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8Muddypaws

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Fingerstyle Guitarist's Savior
« on: August 14, 2014, 08:09:22 PM »
I've been a fingerstyle guitarist for nearly 50 years and my nails were a mess.  They split, they cracked, they shattered at the worst possible moments.  I tried metal and plastic finger picks but had problems with them falling off and I never liked the sound.

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Bottom line: It works.  It works like magic!  I haven't split or shattered a nail in a long time.  I played several hours every day last week at a music festival and never had a problem.  I smear it on my right nails once a day, just a tiny dab on each nail.
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Re: Fingerstyle Guitarist's Savior
« Reply #1 on: August 15, 2014, 03:43:07 PM »
Ahhh, but do you find yourself craving oats?  Neigh, you say?
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Re: Fingerstyle Guitarist's Savior
« Reply #2 on: August 15, 2014, 09:04:56 PM »
Not usually.  But I do tend to count with one foot now.   ;)
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Re: Fingerstyle Guitarist's Savior
« Reply #3 on: August 15, 2014, 10:56:02 PM »
A quote by Ringo Starr -  George Harrison composed a number in 16 and a half time. I just had to count to 16 and a half.
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Re: Fingerstyle Guitarist's Savior
« Reply #4 on: August 16, 2014, 03:43:58 AM »
John Lennon was asked in a late 60s interview if he agreed with the current feeling that Ringo was the best drummer in the world. John replied, "Ringo isn't even the best drummer in the Beatles" (Paul was).
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Re: Fingerstyle Guitarist's Savior
« Reply #5 on: August 16, 2014, 05:31:00 AM »
Do they make left handed drums?  ;D
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Re: Fingerstyle Guitarist's Savior
« Reply #6 on: August 16, 2014, 05:52:56 AM »
Do they make left handed drums?  ;D
Yes they do. Phil Collins is a left handed drummer and he plays a left handed set. The hi hat is played with the right foot instead of the left, the bass is played with the left foot instead of the right. The toms are hi to low right to left instead of left to right. Ringo plays a right hand kit even though he is left handed. He said that limited his ability to do rolls around the toms like most other drummers do.
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Re: Fingerstyle Guitarist's Savior
« Reply #7 on: August 16, 2014, 06:45:59 AM »
Ringo can explain it better than I can;

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=98_gMcma9hY
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« Reply #8 on: August 16, 2014, 08:35:09 AM »
Interesting clip. Didn't realize Ringo was left handed. Next time I'm in the Guitar Center, I'll ask one of the kids working there if they have a left handed set; Might be fun to see the deer-in-the-headlights.
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Re: Fingerstyle Guitarist's Savior
« Reply #9 on: August 16, 2014, 09:10:59 AM »
One  of my favorite trivia questions is name the left handed Beatles. Everyone answers Paul and I tell them wrong it is Paul and Ringo. People are always shocked.
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Re: Fingerstyle Guitarist's Savior
« Reply #10 on: August 16, 2014, 09:28:32 AM »
I've known several left handed guitarists.  A couple of them play right handed guitars, upside down.  It hurts to watch sometimes. 

One of them is Glenn Houston of the band Houston Jones.  If you ever get a chance to see them do it.  (They play the Sacramento area fairly often) http://houstonjones.com.  Read Glenn's bio on the website, yikes!  This guy is good.
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Re: Fingerstyle Guitarist's Savior
« Reply #11 on: August 16, 2014, 09:31:38 AM »
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People are always shocked.

Me too  :-[

Rich Pagano (drummer for the Fab Faux, Beatles cover band) has an interesting video on drumming, with numerous references to Ringo's style:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k7mNsCEMFT8
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