad to be of help.
  10. Hi Kenneth, Relative major and minor scales have the same notes, and the relative minor of each major scale begins on the sixth degree of the major scale. As an example, the C major scale has the notes: C - D - E - F- G - A - B, then up to the octave C The sixth degree of C major is A, so the relative minor scale of C is Am, and the notes are: A - B - C - D - E - F - G, then up to the octave A If you were trying to determine a minor scale's notes and didn't know the notes of its relative major scale, you could build a minor scale using intervals. This is done the same way as building a major scale, but the intervals are different. Whereas the major scale intervals, starting with the root, are W - W - H - W - W - W - H, the minor scale intervals, starting with the root, are W - H - W - W - H - W - W. Hope that helps, Mike
  11. I've had two Ovation Elites and a Breedlove 12-string in the past, and currently have two Breedlove six strings. Never had any problems with any of them, and I think the pinless bridge is a great design. Like Randy, I protect the top behind the bridge when I change strings, but I use the cardboard string packaging.
  12. That's a fantastic project. Great playing from people all over the world, and a really nice mix and video. Well done to all involved.
  13. Congrats! Sweet looking guitar, and it's making me drool.
  14. Nothing wrong with flesh only. Experiment with your attack and you'll find you can get actually get some pretty bright tone. If you play a lot, your fingertips will toughen up a little and give you more options.

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