Guitar Messages by Rik Eischen

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  1. Rik Eischen (960)
    Instructional Forum · 8 Hits · 5/21/2008 9:12 AM
    Thanks, Ken. I'm glad you have that opportunity. I wish we had the same out here. I can try googling to see if there's any bluegrass jam in my neck of the woods, but I suspect its not likely. In Minnesota there was a great place called the...(more)
  2. Rik Eischen (960)
    Instructional Forum · 9 Hits · 5/19/2008 1:31 PM
    I'm afraid the distance wouldn't work for me. Otherwise, I googled, and while I didn't see a "Bluegrass Guitar" course per se, they did have some great stuff listed in their curiculum. Wish it weren't so far a way, or that my schedule & fi...(more)
  3. Rik Eischen (960)
    Instructional Forum · 9 Hits · 5/19/2008 1:15 PM
    Thanks, Bill. I'll have to check it out. -Rik.
  4. Rik Eischen (960)
    Open Forum · 39 Hits · 5/16/2008 7:15 PM
    Alfred, I thoroughly enjoyed your lesson "Banks of the Ohio." Of course, I'm still working on it. I loved your method of developing the piece further with each additional page. I wish you would do the same with the piece "Wildwood ...(more)
  5. Rik Eischen (960)
    Instructional Forum · 10 Hits · 5/16/2008 5:36 PM
    Thanks, Chris! I googled Bert Casey's name, and found a link to this cool website: If anyone else is interested in tryin' a little bluegrass, there are some neat things at that site. Som...(more)
  6. Rik Eischen (960)
    Miscellaneous Forum · 59 Hits · 5/15/2008 5:40 PM
    I guess The Sweet did some bubllegum songs back in their early years (eg. Funny-funny; Little Willy, etc.). Later, by the name of Sweet they came up with hits including Ballroom Blitz, Fox on the Run, Action, Love is Like Oxygen... It's amaz...(more)
  7. Rik Eischen (960)
    Instructional Forum · 48 Hits · 5/15/2008 5:24 PM
    Does anyone out there have any suggestions on how to play bluegrass guitar? Any hints you'd like to teach online? I found an interesting online radio station out of Washington D.C.--I think the link is I'm not sur...(more)
  8. Rik Eischen (960)
    Miscellaneous Forum · 62 Hits · 5/15/2008 5:09 PM
    How many drummers does it take to come up with a guitar joke? (beats me).
  9. Rik Eischen (960)
    Miscellaneous Forum · 14 Hits · 5/15/2008 5:06 PM
    What's with all these cruel jokes directed toward people challenged with excess dietary fat? Rather than blaming them for their metabolism, why not tell drummer jokes instead?!!
  10. Rik Eischen (960)
    Miscellaneous Forum · 25 Hits · 4/17/2008 6:50 PM
    " see if things seem legit and you have similar goals. Ask about previous bands or references in the music industry." I agree with Allan. It's not just skill at the particular instrument. Definately make sure your goals and the potentia...(more)
  11. Rik Eischen (960)
    Artists Forum · 32 Hits · 2/27/2008 1:29 PM
    Have you heard? Singer / Songwriter / Solo Artist Larry Norman passed away at the age of 60. Details at his website (why not Google it?) and history available at Wikpedia. "READY TO FLY HOME" Larry Norman (1947-2008) was a pioneer in the fie...(more)
  12. Rik Eischen (960)
    Miscellaneous Forum · 47 Hits · 12/21/2007 6:59 PM
    My wish is that everyone at WN has a Blessed Christmas! As for me, I'm thankful for the equipment that I have, and when I'm ready for something better, I'll pursue it then. The best way I can improve my sound now is to simply Practice. Should...(more)
  13. Rik Eischen (960)
    WholeNote Forum · 44 Hits · 12/14/2007 12:54 PM
    If a WN lesson fits two genres, is there a way two have it catagorized in both? If so, how would one do this? Thanks!
  14. Rik Eischen (960)
    WholeNote Forum · 41 Hits · 11/29/2007 6:13 PM
    Why is it that in the Open Forum, some WNers are listed with their name followed by the number of points they've acquired, and other WNers are listed as "Non-Member"? It doesn't make a lot of sense.
  15. Rik Eischen (960)
    WholeNote Forum · 30 Hits · 11/29/2007 6:06 PM
    I agree with you, Duncan. If everything were just from the United States it would be rather boring. I'm thankful that WN is an international site, and I think predjudices will always be around, but I'm glad to see variety in culture here at Wh...(more)
  16. Rik Eischen (960)
    Theory Forum · 14 Hits · 11/20/2007 7:03 PM
    I don't have anything to add at the moment, but I love this hArMoNY HoMeWoRk! Wish I had my guitar with me. I hope to see more of these! Thanks, Robert! -Rik
  17. Rik Eischen (960)
    Equipment Forum · 26 Hits · 11/20/2007 6:50 PM
    I've not looked at the above referenced site, but to all those at WN who observe Thanksgiving Day, have a safe and blessed holiday! Last week someone suggested to me to list five things I'm thankful for every day. I think I'll do that today: ...(more)
  18. Rik Eischen (960)
    Miscellaneous Forum · 28 Hits · 11/13/2007 1:22 PM
    What ever happened to Graveyard's guitar, after years have passed? What kind did he play?
  19. Rik Eischen (960)
    Instructional Forum · 66 Hits · 11/8/2007 6:56 PM
    Some folks are new here, some have been around a while, and some have stayed too long (that's debatable). Any way, one of the reasons people come to WholeNote is because it has great resources for guitarists, whether new to the guitar or otherw...(more)
  20. Rik Eischen (960)
    Miscellaneous Forum · 10 Hits · 11/8/2007 6:14 PM
    "Indicio" was wrong. I chose to offer a correction. And, as some may know, in Classical Guitar, the Spanish words for the fingers are used (not Italian, which some may falsely assume). CORRECTION: KEY TO RIGHT-HAND FINGERING ABBREVIATIONS:...(more)