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#197887 - 03/12/13 09:23 PM [Woodshedding - Learning to Play!] Re: Nashville Guitar Style Demo Song [Re: GDaddy]
TexasHeartRush Offline
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This is super. Just awesome.

For anybody interested in the country guitar:

My personal favorite teacher hands down is young Sol Philcox.
Low-Budget home style production but great content. One of the clearest and useful DVD sets I have. Hes a great teacher. Half of my licks are from one 3 set DVD.

Second is the Brent Mason guitar star. Like so many genius players, Brent plays better than he teaches LOL, but this program is different. The format focuses it all and brings his ideas right to the table. I can pick 3 or 4 riffs from this tune inspired straight from that program.

And ANYTHING from Jason Loughlin and the True Fire videos are really excellent. That company has evolved and is doing some really great things for students and teachers.

I cannot read music and I unfortunately cannot read tab as I am dyslexic and I cannot make sense of it (these posts are hard and slow for me also even using spell check!) So I have been using the Nashville number system on EVERYTHING I pull up from BIAB. It is helping me a great deal to think properly about this style.

Hope that helps!

PS. Mike. Maybe you could start a new thread with the links and such you provided? That would keep both in clarity.

Cheers!

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#197888 - 03/12/13 10:43 PM [Woodshedding - Learning to Play!] Re: Nashville Guitar Style Demo Song [Re: TexasHeartRush]
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Very Cool Pickin!

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#197889 - 03/13/13 07:07 AM [Woodshedding - Learning to Play!] Re: Nashville Guitar Style Demo Song [Re: Tommyc]
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It's amazing what good instruction and a Positive Mental Attitude will do. Couple it with BIAB and you've got an unbeatable combination. You've obviously got good a grasp on everything. Now all you need is "stick time," as the flyboys say. That is exceptional playing on your part. Imagine where you'll be in five years.

I recognized BIAB as a serious tool later in life than you, and I'd had it for many years before I started using it with a purpose. My playing has improved more in less time than I would have dreamed possible because I was finally able to put together pieces of a whole I'd only imagined for decades. I wonder if I could do with the blues what you have done with country . . .

I am humbled by your demonstration and look forward to anything you have to offer. It won't be long before you'll be a BIAB expert and showing us how it's done!

Regards,

Richard
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#197890 - 03/13/13 08:08 AM [Woodshedding - Learning to Play!] Re: Nashville Guitar Style Demo Song [Re: Ryszard]
TexasHeartRush Offline
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Richard, thank you for the good energy!

Quote:

It's amazing what good instruction and a Positive Mental Attitude will do. Couple it with BIAB and you've got an unbeatable combination....


Totally agreed. BIAB takes out so many excuses and is worth its price in gold if you are willing to be disciplined.

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My playing has improved more in less time than I would have dreamed possible because I was finally able to put together pieces of a whole I'd only imagined for decades.


I understand. Interacting with 'accomplished' musicians when you are just learning is not easy to do. With Real Tracks BIAB gives you great musicians at your service. They are willing to play slow, they don't drink and they are always in tune.

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I wonder if I could do with the blues what you have done with country . . .


Yes. Of course. I haven't actually 'done' anything except commit to learn to 'think' a certain way. That leads to specific inevitable action that leads to certain results. Either way I know the mechanics are up to me. no way around putting in the hours, but the rest we all have massive support for. There is no question. I have seen it with actors, playwrites, authors, businessmen etc. And blues is so much more forgiving on the hands (besides the bends) than country. Lots of space in-between notes to re-phrase and feel and think. With country, you have to learn to use alot of connecting notes... chromatic-ism and keep it fluid. Plus you can be 'slow' and still be unbelievably soulful with the blues. Robben Ford has a new TrueFire series. He is a REALLY good teacher IMO. I have met him and spoken with him many many times here in Austin or at NAMM shows in Anaheim and he is very present and sincere. Even if you don't enjoy Robbens own style, he 'thinks' like a master and help you think correctly.

Cheers and a great day to you!

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#197891 - 03/14/13 08:19 AM [Woodshedding - Learning to Play!] Re: Nashville Guitar Style Demo Song [Re: TexasHeartRush]
gibson Offline
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WOW
33 seconds in and the harmonic blew me away!
EXCELLENT, you MUST have been playing for years to be that impressive.

I look forward to hearing more

Alyn
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#197892 - 03/14/13 08:30 AM [Woodshedding - Learning to Play!] Re: Nashville Guitar Style Demo Song [Re: gibson]
MikeK Offline
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AMAZING what you achieved in just 4 months. WOW!!!! Good stuff!!

Cheers,
Mike


Edited by MikeK (03/14/13 08:31 AM)
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#197893 - 03/14/13 02:51 PM [Woodshedding - Learning to Play!] Re: Nashville Guitar Style Demo Song [Re: gibson]
JoanneCooper Offline
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Rodney

What an inspiration! I have made it my mission in 2013 to learn to play the guitar properly. Been playing for years but always just to accompany myself singing. Enough excuses now. You have inspired me to put in the hours practice. Tonight I timed my practice for the first time. It felt like hours but was only 45 minutes! It just shows that you are probably right about musicians practicing LESS than they think and not more. Its easy to read a novel or watch TV or hang out on the forums for 45 minutes but to sit and put in the practice on the guitar is not something that comes naturally. Your progress has shown me that I do actually have to work at it and it won’t happen by osmosis.

All the best

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#197894 - 03/14/13 03:08 PM [Woodshedding - Learning to Play!] Re: Nashville Guitar Style Demo Song [Re: JoanneCooper]
TexasHeartRush Offline
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Hey Guys...and gals. Thanks for all the love. Its nothing really.

