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Member Info
User Name: paulawhtkr
Total GKN Activity Points: 91
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Number of Instruments Played: 3
Member Since: 4/4/2014
Last Visit: 4/4/2014
Tabs Created: 0
Public Lessons: 0
Woodshed Postings: 0
Duels Entered: 0
Duels Won: 0

My Musical Knowledge

Instruments I Play:

Steel String Acoustic GuitarYears Playing: 42Proficiency: Advanced
BanjoYears Playing: 29Proficiency: Intermediate
Nylon String Acoustic GuitarYears Playing: 2017Proficiency: 0

My Approach to Learning and Playing:

Typically I sit down with a recording and figure out what is being played. I enjoy learning difficult pieces to improve my technique though this interferes with developing my own style. Therefore, I have begun taking lessons from a professional player and producer who is challenging me to approach the guitar and my playing from a totally different approach. This is at my request in order to learn how to take part in leads during jam sessions.
 
My Musical Education:

Learned how to read music as a kid
 
My Musical Influences:

Maury Mendelsahn (spelling? Guitarist for Jim Croce)
James Taylor
Beatles
Lindsay Buckingham
Pete Huttlinger
Bonnie Raitt

 
My Learning Resources:

Instructor
Internet- Guitar Habits website
OldWhiteMan website
 
About My Music:
I play mostly fingerstyle. I enjoy playing at open mics and since I´m not much of a singer, I learned to play songs the audience will recognize and enjoy by playing fingerstyle arrangements.

For jams however, I would like to know how to improvise and play lead when the opportunity comes to me rather than passing on the the next player.
I also play banjo and am learning Dobro.
Love playing bluegrass but don´t much enjoy listening to it due to lots of twangy vocals. A real turnoff.

Guitars:
James Goodall RC "grey goose" sitka and rosewood- by far my best guitar
Taylor Koa cutaway
Martin D-41
Chandler Lapsteel
Gold Tone Beard Signature Series Dobro
Baby Taylor (for playing during trips to India - part of my occupation)
Banjos:
Crafters of Tennessee - Purchased from Chandler Holt of "Chattam County Line"
Deering Open back (won i a drawing at the 2013 IMBA in Raleigh)

My Gear
Steel String Acoustic Guitar
Make: Other
Model: James Goodall
Year Acqired:
2012
Price Paid:
$ 3001
 
Steel String Acoustic Guitar
Make: Taylor
Model: Koa Series Jumbo Cutaway
Year Acqired:
2013
Price Paid:
$ 2500.00
 
Steel String Acoustic Guitar
Make: Martin
Model: D-41
Year Acqired:
2013
Price Paid:
$ 2200.00
 
Banjo
Make: Other
Model: Crafters of Tenness
Year Acqired:
2011
Price Paid:
$ 1600.00
 
Banjo
Make: Other
Model: Deering- GoodTimes openback
Year Acqired:
2013
Price Paid:
$ 0.00
 
Steel String Acoustic Guitar
Make: Other
Model: Gold Tone James Beard Sign. Series Dobro
Year Acqired:
2014
Price Paid:
$ 800.00
 
Electric Guitar
Make: Other
Model: Chandler RH-2 Lapsteel
Year Acqired:
2014
Price Paid:
$ 150.00
 
Steel String Acoustic Guitar
Make: Taylor
Model: Baby Taylor
Year Acqired:
2013
Price Paid:
$ 200.00
 

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