Guitar Messages by Jim Burger

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  1. Jim Burger (4613)
    WholeNote Forum · 40 Hits · 2/6/2001 3:54 PM
    - There are 3 different "top 10" lists that you can reach from the lesson menu. The first is by number of hits (which to some extent favors older lessons), the second is by average rating (but only for lessons that have been rated at least a ce...(more)
  2. Jim Burger (4613)
    WholeNote Forum · 35 Hits · 2/6/2001 2:37 PM
    #1. Bruce is right. Don't change stuff that's already in lessons unless you want to change the existing lessons. #2. The riff-finder analyzes the music in your lesson, not the keywords -- it can tell by the frequency and duration of notes wheth...(more)
  3. Jim Burger (4613)
    Open Forum · 40 Hits · 2/4/2001 2:20 PM
    1. If you're interested in blues instrumentals, Freddie King is the man, although it won't be acoustic. 2. I listen to a lot of acoustic blues and there aren't that many great instrumentals out there. Most of the instrumentals that were recorde...(more)
  4. Jim Burger (4613)
    Equipment Forum · 40 Hits · 1/31/2001 6:50 PM
    Oops, maybe I'm wrong -- I don't have a "signature" model, but I thought somebody told me the 614 is basically Doyle's model. Maybe I'm wrong...
  5. Jim Burger (4613)
    Equipment Forum · 47 Hits · 1/31/2001 3:25 PM
    Sounds like either the action was set too high or the Taylors were strung with heavier-gauge strings. I can't imagine that it was a fault of the guitars themselves. Maybe the guys at your store get a higher commission on Martins;) At the end ...(more)
  6. Jim Burger (4613)
    Artists Forum · 158 Hits · 1/31/2001 11:37 AM
    Try clicking <a href="http://www.wholenote.com/cgi-bin/page_view.pl?l=564&amp;p=9">here</a> for Jim Burger's version of Eric Clapton's version of Bill Broonzy's song. It doesn't contain the solo (Clapton's not good enough so he doesn't play the...(more)
  7. Jim Burger (4613)
    WholeNote Forum · 35 Hits · 1/31/2001 12:07 AM
    We thought about that, but the polls are technologically limited to single-choice (for now), so the only other way to run it would have been to do an electric poll for one week, an acoustic poll the next week, etc., which just seemed a little si...(more)
  8. Jim Burger (4613)
    Open Forum · 37 Hits · 1/28/2001 5:23 PM
    I'll second that. "Ride My Seesaw"??!! I mean, COME ON!!!
  9. Jim Burger (4613)
    Artists Forum · 37 Hits · 1/25/2001 9:29 PM
    It sounds to me like you're looking for solo acoustic blues guys whose stuff you'd like to play/learn from. If this is the case, then in my mind there is no question that the one guy to start with is <b>Lightnin' Hopkins</b>. Everything he pla...(more)
  10. Jim Burger (4613)
    Instructional Forum · 45 Hits · 1/23/2001 10:10 PM
    Actually, Mark, I think that lessons using only the Groove Builder could be very useful -- if they use grooves to illustrate interesting chord progressions that other folks may not have thought of. A lesson that showed various jazz progressions...(more)
  11. Jim Burger (4613)
    Instructional Forum · 70 Hits · 1/23/2001 6:25 PM
    Depends a bit on what you mean by "fingerpicking", I have a couple of lessons up that deal mainly with alternating bass (such as the aforementioned Stagger Lee lesson), but that may not be what you want. I think the best place for you to start ...(more)
  12. Jim Burger (4613)
    Equipment Forum · 46 Hits · 1/23/2001 6:15 PM
    These controls relate to anything on the site that involves audio playback (eg lessons, grooves). Check out the lessons, most of them have tab with matching audio selections in them. If the tab is difficult, you can slow down the audio playbac...(more)
  13. Jim Burger (4613)
    Equipment Forum · 41 Hits · 1/23/2001 6:05 PM
    For under $400, I would recommend you check out Yamaha (FG series) and Seagull. I started out on a great $300 Yamaha, and I've heard lots of good stuff about Seagulls. There's also been lots of nice things said about the Baby Taylor on this sit...(more)
  14. Jim Burger (4613)
    Theory Forum · 41 Hits · 1/20/2001 3:47 PM
    I think to start with, you should check out some of the guys who played that way. There are scads of old blues and country fingerpickers who played ragtime guitar, if that's what you want. I don't know much about the country side of things, bu...(more)
  15. Jim Burger (4613)
    Artists Forum · 52 Hits · 1/19/2001 10:23 AM
    What kind of blues do you want to listen to? For starters, I would definitely recommend that you either go to napster and download a bunch of songs from the folks mentioned in other responses to this post to see what you like, or buy one of tho...(more)
  16. Jim Burger (4613)
    Open Forum · 36 Hits · 1/18/2001 5:23 PM
    You're forgetting something, tho. Since the Ravens go 3-and-out every time they get the ball, they have much less of a chance to make mistakes on offense!
  17. Jim Burger (4613)
    Open Forum · 75 Hits · 1/17/2001 10:09 PM
    Here's the way I see it: Giants leading, 3-2 under 2 minutes remaining. Giants forced to punt, Ravens drive down deep into Giant territory with just over a minute remaining. Dilfer fumbles intentionally inside the Giant 10, because he knows th...(more)
  18. Jim Burger (4613)
    Theory Forum · 49 Hits · 1/17/2001 9:59 PM
    Go to the "Guitar Basics" section of WholeNote, there's a scale finder there.
  19. Jim Burger (4613)
    Instructional Forum · 43 Hits · 1/12/2001 2:38 PM
    Alex, you have come to the right place! Nothing here can substitute for the hands-on help you'll get from a teacher, but there's lots of stuff here that will help you learn. You should start at the Beginner Learning Track <a href="http://www.w...(more)
  20. Jim Burger (4613)
    Open Forum · 40 Hits · 1/11/2001 3:48 PM
    If Long Island is NY then New Jersey is NY. In that case, I'm here, too!