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Mike Hoodenpyle

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About Mike Hoodenpyle

  • Birthday 07/07/1959

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  1. I'm not into the GOAT thing, either, especially from the clowns who came up with this list, lol. I mean, Chet Atkins at #23? Seriously? And my all-time favorite isn't even on the list.
  2. Thanks, Greg! Thanks, Wim! I started "True" yesterday, a Martin Taylor song taught by Tim van Roy. He said early in the first lesson video that it's quite a bit easier than most of the songs he teaches, but I'm finding it even harder than Saltwater, lol. We'll see how it goes.
  3. Here's my rendition of Tommy Emmanuel's "Saltwater" instrumental. It's a combination of his original release, a more current version as taught by Tim van Roy, and a few of my own ideas. I'm not overjoyed with this recording, but it is what it is. I lost track of all the starts and stops trying to get this done. In fact, this is the only recording I made it to the end. Time to move on to something a little easier. Thanks for listening. P.S. I mentioned Tim van Roy. If you're looking for song tutorials, he's really good, but most of the songs he teaches are pretty tough. You can find him on YouTube, and he has a Patreon page where you can subscribe, download sheet music and sometimes mp3s.
  4. When you start playing the F barre chord, you'll need to use your second finger there, so you might as well get used to it now. That said, it's a good idea to learn alternate fingerings for chords, as some forms make chord changes easier, depending on what chord you're going from/to.
  5. 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!
  6. I've always loved that tune. Very nicely done.
  7. 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.
  8. 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.
  9. Thank you! It's a special song, and I'm so glad you liked it.

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