Guitar Messages by Bill Dunlap

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  1. Bill Dunlap (443)
    Artists Forum · 86 Hits · 12/11/2002 3:49 PM
    Philistine. :-) Just kiddin'.
  2. Bill Dunlap (443)
    Instructional Forum · 120 Hits · 12/7/2002 4:49 PM
    heh. It made sense when I posted it.
  3. Bill Dunlap (443)
    Miscellaneous Forum · 104 Hits · 12/7/2002 3:00 PM
    Into the uncharted realms of Spanish Polka.
  4. Bill Dunlap (443)
    Artists Forum · 112 Hits · 12/7/2002 1:33 PM
    Reading this thread reminds me of something my grandpa used to say: "You can't make it foolproof 'cuz those fools are so damned ingenious." Bill
  5. Bill Dunlap (443)
    Instructional Forum · 110 Hits · 12/7/2002 1:19 PM
    Heh. It's the exact opposite for me. I can pick faster than I can fret. Not that I can play fast at all... I finally got irritated and started working on speed. To address the left hand issue, I started tapping out finger patterns on my des...(more)
  6. Bill Dunlap (443)
    Instructional Forum · 116 Hits · 12/7/2002 1:12 PM
    So in some ways, what your saying is that your stage fright isn't any worse than anybody elses... but your physical reaction to it has adverse consequences to your ability to play? I'm probably way out in left field here, but maybe doing someth...(more)
  7. Bill Dunlap (443)
    Instructional Forum · 124 Hits · 12/7/2002 12:54 PM
  8. Bill Dunlap (443)
    Miscellaneous Forum · 113 Hits · 12/7/2002 12:38 PM
    Yeah, you are right about the metronome/drummer... and you are also right about this 30 something falling into that mid-tempo groove thing. You'd think with as much coffee I drink I could shred with the best of 'em... Mozerella cheese maybe...(more)
  9. Bill Dunlap (443)
    Miscellaneous Forum · 90 Hits · 12/7/2002 11:26 AM
    I remember one "band" where the lead was always drunk... The 2nd "practice" when me and the bass player started working out set lists on paper and getting a plan together... he actually threatened us with bodily harm because we weren't playing. ...(more)
  10. Bill Dunlap (443)
    Miscellaneous Forum · 81 Hits · 12/7/2002 11:21 AM
    Here's one I heard a long time ago. It's not verbatim... but it's kinda funny. Canada had a national pride contest where contestants filled out the following, and the best entry won: "As Canadian as _________" The winner was: "As Canadian a...(more)
  11. Bill Dunlap (443)
    Miscellaneous Forum · 54 Hits · 12/7/2002 11:10 AM
    This has been on my mind for a while, and it is really difficult to put into words... so go easy on me if I run counter to what your idea of a good time is. --- Some background: I'm not some jaded bar musician with tons of experience... I've g...(more)
  12. Bill Dunlap (443)
    Equipment Forum · 34 Hits · 12/7/2002 10:08 AM
    I'm sure lots of folks get used to it, but damn my shoulders always hurt after be strapped into one for a couple of hours. Bill
  13. Bill Dunlap (443)
    Instructional Forum · 46 Hits · 12/3/2001 11:36 AM
    I've got a couple of 'em and I rarely use them... except for the occasional reference. Great books, just not a day to day source of information or training for me.
  14. Bill Dunlap (443)
    Equipment Forum · 83 Hits · 7/6/2001 12:11 PM
    Used to be in a band where we used BC Rich and Les Paul. I liked the BC Rich a bit better, but I also think that particular Les Paul was evil. My own ear says Les Pauls are great for the classic rock of the 70's, but that BC Rick really held ...(more)
  15. Bill Dunlap (443)
    Open Forum · 61 Hits · 6/27/2001 11:36 AM
    When I get really frustrated with my music, I go play chess. I get so p---ed off at how bad I am at that game (and how hard I have to work at it, just to be bad) that I realize my music isn't all that bad.
  16. Bill Dunlap (443)
    Miscellaneous Forum · 40 Hits · 5/17/2001 12:14 PM
    Constipated Duck - Jeff Beck - Blow by Blow
  17. Bill Dunlap (443)
    Instructional Forum · 36 Hits · 4/18/2001 2:05 PM
    Funny ha ha or funny strange? :-)
  18. Bill Dunlap (443)
    Instructional Forum · 55 Hits · 4/18/2001 2:03 PM
    I don't know why, maybe it's just me... but Changing "worn out" strings helps me with sliding, bending, fretting, etc.
  19. Bill Dunlap (443)
    Equipment Forum · 44 Hits · 4/13/2001 7:17 PM
    That was weird. I think the 3 of us posted at the same time.
  20. Bill Dunlap (443)
    Equipment Forum · 36 Hits · 4/13/2001 7:16 PM
    I had a Univox bass once... A long time ago. Did ok for the garage bands I was in at the time.