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    The Rain Don't Fall on Me!
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    Dark was the Night, Cold was the Ground

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6 string neck

Started this discussion. Last reply by Keni Lee Burgess Jan 20, 2012. 8 Replies

About to start building 6 string neck after building a bunch of 3 and 4 strings. Any advice?

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Started this discussion. Last reply by Dave K. Aug 25, 2010. 8 Replies

Hi all,I have just completed my first CBG.  The only thing I am not satisfied with is the tail piece (If that is what you call it. Where the strings end below the bridge).  I have seen some good…Continue

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Dark Was the Night, Cold Was The Ground

Posted on October 17, 2010 at 10:00pm 1 Comment

By Michael Pointer Mace



>Jan. 4, 2009





So this is what’s on my interstellar record player: Dark Was The Night, Cold Was The Ground—Blind Willie Johnson, 12-inch…

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At 10:58am on September 3, 2012, johnny washday said…

Bay View-just about 1 mile north of Mitchell field-jw

At 2:47am on April 5, 2012, HOLLOWBELLY said…

Hey thanks for the message-Great to meet you.

At 10:47am on February 6, 2012, Randy S. Bretz said…

Yeah i got a big limb off my black cherry tree sawed up at my local sawmill, not bad for 30 bucks. Now to dry for a year and then planed down to 7/4 - 1 1/2" thick, alot of neck wood and lap steel bodies. Whats not to like about cherry !!!

At 1:28pm on January 31, 2012, Keni Lee Burgess said…

Thank you for your comments and question. Although, I do not teach this song on CD 1 (Open D tuning 6 string guitar and 3 string CBG / DAd tuning), I teach other Fred McDowell tunes. More importantly, I teach the method and techniques I use to figure out and arrange songs. I believe, armed with this info and getting the basic bass and melody line finger picking technique strong, you will have no problem understanding how to play this song. The 3 string CBG rendition of Wildwood Flower is created using the movable chord method taught on CD 6. Enjoy your practice, Keni Lee   

At 2:01pm on January 28, 2012, Pequeño Diablo Guitars said…

Gracias

At 4:10pm on January 21, 2012, Keni Lee Burgess said…

Thank you PapaSimone for sharing your performance. Good stuff. I am glad to see you are enjoying the lessons, and they seem to be working out well. Keep up the good work. Enjoy your practice, Keni Lee 

At 10:43pm on December 8, 2011, 3 String Blues said…

I am not sure? you will have to experiment, but you can follow the radio part and cut that or thoose wires so you dont have the bleed thru...but the rest is all just hacking by guessing!

At 9:19pm on November 8, 2011, Willardj said…

hi,,,saw u asked about a sound link on etsy...cant be done....u can post the link,,,customer  will have to copy it and then put it in a search bar...hope that helps...

At 8:50pm on October 12, 2011, The Squid said…
hey bud . cheers. the amp was a 1945 battery box. probably had an old valve radio in there too, sadly no radio... but ive just aquired another with valve radio intact.... small valve amp time methinks ;)
At 2:58pm on October 3, 2011, Hippy Chip said…

Hey papa, thanks a lot.That neck is maple and honduran mahohany. the fretboard is bolivian mahogany. There are 11 long strips, plus 2 shorties for headstock width. I tend to be pretty picky about my alignment from nut to tuner, I like the strings to be as straight as possible. I had to taper the neck to accomodate the strat bridge assembly, giving me a nut width of 1-3/4, which is very comfortable to play

 
 
 

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