Joanne... you want a reality check? Use a 'timer' backwards. Meaning put say 3 hours on a timer and start the countdown and then begin practice. Each time you 'stop' to use the restroom, answer an email, get a bit etc. you have to stop the timer. Geez. It took me 7 hours to get through my first 3! Thats when I woke up to the truth. I have good days and bad days...and long forum posts...and etc. and on and on. Hope you really rock it this year. Cheers!

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#197895 - 03/14/13 03:34 PM [Woodshedding - Learning to Play!] Re: Nashville Guitar Style Demo Song [Re: TexasHeartRush]
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>>> Each time you 'stop' to use the restroom, answer an email, get a bit etc. you have to stop the time

OK, for the 10,000 hours we don't count bathroom breaks... got it

I watched a good guitar video with Paul Gilbert, and he advises practicing something that is boring/technical/repetitive while watching a TV show (Gilligan's Island was the specific recommendation). Because you are building muscle memory, and can focus your mind on other things. Just as long as you don't put the guitar down and just watch TV!
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#197896 - 03/16/13 03:55 AM [Woodshedding - Learning to Play!] Re: Nashville Guitar Style Demo Song [Re: PeterGannon]
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he advises practicing something that is boring/technical/repetitive while watching a TV show



As a child I used to drive my family wild by doing exactly that. Not every day but enough to cause friction. My mum used to knit yet when I compared her "clicking" to my "plunking" all hell broke loose!

Alyn
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#197897 - 04/24/13 08:29 AM [Woodshedding - Learning to Play!] Re: Nashville Guitar Style Demo Song [Re: TexasHeartRush]
Joe Gordon Offline
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Tex, I really enjoyed your demo.....great playing! You are proving that practice pays off. You obviously have loads of technique to spare!
For the last 20 odd years, I have been used to practising daily for an hour......but recent illness has meant upping it to, at least a couple of hours daily. Including a lot of Country flatpicking on Acoustic guitar & banjo.....still improving!
Keep up the good work. I look forward to hearing lots more from you. Regards, Joe G
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#197898 - 04/24/13 02:13 PM [Woodshedding - Learning to Play!] Re: Nashville Guitar Style Demo Song [Re: gibson]
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I particularly liked the above-the-nut, B-Bend technique in the demo. Perfectly executed!

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#197899 - 04/24/13 10:32 PM [Woodshedding - Learning to Play!] Re: Nashville Guitar Style Demo Song [Re: TexasHeartRush]
RickeG Offline
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Registered: 06/19/09
Posts: 484
From one guitarist to another, you were meant for the Tele! You have really nailed the picking/plucking style! Your playing hand was excellent, very well placed with no wasted movements. And your picking hand beautifully combines the plectrum with your middle & ring finger picking right under it.

It is a style I wish I took the time to learn. Nevertheless, I enjoy more watching others do it far better than I ever could try!

Hey, speaking of picking styles, when you get a chance check out a guy named, Doyle Dykes. He uses a banjo style roll while his playing hand would be inverting chords much the way they would be played on the piano. I talked with him about that, and he told me he got his inspiration for the chordal phrasings from his brother who happens to be a pianist.

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#205946 - 06/11/13 10:39 AM [Woodshedding - Learning to Play!] Re: Nashville Guitar Style Demo Song [Re: RickeG]
TexasHeartRush Offline
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Registered: 12/01/12
Posts: 151
Originally Posted By: RickeG
From one guitarist to another, you were meant for the Tele! You have really nailed the picking/plucking style! Your playing hand was excellent, very well placed with no wasted movements. And your picking hand beautifully combines the plectrum with your middle & ring finger picking right under it.

It is a style I wish I took the time to learn. Nevertheless, I enjoy more watching others do it far better than I ever could try! <img src="/forums/images/graemlins/smile.gif" alt="" />

Hey, speaking of picking styles, when you get a chance check out a guy named, Doyle Dykes. He uses a banjo style roll while his playing hand would be inverting chords much the way they would be played on the piano. I talked with him about that, and he told me he got his inspiration for the chordal phrasings from his brother who happens to be a pianist.


Thank you Rick! That is great to hear and kind to say! It really is not a 'hard' style, just a specific style that ANYBODY can grasp. After 15 years I still hunt and peck on the keyboard (plus I have dyslexia). My wife tells me that I would be so much more proficient if I took the time to learn to place my hands correctly and use the correct fingerings etc. I still resist. LOL. This technique is exactly the same. Still plugging away with all of my learning tools. After months of gigging/recording (which refines what we have learned so far) I am back to daily study again and expand. Its exciting.

Doyle Dykes. Exciting player! I saw him play at the NAMM show years ago at the Taylor booth. Smokin! Thanks again. Cheers.

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If you're ever experiencing an issue with your Band-in-a-Box program, make sure you have the most recent patch update for your version - this can be done at http://www.pgmusic.com/support.updates.win.htm.

Patch updates are released frequently, and are created by our development team to fix any reported bugs, tweak existing features within the program, update demos and other files as needed, and more!

To find out which version of the program you have, visit Help | About Band-in-a-Box within the program. You will see the full version number listing as:
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The number in parentheses is the build number. As you can see, my Band-in-a-Box is up to date and will continue to stay that way because I've selected "Automatically check for updates every 7 days" within the Help | Check for Updates.... option (you can set the number of days to a different number). This window will also look to see if you're version is up to date, so you don't technically have to visit http://www.pgmusic.com/support.updates.win.htm if you didn't want to!

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Summary of changes for Build 512 since 510 (Feb 15 2018):
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ABC Notation format support. You can save a track of notation in a popular ASCII text format to import into other programs, or you can paste this format into a user forum as a way of sending the track (usually the melody and chord symbols) to other users without having to attach a file.

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