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GUEST,Andrew Help: Need a new way of playing (18) RE: Help: Need a new way of playing 09 Oct 01

Sorry to be so slow in acknowledging the helpful responses. I'm not getting much computer time these days. To try to clarify my intent, I feel every song has underlying rhythms and emotions driving it. I feel the guitar should help provide those almost without being noticed in itself. If it's flashy, it's noticed. Yet I think there is a tremendous amount of skill and feel in providing such a purely supportive accompaniment. Perhaps what I'm looking for could be called rhythm guitar, but with freedom to stray into picking when that's what works. Hard to put a finder on what it is I'm looking for. I just know for example Doc Watson is known as an instrumentalist, not as a singer. The appeal is his picking. I want to sing American Folk music for it's own sake (though I sure ain't much as a singer), and I want to accompany it with the guitar, strictly as an enhancement to the song, not for the sake of the guitar work. Been there done that in doing it for the sake of the guitar work. Now I want to do it for the sake of the uplift, feeling and personal flow of the song, with the guitar as a background partner. I do thank those who suggested sites and so forth. I'll look into it when I have time, but did want to refresh this, hoping for even more, y'know.


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