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Re: Stageit Economics
80/20 Performer/Venue split
No difference ticket vs. tip, so keep buying tix and tipping!
BTW, if you already have an on-line account, it is really easy to become a Performer on Stageit.
Terrific song and playing! And cool website.
You and I are perhaps the only two people in the world who play both Ku’u Pua I Poaokalani and Ashokan Farewell. The AF I play is Larry Pattis’s straight-on arrangement in D. Your’s has a richness that I really like, could it be in C? You must have arranged it yourself. Bravo.
Another coincidence. If you live in Pasadena, CA (not TX), I am a Poly Panther myself (’72)–long gone but visit still. Nice to meet you.
I am working on the beautiful mele Ka Makani Ka’ili Aloha. For anyone learning it from the notation and who, like me, gets totally frazzled in the middle of measure 41 (where the E7 comes in for the triplet), Jeff teaches it in the lesson using a 5/6 bar at CIX. Much better than the figuring in the notation! Hope this saves other some time.
I really enjoyed the concert too.
Jeff, can you tell us if there is more or less benefit to you to receive a ‘tip’ or to sell a ‘ticket’? None of that is made clear on the site.
Jeff will have much to say about your requests I am sure. They sound terrific. In the meantime, you can find Moe ‘Uhane in the Intermediate section near the bottom ‘additional transcriptions’. I just started looking at it myself. Really helps drive the rumba bass into the brain and allows for lots of variations.
If Jeff sees this. One control option I’d love to see on the videos is a 15-second or 30-second go-back button such as one might find on podcasts. Jeff, is that technically possible? Also, it would be helpful today, with all the music you’ve given us, to have a hyperlinked alphabetical listing.
Welcome to the forum. I don’t (yet) have much to offer so I don’t post much, but I do enjoy everyone’s contributions, so please feel free to let us know what you are up to. If you are a brand new member keep an eye out for Jeff’s live group lessons–he will email us.
Wow Andy. You can be very proud of that recording. You have a natural feel for the song and the neck positions. I’m so jealous of you and Pekka I’m going to go practice.
So sorry misspelling your name.
Wow. Very beautiful. Already a classic recording! I love the decending bass lines in the first part and it sounds like you get little modulation in in the second half (am I right?). It all works really well. Sometimes you sound like Fran, sometimes Led, sometimes Jeff. Really inspiring.
I hope you play slack key for others in Finland, at coffee houses or elsewhere, so people can hear what you have to share.
Can anyone show me how to upload an audio file from my desktop to one of these posts?
Hi Curtis and fellow slack key pilgrims,
I use Guitar Pro extensively. A software program, it allows me to repeat and slow down whole pieces, or rythmically difficult passages, so that I can get them in my head and hands. GP, and others like, are not for everyone and I have yet to convert anyone to using it. You have to input the score, note by note, into the program—so there is considerable up-front time in figuring out the dashboard and the gazillion options. I have no musical training and I took up the guitar at 55 when my synapses were already committed to other uses, so it was a long learning curve. Today, after a couple years at it, it still takes me about 3-4 hours to transcribe a song. If I could loop and, and more importantly, slow down Jeff’s instruction I probably wouldn’t mess with it. But I am sure I couldn’t play what little I can play today without it. I’d happy to show it to anyone going to AMC next year.
We are near the first anniversary of this fabulous learning tool. Happy birthday to the Workshop and thank you Jeff for this unbelievable resource! There is nothing that approaches its breadth and quality anywhere. What a musical blessing.
Would ask anyone for favorite classical strings. I’ve been using Savarez Alliance high tension/carbon and though I love the basses which are full and loud, I feel the trebles lack warmth. Keola recommends the Hananbach 200s and I’m getting giving them a shot but I have to say the 3rd string G is way thick and I’m still not sure I’m getting the sweetness I want. It could be (lack of) technique to be sure, but I’d be interested in hearing what others are playing.
I can contribute to the fake nails subject. Last year, I was bothered by my ring finger nail which kept developing a string-sized gouge. I’d sand it down, it would be back in days. I then cut it back to regrow and discovered I could get 0 tone or volume out of it. This was just before AMC and I sounded terrible.
When I got home I had fake nails put on. Fantastic volume, great tone, hard as rock! For about 10 days. After which, for several weeks, they were in various stages of decay but unfortunately too glued on to get rid of easily. Acetone didn’t work. So it was back to the nail salon and I said take them off or fix them. And so they fixed them. And they were terrific. Great tone and volume, for about ten days, etc.
I then decided to let them grow out altogether and try something else. I next discovered that after they grow out enough for the fake nail to come off, the real nail is (for weeks) weaker than what you started with. Thus, my daliance with fake nails is over.
I do not go in for supplements and I’ll be the first to admit I sound nuts, but I met a guitar playing horse vet while in Montana recently and she recommended I give Biotin and Folic Acid a shot. I also bought a Keratin-based topical for horses called Hoof Hardener. There are some scary warnings on the bottle. Will let the thread know how things turn out