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  1. Isn't She Lovely Fingerstyle Lesson

    Yes, great lesson! Well explained and easy to follow...not so easy to play but it's something to work on
  2. Rookie

    Welcome Rookie, what kind of music/songs do you like to play?
  3. Very nice playing - I'm not sure what name to call you Does this guitar piece have a name or did you compose it yourself?
  4. Collab 1 wi' Carol

    Bad luck with the old laptop, I know how it feels. Doesn't your 8 track have a USB--computer connection? I'm sure you'll work something out.
  5. Rest In Peace, Eddie

    I'm finding this hard to believe! What a shock. Eddie was a very special member here: he recorded backing tracks for 2 of my songs, he played, sang and recorded several of my songwriting efforts, and made one into a video, as in The Official Video as you see on Youtube for recording artists, and he was always helpful in replying to any questions I had about music. Once when I was trying to work out and play a couple of chords for a song, we had a 3 way hookup across 3 continents via the webchat facility we used to have here at GFB. There was me, Jomi and Eddie in front of our monitors with our guitars. Eddie was sitting in his 'office' in his factory, with his screens and recording gear set up there, and with 'his girls' coming and going behind him as they were working. He was always very generous with his time and his knowledge. I also don't think he was old enough to be 'of an age' when you expect that he might day. As I say...I'm having trouble getting my head around this news. Yes, he will be sorely missed here at GFB. I hope his family are receiving support as they deal with this difficult time. Let's hope he does indeed rest in peace.
  6. Collab 1 wi' Carol

    It's looking good to me, Paul. I've spent most of the day searching GFB for the Cliff Hanger Collab thread, and failed. Which is a pity because it went on for weeks, and I think about 7 or 8 members contributed. I wrote the lyrics [humourous], X$stringDrive did the vocals, separate members did blues harp, bass, rhythm, drums, and I think 3 or 4 members added solos. The song was mixed by a member, probably kidhaiti. I've tried to search for kidhaiti's content (to find the thread but search result is 'nothing found'. There used to be a data base of Members you could search but couldn't find it anywhere. I have the final mix saved on my computer and it's titled Cliff Hanger Blues Final Mix - kidhaiti dated 27th July 2009. So I posted it as a demo of what a collab of several members can be: kidhaiti - cliff hanger's blues final mix.mp3
  7. IM LEFT-HANDED and new

    Hi Angus, are you planning to get a left handed guitar and play as a lefty??
  8. Collab 1 wi' Carol

    I dunno, I go away for the weekend, and find you've been beavering away over there all weekend! Excellent start. You know, as usual, that I don't mind the tweaks etc - the lyrics are always a starting point [hopefully] that can be bent, twisted...whatever to fit any musical ideas anyone can come up with. Have you got a drum kit now? Which I doubt but how, and using what, did you make such a complicated drum track? And... you are just going to have to explain how you tune down 32 cents if you don't want to lose your 'audience'. Is that a semitone? Or something else? I know I could just pick up a guitar and work it out, but...but...it's easier to ask! Great idea for others to join in...were you a member here whan we did the My Name is Cliff Hanger collab, or was that before your time? We had about 8 different members playing different instruments, tracks and solos etc
  9. How'do Folks

    I've just noticed that I didn't tell you about some lyrics I've written based on your song suggestion above. I posted it in Collabs: Collab Ideas. Plus another one I wrote on the weekend from an idea I had after reading a story in the newspaper, with a reference to an incident in your own past included.... I posted the 2 new song ideas in the Collabs Forum - they're probably better than these ones, at least they're original/ different. Probably should have given them a title so we know what we're talking about...[would make a change for me, at least] so maybe I/we can add titles depending on/if you [or anyone] can find some songs from those ideas. As usual, any switching, changing, adding, deleting is fine by me.
  10. Coillab Ideas

    Happy to say that Paul (Sheraton) is back on the GFB bus, and is willing to give more collaborations a go. I posted some rather ordinary ideas over at Sheraton's 'How Do Folks' post but he gave me an idea and I've come up with something that is at least different...plus another one that's a bit weird but definitely 'original' The 'usual' applies: everyone's encouraged to contribute, change, delete, add, switch around etc whatever works for you if you can fit some of the lines or ideas into a song. Song 1 Practicing mindlessness all day Poured coffee on my Wheaties Lost my keys, put on odd socks Bought some sweeties that were freebies Tripped over in the park Dropped my wallet down a drain Couldn’t find my way back home And then forgot my name Well here we finally go then People finally changing their minds That’s OK if you know where your mind is All my friends are being kind Yesterday, went to a gig I guess I had a great time Started singing into a bottle Then forgot the end of a line I try to look on the bright side I know that’s nothing new I’m having one of those days again Nothing going the way it should do I wish I was back where I came from But who knows where that might be Practicing mindlessness didn’t work out (for me) Found mindlessness practicing me Song 2 Paparazzi jumped my wall today Took photos of me in the garden (So I) Hid my face with a spade No Excuse-me, no beg(ging) your pardon The weather was growing hotter The faces became more familiar Do I look like some kind of pin-up boy? We don’t care, we just want to sell ya’ Found myself in a snow drift Built an ice cave to hide for a while It melted - I then caught pneumonia Overall I had a good time The dreams of poets contain beauty But sadly I don’t have that gift We’re all so small in the universe So we sing [songs] and hide in snow-drifts
  11. Coillab Ideas

