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by Sam
Tue Oct 02, 2018 7:32 pm
Forum: The Gentlemen's Parlor
Topic: Wild hair, taking up guitar lessons at age 58
Replies: 25
Views: 1155

Re: Wild hair, taking up guitar lessons at age 58

jww wrote:
Thu Sep 27, 2018 12:16 pm
Getting ready for the Apollo, Sam??? 8)
lol, I wish.
by Sam
Tue Oct 02, 2018 7:31 pm
Forum: The Gentlemen's Parlor
Topic: Wild hair, taking up guitar lessons at age 58
Replies: 25
Views: 1155

Re: Wild hair, taking up guitar lessons at age 58

brothers wrote:
Tue Oct 02, 2018 7:05 pm
Sam, speaking of acoustics, are you familiar with Amos Lee? He's got a few songs that reminded me of your objective, singing a cool song while accompanying yourself on the acoustic.
no sir
by Sam
Wed Sep 26, 2018 2:58 pm
Forum: The Gentlemen's Parlor
Topic: Wild hair, taking up guitar lessons at age 58
Replies: 25
Views: 1155

Re: Wild hair, taking up guitar lessons at age 58

Kyle76 wrote:
Wed Sep 26, 2018 2:47 pm
Get a capo, if you don’t already have one. If you’re going to sing, you’re going to want to change the key from time to time. I like Kaysers.
friend gave me one. I am using it on the 3rd fret now in learning to play free falling
by Sam
Wed Sep 26, 2018 8:38 am
Forum: The Gentlemen's Parlor
Topic: Wild hair, taking up guitar lessons at age 58
Replies: 25
Views: 1155

Re: Wild hair, taking up guitar lessons at age 58

Today is a great day - Guitar Center sent me $40 to spend as I see fit in the next week. So I am going to get some Elixir strings for my acoustic guitar, a string cutting tool and a winder, and then with the $9 or so left, I will get a backup set of strings for the electric guitar. That sound okay o...
by Sam
Sat Sep 22, 2018 7:49 pm
Forum: The Gentlemen's Parlor
Topic: Tornadoes in Canada's National Capital Region
Replies: 8
Views: 323

Re: Tornadoes in Canada's National Capital Region

We are glad to know all is well with you. However it is but for the grace of God in natural disasters
by Sam
Fri Sep 21, 2018 8:24 am
Forum: The Gentlemen's Parlor
Topic: Wild hair, taking up guitar lessons at age 58
Replies: 25
Views: 1155

Re: Wild hair, taking up guitar lessons at age 58

Today, I am transitioning. Been watching guitarjamz and also Justinguitar and now there is MarkTheguitarguy on Yahoo. I am seeing that there are various ways to hold the pick, strum, even make chords. So, I have learned 8 chords and can go between A and D pretty smoothly. Deadening of some strings h...
by Sam
Wed Sep 12, 2018 4:31 pm
Forum: The Gentlemen's Parlor
Topic: Wild hair, taking up guitar lessons at age 58
Replies: 25
Views: 1155

Re: Wild hair, taking up guitar lessons at age 58

Well, ended up at a local Guitar Center. Tried out a Seagull S6 Dreadnaught acoustic. They had one that was used at $279.00. Really liked that sound the best, but maybe it was because I read up that it is all wood and made in Canada. Tried an Ibanez Then went to local guitar shop and tried a used Wa...
by Sam
Tue Sep 11, 2018 8:15 am
Forum: The Gentlemen's Parlor
Topic: Wild hair, taking up guitar lessons at age 58
Replies: 25
Views: 1155

Re: Wild hair, taking up guitar lessons at age 58

Been liking the Justin series. Think I am going to stick with that, so many lessons I will, probably in 2 or 3 weeks, try to get a one-on-one guitar lesson. Someone I can see once a week or every other week to keep me accountable, correct bad habits Today, taking this lesson: Stage 1: One Minute Cha...
by Sam
Mon Sep 10, 2018 3:37 pm
Forum: The Gentlemen's Parlor
Topic: Wild hair, taking up guitar lessons at age 58
Replies: 25
Views: 1155

Re: Wild hair, taking up guitar lessons at age 58

Yes I've seen Justin mention different fingerings and so did Nate, especially with the G chord. I've also seen Marty change it up from time to time period that's where practice will make perfect. Also had a guy tell me today to take off the strap and worry about holding the guitar better and so by n...
by Sam
Mon Sep 10, 2018 7:44 am
Forum: The Gentlemen's Parlor
Topic: Wild hair, taking up guitar lessons at age 58
Replies: 25
Views: 1155

