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    Query: Lesson RENT Rates

    Howdy, all. It's been a while since I've been here. Had some awesome gigs but still weathering the economic downturn from earlier in the decade. Hope this post finds all of you well!

    QUERY for the...
  2. MORE interviews

    40-odd "Guitar Gods" interviews already re-posted. The latest is my 2006 interview with the late fusion shredder Mikhal Caldwell:
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  3. "Guitar Gods" interview series back on-line!

    I had this series going strong from 2002 until a few years back when Tinfoil went under. But now, I've started my own on-line magazine, Skinny Devil Magazine, and am in the process of re-posting ALL...
  4. "Guitar Gods" interview series back on-line!

    I had this series going strong from 2002 until a few years back when Tinfoil went under. But now, I've started my own on-line magazine, Skinny Devil Magazine, and am in the process of re-posting ALL...
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    Color of Music... Thanx for reviving this...

    Color of Music...

    Thanx for reviving this thread! I'm not here much these days, but it was a nice surprise to see this discussion again!
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    Cool!!!

    Cool!!!
  7. Thread: Jam Trax

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    Jam Trax

    Howdy, iBM regulars!

    Been a while since I've been around. You know, my crazy schedule....

    Anyway, stopped by because I sent some students by to use some of the jam trax here, but they couldn't...
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    Congrats Grammy Winners!

    I barely follow the Grammies anymore, bu a big congrats to all the winners for 2010. I hear Jeff Beck pulled down a win for Best Rock Instrumental. Pink also killed with her mid-air performance!
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    Lots of folks here willing to help...just ask...

    Lots of folks here willing to help...just ask specific questions and you'll doubtless get a flood of answers.

    BTW: Welcome aboard!
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    Perhaps little known, but hardly new. A "kill...

    Perhaps little known, but hardly new.

    A "kill switch" is nothing more than a toggle switch. Over-simplified, there is either the "selector" type (2-way, 3-way, etc.) and there is the "momentary"...
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    Howdy, Raf. As an aside, not all professional...

    Howdy, Raf.

    As an aside, not all professional musicians agree with each other. There are more than a few full-time professionals who perform, teach, record, and the like, and we disagree all the...
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    Vai's signature guitar from Ibanez has the top...

    Vai's signature guitar from Ibanez has the top few frets scalloped. I prefer that to having the entire fretboard done, but then I am slightly heavy-handed when I play. The scallops just leave me...
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    Chris - Thanx for making these points. ...

    Chris - Thanx for making these points.

    Aristocrat - I have Piston's book, but my question is why do YOU have Piston's book? Are they still using it at university, or are you studying this on your...
  14. Bull's-eye and bull's-eye.

    Bull's-eye and bull's-eye.
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    I think Taylor has inadvertently inspired...

    I think Taylor has inadvertently inspired thousands of young girls that they can play guitar. Taylor has a guitar in her hands in interviews and a variety of appearances, and does more with a capo...
  16. Jed - OUCH!!! Fred - I gave a listen to a few...

    Jed - OUCH!!!

    Fred - I gave a listen to a few clips and think I see where you're going. As Jon said, it's always great to see people stretching out and trying new ways of relaying old information....
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    Heady conversation, but the reasoning ignores the...

    Heady conversation, but the reasoning ignores the entire history of European & American folk music (not to mention others) & modern popular music.

    Long time visitors of iBM know I am no stranger...
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    Good questions...whether the answers are pondered...

    Good questions...whether the answers are pondered or posted.

    Lucky for me, I play most of the day. I teach 5 days a week, from 6-8 hours a day. On private lesson days, I usually get 2 or 3 missed...
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    Thanx, Jon. MJ - what Metallica tunes?

    Thanx, Jon.

    MJ - what Metallica tunes?
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    Easy Fingerstyle Songs

    Grumble, grumble....I know we had a thread on this topic a few years back, but I couldn't find it.

    Anyway, we had a growing list of beginner fingerstyle songs. The list included the intro to...
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    Just wanted to share a few pics from the...

    Just wanted to share a few pics from the road...still waiting to get them all in, but here are a few:

    http://www.skinnydevil.com/davidtybee.jpg
    Tybee Island GA
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  22. One way to find out, man. Go write a piece or...

    One way to find out, man. Go write a piece or two, then record them in the "proper" key, and record them again at either a different speed or different key (that do not synchronize). Then see what...
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    This guy tried to patent a design: ...

    This guy tried to patent a design:

    http://www.freepatentsonline.com/5208410.html

    I guess someone beat him to the punch. There is a guitar maker on the market (Martin licensed some of their...
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    Cultural Icon Times 2 (Farrah & Michael)

    I'm old enough to remember....

    I remember the day Elvis died. I was playing at a friend's house. Paul R. Living in DC at the time. We were in the basement and his mom came down stairs in tears....
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    No, university is not just for people who wish to...

    No, university is not just for people who wish to compose classical music.

    Follow whatever path feels right. But remember that being totally immersed in the world of music (from the educational...
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