    Hey Doug, thanks, glad to see you dropping my at GFB. Hint: Feel free to try to put some of these ideas/lines into a song...
  12. Josh Turner - amazing talent

    Beautiful playing - and then he sings! And so young - makes you sick, doesn't it Thanks for posting
  13. How'do Folks

    Good idea, meanwhile, I've started scribbling rubbish again. First rule of suggesting rubbish: at least give plenty of choice, You'll probably say it's not rubbish, but it's really very 'ordinary' and cliched: nothing original, no metaphor or anything of much interest, but they are lines that rhyme, and I know you can turn anything into music. If anyone wants to have a go to turn anything into music, go for it. Also if you want to change, switch around, or do anything with the lines, feel free. Even better, have a go at writing some lyrics yourself [I've set a really low bar] and Paul will probably be able to turn them into a song. Song 1 How can it be That after all these years I look at you And I still love you I don’t know how - Never dreamed [that] this would last Always thought that love died Always did/had/has done in the past At first you think it’s love You believe that when it starts But love changes, then it/love dies One or [the] other, [and] then you part I thought that Love never lasts I’d learnt that over time It’s always been the same Time after time So how can it be That after all these years I look at you And I still love you Song 2 It’s 3 in the morning And I don’t know what to do Should I go, should I stay Do you ever think of me too You always have your reasons Staying late with [all] your friends Don’t think I ever really believed you Is this how our love [affair] ends Should I go or should I stay Everyone loses, every which way This way yes, that way no Everyone loses, whichever {the] way [Now] it’s 4 in the morning Still don't know what I should do/not knowing what to do Should I go or should I stay Do you ever think of me too Song 3 I remember that day We were waiting for a train We glanced at each other Never thought I’d see you again But night after night Day after day I was haunted by your memory Would I ever see you again Then one day, there you were/you were there Right in front of my eyes You were standing right in front of me It was a wonderful surprise You said, Lets go get a coffee I said Yes and didn’t care I’d be late but that didn’t matter My wish came true, if only I dared Hmmm… repeat first verse? Bit of a cop-out, but anyway, I’m all out of ideas/lines I have an idea for your song suggestion watch this space...
  14. How'do Folks

    I'll see what I can do - bright side if poss, otherwise dark, or whatever. I've been busy today trying to sort out computer troubles so maybe come up with something in a couple of days
  15. How'do Folks

    Hey 6! That sounds like the first line of a song - you're on your way.
  16. How'do Folks

    Ok I'll see what I can come up with: I remember you're not keen on dark, so I'll try, but I think I am naturally dark, and aren't 'the best' songs a bit dark? [Stands back from computer to avoid incoming missiles]. Also, any other members who want to have a go at writing some lyrics for Paul, you should give it a go - he's very talented at turning any old rubbish into great music, so you might find you can join a Collab and help to create a song - which is great fun.
  17. How'do Folks

    Hey Paul! I saw 'How'do Folks' in my inbox & thought: could that be Sheraton? And it was! Welcome back. Glad to see you've still got the Sheraton. Are you up for a collab? I'm a bit rusty in the lyrics department but I'm sure I could come up with something. Any ideas? Sad news about Daktari - shocking really, at age 52.
  18. Hi

    Welcome Sharjam
  19. Hello

    Welcome anienham. Callouses are what shows you are a guitarist - wear them with pride!
  20. Hello, I am new here

    Welcome Above Ocean. There's plenty to learn here.
  21. Hi Slider, sliders always extra welcome, especially with Kirk!
  22. Very nice playing but the sound quality was not good. What did you record with?
  23. Which amp should I buy?

    No replies yet so I'll give it a go - I am not an expert, although many others here are. What I would consider is 1. How much power (Amps) do you want or need: a. If you practice at home, how loud can you play (without earphones) before disturbing others? b. Do you think you will ever want to perform outside your home - you might need a more powerful amp for that 2. If you want to play at home, do you need to have an earphone jack on the amp? 3. How important is having a broad selection of different voices, apart from distortion and clean? 4. How big and/or heavy/portable should your ideal amp be? Sorry I can't be of more help, but other members will come along soon, who are more expert than me!
  24. Hello all

    Yes learning guitar has its challenges but it does get easier, and we've all been through it. BTW you will soon find a whole new set of things that suck! Just keep going and don't overdo it in the first few days.
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