Re: Wild hair, taking up guitar lessons at age 58

Jim: Yes, I think the fingering will come as will my fingers hitting the right string and pressing hard enough to not make a buzz. Sometimes, I use my pinkie and it wants to lock up, but heck, it was never really used to this kind of work, lol. Lessons: I have watched a guy names Marty Scwartz and a...
by Sam
Thu Sep 06, 2018 4:36 pm
Forum: The Gentlemen's Parlor
Topic: Wild hair, taking up guitar lessons at age 58
Replies: 25
Views: 1155

Re: Wild hair, taking up guitar lessons at age 58

Downloaded guitar tuba app. And got a tuner to plug inline. Cousin said get a snark tuner. So learned eight cords. The progression is hard but hey, getting it is fun. Still deaden keys. Learning two chord songs like Horse With No Name. It is fun. Can't sing and play at the same time
by Sam
Wed Sep 05, 2018 1:10 pm
Forum: The Gentlemen's Parlor
Topic: Wild hair, taking up guitar lessons at age 58
Replies: 25
Views: 1155

Wild hair, taking up guitar lessons at age 58

Ok, between now and dead, as Dr. Laura Schlesinger says, what do I want to accomplish? Well, went to Costa Rica and ziplined. White water rafted various rivers. Will go skydiving. Will get up to Canada and stalk elk or some big game, not to shoot, but to just see nature. Saw Grand Canyon and Vegas a...
by Sam
Tue Sep 04, 2018 11:59 am
Forum: The Gentlemen's Parlor
Topic: Duffle Bags
Replies: 38
Views: 3768

Re: Duffle Bags

Wondering about these for a day bag, every day carry, not for work necessarily, but when exploring NYC, or stuff like that https://www.llbean.com/llb/shop/81524?page=field-canvas-messenger-bag&bc=50-516672-845&feat=845-GN3&csp=f https://www.llbean.com/llb/shop/86903?feat=pprv&csp=a found nutsac http...
by Sam
Tue Sep 04, 2018 11:35 am
Forum: The Gentlemen's Parlor
Topic: Day travel bag
Replies: 6
Views: 394

Day travel bag

I am thinking a full briefcase for me is too much, but I too would like a general carry-all bag for when I run errands or will be out and about a city walking all day, such as NYC. I have backbacks and they are great for airports but I don't know that I want a backpack all day. Then again, a full ca...
by Sam
Sun Aug 26, 2018 6:12 pm
Forum: The Gentlemen's Parlor
Topic: New hat and trip to Buckaroo Hatters
Replies: 10
Views: 486

Re: New hat and trip to Buckaroo Hatters

Got a Tilley for the beach, airflow model. Got two flat caps, one a Goorin Bros.
by Sam
Sun Aug 26, 2018 6:10 pm
Forum: The Gentlemen's Parlor
Topic: New hat and trip to Buckaroo Hatters
Replies: 10
Views: 486

Re: New hat and trip to Buckaroo Hatters

Bryan, 100% beaver felt
by Sam
Sat Aug 25, 2018 2:04 pm
Forum: The Gentlemen's Parlor
Topic: New hat and trip to Buckaroo Hatters
Replies: 10
Views: 486

New hat and trip to Buckaroo Hatters

I had been watching the series, Yellowstone, and really liked the hat on Rip, Kevin Costner's top ranchhand and yes, I liked the ones on Costner. So I took a 75 minute drive from my home up to Buckaroo Hatters in Covington, Tennessee, just north of Memphis. Mike Moore owns the place and has a top gu...
by Sam
Mon Jul 23, 2018 7:32 pm
Forum: The Gentlemen's Parlor
Topic: Michelada
Replies: 11
Views: 662

Re: Michelada

had one if these and then there is the chelada.
by Sam
Wed Jul 18, 2018 11:28 am
Forum: The Gentlemen's Parlor
Topic: Belts
Replies: 0
Views: 443

Belts

I am noticing that on some of my belts, there is a bit of tarnishing on the nickle buckle. I suppose a polishing cloth taken to it should shine it up? The one I notice it on is a Martin Dingman dress belt, black. I do have silver polishalso for like tablewear, if that is a possibility. Also, on some...